Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Culcita Box Unboxing - July

It's that time again. Getting in fabric in the mail never gets old, it's always exciting!
Culcita Box Unboxing - July
This month's Culcita Box contained Alison Glass' new collection - Chroma.  
Culcita Box Unboxing - July
It's so colorful! I am going to have to put a lot of thought into what to make with these, there is plenty of inspiration on Alison's website
Culcita Box Unboxing - July
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, July 21, 2017

Fussy Cut Sampler QAL - Blocks 29-32

Week 8 in the Fussy Cut Sampler.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 29
Block 29.  I like this block, but I don't know how well it is going to fit with the rest of the quilt.  I might need to give it another try.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 30
Block 30.  That bear is so stinkin cute.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 31
Block 31. I've been waiting to use this mermaid on a block.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 32
Block 32.  I am super pleased with how this one turned out.  It would be fun to make an entire quilt based on these colors. 

Check out everyone else's Chapter 8 blocks on Instagram with hashtag #thefussycutsamplerqal.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt

After I received the June Culcita Box, I knew exactly what I wanted to make with the fabric.  Meriwether was designed by Amy Gibson and I happened to have pinned one of Amy's quilts a long time ago and thought it would be perfect for the fabric.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
The fabric is really bright and fun so I knew that I wanted to really show it off. I had 11 fat quarters and didn't have quite enough to make the quilt top so I added a blue solid.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
A couple days before I started quilting, I received Jacquie Gering's new book in the mail.  It's called Walk and it introduces new ways to quilt with your walking foot.  
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
I am not a fan of free motion quilting so I was intrigued, but to be honest, I am terrified of changing up my straight line quilting habits.  I tried the "Orange Peel" quilting method.  It involved a lot of marking, but I am super pleased with the results.  I didn't take into account that my blocks are bigger than the ones she marked so mine looks a little different than hers but it was a fun way to mix things up.  And it wasn't hard, it just took some extra time and a lot more pivoting.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
For the backing, I used a Priory Square print that I have had in my stash for a while.  I LOVE this print and I was so excited to finally find the perfect quilt for it.
Meriwether Irish Chain Quilt
I bound the quilt in the same blue solid that I used for the quilt top and hand stitched the binding to the back of the quilt with Perle cotton.

The quilt is now available in my shop.

Finished size: 54" x 66"
Fabric: Meriwether by Amy Gibson (available from Culcita, Quilt Sandwich, ilovefabric, and FQS)
Backing: Sunday Clippings from Priory Square
Binding: Freespirit Solid in Mineral Blue

Previous Culcita Box Quilts:

I hope you are all having a great summer!  If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that we just got back from a trip to Yellowstone and Utah, but I am home now and am happy to be back to quilting and blogging.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Fussy Cut Sampler QAL - Blocks 25-28

This week is Chapter 7 in the Fussy Cut Sampler.  This week uses "tossed prints" and it has been the hardest week for me so far.  I have a decent fabric stash so I thought I had a little bit of everything, but it turns out I don't have a lot of these types of prints.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 25
Block 25. I used a precious scrap of that Melody Miller floral for this block.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 26
Block 26.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 27
Block 27 - forcing directionality.  I  did enjoy putting this one together, this Cotton + Steel print has so many fun different details.
The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Block 28
Block 28 - this one was my least favorite block from my least favorite chapter.  It has you cut out a focal element and piece it into a less distracting fabric. 

Check out everyone else's QAL blocks on Instagram with hashtag #thefussycutsamplerqal.

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