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Week 3 – Infinite Night Helix QAL – Large Arrow Units, Diamond in Square Units and Diamond in Rectangle Units

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This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep organized.

Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square and Diamond in Rectangle units.

This week we will be making some more units. These units are used in several of the blocks, so I like to make them ahead of time, so the blocks will go together super quick when we start to make them.

These units will all use the ‘Stitch and Flip’ method that is used in a 1 at a time Flying Geese block.

Once you’ve finished make sure to snap a photo and share in the Facebook Quilt Along group or on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL

I’m so excited to see your quilt come together! There are a few quilters in the Facebook quilt along that decided to work ahead and are almost finished with their quilts. They are looking SO beautiful!!

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Quilt Along group tomorrow (Wednesday Sept. 28th) at 11 am PDT to go over how to make the Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square and Diamond in Rectangle units. I will also answer any questions you have. If you can’t watch it live, it will be saved to the group and be uploaded to my YouTube channel and will be placed in this blog post.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut Pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

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Week 2 – Infinite Night Helix QAL – Flying Geese & Small Arrow Units

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This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep organized.

WEEK 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow units

This week we will be making the flying geese and with these flying geese, we will make the small arrow units.
If you are making the Baby size, you can skip this week. There are no flying geese in the baby size option.

This pattern is written using the 4 at a time flying geese method. If you don’t like this method, there is an alternative Flying Geese supplemental on the very last page. You can use the 1 at a time method or the Half Square Triangle method!

Once you’d made your Flying geese, the Small Arrow units will go together so quickly!

Once you’ve finished make sure to snap a photo and share in the Facebook Quilt Along group or on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL

I’m so excited to see your progress!!

JOIN ME! I will be filming a LIVE video in the Facebook Quilt Along group tomorrow (Wednesday Sept. 21st) at 10:30 am PDT to go over how to make the Flying Geese and the Small Arrow units. I will also answer any questions you have. If you can’t watch it live, it will be saved to the group and be uploaded to my YouTube channel and will be placed in this blog post.

Thanks for Quilting along with me!
Andrea

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut Pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying Geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

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Infinite Night Helix Quilt Pattern and a Quilt Along!

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Grab the pattern when it’s on SALE!!
25% OFF August 23rd to 24th
15% OFF August 25th to September 13th.
10% OFF September 14th thru the end of the Quilt along on November 15th (end of the quilt along).

This pattern would be considered good for an intermediate quilter. It has a lot of blocks and pieces to make and keep sorted.

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Aug. 23rd – Grab your pattern & Pick out fabrics!
Sep. 13th – Week 1 – Cut all pieces
Sep. 20th – Week 2 – Make Flying geese & Small Arrow units
Sep. 27th – Week 3 – Make Large Arrow units, Diamond in Square & Diamond in Rectangle units.
Oct. 4th – Week 4 – Make Blocks: (1) A and (2) B
Oct 11th – Week 5 – Make Blocks: (1) of each C, D, E, F, G & H
Oct 18th – Week 6 – Make Blocks: (2) I & 4) J
Oct 25th – Week 7 – Make Blocks: (4) K & (4) L
Nov. 1st – Week 8 – Make Blocks: (2) M & (2) N
Nov. 8th – Week 9 – Finish our quilts!

This schedule goes along with the larger sizes of the quilt pattern. If you would like to make the baby size, you will skip Blocks E thru N and go to Blocks O & P.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #InfiniteNightHelixQAL

I will film weekly video tutorial in the Facebook Quilt Along group and answer any questions you have!

INFINITE NIGHT HELIX QUILT

My original design of this quilt did not include that twisted element. It was just a 2-color quilt. When I showed it to my husband and kids, they thought it would be really cool if it had a twisted effect like a double helix. As Cloud would say ‘Mr. DNA’. So, I got working and made the pattern have the twisted element. I love how it turned out!

To give the quilt this twisted element it requires a lot of blocks and pieces to keep organized, that is why I am considering this an intermediate quilt pattern.

I made the original quilt as a graduation gift for my nephew. His favorite color is blue. So, I went with Kona Cotton in: A: White, B: Peacock, C: Canary and D: Prussian.

I quilted this echoing the design at first 1/4 inch from the seams and then I echoed it into the background space about 2-inch sections. I used my Hera Marker to help decided where I wanted my lines to go.

I bound the quilt in the Kona Cotton Peacock.

I hope you love this design as much as I loved making this quilt for my nephew!

Happy Quilting!!
Andrea

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with her grandson!

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Blooming Backyard Quilt

You can now find my Blooming Backyard Quilt Pattern in my shop!

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When I first designed this quilt, I was going to make it in a 2 fabric combo. It was during the winter time and I was trying to design something that reminded me of a Faire Isle Sweater. But with having the kids still doing school at home I didn’t get around to making it.

So, when spring was around the corner, I thought what would it look like with lots of color. So, with this pattern you will have the option to make it in 2 colors, with Main colors (like my cover quilt above) or Super scrappy! The pattern comes with blank coloring pages for each size, to make it easier to decide!

Since this pattern, has multiple sizes, but the blocks are not all the same size, each size has a different recommended layout. Since the blocks are made and then sewn into rows, you can rearrange the rows to how you like them best.

Here are the different size layout recommendations!

This pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. This pattern comes with directions to either make the flying geese with either:
The 1 at 1 time method – this may be an easier method if you are new to flying geese.
Or the 4 at time method, made slightly larger and trimmed to size – these are a little tricker to make, but once you get the hang of it, you can make your flying geese super fast!

Do you hate Flying Geese?

If you absolutely hate flying geese, I’d recommend replacing your flying geese with 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles.

Use the 4 at 1 time flying geese cutting instructions, but do NOT cut the Color D (Lime) that is in the cutting chart or the Color F (White) pieces that have a (FG) next to it.
Instead, go to the bottom of page 6 to see how many flying geese your size quilt needs. Replace the amount of flying geese needed with 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch rectangles, cut half of this amount from Color D and cut half of the amount from Color F.
If you are making it scrappy, cut total amount needed from all the colors you are using.

My Blooming Backyard Quilt

For my quilt I chose to use the main colors option.  

For the Main colors I used all Kona Cotton solids: A: Valentine, B: Duckling, C: Magenta, D: Kiwi, E: Surf, F: White, G: Jamaica, H: Jamaica and I: Valentine.
Background: Hot Pink Le Creme Swiss Dot by Riley Blake Designs. I found mine at Stash Fabrics (not sponsored)
Binding: Wild at Heart Plaid by Lori Whitlock for Riley Blake Designs. I found mine at Stash Fabrics (not sponsored)
Backing: The Squeeze Sunflowers by @made_everyday for Figo Fabrics. I found mine at Beyond The Bolt (not sponsored)

For quilting, I did a simple top to bottom ‘organic’ straight line from the top to the bottom about 2 inches apart. I like to use my walking foot and the seams as my guide.

I probably should have cut my binding on the bias, but I chose not to. I still love how it turned out!

Find the pattern here:

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QUILT TESTER PHOTOS

All of my tester’s quilts turned out so beautiful!! I love how the quilt looks so different when you use different fabrics.

Find the pattern here:

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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Plaid’N Perky Quilt Pattern

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
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Whose up for some Plaid’N Perky Fun?!? I love making quilts that can either be scrappy or a few main colors. Because not all quilters want the same thing. Some LOVE the scrappy look and it scares others. You can make it super girly, gender neutral, or masculine depending on the fabrics you pick. Scroll down to see all of my quilters versions!

This quilt can be made using 3 main fabrics and a background fabric, 1 fat quarter per block, or you can dig through your scrap bin and make each block unique! It’s up to you!

The Plaid’N Perky Quilt is made up of 16 inch blocks, my favorite size! It comes with directions for a Baby (9 blocks), Lap (12 blocks), Throw (20 blocks), Double (30 blocks), Queen (42 blocks) and a King size (49 blocks).

Partial Seam

You may notice in the photo below that all the plaid stripes in the block are full pieces, no extra seams. To do this you need to do one partial seam when sew all the units together. Don’t worry, it seams tricky, but it really is pretty easy. Just make sure to read all the directions before starting each step. I love that it doesn’t break up any of your printed pieces in the block.

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple yardage pieces

My first Plaid’N Perky Quilt was made using this gorgeous Flora fabric designed by Marisol Ortega for Figo Fabrics. I originally but just a few of these prints, just because I thought they were gorgeous. When I went looking through my fabric stash for fabrics for this new pattern, I saw them and decided to search for more prints from this line. I wanted to try the Scrappy version of this pattern using Fat Quarters.

I love using Fat Quarter bundles to give the scrappy look, but I know all the fabrics will look nice together, because they are all from the same designer or someone picked them out because they look nicely together.

I quilted this one using 2 inch apart organic straight lines from the top to the bottom of the quilt. I used a Warm and Plush batting and the not super dense quilting will let the quilt puff up some once it’s washed. Since the front of the quilt is so bright and fun, I decided to use Valentine by Kona Cotton for the backing fabric, to keep both sides bright!

3 Main Color Version

Next, I wanted to make a baby size using the 3 Main Color cutting instructions. This version really gives the woven plaid look to the quilt.

I went digging through my stash again to find some more gender neutral fabrics. I tend to make most of my quilts super girly. So I found some fabric I purchase a while back. The prints are from the Wander fabric collection by Joel Dewberry for Free Spirit Fabrics. The Background fabric is Med Gray by Kona Cotton.

This version really give your quilt the woven effect.

I’m really excited to see what version you make!! Check out all my testers versions below!!

Find the pattern here, it’s 20% OFF thru April 25th:
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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

SUPER DUPER SCRAPPY

Michelle Graham gave me the idea to have a Super Duper Scrappy Version. She wanted to use up some of her scraps from her bins. I love how it turned out!

Scrappy using Fat Quarters or multiple 1/2 yard cuts

This version is great if you have a lot of Fat Quarters laying around, or if you have larger chunks of fabric.

3 Main Color with a Background

If you want the true plaid/woven look, this version is for you!

Sheri using low volumes for her background and Color A. this gives the quilt a whole different look!

Jennie and Connie both added sashing between their blocks. It gives the quilt a whole different look than the others. The pattern does not come with directions for using sashing.

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Week 1 – Joyful Meadows QAL – Cut our Fabric

Good Morning! It’s the first week of the Joyful Meadows Quilt Along! Yay!
This week we will be cutting all of our fabric. So make sure to check and decide if you want to make your flying geese using the 1 at 1 time method or the 4 at 1 time method (made slightly larger than needed and then trimmed to size). If you are unsure of how you want to make the flying geese, I would suggest getting some scrap fabric and trying both methods out!

Since this quilt has a lot of separation from the background fabric, it can be made in 2 to 8 colors. With my version I will be making a 2 colored one this time. So I will cut all of my A-G pieces from my floral fabric and then all my H pieces from my white fabric.

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I’m so excited to see what fabrics you have picked! Make sure to share your photos this week in the Facebook Group or over on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL or tag me.

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This pattern will be 15% OFF thru tonight and then 10% OFF thru the remainder of the quilt along.

 You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Quilt Along Overview (with tester photos)
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish trimming Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL

JOIN ME tomorrow (1/13/2021) at 9 am PST (west coast USA) for a LIVE video in the Quilt Along Facebook group. I will be going over week 1 and answering any questions you have.

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Joyful Meadow Quilt Pattern…and a Quilt Along!

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If you grab this pattern make sure to join in on the quilt along starting January 12, 2021! This pattern will be 20% OFF November 30 to December 4th. And then it will be 15% OFF from December 5th to Jan 12th! You can join the quilt along group here (make sure to answer the join questions so I can weed out the spam/fake accounts)

QUILT ALONG SCHEDULE
Jan 12, 2021 – WEEK 1 – Cut all the pieces
Jan 19, 2021 – WEEK 2 – Make ALL the Flying Geese and trim
Jan 26, 2021 – WEEK 3 – Make the Half Square Triangles, finish trimming Flying Geese from last week
Feb 2, 2021 – WEEK 4 – Make 4 of Block 1
Feb 8, 2021 – WEEK 5 – Make 4 of Block 2
Feb 15, 2021 – WEEK 6 – Make 1 of Block 3
Feb 22, 2021 – WEEK 7 – Finish our quilt – Finish Quilt top, Baste, Quilt and Bind!

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
Join my Facebook group and post your weekly progress photos
OR post your photos on Instagram with the hashtag #JoyfulMeadowsQAL

I will film weekly video tutorial in the Facebook Quilt Along group and answer any questions you have!

JOYFUL MEADWOS QUILT

Usually when I start designing a quilt pattern, I don’t have fabrics in mind. But with this Joyful Meadows Quilt Pattern I knew exactly what fabrics I wanted to use. I wanted something bright and cheerful and I wanted an echoed design. There is something about echoed designs that I love!

I used all Kona Cottons for the top of this quilt. The colors I used were (left to right) White, Honeysuckle, Persimmon, Duckling, Kiwi, Capri, Royal and Tulip.

This quilt is made up of a lot of flying geese, but don’t let that scare you. The pattern has to options for making your flying geese. The 1 at 1 time method and the 4 at 1 time method (made a little bigger than needed, then you trim to size)

I quilted this by lining my walking foot up on the edge of the design and basically outlined the design. I love the look this gives a quilt and it’s a really easy way to quilt a baby size quilt.

I’m loving this Petite Stripe in Black by Robert Kaufman binding with this super cute Rainbow Hearts and Stars by Andover Fabric backing Fabric! I think it fits this quilt so perfectly!

I hope you love this design as much as I do!

JOIN THE QUILT ALONG GROUP – Make sure to answer the Join questions. This helps me weed out spam/fake accounts.

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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 6 – Rainier Echoes Quilt Along – Block 3

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Welcome to Week 6 of the Rainier Echoes Quilt Along! This week we will be making 4 Block 3. These are the last blocks we will be making! I can’t believe how fast this quilt along is going. I’m loving seeing all your beautiful blocks!!

LIVE VIDEO

Join me today, May 13th at 10:30 am PDT (West Coast USA) for a LIVE video in my Facebook Group to go over WEEK 6 – making Block 3!

You can watch this in my Facebook Group or on Instagram! If you can’t make it LIVE, that’s ok! I will save it to the Facebook group and upload it to my YouTube channel!

QUILT ALONG EMAILS

SIGN UP FOR THE WEEKLY EMAILS! (This email ONLY has information about the quilt along)

This quilt pattern will be 15% OFF thru the end of the quilt along.

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

HOW DO YOU ENTER THE WEEKLY GIVEAWAY?
Post a photo with the current weeks prompt on Instagram with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL or post the photo in the quilt along group!
I will pick a random winner from the photos on the first day of the next week!

WEEK 6 GIVEAWAY!!!

Post a photo of ALL of your BLOCK 3s in the FACEBOOK GROUP or on INSTAGRAM with the hashtag #RainierEchoesQAL

Fran from Cotton + Joy has donated a PDF copy of her gorgeous Prairie Tracks Quilt Pattern! Go check out all of her beautiful patterns!

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The winner will randomly be chosen on May 20th!

Quilt Along Schedule
QUILT ALONG OVERVIEW
Week 1 – April 7th – Cut our fabric
Week 2 – April 15th – Half Square Triangles
Week 3 – April 22st – Flying Geese
Week 4 – April 29th – Make 1 of Block 1
Week 5 – May 6th – Make 4 of Block 2
Week 6 – May 13th – Make 4 of Block 3
Week 7 – May 20th – Put the Quilt top together
Week 8 – May 27th – Baste, Quilt and Bind the Quilt

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

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Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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KaBam Quilt Pattern

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You can grab a copy of the pattern here!!
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When I was first drawing up my KaBam Quilt Pattern I was trying to design an explosion from a comic book. So hence the name KaBam! I drew this up probably a year ago and was hoping to make a King size quilt eventually for my bed.

When I found out my sister in law was having a boy and the babies room was going to be star/galaxy/star wars theme. I thought this design would be perfect for his room! The parents said they liked the dark side. So for them it is a planet exploding from a Death Star. But I also think it looks like a huge star.

I went searching in the Stash Fabrics store to find the perfect 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 was so happy to give this one to my new nephew.

This quilt pattern is great for the adventurous beginner to intermediate quilter. The pattern comes with labels to keep you organized!

The KaBam pattern comes in a Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen and King size!

You can grab a copy of the pattern here!!
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I hope you enjoy making this quilt! I can’t wait to see your versions! Make sure to tag me when you share them on social media!
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Scroll to the bottom to see the gorgeous quilts made by my testers!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

My throw size version!!
I found my fabrics at Stash Fabrics for this one too!
A – Net in Navy by Dear Stella
B – Sangria Kona Cotton
C – Moonscape in Cockatoo by Dear Stella
D – Nectarine Kona Cotton
E – Moonscape in Banana by Dear Stella
F – Royal Kona Cotton

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Check out some of the gorgeous quilts made by my quilt testers!!!

Sheri Bing 2shawnie wallace 2cindy price kelley 2deanna josephson 2marg sharpe 3

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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