I am so excited to be party of the Acreage Blog Tour!
Shannon designed such a beautiful collection it's perfect for the end of summer.
I decided to do a quilt like I always do (and like always it's not quilted/complete)
I used half a jelly roll of Acreage and half a jelly roll of Jen Kingwell's Behind the Scenes fabric. So basically one jelly roll to make this plus the sashing which was hard to choose. I ended up using essex metallic because colored sashing detracted from Acreage and white and gray were just not looking right.
All in all I'm pretty pleased with it. Definitely colorful and bold. Emma is taking it anyway. She wanted it the minute I got that jelly roll and she saw the bike print.
Visit the rest of the blog tour below if you haven't yet. I am the last stop. :)
So I saw a Snoopy quilt somewhere on Instagram last year, it was at one of those retreats and there was a photo of one up on their design wall. I have a Snoopy obsessed family member so figured I would make them one just for something different to do.
I already have the pattern created so will try and do a row a weekend (there are 24) and post each row here.
Join me? I'll be using #pixelsnoopy on IG if you are on there. :)
Here are the estimated fabric requirements. I'm doing my background squares in various 5inch low volume prints I have in my stash, Snoopy in all white, and the 3 collar squares in a solid red.
Of course you can just do long strips. I like the pixel look and scrappy-ness though.
Hello Everyone! If you've followed me for awhile on social media, you know I like to do my own pattern for quilts most of the time. I don't do well with directions and avoid math if I can. I thought I'd try doing something different though for my next one. I am going to blog as I design the quilt and make a somewhat tutorial/pattern. That way if anyone else wants to make it they can or if I want to make it again I'll know what I did! :)
Here is what the final quilt will look like:
I had plans of doing it in Flower Sugar Holiday by Lecien but it's not out until may so the colors of the pattern images are not going to be the same as my actual blocks.
Today will start with the center block. The little house with the star. It's a lot of tiny pieces but only has to be done once.
It's sort of a courthouse step block meshed with a log cabin.
You'll have these pages below: Cover Paper Piecing Pattern(printed on 2 pages so may be a pain) Templates (what I used) Rotary Cutting Instructions (These came with it but I'm not sure about the accuracy) Extra (If you're going to paper piece this one may be easier since it's all in one page)
This is the first time I've used EQ7. I was trying it out at a friends to see if I liked it. I included all the ways EQ7 offered to create this block. I used the templates mostly so am unsure how the rotary cutting and paper pieced instructions are. Please let me know if you use one of those methods. I'd love any feedback good/bad truly. :)
So here are what the templates look like. There will be a guide on the template page you can cut out and use while you piece.
I did not use the templates for those 2 triangle pieces (roof and star). I made HST the usual way I do.
For this block I'm using Lighthearted and Pam Kitty Fog City
If you want to fussy cut I do this with my templates to get the perfect piece in the center
I am really pretty happy how it came out! Although I did mess up my HST's for the star. They were supposed to have white points and I flipped them and had the background fabric for the points but oh well. If you're new to sewing or have lots of distractions like me the best thing about a log cabin or courthouse step block is that if your block is measuring too small when you get to the outer pieces just cut them a little wider and trim if need be.
Part 2 of this quilt will be soon. I'm not sure when but it should be before the end of Feb.
Thanks for checking it out and please download this block and make it and let me know if you have questions/problems/complaints anything (really!) with it. I don't paper piece so would love to know how those instructions go. I'm debating on getting this software and really need to know the accuracy of all types of piecing.
I used mostly prints from the Succulence "Light of Day" palette
I love the saturated but soft/earthy tones with a little bit of sparkle from the metallic cacti print
The other palette Early Winter is just as beautiful.
It was very hard to choose which prints I wanted to use in my project and luckily I had a half yard of the terrarium print already so I could make a little quilt.
My project was a baby quilt which unfortunately I didn't get quilted in time but the top is complete.
The quilt is made entirely half square triangles and squares which meant a lot of chain piecing but a pretty quick quilt top. It's a real simple design but I'll do a post/tutorial of sorts once I get it quilted. :)
My quilt holding assistants were my small children so please excuse the lopsided pictures. It didn't help that it was so windy when I was taking the photos either.
I used a print from Katarina's Wonderland collection for the background (I have a weird thing with plain backgrounds), and AGF Pure Elements in Festival Fuchsia and Mirage Blue. I cannot wait to get this quilted!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
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