Friday, April 28, 2017

Yankee Doodle Star Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio



I just LOVE the Yankee Doodle Friday Bundle Batch from Fort Worth Fabric Studio. I have been wanting a 4th of July, Memorial Day, Veteran's Day Quilt and this bundle is perfect!!! This Star Quilt Tutorial is my favorite as it uses the entire 8 fat quarters plus one yard of background fabric to make the quilt top and scrappy binding for a lap size quilt!!!! Keep reading for the Star Quilt Tutorial.

Yankee Doodle Friday Bundle Batch

I just love all the red, white, and blue fabrics together!!! They are just perfect!!! 

Included Fabrics (fat quarter or half-yard options):
  1. Penny's Pets Bitty Daisies Red - Robert Kaufman
  2. Sunday Drive In the Meadow Blue - Moda
  3. Sevenberry Classiques Mini Red Stars - Robert Kaufman
  4. Toscana Cardinal - Northcott
  5. Grunge Basics Navy - Moda
  6. Hints of Prints Lake Dots - Robert Kaufman
  7. Madison Bombette Cherry - Anna Griffin
  8. Basic Brights Navy Gingham - Windham

Tutorial for Yankee Doodle Star Quilt (53" x 53")

Supplies
2. Toscana Picket Fence Northcott - 1 yard (1.5 yard if cutting oops) -This fabric has subtle tones & texture of Italian fresco. It is nearly white on white - a very very pale cream with white mottling).

Cutting -Be careful cutting as you will use almost the entire fat quarter. 














Star Points - 4 Fat Quarters  (cut from each fat quarter):
(1) 12" Square - cut on diagonal to make 2 triangles
(2) 4.5" x 11.5" Rectangles
(2) 2.5 x 18" Binding 

*Hint for cutting for fat quarters. Cut (1) 12" x 21" rectangle. Then subcut the (1) 12" square. This will leave you with (1) 9" x 12" rectangle- subcut into (2) 4.5" x 11.5"rectangles. 















Star Center - 4 Fat Quarters (cut from each fat quarter):
(1) 11.5" square
(2) 4.5" x 11.5" Rectangles
(2) 2.5 x 18" Binding 
















(4) 12" Squares- cut on diagonal to make 2 triangles from each square (total of 8)
(4) 11.5" Squares
















Corner 4-patches
(16) 2.5" squares (I cut these from my binding strips above)
















Sewing

1. Sew (1) Star Point Triangle to (1) Background triangle to create a 11.5" half-square triangle. Make 8 total.















2. Sew (4) four-patch blocks to create corner blocks

3. Layout squares as shown below and sew together.


4. Quilt. I chose to stipple my quilt. I "might" be addicted to stippling....I just can't stop! :)

5.  Bind. I just love a scrappy binding! Plus the backing matches perfectly!!!



A bit more about the perfect backing for my quilt! I just love using extra wide backing fabric as no piecing is required plus they are a better value too! Swirly red and blue stars...perfection!!!


I just love this Yankee Doodle Star Quilt! It's one of my favorites!!! Here are a few more pictures because I couldn't pick a favorite ;)




Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me sew this quilt with this fabulous Yankee DoodleFat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here before it sells out. Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Happy Friday!!!
Melanie

Monday, April 24, 2017

Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop


When I saw the Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop...I knew I wanted to use Sunday Supper by Sweetwater as I needed a new table runner.  It is the perfect collection for home!


I wanted to make my table runner a bit more scrappy so I used a layer cake, which gave me lots of variety and I pieced the left over squares for my backing. I loved how this pattern was easy to follow and so fun to sew!


I also tried something new and used Pellon Flex-Foam to give my table runner more stability and I love the added texture it gave to my project.



Are you ready to make your own project with the free Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter shop?

Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern available here.
Fat Quarter Shop You Tube Video available here.
Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber
Sunday Supper by Sweetwater available here

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for having me be part of the Jelly Roll Check Quilt Along! I love sewing my table runner

Have a great day!

Melanie







Friday, April 21, 2017

Upstream Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


When I saw the cute Upstream Fat Quarter Bundle for this Friday's Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric....I knew it would make the perfect quilt! I just loved those cute fishes! Check out the fabulous Upstream bundle below.


I just love how these blue fabrics remind me of the water and they match perfectly with the cute fish fabric! Bundle available here.
Fabrics included: 
  1. Mermaid Days Here Fishy Fish Blue - Blend
  2. Just Color Aegean Blue - Studio E
  3. Parade on Main Blue Dots - Riley Blake
  4. Swiss Dots White on White - Riley Blake
  5. Azure Peaceful Water - Michael Miller
  6. Mermaid Days Turquoise Seeds - Blend
  7. Rainy Day Fish Blue Skies - Moda
  8. Toscana Capri - Northcott

Ready to make your Upstream Quilt 57" x 57"

Supplies:


Tips from my quilt:
1. I chose to use Mermaid Days Here Fishy Fish Blue fabric for the center square in each of my blocks.
2. Be sure to cut the fat quarters carefully as there is just enough to cut 144 squares.
3. I loved using the 108" Wide Back Shades Robin fabric for my quilt back! I loved not piecing the back of my quilt...plus the left over fabric was perfect for binding and extra squares if a cutting oops. 


For the quilting I decided to use aqua thread to stipple the quilt. I love how it looks likes ripples in the water!



Extra Fabrics that I used to make this quilt.

I love using Swiss Dots for the backgrounds of my quilts! I think it is the perfect neutral without being solid color!


This was my first time using Wide Back fabric for my quilt back and I LOVE it! I loved not having to piece the backing plus it was perfect for the binding too! Also it matches the front in case you need extra squares ;)


I just loved sewing this quilt!!! This is definitely a pattern I will making again!


Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Upstream Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here. Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Melanie