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.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The Alice Quilt

I LOVED working with these Wonderland fabrics that I received in the Culcita Box this past month and decided to make a quilt for my next pattern, The Alice Quilt.
The Alice Quilt
The pattern is currently with some wonderful pattern testers and will be available in a couple weeks, but I wanted to go ahead and share some photos because I am excited about it.  The pattern is fat quarter friendly and comes together quickly.
The Alice Quilt
I tried to get a photo of the quilt this past weekend while we were strawberry picking, but the wind was out of control. But the strawberries were amazing!
The Alice Quilt
I splurged and bought yardage of the navy Alice print for the back of the quilt.  It is gorgeous!

Finished size: 59" x 73"
Fabric: Wonderland from Rifle Paper Co for Cotton + Steel

Previous Culcita Box Quilts

Saturday, June 10, 2017

The Fussy Cut Sampler QAL Blocks 4-8

I apologize that things have been a little slow on the blog.  I have been sewing and I have a couple of quilts to share in the next couple weeks after a marathon of binding and Netflix over the past few days.

In the meantime, I did finish a few more blocks in the Fussy Cut Sampler Quilt A Long.  This has made a complete disaster of my sewing room, but it has been fun to dig through my stash and use fabrics that have been collecting dust.
I felt like I had played a little too safe with the colors in the first batch of blocks, so I tried to liven things up a little bit.  
The Fussy Cut Sampler Block 6
The block above is my favorite so far.  I think I might try making more of them for a quilt sometime in the future.
I originally didn't fussy cut the little circles in the little square in this block but I had to go back and fix it when I noticed.
The Fussy Cut Sampler Block 8
I didn't want to be limited by a particular color scheme so things are a little all over the place.  

I am looking forward to making the next batch of blocks this weekend.  You can still join in on the QAL which is taking place on Instagram. 

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