First Notes is the inaugural quilt in the annual Quilt Concert Series. A dozen traditional blocks are combined with four original designs to create this contemporary sampler quilt that embraces alternative grid work.
Finished Quilt Size: 48”x 60”
Finished Block Sizes range from 6”x 6” to 24”x 24”
Skill Level: Beginner
Techniques covered in this pattern include: two-at-a-time and eight-at-a-time half square triangles, four-at-a-time flying geese, strip piecing, stitch-and-flip, rotating seam allowances (link to a video tutorial is included), and the use of templates.
Fabric Requirements for Quilt Concert: First Notes
Fabric A (blue): 1-3/4 yards
Fabric B (red): 1 yard
Fabric C (pink): 3/4 yard
Fabric D (orange): 3/4 yard
Fabric E (violet): 3/4 yard
Backing: 3-1/3 yard of 40” wide fabric OR 1-2/3 yard wide back fabric
Binding: 1/2 yard fabric
What a few of our Quilt Concert Goers are saying:
Carrie - I’m a fairly new quilter and this has been a great way to learn new skills.
Betty - The technique for spinning seam allowances was awesome and something that I will use frequently. I also improved making blocks with points as I went through this series.
Denise - The diagrams and instructions were amazing. I loved every minute of it.
Jeanne - Great patterns with easy to follow instructions. I really enjoyed doing this and seeing all the beautiful variations. Definitely took me outside my comfort zone.
Lauren - The instructions for each block were written with such care and detail. I really enjoyed making this awesome quilt top.
This pattern is a PDF download. Two pages with templates must be printed. Print templates at 100% or “actual size” in order to construct the blocks. Templates print in black and white on letter size (8-1/2”x 11”) paper.
Quilt Concert 2021: First Notes was developed as a collaborative quilt along hosted by Cassandra of The (not so) Dramatic Life and Lissa of Lovingly Lissa. Please join us for Quilt Concert 2022!
Please note that detailed instructions are not provided for the following: rotary cutting techniques, using a 1/4” seam allowance, basting techniques (a tutorial link is provided), quilting (a link to quilting suggestions is included), and binding techniques.
Copyright 2021. This pattern is intended for a single user. Please do not copy and/or distribute this pattern! The original purchaser of this pattern may make and distribute their creations for personal use, display at quilt shows, or for small scale production at craft fairs or small scale online sales. If items are publicly displayed or sold, the design should be attributed to The (not so) Dramatic Life. Mass production is strictly prohibited.
Due to the nature of the product, digital pattern downloads cannot be returned.