Mariposa Quilt Along DETAILS

It’s time!

I am so excited to be writing this post. We have three weeks to go or thereabouts. It’s almost time for the Mariposa Quilt Along!

There’s a few things I wanted to cover before it’s actually time to begin…

Get the book if you haven’t already!

If you ordered the A Life With Quilts book prior to October 2021 there are some typos in the Mariposa pattern. SO SORRY! I had a reader email immediately after I had mailed out the early copies and I’ve made the corrections in the later copies.

PLEASE make a note in your book with the correct numbers below! I don’t want anybody mad at me if you ended up cutting too many pieces.

Here are the corrections…

Background – Wings – Cut (6) 7 ⁷/8” WOF strips – Subcut each into (4) 7 ⁷/8” squares not (24)
Total of (24) 7⁷/8” squares needed not (144)

Background – Body – Cut (2) 2 1/2 WOF strips – Subcut each into (12) 3 1/2″ rectangles not (24)

Total of (24) 2 1/2″x3 1/2″ rectangles needed not (48)

This is an easy quilt to choose fabrics for. You only need 6 fabrics for the butterflies, 1 fabric for their bodies, and 1 fabric for your background. BOOM! DONE! However, if you need/want/prefer a little help, we have made bundles!

Of course we’ve made bundles! You can find those here. The bundles have mock ups as well so that you can see what the quilt will look like made in those fabrics and it includes an option for background if you like.

We may make a few more, but I’ll have to see.

Choosing fabrics is one of the things we will be discussing during week 1, so you might want to hold off on choosing fabrics until then, particularly if you plan on choosing from your own stash.

Let’s discuss the schedule…

  • WEEK 1January 5 – Choose and cut fabrics
  • WEEK 2January 12 – Make 6 blocks
  • WEEK 3January 19 – Make 6 blocks
  • WEEK 4January 26 – Finish quilt top

Time to chat prizes and giveaway eligibility!

  1. Post your progress on your quilt using the #mariposaqal to be eligible for the prizes! The more you post, the better your odds for winning.
  2. You MUST be following myself and all of the sponsors to win ANY prize. Follow all of these accounts and you won’t have any problems: @southerncharmquilts, @meanderandmake, @seams_sew_me, @bessiepearl, @slightlybiasedquilts, @midlife_quilter, @quilting_mayhem, and @crimsonconfection.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and international participants, however, some sponsors may have some limitations or substitutions if you are outside the US.
  4. A winner will be chosen one day prior to every post (except the first one) and announced on IG and in the next round’s email. It is your responsibility to get in touch with me by email and claim your prize. I won’t be able to track you down. You have 15 days to claim your prize by email after that it will be void. See the calendar above for a better view of dates.


Winner will receive:

From Seams Sew Me – Quilty Button Bookmark along with a set of pins and alphabet clips

From Slightly Biased Quilts – 2 PDF patterns

From Meander + Make – A $25 account credit


Winner will receive:

From Midlife Quilter – A $75 gift certificate


Winner will receive:

From Quilting Mayhem – A 10-piece fat quarter bundle

From Bessie Pearl Textiles – A $25 gift certificate


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