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10-02-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 9

Here we are… Block 9 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

This is the last block, Yay!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 9
Lazy Angle

This months block requires the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler.

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You definitely need this ruler… no faking it on this one. These were fun to make and easy peasy to put together!

Easy to follow instructions come with this Lazy Angle block pattern.

Next month is just putting all these gorgeous blocks together! Almost there guys.

Keep stitching!

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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09-19-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 8

Her we are… Block 8 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 8
Starburst

This block will require a specialty ruler or you will have to create a template for yourself. Either will work just fine!

 Creative Grids Ruler - Starburst 30 degree Triangle

Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler

I chose to make a template. The pattern comes with one for you to trace… grab some thin template plastic and trace/cut it out. Ignore the lines I drew on mine… I was just using them as a guide.

I stacked up my fabric and then drew my template on the top layer. Then I used an acrylic ruler as a guide along the traced lines to cut with my rotary cutter… made it a little faster.

So here’s the thing with sewing pieces that all converge in the center….

It creates bulk!

….and a lot of bias edges that stretch a little on ya!

I try to be as careful as I can, go slow…pin a little, but I still get a little “teepee” effect in the center.

Smushing with the iron is an option, but not ideal.

 I fudged my seams a little to avoid too much puckering… lost a few points….but in the end its OK!

This one came out flatter… not perfect, but none are.

In the end, no one notices this stuff in your quilts.

This is definitely an area for me to keep on Skill Building.

Hope you guys are having fun! We are almost done, yay!

 

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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09-18-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 7

Her we are… Block 7 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 7

Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles

You can find the Half Square 4 in 1 Ruler HERE and the 4.5″ Quilting Square Ruler HERE.

Both of these are very helpful for these blocks and a great addition to your ruler stash!

 

These are the Quarter Square triangles for one of this months block. I though I would show you guys the technique for piecing these little boogers!

You start with your two squares right sides together… draw a diagonal line and then stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the line.

Cut on the drawn line… and press open your two beautiful half square triangles.

Line up these two with right sides of fabric together and opposite colors of fabric together.

Draw another diagonal line from corner to corner…

Stitch 1/4″ on both sides of the line and then cut on the drawn line.

When you press these open you will have these two beauties!

Do a little squaring up using your ruler and Voila….

all done!


Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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07-10-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 6

Moving along my quilty friends with Block 6 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 6

Courthouse Steps

This months block is Courthouse Steps.

This is another classic block… and another I have never made before!

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I used the 12″ Creative Grids Log Cabin Trim Tool Two ruler, which also does Courthouse Steps. It will help you create perfect 6″ and 12″ finished Log Cabin, Half Log Cabin, or Courthouse Steps blocks.

You can find this ruler HERE on the Fat Quarter Shop website. This ruler has quite a few uses and I think will be money well spent!

This was a fun block… I just kept working my way around and everything went really smooth. Just enough fabric to trim so everything comes out square, yes!

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I am loving trying all these new blocks without having to make 100 of each and these new rulers are pretty awesome!

Enjoy Sassy’s!

 

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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06-01-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 5

Her we are… Block 5 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 5
Half Square Triangle

Another classic block in the world of quilting…. simple, yet the options are truly endless! 

There are also lots of ways to put these bad boys together…. 

This pattern recommends using Triangles on a Roll…. you can find these at Fat Quarter Shop HERE.  

I do have to admit I love these! The process is easy and each unit comes out perfect!!!

There are a ton in this roll… you just cut off how many you need and layer them together with your two fabrics facing each other. A couple pins to secure your paper to the fabrics is perfect.

The instructions are right on there too, genius!

Then just stitch along the dotted lines following the arrows. Shorten your stitch length so the paper is easy to tear off when you’re done. 

Cut on the solid lines, tear off your paper and… Voila! Perfect Half square triangles…. trim the little dog ears if you like! 

Then just sew them together according to the pattern…

Done! 

We are getting there Sassies! This quilt is moving right along… here’s a pic of mine all together.

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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05-02-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 4

We are moving along folks! This week is Block 4  in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 4
Flying Geese

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I love Flying Geese!

Such a classic block with a modern feel.

This pattern uses a method you may not have used before…. There are lots and lots of different ways to make a flying geese unit.

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First they have you make these units. You will need the instructions to get this part done. I call this the Eleanor Burns method because it is where I first learned it and she has a special ruler for trimming them that you will need.

You can get this ruler HERE. They have all the lines for lining it up and is super easy to do. I also love a pattern with a little extra so I can get a perfect unit when I am done.

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Here are your two little perfect geese babies!

You will make three of these 4 geese units.

Have fun with these guys.

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

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04-21-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 3

Pineapples anyone???

This month we are on Block 3  in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

This month is the Pineapple Block!

Block 3

I’m not gonna lie…this was a tricky block!

You will use a specialty ruler for this one….

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Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool

Tips…

The key is to make sure you read the instructions thoroughly and use the ruler properly!

I got a little ahead of myself and just kept cutting which = lots of seam ripping.  Go step by step and you should do just fine.

Finger press along the way. I ironed only at the end of each block because there is a lot of seams and it can get wonky fast.

I also used a scant quarter inch seam when stitching these and the blocks came out the perfect size!

Hope you guys are enjoying this quilt… This block definitely pushed me out of the box a little and I did a block I never have before. Yay for quilty me!

Bella Skill Builder

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

 

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02-09-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block2

Today is Block 2  in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Block 2

Orange Peel

I did a simple top stitch to secure these. A zig zag is also a good option. 

These were fun and super easy! 

Give it a try. 

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02-01-2017

Bella Skill Builder…Block 1

Today starts the beginning of an awesome quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder

I am super pumped to make this quilt. It will be a 10 month process, with a new block posted the 1st of the month for 9 months and then a finishing post for the last month.

Some months you will make multiples…. just in case you were like….HEY? There is more than 10 blocks in there!

Oh…. and did I mention it’s a FREE PATTERN! Happy face:)

Here is an up close look at this gorgeous quilt…..

Bella Skill Builder

This quilt will finish at 66.5 x 83.5

We will be working with Bella Solids….. hence the name, Bella Skill Builder.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive
Today’s Block…..

Block 1: Kaleidoscope


You will make three blocks with this pattern.

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One large block and two smaller versions.

Tips for this block…

•be precise with cutting, mistakes add up!

•fabric is on bias so kinda stretchy, use pins and don’t over press and stretch these out!

Rulers you can use for this block are:

Creative Grids Spider Web Ruler #CGRKA6

Creative Grids 6 1/2” Quilting Square Ruler #CGR6

Creative Grids 12 1/2” Quilting Square Ruler #CGR12

NO WORRIES….

Some templates are provided should you not have them.

You can find the patterns to download HERE!

Have fun Sassy’s and enjoy working on building your quilting skills!

 

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