Solar Phases Quilt Along Week One

Solar Phases Quilt Along Week One

Welcome to Week One!

This week is all about gathering our supplies and picking fabric. Solar Phases has two variations: Six-Color and Three-Color and is available in a pillow/wall hanging (16" x 24"), baby (40" x 48"), throw (60" x 72"), twin (70" x 88"), queen (90" x 108"), and king size (100" x 108"). 

If you're still undecided about your color scheme I recommend the following options to get you started on your mock-ups:

To support Ukrainian relief efforts, 100% of proceeds from pattern sales through Friday will be matched by Bookends Quilting (up to $500) and donated to the Global Giving Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund. The Ukraine Crisis Relief Fund focuses on supporting the most vulnerable, including children, who need access to food, medical services, and psychosocial support. The relief fund also supports humanitarian assistance in surrounding regions where Ukrainian refugees have fled.

Supplies Needed

  • The Solar Phases quilt pattern
  • Fabric as required by the size of the quilt you are choosing to make (see fabric requirements below)
  • Starch
  • Basic quilting supplies (machine, cutting mat and rotary cutter, rulers, iron)
  • Access to printer to print templates
  • Scissors

Fabric Requirements


Quilt Kits

Still looking for inspiration? I've teamed up with some excellent shops who are offering quilt kits!

Cover Quilt

There are now THREE stores kitting my cover version:
Pasadena Quilt Studio in the US,
Piece Fabric Co. in Canada,
and The Hackney Quilter in the UK

Pasadena Quilt Studio

Tree House Quilting Co

The Hackney Quilter


Sew Curated

Pear Tree Market

Thai Charm LLC

Tacoma Fabric Company

Great Heron Thread Co.

My Fabric Pull

I've decided on a three-color neutral palette using AGF Pure Solids purchased at Pasadena Quilt Studio. Be sure to check out Jennyth's shop this week as she's having a 10% off sale on ALL Solar Phases quilt kits!

This Week's Sponsors & Prizes

The prizes for Week One of the Solar Phases QAL are a hera marker from Modern American Vintage as well as WALK: Master Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot by Jacquie Gering. ALSO, this week only (February 28th-March 5th) all QAL participants get 10% off their purchase at Modern American Vintage. Must be signed up for the QAL to receive code. They've got incredibly beautiful quilting tools 😍 just check out the set I purchased for myself on the right!

To be eligible for this week’s prize, post a photo to Instagram of your fabric pull by 8pm PST on March 6th and use the hashtag #SolarPhasesQAL in your caption! A winner will be randomly chosen on Monday, March 7th! Remember that your account must be public to participate. 

I can't wait to see your fabric pulls!