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Left The Nest Quilt

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This summer my oldest Nephew graduated high school. I wanted to make him a special quilt that he can keep and snuggle in forever! A lot of my quilt patterns lean toward the girly side, so I wanted to design something that could be masculine. I had been playing around with the idea of making a quilt with lots of flying geese units and some dead space and this designed popped in my head! It reminds me of a flock of ducks flying south for the winter. So I decided to name this quilt Left the Nest because of the flying geese block, but also because the quilt recipient is now moving on to a new chapter in his life. All that hard work in high school has paid off and now he has graduated with an AA. We are all so proud of him!

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This quilt is designed to have 3 background fabrics going from light to dark (right to left) and 5 main fabrics going from dark to light (right to left). But you can also make it using 1 background fabric easily but adding all the background pieces together.

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When I quilted this one I wanted to add more interest in the empty spaces than just straight lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. So I mimicked the shapes of the Flying geese block. I love how it turned out!

The quilt is designed so the larger the size quilt you make, the larger the size pieces you will use. Baby, Throw, Twin and Quilt all have the same layout. The King size has a couple added blocks to make the quilt a square shape.

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This quilt pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter.

I’d love to see your versions! On Instagram you can use the hashtag #LeftTheNestQuilt or you can post your photo’s in my Quilt Along Group!

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Paper Pattern
International Quilters – Download here!

My testers really hit it out of the park! I love all of their great color combos!

Made by Marg Sharpe
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Made by Lori Hagen
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Made by Dawn Benz
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Made by Sheri Bing
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Made by Connie Ericson Whan
Connie Ericson Whan

Made by Cindy Price Kelly
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Made by Michelle Graham
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Made by Amy Cornutt
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Happy Scrappy Quilt

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I am a yardage girl! When I draw out a pattern I will imagine it in 4 to 5 main colors. But lately I’ve been seeing so many beautiful scrappy quilts using Fat Quarter bundles. So my goal was to make a pattern that is Fat Quarter friendly. But to have enough blank space, so the quilt doesn’t look too busy. This is where the Happy Scrappy Quilt was born.

Dig through your fat quarters or scrap bins and pick a complementary solid and you are ready to go!

Download the Pattern here: Happy Scrappy Quilt Pattern
PAPER PATTERN

This is a 16 inch block quilt and includes directions for a Baby, Throw, Double, Queen and King size quilts. This pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter.

I used 9 fat quarters from the Garden Girl line by Riley Blake Designs with Kona Cotton in Iced Frappe for the background fabric. I was able to cut all my pieces out and then cut my binding strips from the left overs of each fat quarter to make some scrappy binding!

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I love how this baby quilt turned out! You can find it for Sale in my ETSY shop HERE!!

I love that Cloud is tall enough to hold baby size quilts for me! What a great helper!

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My awesome test quilters did a wonderful job picking out fabrics and making their quilts!

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By Sheri Bing

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By Marg Sharp

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By Michelle Graham

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By Gaiella Cupitt of Stitched by Gaiella

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By Cindy Price Kelly of Nannascreations Cindy Kelly

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ashley hall done

By Ashley Hall

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By Joanne Harris

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You can find the pattern here DOWNLOAD HAPPY SCRAPPY QUILT PATTERN!

PAPER PATTERN

Make sure to share your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #happycloudcreations

Or post your photo’s in my Quilt Along Group!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

 

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Finishing – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

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Now that we have all our blocks done, it’s time to make them into a quilt!! I like to make the cornerstones with the strip piecing method. This makes it so you don’t have to cut out a ton of little squares. If you would like to assemble your top the way I completed my top, click below to download the directions:

CLICK HERE TO DOWNOAD: Finishing Instructions Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Pattern
Flying Geese Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

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.

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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!

With my quilt I chose to quilt from top to bottom ‘organic’ straight lights approximately 1 inch apart. I used my walking foot with the guide set to 1 inch.

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

Hand Quilt: Here’s an article that goes over the basics of hand quilting on Craftsy.

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.

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!

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

I’m excited to sew all my blocks together!!

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Block 9 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 9

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Welcome to Block 9 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler!! Our last block in the Quilt Along! I can’t believe how fast it has flown by! This weeks blocks will have a couple Half Square Triangles in it. If you have any questions about the half square triangles, I will be going over them in my LIVE Video today at 10 am PST in the Quilt Along Facebook Group and on Instagram!

Next week you will be able to download the finishing instructions!

Block 9 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

Here are my Block 9 fabrics:

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Block 8 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 8

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Welcome to Block 8 of the Cloudy Day Sampler Quilt Along!!  This quilt along has just been flying by! This week’s block is a beautiful star inside a star block. If you didn’t know I love star blocks!! This block goes together quickly using the 4 at 1 no waste flying geese method.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 8 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Join me Today (November 20th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

My fabrics for Block 8:

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Block 7 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 7

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Welcome to Block 7 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler! Only 3 more blocks until we can put our quilt top together! I’m so excited! This week’s block is similar to block 3. I’m excited to see everyone’s version of this block.

Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 7 Cloud Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Join me Today (November 6th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea


 

My Fabrics for Block 7:

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Block 6 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 6

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Welcome to Block 6 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler!! Thank you for joining me in this Free Quilt Along! I’m enjoying seeing everyone’s beautiful blocks! Make sure to post your photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #CloudyDayQAL or in the Facebook Group: Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along (If you are just joining, make sure to answer the Questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts from the real ones)

Block 6 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

You can also download the PDF’s on Craftsy!

Join me Today (November 6th) at 10am PST (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

 

My fabrics for Block 6!

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Block 5 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 5

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Block 5!!! We are half way through our quilt along! I am loving seeing all your beautiful blocks! If you want to check out all the block, go join our quilt along group:
Happy Cloud Creations Quilt Along

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 5 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 30th) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea


My Block 5 Fabrics!!

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Block 4 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 4

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We are a 1/3 of the way done with our quilt along! It’s going by so fast!! Time for Block 4! Once you get the hang of making the flying geese, the rest of these blocks are a breeze!
If  you need a refresher on how to make flying geese (Block 1 video) or how to strip piece your corner units (Block 2 video). The tutorial video’s are saved in the Facebook Group!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 4 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 23rd) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

My Block 4 fabrics. I know this seams like a weird fabric combo. Since I’m making my quilt scrappy, I want to make sure all the fabrics are evenly distributed throughout the quilt. I’m so excited to see the final quilt!!

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Block 3 – Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Block 3

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Welcome to Block 3 of the Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along! You can find links to the previous blocks and fabric requirements by going to the previous blog posts (Linked below). I’m so happy so many of you are joining in this quilt along! I love seeing all of your gorgeous blocks!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD: Block 3 Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler

You can also download all the blocks from my CRAFTSY SHOP!

If you are looking for the Flying Geese Supplemental, you can find that in the Block 1 Blog post.

Join me Today (Oct 16th) at 10am PDT (West Coast USA)  in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM today for a LIVE Video to go over how to make this block and answer any questions you have.

Cloudy Day Quilt Sampler Quilt Along Schedule:
September 19th – Download Fabric Requirements and Blank Coloring Sheet
October 2nd – Block 1
October 9th – Block 2
October 16th – Block 3
October 23rd – Block 4
October 30th – Block 5
November 6th – Block 6
November 13th – Block 7
November 20th – Block 8
November 27th – Block 9
December 4th – Finishing Instructions

Share your progress:
On Instagram use the hashtag: #cloudydayqal

On Facebook you can join the quilt along group: JOIN THE GROUP

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

Here are my fabric picks for Block 3!

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