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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.

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

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!

JOIN FACEBOOK GROUP! (answer join questions)

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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KaBam Quilt Pattern

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You can grab a copy of the pattern here!!
Paper (USA) 
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

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!!
Paper (USA)
Digital (USA)
Digital (International)

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!
Instagram
Facebook

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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This post may contain Affiliate Links. When using the link, you pay the same amount for the items, I just receive a small commission. 

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

GET YOUR COPY HERE:

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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WEEK 5 – Happy Block Swap Quilt Along with the National Quilters Circle

Week 5

Welcome to Week 5 of the Happy Block Swap Quilt Along brought to you by the National Quilters Circle! This week we received the LAST BLOCK!!! I can’t believe how fast this quilt along is going!

It’s not too late to join this FREE Quilt along! Click here to go to the National Quilters Circle Week 5 Blog post. You will find this the Bonus block here. Scroll to the bottom to find last weeks blocks!

WEEK 4 of the Happy Block Swap Quilt Along

This week everyone will make only ONE block! If you are making this as a swap make 1 of your assigned blocks. If you are making this solo use Quilter 1’s instructions.

Friday I filmed a LIVE Video going over this weeks blocks. You can view the video in the National Quilters Circle Block Challenge Group on Facebook!

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!

Here are my WEEK 5 Bonus Block!!

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Lovely Star Garden Quilt Pattern

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It’s the Lovey Star Garden Pattern release day! I love how this pattern has a lot of background space to really help the design pop.

You can get your copy here:
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
PAPER PATTERN
OUTSIDE USA CUSTOMERS

I had drawn this pattern out in the beginning of Summer, but with the kids being home and all the Summer activities, I didn’t get a chance to actually make the quilt until the kids when back to school.

I was scrolling through Stash Fabrics Sale section (not sponsored, just love their deals) and found the gorgeous Freshly Picked fabric and I had to have it. I had been wanting to use this fabric collection for a long time, and now I finally had the perfect pattern for it. They didn’t have the whole line, so I grabed a couple prints from Fabric.com (not sponsored)

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I used 1/4 yard cuts from my quilt, but you can also used Fat Quarters are scraps that are large enough!

If I have to piece the backing on a quilt, I will usually go for a solid fabric or a sheet. But this gorgeous fabric was calling to be on the back!

I went with quick and easy straight line quilting for this one. And I bound it in a beautiful blue fabric from the Freshly picked line.

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I’m so excited to see everyone’s versions!!

You can get your copy here:
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  
PAPER PATTERN
OUTSIDE USA CUSTOMERS

My Quilt testers did an awesome job with this quilt!

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Cindy Price Kelley blog

Lori Hagen 2

Amy Cornutt 3

Jennie Rummells for listing

joanne harris listing

Connie Ericson Whan‎ blog

marg sharpe 3

Sheri Bing listing

Sandra Tiedeman‎ blog

Gaiella Cupitt‎ blog

Carrie Frances Sims‎ blog

You can get your copy here:
DIGITAL DOWNLOAD  
PAPER PATTERN
OUTSIDE USA CUSTOMERS

 

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Left The Nest Quilt

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Paper Pattern
Digital Download Pattern
International Quilters – Download here!

Stash Fabrics has a Throw size Kit!!!

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!

Digital Download Pattern
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
Marg Sharpe (2)

Made by Lori Hagen
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Made by Dawn Benz
Dawn Benz (2)

Made by Sheri Bing
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Made by Connie Ericson Whan
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Made by Cindy Price Kelly
Cindy Price Kelley (2)

Made by Michelle Graham
Michelle Graham

Made by Amy Cornutt
Amy Cornutt

 

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Week 7 – Frame It QAL – Finish the Last 4 Blocks

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This post may contain Affiliate Links. When using the link, you pay the same amount for the items, I just receive a small commission. 

Welcome to Week 7 of the Frame it Quilt Along! We are so close to finishing our quilts! Yay!

This week we will be finishing the last 4 blocks of our throw size quilt tops! If you are making a different size quilt, you will need to make more blocks this week.

You can find the Digital and Paper Pattern (USA and Canada) in my shop 15% OFF thru April 9th!!  If you are located outside the USA or Canada you can find the pattern in my Etsy Shop!!

Next week – Finishing your quilt – 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)

JOIN ME for a LIVE Video today (March 26, 2019) at 10:00 am PDT (West Coast USA). I will be jumping on to check to see if anyone has questions! If you can’t join me LIVE, the video will be saved to the Facebook Group, it will be available on Instagram for 24 hours and I will upload it to my YouTube channel.

Quilt Along Schedule:
Feb. 12 – Week 1-2: Get Pattern and Pick out Fabrics
Feb. 26 – Week 3: Cut out our pieces
Mar. 5 – Week 4: Make Center Units (Square in Square Blocks) (Steps 1-4)
Mar. 12 – Week 5: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 19 – Week 6: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 26 – Week 7: Finish 4 Blocks
Apr. 2 – Week 8: Add Sashing and Finish Quilt

Join the Quilt Along by posting your progress photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #FrameItQAL
OR Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group and post your progress photo there!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

 

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Week 6 – Frame It QAL – Finish 4 More Blocks

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We are now on Week 6 of the Frame It Quilt Along! This week we will be making 4 more quilt blocks! The quilt along is following the Throw size quilt, so if you are making a different size, make extra blocks this week!

These blocks go together super quick, so it’s not too late to join in!

You can get your Frame It Quilt Pattern here – Paper or Digital pattern (USA or Canada)
Digital Worldwide.

Here are my first 4 blocks that I made last week!

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JOIN ME for a LIVE Video today (March 19, 2019) at 10:00 am PDT (West Coast USA). I will be jumping on to check to see if anyone has questions! If you can’t join me LIVE, the video will be saved to the Facebook Group, it will be available on Instagram for 24 hours and I will upload it to my YouTube channel.

Quilt Along Schedule:
Feb. 12 – Week 1-2: Get Pattern and Pick out Fabrics
Feb. 26 – Week 3: Cut out our pieces
Mar. 5 – Week 4: Make Center Units (Square in Square Blocks) (Steps 1-4)
Mar. 12 – Week 5: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 19 – Week 6: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 26 – Week 7: Finish 4 Blocks
Apr. 2 – Week 8: Add Sashing and Finish Quilt

Join the Quilt Along by posting your progress photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #FrameItQAL
OR Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group and post your progress photo there!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea

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Week 5 – Frame It QAL – Finish 4 Blocks

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Yay! It’s week 5 of the Frame It Quilt Along! This week we will be finishing 4 of our blocks (If you are making the Throw size, adjust according to what size you are making).

Get your copy of the Frame It Quilt Pattern HERE!

Tips for finishing your block:

  • Make sure to square up your block after each step.
  • Check the beginning and end of your seam, make sure they are a consistent scant 1/4 inch seam all the way across.
  • Finger press your seams open, then press with your iron.

JOIN ME for a LIVE Video today (March 12, 2019) at 10:00 am PDT (West Coast USA). I will be going over how to finish our quilt blocks. I will also be answering any questions you have! If you can’t join me LIVE, the video will be saved to the Facebook Group, it will be available on Instagram for 24 hours and I will upload it to my YouTube channel.

Quilt Along Schedule:
Feb. 12 – Week 1-2: Get Pattern and Pick out Fabrics
Feb. 26 – Week 3: Cut out our pieces
Mar. 5 – Week 4: Make Center Units (Square in Square Blocks) (Steps 1-4)
Mar. 12 – Week 5: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 19 – Week 6: Finish 4 Blocks
Mar. 26 – Week 7: Finish 4 Blocks
Apr. 2 – Week 8: Add Sashing and Finish Quilt

Join the Quilt Along by posting your progress photo’s on Instagram with the hashtag #FrameItQAL
OR Join the Facebook Quilt Along Group and post your progress photo there!!

Happy Quilting!
Andrea