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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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09-10-2014

Color My Heart – free pattern!

 

National Sewing and Quilting Month

In case you didn’t know September is Naitonal Sewing & Quilting Month!

Yep, a whole month just for us:)

To show you how much they appreciate you, Fat Quarter Shop created this FREE Color My Heart Quilt Pattern for you!

It makes a HUGE block – 27″ finished! The Color My Heart Pattern is a perfect place for beginnings to start! (Don’t forget to use #colormyheart on social media when you create this quilt!)

Here is my WIP(work in progress):

Color My Heart

I decided to go scrappy with mine….wouldn’t four of these giant blocks made a great quilt!!!

 

Fat Quarter Shop is also challenging some of your favorite bloggers to try a new sewing and quilting project that they’ve never done before all month long! I am excited to be one of the stops along the way. So be sure to visit me back here on Sept. 16th and see why I love quilting and what crazy new thing I have decided to tackle:)

Here are the blogs they will be featuring all month long:

Sherri of A Quilting Life
Charise of Charise Creates
Anne Marie of Generation X Quilters
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Elizabeth of In the Boon Docks
Jana of Jana Machado
Maureen of Made by Marzipan
Barb and Mary of Me and My Sister Designs
Kaye of Miss Print
Natalia of Piece N’ Quilt
Denise of Pieced Brain
Stephanie of Quarter Incher
Jane of Quilt Jane
Heather and Megan of Quilt Story
Cheryl of Quilter Chic
Michele of Quilting Gallery
Allison of Quilting Mumma
Liz of Sew4Home
Leanne of She Can Quilt
Erin of Why Not Sew?
It doesn’t end there….FQS challenges YOU to try a new project ! Share your projects with FQS on their Facebook, Google +, and Instagram using #fqschallenge
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P.S>…..
You still have time to enter this weeks Sassy Saturday giveaway HERE.

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02-03-2014

Free Pattern-“Feel the Love” Valentine Wall Hanging!

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Do you Feel the Love?

All the hearts and valentine projects I have been seeing here in the blogosphere inspired me to come up with a quick project that I could get done this weekend. I came up with this free pattern for a Valentine Wall Hanging called “Feel the Love”.

Here is a quick tutorial!

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Fabric needed: a layer cake or (10-12) 10″ squares and 1/2 yd of background fabric.

I used a layer cake of Twice as Nice by The Quilted Fish for Riley Blake Designs. It is just full of reds and pinks…I set aside the blues for another project. There were 6 reds and 6 pinks in this layer cake. You only need 10, so pick your favorites. I just used all 12 for a little more variety, but I did have some extras afterwards.

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Cut into 1.5″ strips. Toss the teeny bits left over.

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Sew your strips into strip sets of 6 each. Make sure to mix up your strips and press as you go. You will need 10 strip sets.

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Cut a 3.5″ strip and set aside, we are not using this portion. Using a 4.5″ square ruler as your template…center the 45 degree line along the center seam of your strip set.

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Here is a close up of the 45 degree line running along the center seam of your strip set. (That will be between your 3rd and 4th strip)

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Trim along all four sides of your ruler. This is what you should end up with. If you don’t have a 4.5″ ruler, you can use a larger one, but will have to do some rotating.

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Now, this is just the way I did this…so no judging:) Take 4 of your blocks and using your seam ripper, rip out the center seam. Yes, I know….voluntary ripping!

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Using your background fabric, cut (4) 5″squares and (2) 4.5″ squares. Take one of the half blocks that you just separated and line the corner of the block up with the corner of a 5″ background square.

Sew a 1/4″ seam along the edge of the half block, this will be along the same line of stitches you just ripped out.

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Line your stitching up with the 1/4″ line on your ruler and trim the excess. Use the background piece you just trimmed off and repeat for the other half of your block.

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Press the new block open for your pieced HST. You should have 8 of these HST blocks, 6 whole blocks and 2 solid background squares for your layout. All of these blocks finish at 4.5″.

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Here is the layout.

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Cut (2) 4.5″ WOF strips for your borders. Out of one strip sub-cut your right and left borders at 16.5″. Using the other strip sub-cut the top and bottom borders at 24.5″. Add them to your top in that order. Your top is done! Layer up your quilt sandwich and quilt as desired. You will need (2) 2.5″ strips to make your binding.

I  quilted “Feel the Love” using Aurifil 50wt. cotton thread in Light Gray with a basic straight line quilting design.  I finished the binding using this machine binding tutorial.

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Sorry these final pics aren’t all that great…this is what happens when you finish a project in the middle of the night:)

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