Tamara Kate Quilt-Along On the Way. Fabric Shopping Anyone?

Whatever the Weather Quilt-Along, Arriving September

Quilt Along

Are Quilt Shops On Your Labour Day Travel Route? 

We thought that you might want to bring along a handy fabric shopping list, just in case. You may have seen Canadian Designer Tamara Kate’s awesome Pixelated Apple quilt a while back on Janome Life. Tamara’s Whatever the Weather quilt, designed to celebrate the release of her exclusive collection of sewing totes with Janome, is a full on, raid the stash, grab your color wheel and play –  kind of quilt!


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Whatever the Weather measures 40 x 49 inches.

List of Materials

  • rainbow triangles: 72 charm squares (5” x 5”) coloured fabrics: These need to be in a full rainbow of colours. Divide the rainbow into 24 colours. For each colour, you will need 3 different pieces (ranging from lighter to stronger).
  • inner triangles: a variety of pieces (or one piece) of dark neutral fabrics (like charcoal, for example) that have relatively the same base colour, totaling a fat quarter.
  • ground fabric: a variety of pieces (or one piece) of very light neutral fabrics (like soft grey or white, for example), totaling 2 metres.
  • backing fabric: 1 ½ metres.
  • binding fabric: ½ metre.
  • batting: 44” x 52”
  • thread, a 60-degree triangle clear acrylic ruler, a long clear acrylic ruler (ex. 6” x 24”), a rotary cutter, drawing paper.

Beginning on September 7 (followed by 14 and 21) Janotamara kate - whatever the weather quilt - detail3me Life will be sharing Tamara’s quilt instructions, hints and tips. It is sure to be a fun project. And to make it even sweeter, Tamara will be offering a give-aways of some of her beautiful Michael Miller fabrics. (There might even be a limited edition tote giveaway too!?)

So, our sewing a quilting friends, enjoy your holiday, play with your stash and let’s see if we can make a beautiful, colourful, and happiness inducing start to the sewing season together in September!

Happy Fabric Hunting!

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7 Responses to Tamara Kate Quilt-Along On the Way. Fabric Shopping Anyone?

  1. Such a beautiful quilt! Do we need to register to participate or just work on our own?


  2. Shirley says:

    Soo nice! Now how can I fit in time for this project too?


  3. Gloria Gaehring says:

    Going to love this project


  4. trinagallop says:

    Those organizer bags… I’m in LOVE!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤


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