***Are you looking for the Christmas Mystery Quilt? Go HERE for all the information and links!***

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2018 Block of the Month {Star Spangled}

Hi there!  I am super excited to announce our Block of the Month for 2018!! 

I really loved designing this block of the month!  I put a little bit of everything that I love in this quilt design.  Star blocks, chains, and there's a pinwheel in there too! :) 

Quilt is 60" x 60"
Purchase KIT HERE

  • This will be a 5 month long BOM - starting January and ending in May.  Schedule is below:
    • January 9 
    • January 30
    • February 13
    • February 27
    • March 13
    • April 10
    • May 8
    • May 29
  • I will post a detailed step by step, illustrated instruction sheet for each block, that you can download on each post date. 
  • Kits are available that include everything to piece the top and the binding.  Purchase KIT HERE! 
  • You will need to purchase the backing separately. (3 7/8 yards - HERE)
  • There will be a "Bonus Mini Quilt" that will be made out of the extra pieces from this quilt! (Which will be posted on May 29th with a full tutorial.) More details on that in later posts! :) 
  • Blocks finish at 13.5" x 13.5" 
  • All blocks are traditionally pieced. 

Now that we went over all the details of the sew along - we can look at all the pretty pictures of this lovely quilt! 

Purchase KIT HERE

When I started designing this block of the month, I didn't want to do a traditional sampler.  I wanted the design to have all sorts of blocks, but flow together nicely.   So that's when I came up with the idea to do star blocks!  All the star blocks are the same, but the center's of each block vary slightly.

I then added some chain blocks to bring everything together.  I love the look of chain quilts, and so I really wanted to add that design element into the quilt.

Instead of doing plain borders, I thought it would be nice to do a pieced border that adds movement to the quilt.  The flying geese go all around the quilt in a clockwise pattern - with star blocks in each corner.

Purchase KIT HERE

For backing, we picked this lovely print that really ties in nicely to all the fabrics on the front!  You can purchase the backing HERE!    We also have the same print in the blue color way that would look just as lovely on the back! You can find it HERE! 

Purchase KIT HERE

Primrose Cottage Quilts did the binding and quilting on this quilt!  We love those fun swirls!  And the gingham binding just frames the quilt nicely!

Talk to you soon,

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Dear Santa}

Happy Friday!  I hope you have had a good week!  We have a fun Christmas bundle to share with you today! Cathy from "A Quilting Chick" is sharing a sweet project using today's Friday Bundle Batch:

Dear Santa

This week's bundle is festive & full of fun!   We are featuring holiday prints from Quilting Treasures & Patrick Lose Fabrics!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Holly Jollies Green Toss - Quilting Treasures
  2. Sorbet Essentials Gingham Red - Quilting Treasures
  3. Holly Jollies Multi Dot - Quilting Treasures
  4. Basically Patrick Bubbly in Grasshopper - Patrick Lose Fabrics
  5. Sorbet Essentials Rick Rac Red - Quilting Treasures
  6. Christmas Cheer Jolly Old Elf Green - Patrick Lose Fabrics
  7. Elf on the Shelf Snowflakes - Quilting Treasures
  8. Just Color Green - Studio E

Cathy is sharing a wonderful new project over on her blog using today's fabrics!  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details on this cute topper!  You can also follow Cathy on Instagram, where she is always sharing all her lovely projects she is working on!

Stop by again next week for an all new bundle and project!

Talk to you soon,

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Christmas Mystery Quilt {Week 1}

Hi there! You guys, I have been SOOO excited for this day to come!  We have had such an awesome response to this Sew Along --- and I feel super grateful you guys are joining me on this fun little sewing adventure for the next few weeks!  Let's get started!

A few things before we begin: 

  • Please read ALL instructions before starting.
  • Please measure twice and cut once - I have made the cutting instructions very specific  - and there IS NOT a lot of room for cutting errors - so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
  • I am posting the blocks for the quilt in no particular order - to keep this EXTRA MYSTERIOUS! 
  • Accuracy is KEY!  This quilt requires you to be very accurate with your piecing - A 1/4" quilting foot is recommended for piecing.  I used a "scant" 1/4" seam for this quilt. 
  • I have made the entire quilt already (and it is sooo cute!!) - and so all blocks and piecing have been tested. 
  • This is all about having fun!! This was a joy to design and it was even more fun piecing this quilt! I can't wait for the final reveal! 
Alright, I think you guys are ready to get started!

First, I have included a cutting sheet.  This sheet is cutting for the ENTIRE QUILT.  It is very helpful if you mark all your pieces with the letters I have assigned each piece.  Please measure twice and cut once! There is nothing worse than making a cutting mistake! So pay careful attention please! 

Scroll down for Week 1 Reveal:

Ta Da! :) 

Peppermint Pinwheel Block

You will make 4 of these cute little Peppermint Pinwheel Blocks
Each block will measure 8" x 8" unfinished

Be sure to post your pics on Instagram and use the hashtag: #ChristmasMysteryQuilt --- we want to share your pictures on our Instagram page!

That's it for this week! Come back next Thursday for block 2!

Previous Posts:

Talk to you soon,

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Finished Quilt}

Hi there! Today I am ready to share my finished quilt! Yay!! This has been such a fun Block of the Month to do with you guys! I love how it turned out!   

This is definitely one of the most "pieced" quilts I have done.  Lots of little pieces and lots of blocks! I'm not going to lie, when it was ready to be quilted I was nervous that it might have puckers or gathers, but it didn't!  It was really flat and quilted beautifully! 

This quilt is giant!! I guess I didn't realize how big it would be when I was making it, but after it was all said and done - I couldn't believe how big it was.   I did place it on a queen size bed and it is a perfect fit.  

I had the quilting and binding done by Primrose Cottage Quilts - and I backed it with a really soft minky!  I used the 90 wide backing so I didn't have to piece it - which made it even better!! 

I decided to go with minky because this quilt will be gifted, and I'm hoping since it has such a cuddly back, that the person will give it lots of love! I don't know about you, but I make my quilts to be used and loved!  I spent so much time and put a lot of love into making this quilt - and want it to be cherished! 

I hope you enjoyed making this as much as I did!  We will be starting a new BOM so stay tuned for details! :) 

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:

Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 13
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Blue Carolina Starburst Quilt {Free Pattern}

Hi there!  I have a fun new quilt pattern and quilt kit to share with you today!  When I saw this lovely new line, "Blue Carolina" - by The Tattooed Quilter,  I fell in love!  It is full of the sweetest blue prints with pops of pink and smatterings of yellow! It is such a lovely combination, and you will just swoon when you see it in person!

I designed this quilt pattern a few months back, and thought this fabric would be perfect for this pattern!  The gradual change from the dark navy to the white is so pretty and makes this quilt POP! 
45" x 45"  -  Purchase Kit HERE
This pattern is so simple, and comes together rather quickly! It is made up of all half square triangles and squares.  You can easily finish this project in a weekend!  I didn't want the quilting to take over, so I had Primrose Cottage Quilts, just simply quilt it with small loopy loops.  

I absolutely LOVE the back of this quilt!  We picked the navy and white lace print for the back, and it is PERFECT!   This print is simply stunning!  I am thinking I need to stock up on this print for other backings - I love it that much! 

Talk to you soon,

Friday, October 6, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Fly Away}

Happy Friday!  I hope you have had a good week!  We have a fun bundle to share with you today! Cathy from "A Quilting Chick" is sharing a sweet project using today's Friday Bundle Batch:

Fly Away

Today's bundle features the lovely Wing & Leaf collection from Moda!  With shades of lighter blue plus brown and pumpkin orange - this bundle is a beauty!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Wing & Leaf Main Print Robins Egg - Moda
  2. Sorbet Essentials Gingham Orange - Quilting Treasures
  3. Wing & Leaf Ring Toss Chestnut - Moda
  4. Essential Dots White/Tangerine - Moda
  5. Wing & Leaf Butterfly Flutter Robins Egg - Moda
  6. Grunge Basics Pumpkin - Moda
  7. Wing & Leaf Feathers Chestnut - Moda
  8. Wing & Leaf Dotty Screen Periwinkle - Moda

Cathy is sharing a wonderful new project over on her blog using today's fabrics!  Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details on her project!  You can also follow Cathy on Instagram, where she is always sharing all her lovely projects! 

Stop by again next week for an all new bundle and project!

Talk to you soon,

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Christmas Mystery Quilt

Hi there!  Have you heard?!  We are doing another Mystery Quilt Sew Along!!  This time we are doing a Christmas theme - and we will be starting later this month.  

I had so much fun doing the first Mystery Quilt, that I knew we had to do another one!  I hope you will join me again!  There is no need to "sign up" - you can just follow along by checking the blog for each week's downloadable instructions.   Scroll down for all the information!

We do have a few kits left, so be sure to pick one up if you haven't yet - they wont last long once we get started! 

Since it's a "Mystery Quilt" I can only tell you a few things:
  • It is a Christmas Quilt
  • It is 36" x 36" 
  • We have kits available - with backing and binding INCLUDED. 
  • You don't have to "sign up" to join in - just check the blog every Thursday starting October 12 - to download the pattern for that week.
  • This Sew Along will last five weeks.  You will finish with plenty of time to have it ready for Christmas!
  • I will include a PDF download each week so you can easily print off the instructions for each block.
  • Skill level for this quilt is a confident beginner - this quilt is traditionally pieced.  

Here is the posting schedule for this Sew Along:

October 12
October 19
October 26
November 2
November 9

Now let's get to the fabric we selected for this Mystery Quilt! {My favorite part!!}

Christmas Mystery Quilt Kit

Each kit includes all the fabric you need to complete the Mystery Quilt - which INCLUDES backing and binding!! How awesome is that?!  Everything you need, all in one kit!  

Talk to you soon!

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