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Possibilities Quilt

I’ve been busy behind the scenes working on a new project that I can finally share: The Possibilities Quilt. The name says a lot for this project. It’s a quilt with possibilities and options!

I’ve wanted to teach a skill-building class that doesn’t last too long, but it’s long enough to give you a lap-size quilt in the end. I designed this quilt with four different quilt blocks (10″ finished) that range in complexity and skill level. But that wasn’t enough. I wanted you to have options as to how to set the blocks into a quilt. There are three options that also range in complexity and skill level. This gives you the ability to customize the quilt size and the time commitment involved.

Option one is the smallest and easiest. It has sashing and cornerstones and measures 45″ x 58″. Option two is a little more complex with the blocks set on point and requires one extra block. This quilt measures 59″ square. Option three is the most difficult with the blocks set inside another unit which makes a very cool secondary design. This is the largest option and measures 60″ x 76″.

Possibilities Quilt Pattern designed and made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter for The Granary Quilt Shop

The pattern for this quilt is not finished yet. (That’s my current project.) Once it is, I’ll have it available in my Etsy shop for purchase.

I’ll be teaching the Possibilities Quilt Along at The Granary Quilt Shop via Zoom classes. There are a total of five weekly classes, starting Tuesday, January 26, at 7:00 pm (pacific time). Each class will last approximately 45 minutes and will be recorded. If you’re interested, you can sign up online here. The cost is $30 for the class plus $10 for the pattern. Fabric kits are also available.

I try to pack as much information into my classes as possible. I share my favorite techniques for fast and efficient piecing along with the mechanics of each block. If there’s a way to make something easier, I’ll find it and pass it along!

I made the quilt sample for this class out of batiks. I think this quilt will eventually go to Mr. Crafty Quilter. He was complaining that he didn’t have his own quilt yet. I know, how is that possible? I share all of my quilts with him!

Possibilities Quilt Pattern designed and made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter
Possibilities Quilt Pattern designed and made by Julie Cefalu @ The Crafty Quilter

Below is a close up of the fabrics I used. The tan with circles did not make it into the quilt but it’s representative of the tan I used. I started with the border fabric which is Desertscapes by Lunn Studios for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. I often choose a focus fabric to build my color palette around. It works every time!

Batiks used for my Possibilities Quilt @ The Crafty Quilter

The kits for this colorway have sold out, but I’ve come up with an alternative that is similar. It’s the same focus fabric, but in a slightly different color. This grouping has purple and green to complement the border fabric, and it will have the same or similar brown and tan fabric. It’s a beautiful, jewel tone collection!

Today, I played with another fabric collection that is not batik and very different in color range. Golden Aster from Riley Blake is a beautiful collection of navy, pink and gold that I love. With the magic of EQ, I was able to audition a few possibilities. The Granary will most likely offer this as a Possibilities Kit as well.

I’m excited to be teaching again, even though it’s virtually. How about you guys? Have you tried any Zoom classes yet? There are so many things I enjoy about this new platform. The best part is the fact that I don’t have to drive anywhere and I can keep my slippers on!

I hope you’re having a great week. Thanks for reading!

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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to attend the classes with Zoom. So thankful for technology during this difficult time. I just got signed up and am looking forward to learning from you. I enjoy reading your blog and seeing your projects and gaining tips from you. The quilting community is a wonderful place with wonderful people.

  2. Hi, just wondering if the cost is $30 per class x 5 classes or $30 total for all 5 Zoom classes? I happen to love using Zoom – it was so handy to visit with family over Christmas with our current lockdown. Thank you!

  3. Once again you have done a fantastic job with all your versions, i like them all but especially the last one with purple in it. I’m familiar with the zoom and great way to connect when you don’t have the personal get to gathers. Great job all around.

  4. That is a very beautiful quilt and I love it that Mr. Crafty Quilter will get his own quilt :-). I had been quilting for many years and in 2006 finally made my husband his own quilt too. He loves it and has it hanging in his office.

  5. I just love your work and how creative you are. I live in the Central Time Zone. Nine o’clock is a little late for me. If I sign up for your class, can I do just all recorded classes?

  6. Hello Julie, I have been out of blogland for several months now due to health problems all a huge mix up with from the Pharmacy with my Medications and not having them that just threw me down to the bottom. Finally, everything is getting back to normal. I absolutely adore your quilt design and the fabrics that you chose to make it with! I am sure that your Husband will treasure it for many years!

    I sadly can not take your class. Boo Hoo, Boo Hoo. I do wish you the best of luck and success in having this Zoom. It is such a fantastic opportunity and I am sure it will be a marvelous achievement! Thank You for sharing and have a wonderful evening!

  7. Hi Julie, this project sounds very tempting. I love the pattern and all three layouts. I would probably do the small and easiest one first. My hesitation is that with the zoom platform , is it only viewable in real time or can I watch it at a later time?

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