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Rainier Echoes Quilt Along

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I placed a poll in my Facebook Quilt Along group, you all voted for us to Quilt Along with the Rainier Echoes Quilt Pattern!

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This quilt pattern will be 25% OFF thru April 7th (The quilt along start date). After April 7th, the quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

What size is the quilt?
You get to choose what size you want to make! This is an expanding size quilt, so the bigger the quilt the bigger the blocks! It comes in a Baby, Toddler, Throw, Large Throw, Queen and King size.

How do I participate?
You can join my Facebook group to post your progress photos or you can post your progress photos on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

Read about the Rainier Echoes Quilt and See all of my testers versions! CLICK HERE!

GIVEAWAY PRIZES!
In my past quilt along I didn’t have any prizes, so I thought it would be fun to see if I could get some people to sponsor some weekly prizes for you all!!

Thank you to our awesome sponsors!

Stash Fabrics is donating a mystery bundle of Kona Cotton
AND You can save 10% on your next order with the coupon: WELCOMETOSTASH
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Amy Reber Fabric Designer – fabric bundle
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Emily Dennis of Quilty Love – Quilt Pattern bundle
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Julie Burton of Running Stitch Quilts – Quilt Pattern bundle
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Fran from Cotton + Joy  – Quilt Pattern
Clover USA – awesome quilting tools
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Fabric bundle from my stash
Happy Cloud Creations patterns
more to come

Quilt Along Schedule
Now – Get the pattern, Pick what size you want to make and start gathering your fabrics! Post your fabric picks in the Facebook group or on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our pieces
Week 2 – April 14th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 21st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 28th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 5th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 12th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 19th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 26th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

I’m so excited to quilt along with you!

Make sure to join the Facebook Group to post your progress photos and join in the fun!

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I plan on making the Large Throw size in Yellow, Black, White and Royal blue. I ordered some Dear Stella fabrics from Stash Fabrics! I’m excited to make this quilt with all of you!

A – Moonscape in Lemon
B – Dash Flow in Blueprint
C – Scallop Dot in White
D – Moonscape in Dresden

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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Here are all my testers versions!

1 quilt alongJulie Anne Ricketts (2)marg sharpe (2)Michelle GrahamRL Bellshawnie Wallacesheri bing

ALTERNATIVE COLORS

 

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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 14

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Welcome to the WEEK 14 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge! Did you make a lot of progress last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt project tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

Last week I had spent all of my time working on my quilt for my new nephew due to arrive March 1st. His family baby shower was on Saturday and I wanted to gift it then.

The baby’s room is star/galaxy/star wars theme. The parents said they liked the dark side. I had a designed drawn up awhile ago that seemed perfect for this little guy! The pattern will be called KaBam (release date late March)! So for them it would be a planet exploding from a Death Star. But I also think it looks like a huge star.

Fabrics:
Blue (Background) – Figo Fabrics – Shooting stars in Blue
Red – Gingiber –Blizzard in Berry
Red/Orange – Alison Glass – Cross stitch Tiger
Orange – Robert Kaufman Fabrics – Zest in Cedar
Dark Yellow – Dear Stella – Dash Flow in Amber
Bright Yellow –Dear Stella – Moonscape in Banana

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I wanted to pick an ombre of colors for the star/explosion.

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I used Warm and Plush cotton batting to make it a little more poofy. For the quilting I decided to outline the star/explosion. Then in the dead space I echoed the shape out every 1 3/4 inches. This gave the quilt great texture and a cool design in the dead space.

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For the backing fabric I found this super cute star fabric by P&B Textiles – Winter Lights Star Dot Blue/Navy Fabric

The binding is half of the Dark Yellow and half of the Bright yellow.

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I love how it turned out and can’t wait to meet my nephew and see him snuggling in it!

I hoping to finish writing up this pattern and have it release late March 2020.

Goals for this week!
Last week was the last week I had planned on focusing on finishing my UFQs. Next week I will have small bowel resection surgery to removed damaged portions of my intestines from my Crohn’s disease. So I will be out of commission for several weeks recovering. I’m hoping to finish my last 2 quilts on my Finish Those UFQs list once I have recovered from my surgery, in March.
So this week I need to work on things around the house and work on my tax return!

Feel free to keep posting your progress and your finished UFQs in my Facebook Quilt Along Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Alongs!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Flower Party Quilt Pattern

Flower Party Quilt

It’s Flower Party time!! Who doesn’t love flowers! What’s even better is flowers that stay pretty year round. If you didn’t know, I love flower quilt blocks.

Paper Pattern (USA)
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

I have been really into scrappy quilts lately. So I wanted to make a flower quilt that block that would look great scrappy. And I think this Flower Party Quilt is perfect for all those scraps you have in your stash!

I was scrolling through one of my favorite online fabric stores and saw these gorgeous Road Trip fabrics designed by Alison Glass. And I thought these would be perfect for my Flower Party Quilt. I wasn’t sure what to use as a background fabric and one of my lovely followers suggested a gold/yellow color to match. So I took out my trusty Kona Color Card and found Wasabi was a perfect match!

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I really wanted the Wasabi to be the center of the flowers as well as the background. So I used the Fabric A amount in the ‘Using 4 main colors’ and I added this to the background fabric amount. You need very little Fabric A so I still used 6 – 2/3 yard cuts for the throw size.

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I love how well the bright Wasabi Kona Cotton looked with these Road Trip fabrics.

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I went with a 1 inch apart line from the top to the bottom of the quilt. I love the texture this gives a quilt and it’s super quick and easy.

flower party bindingI picked a beautiful pink floral from the Road Trip fabric line for my binding fabric. I love how it looks!

I’m excited to see what fabrics you pick for your Flower Party Quilt!!
Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Paper Pattern (USA) (AVALIABLE 1/29/2020)
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

Check out all the beautiful quilts made by my Quilt Testers! Maker names are listed below the photos.

Cindy Price Kelley LISTINGJennie Rummell LISTINGLinda Sharples listinglorri hagen listingMichelle Graham listingRachelle Craig listingsandra tiedeman listingShawnie Wallace listingsheri bing listingJoanne Harris listingMarg Sharpe LISTINGconnie whan LISTINGamy cornutt 4 (2)Deanna Josephson LISTING

 

 

 

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Finish those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 13

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Welcome to WEEK 13 of the Finish those UFQs challenge! Did you make progress on your list last week?

It’s not too late to download your FREE Quilt Project tracker and get those UFQs written down! Click here: Finish Those UFOs

We started our week out with a fun family trip to Great Wolf Lodge. It’s a hotel with a indoor waterpark. It has a couple restaurants and an video game arcade. We all had such a fun little mini vacation.

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This week I focused on finishing up my Flower Party Quilt!!

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I decided to quilt this one in lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. First I went through and marked my lines (using the seams as my guide), every 2 inches. Then I went through with my walking foot and stitched 1/2 inch from each guide line/seam.

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I picked a floral print from the Road Trip fabric line designed by Alison Glass, for the binding. I love how the floral binding looks on this quilt!

This new quilt pattern is now in my shop!!

Paper Pattern
Digital Pattern (USA)
Digital Pattern (International)

I also started working on my nephews quilt! I got all the pieces cut out and ready to sew.

Goals for This Week!

I plan on finishing my nephews quilt this week! Baby quilts are so fun because they go together so quickly. I am using a new design! The pattern probably won’t be released until at least late March. I will have to wait to share the results of this quilt after the baby shower on Feb. 1st! I’m so excited to have a new nephew soon!

I hope you are making lots of progress on your list!!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 12

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Hello! I can’t believe this will be our 12th week of working on our UFQs. Have you made progress on your UFQs list?

It’s not too late to join! Download the FREE Project Tracker list and get started!
Download here: Finish Those UFOs

This week I’ve been focusing on finishing my Flower Party Quilt! Saturday I was able to finish sewing the borders on.

Then Sunday rolled around and my Crohn’s disease started acting up again. I was diagnosed in 2008 with Crohn’s disease. It’s an auto immune disease that causes inflammation, ulcers and scar tissue in your intestines. I’ve have a couple sections of intestines with a lot of scar tissue, so sometimes these areas close off and become blocked. That’s what happened Sunday. Thankfully the blockage didn’t last a long time, but recovering from a blockage takes awhile. It’s like a bruise so it’s very painful days after the blockage happens and it zaps all my energy because I can’t eat any food during the blockage and have to only drink liquids for a few days after.

Thankfully on Thursday I had enough energy to wake up early and baste my Flower Party Quilt!

Goals for This Week!

I plan on quilting and binding the Flower party quilt! Then I can take photographs for the cover photo of the quilt pattern and order some paper patterns! The release date of this pattern is set for January 28, 2020. I’m hoping I can still make this release date with being delayed in finishing my quilt.

I hope you are making lots of progress on your list!!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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Finish Those UFQs 2020 – WEEK 10

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Welcome to WEEK 10 of the Finish Those UFQs! The first full week of 2020!
Did you make some progress last week? Are you starting a new list for 2020?
You can download the FREE Project Tracker here:Finish Those UFOs

Last week I was so happy to finish my baby size Left The Nest Quilt for the end of 2019! I decided to bind it in a bright pink (Valentine by Kona Cotton).

I worked more on my NEW Quilt Pattern, the Flower Party Quilt. I completed 1 block and am now sewing all the components for all the blocks at once. I am really excited to finish this top! The quilt pattern will be available in my shop January 28, 2020!

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I can’t believe 2019 is already over! Last year went by so fast! I finished 10 quilts last year (6 Throw size and 4 baby size). I hosted 2 Quilt Alongs (The Frame It Quilt Along and the Happy Block Swap Quilt Along) and 1 Finish Those UFQs Challenge. I released 5 NEW Quilt Patterns: Frame It Quilt, Rainier Echoes Quilt, Left The Nest Quilt, Happy Block Swap Quilt and the Lovey Star Garden Quilt. 

Here are all my finished quilts:
2019 quilt finishes

Top: Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler , Left The Nest Quilt and  Lovely Star Garden Quilt

Middle: Happy Block Swap Quilt, Rainier Echoes Quilt and Happy Block Swap Quilt

Bottom: Frame It Quilt, Left The Nest Quilt, Frame It Quilt and Happy Flower Garden Quilt

GOALS FOR THIS WEEK!

The kids will be back in school on Monday! So I’m hoping to finish my Flower Party Quilt top this week!
This week I need to start cutting out my nephews quilt! The baby show is in 4 weeks and I can’t procrastinate this one any longer! I’m really excited to share this one with you….but I may have to wait until after the shower.

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish those UFQs WEEK 9

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Welcome to WEEK 9 of the Finish Those UFQs challenge!

Download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker: Finish Those UFOs

Have you made any progress this week? I know it can be a busy time for people. Having my kids home for winter break makes it so I have less time to sew. But I’m enjoying spending extra time with them.

This week the kids finished making their Aprons! We had cut them out during their Summer break, other projects got in the way. So we finally finished them up this week. The kids had a lot of fun making these. They picked out their own fabrics and did all the sewing. I helped with ironing and pinning.

 

We also had some fun making some bread from scratch. Our first loaf didn’t turn out too good. So we tried again an our results were much better! I love baking in the winter time and it fills your house with yummy smells!

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This week I found some time to baste and quilt my baby size Left The Nest Quilt! I love using spray baste. It makes the basting step go way faster! I used Sulky KK 200 Temporary Spray. I love that there isn’t any overspray left on my tile floor.

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I decided to go with a large zig zag pattern for the quilting. I used my seams as a guild. I quilted about 1/2 inch from all the top flying geese. Then I started quilting in between each of those lines to make the lines all about 1 3/4 inches apart.

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The last project I worked on this week was my new quilt pattern the Flower Party Quilt! I made some progress and am close to having some blocks done! Yay!!

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Since we will be postponing the next quilt along in my quilt along until probably March of 2020. I’ve decided to extend the Finish those UFQs into January of 2020! Yay! More time to get our boxes checked off our list!

You can continue with your current list, or you can print off and new one and start fresh for the New Year!

Download your FREE Quilt Project Tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

Goals for this Week!
My goals for this week are to finish up my baby size Left The Nest Quilt and to work on my Flower Party Quilt top!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

Finish Those UFQs 2020!
Jan. 3rd – Week 10
Jan. 10th – Week 11
Jan. 17th – Week 12
Jan. 24th – Week 13
Jan. 31st – Week 14

 

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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 8

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Welcome to WEEK 8 of the Finish Those UFQs! Did you make some progress last week? Did you get to check on any boxes?

Download the FREE Quilt Project Tracker: Finish Those UFOs

This week I was so happy to finish up my Happy Block Swap Quilt! It’s been pouring outside, so I haven’t been able to get a full shot of the quilt. Once the rain lets up I’ll take one.

You can find the FREE PDF block patterns here!

I love how the floral binding looks on this quilt! It makes me want to use floral binding more often!

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I started working on my NEW Quilt Pattern, the Flower Party Quilt. I’m using these gorgeous Road Trip fabrics designed by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics.

My goals for this week is to complete some of the Flower Party blocks. Also, I would like to baste and quilt my baby size Left The Nest Quilt! My kids start winter break tomorrow, so I’m going to need to manage my time wisely to get some sewing time in!

Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group to share your progress!

Happy Quilting!

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9

 

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Finish Those UFQs WEEK 5

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It’s WEEK of the Finish Those UFQs Challenge! It feels so good to be making progress on my list and my pile is getting smaller!

How is it going for you? Are you making some progress?

DOWNLOAD the FREE Project Tracker here: Finish Those UFOs

This week I worked on two of my quilts! On Friday I basted my Happy Block Swap Quilt (FREE Pattern here). I had previously been using the June Taylor Brand I had found at Joann Fabrics. They recently changed their formula and the new spray was too sticky, smelly and it got all over the place.

Someone recommended using the Sulky Temporary Adhesive Spray. I’ve seen some really good reviews about this spray so I ordered some on Amazon.
You can find it 1 bottle or 2 bottles or more!

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This Sulky spray had very little smell and just the right amount of stickiness. I was able to pull my top back up and reposition it in spots. And if I touched the sticky area, it didn’t leave my hands sticky.
Very little overspray, which I loved!
Since the bottle is kind of small I used the whole thing on this throw size (which I may have sprayed too much)
I will definitely buy it again, I’ll just buy 2 cans at a time because I like to baste more than one quilt at a time.

On Tuesday I read that can and realized that the spray bonding will disappear within 2 to 5 days. So I needed to start quilting this beauty!

I decided to go with a slightly wavy line from the top to the bottom of the quilt. I marked a wave on the right side of my quilt using my Hera Marker.  Then I set my walking foot guide to 1 inch, so I could echo out 1 inch lines. I’m almost done quilting this! Yay!

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I also made and attached the binding to the back of my baby sized Happy Flower Garden Quilt. 

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My goal for this week is to finish quilting my Happy Block Swap Quilt and attach the binding. And sew the binding on my Happy Flower garden quilt.

What did you work on last week?? Let me know in the comments!

Join my Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along Group and post your progress photos and see what everyone else is trying to finish up!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Finish Those UFQs 2019!
Nov. 1st – Week 1 – Intro
Nov. 8th – Week 2
Nov. 15th – Week 3
Nov. 22nd – Week 4
Nov. 29th – Week 5
Dec. 6th – Week 6
Dec. 13th – Week 7
Dec. 20th – Week 8
Dec. 27 – Week 9


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WEEK 6 – Happy Block Swap with National Quilters Circle

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Welcome to the last week of the Happy Block Swap Quilt Along! I can’t believe this quilt along is already finishing up. It has been so much fun quilting with you all! Thank you to the National Quilters Circle and Sulky Threads for making this quilt along happen!

You can download the finishing instructions here!

This week we will be putting our quilt tops together, the we will make this quilt top into a real quilt! Yay!!

JOIN ME today at 11:00am PDT in the NQC Block Challenge Facebook Group! I will be going over the finishing instructions and answering any questions you have!

Things you will need:
Backing Fabric (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top)
Quilt Batting (at least 6 inches wider and longer than your quilt top)
Basting Spray or Basting Pins
Binding Fabric
These are helpful but not necessary:
Hera Marker to mark out your quilting lines
Walking Foot (Helps pull your quilt from both the top and the bottom)

Finishing our Quilts!

Quilt Sandwich:
First you will need to make your Quilt Sandwich. You will need to cut and sew your backing fabric to make it fit under your quilt correctly. Make sure it is at least 3 inches wider than your quilt top on all sides (quilt top size + 6 inches). Trim your selvage edge off after joining your pieces.

Make your quilt sandwich by first laying down your quilt backing, wrong side facing up. Tape down to a hard surface, making fabric taut. Next lay your batting on top. Smooth out with your hands, do not stretch. Then lay your quilt top right side up, smooth out with your hands.  

Basting Your Quilt: 

Spray baste: My favorite way to baste my quilt is by using Spray Baste! It makes basting so much easier. If you have allergies, this is probably not a good option for you.
Find a place where you can lay out your quilt. Make sure to tape the backing fabric taut to the floor (or large table).
Here’s  great spray baste tutorial by Cluck Cluck Sew: Spray Baste Tutorial

Pin basting: You can use safety pin about 3 to 4 inches apart (about the width of your hand). I like to use the large curved basting pins. This takes a little longer than the spray basting, but is a great option.

Quilting your Quilt:
This step is totally up to you!

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For my original quilt I went with 1 inch apart multi-zig zag stich from the top to the bottom of the quilt. This is quick and easy way to quilt and it gives your quilt great texture!

Hand Tie your Quilt: Some prefer to tie there quilt.
Here’s a tutorial on how to do this on BluePrint.

Hand Quilt: Here’s a wonderful video tutorial by Suzy Quilts all about How to Hand Quilt.

Machine Quilt using your Walking Foot: 
Emily Dennis from Quilty Love has a great tutorial on how to Zig zag quilt your quilt with a Walking foot. Click here I love this method of quilting, it give your quilt great texture.

Free Motion Quilting:
Free motion quilting can give you great texture and if you aren’t great at quilting straight lines, this would be great for you. Suzy Williams from Suzy Quilts has a great Free Motion Quilting Tutorial. Click here.

Binding Your Quilt:

Binding is the fabric strip that goes on the edge of your quilt. It covers all of the unfinished edges and rounds out your quilt.

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You will want to make sure to square up your quilt before you attach the binding. Cut off the extra batting around the edges and make sure your sides are straight and corners are squared.

Most quilters will cut 2 /12 inch by width of fabric strips and then sew them together at the ends at a diagonal. Then press the strip in half, so that you are wrapping 2 layers of fabric around all of your edges.

You can machine sew the binding to the front of your quilt and wrap it around to the back and hand stitch it down. Or some prefer sewing the binding to the back of the quilt, wrapping it around to the front and machine stitching it down.

One of my favorite binding tutorials is by Suzy Williams of Suzy Quilts. Go check it out!

I’m so excited to see everyone finished quilts! Make sure to post them in the NQC Block Challenge Facebook group or on Instagram with the hashtag #NQCBlockSwap

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE! 

Meet Andrea Smith of Happy Cloud Creations
Happy Block Swap Fabric Requirments
SEPT 20th – WEEK 1 – Quilter 1 (Block A) and Quilter 2 (Block B) and Flying Geese Supplemental
SEPT 27th – WEEK 2 – Quilter 1 (Block C) and Quilter 2 (Block D) and Flying Geese Supplemental 
OCT 4th – WEEK 3 – Quilter 1 (Block E) and Quilter 2 (Block F) and Flying Geese Supplemental
OCT 11th – WEEK 4 – Quilter 1 (Block G) and Quilter 2 (Block H) and Flying Geese Supplemental
OCT 18th – WEEK 5 – Bonus Block  Instructions
OCT 25th – WEEK 6 – Quilt Assembly Instructions

SIGN UP FOR THE NATIONAL QUILTERS CIRCLE EMAIL NOTIFICATIONS

JOIN THE QUILT ALONG GROUP!

Make sure to join the NQC Block Challenge Quilt along group! In the group you will get weekly reminders of the NEW blocks. You will be able to see everyone fabric combos. And you will can view the LIVE weekly check in videos! All the information you need for the quilt along will be listed in the Announcement section of this group!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE GROUP!