When the team at the Fat Quarter shop sent me a note and asked if I'd like to see their first book and join them on a blog hop, I was pretty darn excited! I know that so many of us... ummm... many of you are Fat Quarter Queens.. and who better than the whole STORE named Fat Quarters to show you some spectacular quilts to use them in!
I selected "Boulevard" to a make in my Moda fabric "Eat Your Fruits n' Veggies".
Which by the way is JUST COMING TO STORES near you!
- Multiple Sizes of the quilt are given. With a supply list by size and directions by size!
- Great diagrams
- Fun piecing techniques!
I used 40 wt Aurifil Thread, and the yellow is 50 wt. I can hear some of you GASP..MIX WEIGHTS?? YES... It's OK TO MIX!
The Fat Quarter shop has my Aurifil thread kits in stock CLICK HERE
I applique... and that yellow zig zag was calling out for just a little sometime.. so I added a few dots
Click here to Download Pat Sloan's bonus dot if you want to do the same!
And I quilted big relaxed circles in the green and Yellow stripes. You can see it better on the back
So I decided to track how long it really took to quilt those! It took 130 minutes.. I started at 3:00 to baste.. then at 4:40 I started the straight line quilting.. ending at 10pm with breaks inbetween so I didn't get all sore and hunched over! Not bad really, it was less time than I expected.
And I did a video of how I appliqued the dots with the quilting! Want to see it?
Since I'm using batiks, the raw edges are not going to fray much at all. The closer you get to the edges of them the better. On a few I went back and got a bit closer so they don't lift much when I wash the quilt. Like the one in the sample.. I want it closer to the edge.
Did you know I do my binding by machine.. ALL of it?
Here is the front...
And here is the back! Sweet...
- it takes a lot less time
- is more durable
- and gives me more time to sew other stuff!
it reminds me of the beach!
the pile is stacked waiting for it's turn...
Are you new here? I have a weekly All Quilting Radio show on the internet, and they are ALL recorded!
If you scroll to the post prior to this one you can read all about my guests for today, or just go listen to the podcast shows by CLICKING HERE
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Would you like to win a copy of the super lovely "Simply Fat Quarters" book and a kit to make my version of the Boulevard Quilt? PLUS a sampler of Aurifil thread an exclusive earbuds with my radio show logo?
"what color combo would you use next
if you could use any color combo you wanted to!"
I will pick a winner next Monday Nov 26 (my birthday!)
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AND Visit the others on the hop! These links go to their post showcasing other quilts in the book!
See and BUY the book HERE
- 10/8 Sherri McConnell at A Quilting Life
- 10/15 Natalia Bonner at Piece ‘n Quilt
- 10/22 Jane Davidson at Quilt Jane
- 10/29 Simply Fat Quarters at Quilt Market Special Feature!
- 11/5 Kaye Prince at Miss-Print
- 11/12 Katy Jones at I’m a Ginger Monkey
- 11/19 Pat Sloan at Pat Sloan’s Blog
- 11/26 Showcase wrap up back at the Jolly Jabber
COMMENTS CLOSED..thank you everyone!