Monday, June 26, 2017

The Alice Quilt Pattern - Available Now

I am excited that The Alice Quilt Pattern is finally ready and is now available from Craftsy and Etsy.  I had a few goals with this pattern:
  • Beginner-friendly, but looks like it is complicated to make
  • Uses fat quarters
  • Quick to put together
  • Showcases fabric
The Alice Quilt
I think (hope) that I was successful in all of these areas.  The pattern has been tested by 3 wonderful pattern testers and I get to share their quilts with you today.

Miranda's Quilt
Miranda's Alice Quilt

Cathy's Quilt

Cathy's Alice Quilt

Sally's Quilt
Sally's Alice Quilt
I hope you enjoy the pattern! 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Fussy Cut Sampler QAL - Blocks 13-16

Chapter 4 in the Fussy Cut Sampler is about precision fussy cutting.
Block 13 focuses on centering a large motif.  I have had this purple cat print sitting out on my cutting table, just waiting for the right block to use it in the quilt along, so when I noticed that it mentioned this AMH print I knew I had to use them together! 
For Block 14 I used this Heather Ross frog print.  I really like that this block has a place to show off different parts of the print all grouped together in one block.
Bock 15.  I think a lot of people have this Lizzy House print so it has been showing up quite a bit in the quilt along photos on Instagram.  This block is supposed to emphasize mirroring.  Mine turned out pretty subtle, but if you look closely you can see that the orange flying geese each mirror each other.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 16
Block 16.  This block is supposed to focus on the border.  Mine ended up kind of bright but it is full of my favorite colors.

The quilt along is taking place over on Instagram - check out #thefussycutsamplerqal to see everyone's blocks.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Culcita Box Unboxing - June 2017

This month's Culcita Box contained a delightful collection by Amy Gibson called Meriwether.  I hadn't seen any of the prints in this collection before it arrived in the mail and it was love at first sight.
Culcita Box Unboxing - June 2017
The box also contained a cute pattern.
Culcita Box Unboxing - June 2017
And a fortune cookie (eaten before the photo, ha ha) and a label.
Culcita Box Unboxing - June 2017
After the box arrived I checked out some images of the collection on Instagram.  They are nice, but they don't do the colors justice.  It is a really lovely collection.
Culcita Box Unboxing - June 2017
I tend to get into ruts where I only buy fabric from the same designers over and over again, but if you are looking to try something new, Amy's collection is one to check out.  That yellow floral in the center top of the photo is gorgeous.

If you are interested in signing up for the monthly subscription service, Culcita offers really flexible options with different cuts of fabric and frequency of delivery. Check out my previous posts to see what they have sent so far this year.  

Friday, June 16, 2017

The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL - Blocks 9-12

The QAL is moving along and I have another set of blocks to share.  These were made using blocks 9-12 in The Fussy Cut Sampler book.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 9
I used some of the leftover scraps from the Alice Quilt backing fabric for this one.  There is so much fun detail in the print.  I didn't realize until I finished the block that 3/4 of the fabrics have some metallic on them!
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 10
This was one of the most difficult blocks for me so far.  It is meant to show value and my first attempt at the block didn't illustrate this very well so I made a second one. 
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 11
This block was supposed to be about transparency, but I took it a little bit of a different direction because I was having a difficult time finding the right fabric combo and I really wanted to use these flowers.
Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 12
I cut into my precious stash of Constellations for this block.  The point of the block was to play with scale - a smaller and larger scale version so I went with a star and a constellation.

It's not too late to join into the quilt along over on Instagram - check out #thefussycutsamplerqal to see by the other participants.

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