Thursday, August 17, 2017

Halloween Mystery Quilt {Week 1}

Hi there! You guys, I have been SOOO excited for this day to come!  We have had such an awesome response to this Quilt Along --- and I feel super grateful you guys are joining me on this fun little sewing adventure for the next month!  Let's get started!



A few things before we begin: 

  • Please read ALL instructions before starting.
  • Please measure twice and cut once - I have made the cutting instructions very specific  - and there IS NOT a lot of room for cutting errors - so PLEASE BE CAREFUL!
  • I am posting the blocks for the quilt in no particular order - to keep this EXTRA MYSTERIOUS! 
  • Accuracy is KEY!  This quilt requires you to be very accurate with your piecing - A 1/4" quilting foot is recommended for piecing.
  • I have made the entire quilt already (and it is sooo cute!!) - and so all blocks and piecing have been tested. 
  • This is all about having fun!! This was a joy to design and it was even more fun piecing this quilt! I can't wait for the final reveal! 
Alright, I think you guys are ready to get started!

First, I have included a cutting sheet.  This sheet is cutting for the ENTIRE QUILT.  It is very helpful if you mark all your pieces with the letters I have assigned each piece.  Please measure twice and cut once! There is nothing worse than making a cutting mistake! So pay careful attention please! 



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Friendship Star


You will make 4 of these cute little Friendship Star Blocks
Each block will measure 5" x 5" unfinished

Be sure to post your pics on Instagram and use the hashtag: #HalloweenMysteryQuilt --- we want to share your pictures on our Instagram page!

That's it for this week! Come back next Thursday for part 2!

Previous Posts:
Introduction

Talk to you soon,




Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Christmas Blitz {Snow Happy}


Hi there! We are continuing our Christmas Blitz series today with a new bundle and project! Nettie (my mom) is joining us today to share a super cute  project! 



Today's bundle is called Snow Happy!  I picked this bundle out specifically for my mom because she LOVES snowmen - and the main focal print has the cutest snowmen I have ever seen! 


Snow Happy

Snow Happy features the sweet snowmen from Contempo's Mulberry Lane.   Holiday fun with turquoise accents & lots of snowflakes.  Curated by Lindsey Weight for FWFS.
8 Fat Quarters.
Included in each bundle:  
  1. Mulberry Lane Village Dark Turquoise - Benartex/Contempo
  2. Cotton Shades Snow - Riley Blake
  3. Reindeer Magic Red Snowflakes - Henry Glass
  4. Nordic Holiday Star White - Benartex/Contempo
  5. Marble Swirls Christmas Red - Moda
  6. Glamper-licious Dots Aqua - Riley Blake
  7. Elf on the Shelf Snowflakes - Quilting Treasures
  8. Ella's Basics Cherry Tonal Stripes - Ella Blue
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My mom is an excellent quilter, and she is the one who often tests out my patterns!  She is also my "Binding Fairy"  - she is the one that does all of my hand binding!  :) So if I ever mention my Binding Fairy - she's the one I'm referring to! ;)

Today she is sharing this sweet table runner she made using a pattern from Sew This and That by Sherri Falls

Pattern from Sew This and That by Sherri Falls - Page 24

To make this table runner you will need: (CLICK ON LINKS)





Some tips for making this runner:

*Reserve the red tonal stripe print for binding
*Use Riley Blake Cotton shades for background
*Use focal print and fussy cut the center squares and corner squares
*Use your leftovers to piece your backing



We are in love with how this festive table runner turned out! Thanks Nettie for sharing this! 

We will be back next week with a mother project! 

Talk to you soon,



Sunday, August 13, 2017

Raspberry and Cream BOM {Setting Blocks}


Hi there! Today I am ready to share my Setting Blocks for my Raspberry and Cream Quilt!  

There are 5 different Setting Blocks required for this quilt: 

I really enjoyed making these blocks - they came together quickly and made me even more excited that we are almost done with our quilt!  


Next month, we are assembling our quilts! YAY!!! I can't wait!! I laid my ALL of my blocks out on my design wall and it is going to be sooo pretty! I can't wait to piece all of these together! 

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:


Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 13
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Plum Pudding}


Hi there! Happy Friday! I hope you all had a good week! We have a very pretty bundle to share with you today! Be sure to scroll down to see what I made using today's Friday Bundle Batch:

Plum Pudding


This weeks bundle features the colors of plum & gray - we love this color combo!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Mix & Match Jessica Floral in Wineberry - Benartex/Contempo
  2. Candelabra Hallow's Dot Cloud - Free Spirit
  3. Pacific Fireflies Berry - Robert Kaufman
  4. Bee Inspired Little Honeycomb Dove Grey - Moda
  5. Mix & Match Jessica Floral in Petal Pink - Benartex/Contempo
  6. Cool Cats Fuchsia Stripes - Windham
  7. Swiss Dots Raspberry - Riley Blake
  8. Marble Swirls Grey - Moda


I am LOVING this bundle - Purple and Gray are so lovely together! I had so much fun sewing with these pretty fabrics!


When I got this bundle - I immediately thought I needed to make some zipper pouches.  These fabrics are so pretty, I thought some lace zippers with this fabric would be gorgeous! 




To make a set of three pouches you will need:  (CLICK ON LINKS)




***There is a size chart in the tutorial - the largest zipper pouch calls for a piece that is 23" long - your fat quarter will be about 2" short - so make your large pouch size 11" x 21"  - this will make your large pouch a tiny bit smaller - but I think it will work out just fine! ***


Here is the large pouch - I used the darker purple as the outside and the gray polkadot for the inside.  I used a white zipper for this one - but you could also use black, or even maybe a green would look pretty for some contrast! 



For the medium sized pouch I use the gray butterfly print and paired it with the stripe.  I used a black zipper for this one and I LOVE the contrast! It's so pretty! 


And lastly, for the small pouch I used the light purple floral print and the gray swirl for the inside.  I used a white zipper for this one.  



I had so much fun making these pouches!  I hope you enjoy making some of your own!! :)

Talk to you soon!





Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Christmas Blitz {Peppermint Holidays}



Hi there! We are continuing our Christmas Blitz series today with a fabulous project from Melanie! Melanie used this week's special Holiday Bundle to make her project - scroll down for all the details! 






Peppermint Holidays

Our Peppermint Holidays FQ Bundle is full of classic red & white - perfect for holiday projects! Curated by Lindsey Weight, Jennifer Villarreal, and Jodie Heinold for FWFS.
17 Fat Quarters from various manufacturers:
  • Riley Blake
  • Robert Kaufman
  • Quilting Treasures
  • Moda
  • Henry Glass
  • Blend Wilmington
  • Benartex/Contempo


I had the opportunity to help handpick some of this bundle - and I LOVE how it turned out! If you are a lover of red and white fabric - this bundle is for you! :)  

Melanie used my Simple Sixteen pattern to make this quilt and I absolutely LOVE it!  The scrappiness just makes me happy! 




This is one of my favorite quilt patterns I have designed and it is so easy to make! You can download the pattern HERE! 

Stop by Melanie's blog for all the her tips and tricks she is sharing about this quilt!  You can also follow Melanie on Instagram - where she is always sharing what she's working on!


Be sure to stop by again next week for another Holiday inspired bundle and project!

Talk to you soon,


Friday, August 4, 2017

Friday Bundle Batch {Summer Wishes}

Hi there! I hope you all had a good week!  We have a lovely bundle to share with you today! Melanie, from Mostly Crafty is sharing a fun project featuring this week's bundle - be sure to scroll down for the details! 

Summer Wishes

Summer Wishes

This week's bundle features the cheerful Wistful Winds prints from Riley Blake!   Full of summer colors!
You'll receive 1 Fat Quarter of each:
  1. Wistful Winds Main Print Red - Riley Blake
  2. Happy Day Floral Aqua - Riley Blake
  3. Marble Mates Dots Lemon - Moda
  4. Wistful Winds Red Stripes - Riley Blake
  5. Wistful Winds Mini Multi Dots - Riley Blake
  6. Wistful Winds Blue Stripes - Riley Blake
  7. Sweet Orchard Red Text - Riley Blake
  8. Sew & Sew Apron Strings Lemon Drop - Moda


I am loving this bundle - such bright and happy colors!  Melanie used today's bundle to create this lovely table runner! Be sure to stop over by her blog for all the details!




Talk to you soon,


Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Holiday Magic Table Runner {Free Pattern}

Hi there! I have something fun to share with you today! Starting today, we will be starting our Christmas Blitz series!  Each week, we will share a new bundle of fabric and a coordinating project!! 




We have invited some talented quilters to join in on the series - so be sure to check back each Tuesday and see who is joining us! 


I am kicking things off with this fun Holiday Magic Bundle!  I hand picked each piece that is included in this bundle and I absolutely love how it turned out! :) Scroll down to see what I made using this week's Christmas Blitz Bundle!


Holiday Magic

Holiday Magic is full of winter goodness - mittens, snowflakes, pinecones & berries.   A classic bundle in traditional Christmas colors.  Curated by Lindsey Weight for FWFS.
8 Fat Quarters.
Included in each bundle:  
  1. Comfort & Joy Mittens Red - Riley Blake
  2. Grunge Basics Evergreen - Moda
  3. Maze Crimson - Robert Kaufman
  4. Reindeer Magic Snowflakes Cream - Henry Glass
  5. Essentials Criss Cross Holiday Green - Wilmington
  6. Reindeer Magic Mini Snowflakes Red - Henry Glass
  7. Comfort & Joy Main Print Green - Riley Blake
  8. Grunge Hits the Spot Red - Moda
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I love the traditional colors of Christmas - you can't go wrong with red and green when it comes to Christmas! When picking out these fabrics, I picked the mitten fabric first and kind of centered my bundle on that print.  

Once I had my bundle picked out - I designed this fun table runner that features my favorite block -  the PINWHEEL! :)  I wanted it to look like a pinwheel was in the wreath and so I started designing and came up with this: 
47" x 20" 


This may look like a complicated block, but it is actually very simple and comes together really quickly! I am thinking I need an entire quilt out of this block! Wouldn't that look fabulous! ;)

 I made three pinwheel wreath blocks - added sashing and a border and viola -- a super festive table runner! 



Alright, let's get started! 

The table runner measures 47" x 20"


Supplies (click on links): 



Reserve the green grunge print for binding

Reserve the dark red snowflake print for use as an accent piece on the backing (optional)

Cutting: 

Out of Mitten print: 
4 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles (A)

Out of Red Maize print
8 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles (A)

Out of Green Holly print: When cutting these pieces you will need to cut two strips 6.5" x width of fat quarter, and then sub cut your rectangles.  Use the left over pieces to cut your squares.  You will use almost the entire fat quarter. 
8 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles (D)
8 - 3.5" x 3.5" squares (B)

Out of Green Criss Cross print
4 - 3.5" x 6.5" rectangles (D)
4 - 3.5" x 3.5" squares (B)

Out of Snowflake print: (background)
24 - 3.5" x 3.5" squares (C)
4 - 12.5" 2" strips (E)
2 - 2" x 42.5" strips (F)

Out of Red Grunge Dot: 
2 - 3" x 15.5" strips (G)
2 - 3" x 47.5" strips (F) - You will need to piece these strips

Out of Green Grunge: (for binding) Instead of the normal 2.5" binding strips, you will need to cut them a little smaller so you can get enough out of your fat quarter.  If you don't want to cut them this size, you can purchase an extra 1/4 yard and that would be plenty!
8 - 2 1/4 " x width of fabric strips 









Now you are ready, to baste, quilt and bind! I used the left over red print and other scraps from my bundle to piece my backing along with the extra 3/4 yard that I recommended! :) 


I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and make one of these cute Holiday Magic Table Runners for yourself! :)

Be sure to come back next week to see the next bundle/project!

Talk to you soon!


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