#Patchworkquiltalong

In January I decided to join my FIRST quilt along.  This quilt along is sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics, they are donating money to Make A Wish Foundation.  On the 15th of every month they release a pattern and request that we donate  before the download…but it is free.  This Patchwork Quilt Along has been so fun and I am learning to be a little more meticulous in my cutting and sewing.  Click here to go to the website by Jolly Jabber  Patchwork quilt along .

I am using fabrics by Bonnie and Camille. If you buy the kit, their fabrics are in it, but I am using my own choices and I have one of their older lines that I am loving to incorporate.

Block 3….

Block 4….

My first attempt to paper piece

I was on instagram and if anyone is like me, I take a photo of quilt blocks or sewing projects that catch my eye and then keep them in mind for my “projects in between projects”.  This was one of those projects that I just had to try and I have to say, it was challenging in the beginning.  After my forth attempt, I had it figured out.  The pattern comes from aspoonfulofsugardesigns .  Give it a try, I think you will be hooked!  Here is my journey…

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This was my first block finished…I was just using this fabric by Bonnie and Camille as a tester.  I have lots of scraps because I own all of their lines of fabric!

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The fabric I used to complete was project is by 3 sisters, White Washed Cottage.  I love the soft subtle colors. If you go to etsy, you can still find it.   Make sure if you do paper piecing you use a small stitch length, as you pull away the paper the stitches won’t pop.

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The little tea cup and saucer was something I received when I was around 9 years old.  I loved playing make believe and those little cups and saucers were washed a hundred times even though they never had real food touch them.

I love how this turned out, its just so sweet and perfectly stitched.

Sometimes in order to get better at something you have to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.  I felt like this project made me grow.

A Block Calling Out To Me

Crosscheck…

I saw this quilt made up in a cute little shop and  just had to put my other projects aside because I couldn’t stop thinking about how adorable this block is… it is called Crosscheck by Fig Tree & Co

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Strawberry Fields Revisted and Farmhouse fabric

Imagine how cute this could be using all of the Fig Tree and Co fabrics!!!  This is on the back burner right now, but look forward to getting back to it!

A Block a Week

Farmers Girl Vintage quilt…I’ve been making blocks to make a beautiful quilt and this book is going to help me get it done.  I will add these blocks to my Famers Wife quilt blocks…can’t wait to see it come together!! 

 

Its officially done

Its done…my first official quilt…I like it, but I don’t love it.  This was my first shot at machine quilting and its very stressful!  Some spots look great and others not so much.  This is definitely something you get better at, so with that said…on to my next quilt.  Keep your fingers crossed for me, I just want to love it!!

 

after ….

So the quilting on the back of this quilt looked awful, the tension on the bottom was off so it looked so bad.  Even after I washed the quilt and it was all crinkly I just couldn’t love it…so…I unpicked the entire quilt!  Literally every quilted stitch and started over.  I would never call myself a perfectionist, because I am the first one to compromise and call it good, but this I just could not walk away and leave it as it was!