Victorian Modern Quilt Along -Part 1

Today is the day! I can finally reveal what I’ve been working on for you! It’s a new quilt along with a bunch of giveaways from some great sponsors.

I’ve designed this quilt to use Victorian Modern by Andover Fabrics. This is a brand-spanking new fabric line that actually hits the shelves today!

The quilt looks a lot harder than it really is. No worries. It’s a confident beginner level quilt and I will walk you through every step of the way to create the quilt top. So you will be fine!  It will finish 58″ x 76.5″ so it will be a good sized quilt! I will post a new video in the quilt along series every Thursday until we are done with the quilt. So, go out and get your fabrics and supplies and I’ll meet you back here next Thursday to start making our first quilt block.


Watch the video to find out how we are going to get such a large quilt from only 12 blocks! It’s one of my secret weapons for making quilts when you don’t have time to cut out teeny tiny and complex patchwork pieces. I’m a busy mom, what can I say? Gotta cut corners somewhere!

Here is the complete list of fabrics you will need from the Victorian Modern fabric line to create the exact same quilt I will be making and walking you through:
5986-PY: 1/2 yard
5986- B: 1/2 yard
5982-YE: 1/4 yard
5983-Y: 3/4 yard
5987-YE: 1/2 yard
5987-B: 3/4 yard
5981-P: 1/4 yard
5986-YE: 1/4 yard
5983-B: 1/4 yard
5983-G: 1.5 yards (for sashing)
5986-G: 1/2 yard
5981-G: 3/4 yard
5981-B: 3/4 yard
5985-G: 1/4 yard
5982-G: 1/4 yard
5983-P: 1/4 yard

In this first video of the Victorian Modern Quilt Along I share all the details about the quilt design, what we will be doing and how it’s going to work.  Thanks to our generous sponsors we are offering up giveaways every week in this quilt along series.

Check them out when you get a chance:
Watch the video for details on this week’s giveaways and how to enter. Click HERE to watch the video.
Here are a few snapshots of the giveaway prizes I’ll be mailing off to some of you in the coming weeks! Exciting stuff!
Victorian Modern Quilt Kit
Fiskars Ergo Control Rotary cutter & Fiskars 24″ x 36″ cutting mat
Two Victorian Modern by Andover Fabrics Fat Quarter Bundles
Fiskars Ergo Control Rotary Cutter
3 ruler sets by EZ quilting by Simplicity {6.5″ x 6.5″, 9.5″ x 9.5″ and 6.5″ x 24″}

54 Responses to Victorian Modern Quilt Along -Part 1

  1. Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 9:50 am #

    Wow this looks fun. Count me in.

  2. Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 9:59 am #

    Yeah! Had so much fun with the last quilt a-long, this should be another great one!
    Mickey (from Denver)

    • Anonymous January 24, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      oh, and I like many of their fabric lines, but If I had to pick today it would be Season’s Best-Spring!

  3. mathana hari January 24, 2013 at 10:26 am #

    this looks amazing and i badly want some of those rulers !:o)

  4. This Dog's Mom January 24, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    That fabric just makes my heart beat faster!

  5. Jacqueline January 24, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    Whoo Hoo count me in.


  6. deelish10 January 24, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    wow! I did you video and went to andover and looked at the “modern” line and it is lush and awesome for spring! please enter me in the giveaway as I am not sure where to comment on it! I have also been using the rulers and love them as they are easy to handle and are not flimsy. Is the fiscars easy to use for lefties? I have to get the cheaper one and they are not setup for safety but I view the world from another angle and sometimes get it all reversed but I at least want to be safe doing it! your site is great and I am not so far away and would like to visit your shop one day.

    • deelish10 February 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

      so who won all this booty??

  7. Debbie January 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    I subscribed and looked over andover fabrics and love the “Villageware Toile” line. Thank you for the chance to win these wonderful prizes! I’ve been wanting to learn to quilt so these videos will be great!

  8. hiyacinth January 24, 2013 at 2:06 pm #

    I have been looking forward to this new line, but I also really, really want some Lizzy House Constellation! Love the blues!

  9. Diana January 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    Love the new quilt, I subscribed and had a grand time looking at all the fabrics. Need some new material for my grandson and think Constellations would be fabulous.
    Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway.

  10. magicthimblecreations January 24, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Looks like you enjoy what you are doing. What nice give aways.

  11. Cathy January 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm #

    The fabric patterns are beautiful. I am real new to sewing, I need most everything, looking forward to your tutorial, I need thanks for a chance to win.

  12. Rebecca January 25, 2013 at 12:35 am #

    LOVE the Edo line – so pretty! Your quilt looks fantastic! LOVE the idea to enlarge the blocks!

  13. QLT812 January 25, 2013 at 3:10 am #

    I love the Full Moon Lagoon fabric! I already know what design of quilt i would sew and it would go perfect in my bed room which is in need of a do up (not over :-))…. Thanks Vanessa for the great giveaways and I’m looking forward to the Tutorial.

  14. nicole / Twitter: BTHM1 January 25, 2013 at 6:24 am #

    woo- LOVE it- I may have to pull out the rotary cutters and sew along on this one!

    LOVE the new Andover Fabrics: IQSC Birdsong collection- my daughter adores birds and feathers, I may have to pick this one up for her!

    Thanks for the great giveaways!

    I subscribe!

  15. x January 25, 2013 at 9:49 am #

    Gingham Safari is just one of my favorites.

  16. Leslie January 25, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Well, I love Victorian Modern…not the colours I usually choose, but I am so taken by the print, colour (tone) and variety I think I’m gonna buy some If I don’t win.

    Thank you for the opportunity to win. Love, your large block quilt!

  17. Barbara January 25, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    Looking forward to the first tutorial on this sweet Victorian Quilt.

  18. scoopace January 25, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    I like the American Valor collection, my friend is getting his citizenship today so I’m in a patriotic mood!

  19. ekquilter January 25, 2013 at 12:37 pm #

    villige toile is just beautiful:)

  20. Maria P January 26, 2013 at 10:13 am #

    I am off to buy my material today so I can join this quilt along. I loved the Victorian Modern but I also love the Be Wiched collection.

  21. Valerie R. January 26, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    I can’t pass up a chance to win quilting goodies – my fabric stash is getting low! I explored Andover Fabrics for quite awhile. Today, my favorite collection is Little Lonnie’s because it has a great variety of texture, color, and print sizes. You need all three for a striking quilt. Great idea for a quilt along!

  22. barb January 26, 2013 at 3:36 pm #

    I love the birdsong. It is so pretty, but it was so hard to pick just one, unless of course you picked one of each!!! Lol
    Hope i entered right??!!?

  23. STUDENT January 27, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    I prefer LaLa gardents.

  24. wkconcini January 27, 2013 at 10:21 am #

    I’ve been watching your tutorials for awhile. Really enjoy them and am getting a lot from them. Can’t choose between IQSC Birdsong and Villageware Toile.

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  26. zia January 27, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    Wow! Love Modern Poppy. My sewing confidence continues to climb because of your awesome tutorials. You’re a fabulous teacher 🙂

  27. hennies.pennies January 27, 2013 at 9:04 pm #

    I’ve been a subscriber for some time and love your great product reviews and projects!! I’m really impressed with Andover’s wide range and variety of fabrics. Since I’m really into folk ark, one of my favorite lines is Itsy Bits Checklets, which work really well for small quilts. Be especially blessed, Kathy

  28. Quilting with fun January 28, 2013 at 8:28 am #

    wow..thats a wonderful oppurtunity for beginners like me..and your videos..awesome..from quitling to cooking..

  29. Anonymous January 29, 2013 at 1:13 am #

    I love this site!!! I checked out Andover’s Fabrics and I think I like the Lavender Bliss. Thanks Vanessa your great tutorials.

    How do i comment using my (not anonymous)?

    • Vanessa Wilson January 30, 2013 at 2:28 am #

      You need to log in with one of the accounts below at the same time you are posting.

  30. Anonymous January 29, 2013 at 1:14 am #

    using my “name”?

  31. Chaitanya January 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm #

    Hi Vanessa!! I am a beginner in quilting..and I just fell in love with your blog and are an amazing teacher! I like the Season’s best spring collection the best from Andover fabrics. I hail from India but living in the US currently. I will be visiting my niece in Chicago this spring and cant wait to make a quilt with the new collection!!

  32. Jan Duffy January 30, 2013 at 12:57 am #

    I loved the ones from last year. Can this be done scrappy too ?


    • Vanessa Wilson January 30, 2013 at 2:29 am #

      Yes. YOu can make it with whatever fabrics you want.

    • deelish10 February 4, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

      hey you are on here too! who hoo

  33. Gidget Lowther January 30, 2013 at 1:07 am #

    Hi Vanessa!! Thanks for the quilt along. I checked out the Andover Fabrics and i have 2 favorites, the Cocoa Express and also Leesburg. I sure could use those quilting rulers… Looking forward to the next video

  34. Joy January 31, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I think I like the Henley Flowers line but the Victorian Modern fabrics are awfully nice, too! Enjoying your posts and I think you are a great teacher and have a winning video presence and style! I am needing to find a new/better rotary cutter; that one looks like it might be just the ticket!

  35. Anonymous January 31, 2013 at 7:50 pm #

    Constellations are a favorite. Would love to win one of the great prizes. Count me in for this quilt

  36. cathy jo February 1, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    LOVE the Victorian Modern line. Those delicious pastels are ripe for cutting! Thanks for the quilt along and for the chance to win great prizes!

  37. mjb February 1, 2013 at 11:09 am #

    I like thesaurus the best

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  39. Michele M February 1, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    It would be between Victorian Modern (I love Modern Quilt Studio) and Tokyo Rococo.

  40. Terry February 4, 2013 at 4:25 pm #

    I love that Poppy Modern Fabric!!!! I look forward to making your nice big 16″ blocks!!

  41. Sew Shabby Designs February 6, 2013 at 9:17 pm #

    Excited for block #2 video 🙂

  42. Relíquia February 14, 2013 at 6:20 pm #

    I love the Andover Fabrics- I Can Fly! My baby will be born in april so i want to make a quilt for her 🙂

  43. ruby March 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

    Is there anywhere nonlinear where I can buy the fabric for this quilt

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