Announcing the Bad Girl Quilt Along


I am excited to be announcing the next quilt along today!  It’s the Bad Girl quilt!  I’m breaking this one up into 8 weeks, so you can do this slowly!  I love quilt alongs for their community, but it also helps me stay on track and get things done.  I’ve got some great sponsors for this one and I cannot wait to tell you more.  Let’s get this going!


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The quilt along starts on May 17, 2019.  That’s exactly one month from today!


The quilt along will take place right here at the Quilt Making blog.

What you need to do:

You can RSVP to the quilt along here.  RSVPing will sign you up to a newsletter where you will receive an email each week during the quilt along and get reminders and nudges before the quilt along begins (you can also opt out if life gets in the way).

Purchase the pattern here to participate.

Make sure you are following me on Instagram here as that is where all giveaways will happen.

Who can join:

YOU can!  Yes, you.  No matter who you are, where you’re from, what you do, or what you think, YOU are welcome here just as you are.

Are there prizes?

Yes!  Every week I’ll will be giving away one awesome prize to one lucky winner that posts a picture of their progress on Instagram.  Here is a quick look at the prizes (photos of them coming soon):

Giveaway Rules

Prizes will be given away and announced only on Instagram.  To enter you need only post photos of progress for your Bad Girl quilt using the #BadGirlQA.  The more times you use the hashtag the better your chances.  To be eligible for prizes you must have a “public” account.  If you have a private account, consider turning it to public for the length of the quilt along or just create an account with only your quilting and sewing and make that public.  I will be choosing a winner the same day of each post (Fridays).  To claim your prize, you can DM me your info.  Prizes are open internationally.  To be eligible for the first week’s prize, take a pic of the fabrics you plan on using or repost any of the pictures within this article.  Don’t forget to use the hashtag when you do.

It’s okay if you are not finished with the step of the week.  Just your progress is enough.  You don’t have to have each step completed to be eligible for the giveaways.  You could be eligible just by posting a photo of the fabrics you are using.  I don’t like the idea of stressing you out, so please don’t feel that way.  You can absolutely still be working on the first week’s work and win the prize in the third week.  So take it easy, go at your own pace, and post!



In the quilt along we will be making the large throw size Bad Girl quilt.  It features 30 blocks, 15 stars and 15 of the Dresden blocks.  It measures 60×72″.  Feel free to make whatever size of the quilt you want to make, but the schedule is specifically made for the large throw size, so change things up as you’d like.

I’m working on getting some fabric bundle kits ready for this quilt at Meander + Make.  I should have these in about two weeks and will make an announcement as soon as they are available.  So if you’d like to wait and see what they look like, great!  If you can’t wait and know exactly what fabrics you want to use. post a picture because I want to see what you are choosing too!

R.S.V.P to the quilt along here.


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  1. WOOT WOOT! I’m in again! Love your design and videos. If anyone hasn’t watched they MUST hit play now lol. I learned so many great things on the last Mystery. Thank you for doing it again for us!

  2. I’m interested in joining the group. Sounds like lots of fun!!! Not sure about what fabrics will work best?



  3. Working on getting ready for the quiltalong, making a practice Andromeda Star block. In the PDF, on page 2 , for using fat quarters, cutting directions say 6.5in center squares and 4.5 x 7.75in rectangles for both background and prints but the diagram for cutting shows 4.5in center and 3.5 x 5.5in rectangles. The directions using half yards lists the smaller size in list and diagram. Page 3 lists the smaller sizes also. Just wanted to check before cutting into my purple and blues! Thanks and looking forward to seeing all the color variations!

  4. Hi Melanie,
    Thank you so much for your beautiful pattern and all of your inspiration. I am part of the Bad Girl Quilt along, I am behind due to the fact that my daughter just had a baby and needs lots of help. Anyway, I am a bit confused. My dresdens are done and ready to attach. I would like to attach the raw edges by machine yet am unsure as to why I would not just stitch them to the 4 patch and instead use the Charlotte’s fusible web first. I can’t seem to wrap my head around it. If you have a minute I would really appreciate your help. This quilt will be for the new baby girl . Thank you for all you do for the quilting community!

    1. Hey Judy. If you try and topstitch a piece of fabric on top of another without a stabilizer, you’ll find it doesn’t stitch easily. The fabric shifts, puckers and usually gets folds. That being said, it’s such a small area to stitch I don’t think it would be impossible. You could also just fold it under and topstitch on top of it if you prefer.

      1. Thank you so much for your reply! I am going to try to use the Charlottes web. I guess I am just a bit afraid of it.

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