Brass Octopus QAL

Posted by Theresa Harris on

Brass Octopus QAL
Quilt Along Bundle -12 Fat Quarters
Confetti Star Pattern sold seperat

Maker Community Contest #4

Join us in our first QAL (quilt along)! We will be using the Confetti Star pattern from Material Girlfriends and five different Michael Miller Cotton Couture color way choices. Each Maker can select from four detailed layout options in the pattern!

Two additional yards of Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solid will be needed as a background fabric to complete the top for submission into the contest. Use backing and binding of your choice!

In January we will begin making our tops. A special album will be created in the Facebook group called the Brassy Consortium for posting support during the progress, asking questions and sharing photos along the way.

Anyone wishing to submit their finished quilt can enter our 4th Maker Contest with entries being due by the last day of March, 2021.  Submissions should include five photo showing front, back, binding, quilting and any details that makes your quilt special.  Submit to See pinned post on our FB page for complete rules and more details.

This pattern is beginner friendly and does not require any special tools other than a standard ruler. Come join the fun, make some new friends and a beautiful quilt with us!

Type QAL into the search bar at the type to find your kit!  Use hashtag #brassoctopusQAL to help us promote this event and share our Maker spirit!
1st Place: $100
2nd Place: $50
3rd Place: $25
Each week of the QAL we will be giving a special prize to one participant that posts pictures of their progress on Instagram and uses each of these hashtags 
#brassoctopusqal #brassoctopus and #confettiqal
Photos of the weekly winners will be posted on the Brass Octopus page each week starting on the first Monday in January.
Questions can be asked by sending an email to

If you wish to enter the contest, here are rules to remember:
1. Must use all Michael Miller Cotton Couture purchased from Brass Octopus for the top.
2. Backing and binding can be any material you chose.
3. Entries must be sent to before midnight on the last day of March.
4. Entries must have five clear photos which include backing, binding, top and quilting. Outdoor photos preferred unless you have an indoor photo studio with appropriate lighting.
5. Entries must be posted in Instagram and Facebook with the following hashtags: #brassoctopus #brassoctopusqal #confettiqal
6. One entry per person
7. Voting should be anonymous. Please invite your friends and family to vote for the quilt they most appreciate based in workmanship, color choice and overall appeal without letting them know which quilt is your entry.
8. One vote per person. You may not vote for your own entry.
9. Brass Octopus reserves the right to disqualify any entry or any vote for any reason we deem does not follow the spirit of our Maker Contest rules.

Share this post

← Older Post Newer Post →


  • I also love your shop, but I could not afford to live next door. Do you need a night watchwoman? I could just move right in!

    Bonnie Metcalf on
  • I absolutely loved the packaging it was super cute. definitely gonna order this again.<3

    Brigitt Sandoval on
  • I just put 2 orders in could you please mail them to me in one package

    Mary Vanderwerff on
  • Beautiful shop I wish I lived next door!

    Gail Dunn on
  • Ordering the Confetti Star QAL fabrics. Looking forward to joining in with the other makers. I know a wonderful friend to gift the quilt to when completed. Now I just need to dive in and tell myself I can do this and get it accomplished.

    Roxanne Wearmouth on

Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published.