Sunday, May 19, 2024

Piece and Quilt Sampler: Month 2



It's Month Two of the Piece and Quilt Sampler Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop.  I'm having so much fun making the blocks for this fabulous sampler quilt. 

Piece & Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

May Blocks:
  • (1) 12" Album Star



  • (1) 12" Hovering Hawks Block
I chose to make a 12" block instead of following the pattern for a 9" block with borders.


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Supplies:



Tip:
For perfect half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles - I recommend:

OR

I'll be back June 17th with the next blocks! 

#PieceQuiltSamplerQAL

Piece & Quilt Sampler Quilt Along

Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy quilting and stitching! 

Melanie Call


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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Sunrise Quilt: Albion


Hi Friends! I loved sewing my Sunrise Quilt with the new Albion Collection by Amy Smart for Riley Blake Designs. The floral prints and colors are fabulous. 
I knew this collection would need a quilt pattern with large blocks so the fabric would shine. My Sunrise Quilt Pattern is the perfect match!


The Sunrise Quilt is a block based quilt so it's easy to make the quilt larger or smaller by making more or less blocks. I chose to enlarge the quilt by adding a border as I love the Albion Blue Flowers print.

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Sunrise Quilt  77" x 77"

Supplies:

Optional
For perfectly sized half-square triangles - I recommend trimming your blocks with a Bloc-loc half-square triangle ruler OR using the appropriately sized AccuQuilt Die. Having perfectly sized blocks makes piecing your quilt so much easier!

Accuquilt Dynamic Promo


OPTIONAL Outer Border Instructions
The original Sunrise Quilt doesn't have a border, but adding an outer border is super easy! 
  • Choose 1.5 yards of your favorite print - mine is: Albion Blue Flowers
  • Cut (8) 5.5" x WOF strips
  • Sew strips together to form one very long narrow strip
  • Measure quilt length. Example Quilt Length of 66.5"*. Cut (2) outer border strips 5.5" x 66.5"*. Sew (1) outer border strip to right side of quilt and (1) outer border strip to left side of quilt.
  • Measure quilt width. Example Quilt Width of 77"*. Cut (2) outer border strips 5.5" x 77"*. Sew (1) outer border stripe to top of quilt and (1) outer border strip to bottom of quilt.
* Cut your border strips to the measured length and width of your quilt.

Binding Cutting Instructions if adding Border:
  • Cut (8) 2.5" x WOF of binding fabric.


Sunrise Quilt Pattern is available in Pattern Shop or Etsy


Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy  quilting! 

Melanie Call. 

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Friday, May 3, 2024

Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along: Release 3

 


Moonbeams  - Release Three:  Peace and Plenty 


It's time for Release 3 of the  Fat Quarter Shop  Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along. Fat Quarter Shop generously releases both the quilt and cross stitch patterns for free each month and would appreciate a donation to the Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas. 


Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)

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Let's chat about quilting first. Keep on reading for cross stitch....I made another super cute tiny pillow.


--- Moonbeams: Peace & Plenty Blocks ---


This month we are making (4) Moonbeams Peace & Plenty Quilt Blocks (pattern here).  Fat Quarter Shop has Moonbeams Quilt Kits available with Strawberry Lemonade fabric by Sherri & Chelsi...it's super cute! 

As it's fun to see different version of the Moonbeams Quilt,  I'm quilting with Old Glory by Lella Boutique. (also available at Fat Quarter Shop)


Quarter Square Triangles and Flying Geese Tips for perfect blocks: 




---Moonbeams Charity Cross Stitch Along---



You may have noticed, my project looks a lot different from the original Moonbeams Charity Stitch. Instead of stitching the Moonbeams as one large project, I'm going to stitch the motifs separately and make a coordinating pillow each month!  

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This sweet pillow is 4" x 4" and so cute! It will be perfect for Patriotic decor! It's so fun how much different a pattern can look when you change the colors. I  love how both of these pillows coordinate together!



Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Model Supplies 


Moonbeams Cross Stitch Supplies:
Melanie's version

 I  hope you are joining along with Fat Quarter Shop for the Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along!  Both projects are gorgeous and I love that the donations support Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas!

Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)




Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy quilting and stitching! 


Melanie CallI


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Friday, April 5, 2024

Moonbeams Quilt and Stitch Along: Release 2

 

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Moonbeams: Release Two - Ohio Star

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I'm so happy to be quilting and stitching along with Fat Quarter Shop for the Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along. Fat Quarter Shop generously releases both the quilt and cross stitch patterns for free each month and would appreciate a donation to the Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas. 

Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)

Shop Fabric at Fat Quarter Shop


Let's chat about quilting first. Keep on reading for cross stitch....it's a super cute tiny pillow.


Moonbeams Charity Quilt Along

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This month we are making (4) Moonbeams Ohio Star Blocks (pattern here).  Fat Quarter Shop has Moonbeams Quilt Kits available with Strawberry Lemonade fabric by Sherri & Chelsi...it's super cute! 

As it's fun to see different version of the Moonbeams Quilt,  I'm quilting with Old Glory by Lella Boutique. (also available at Fat Quarter Shop)

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Quarter Square Triangle Tips: 

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Supplies: clickable links
Melanie's version 




Moonbeams Charity Cross Stitch Along


A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog #Abitofscrapstuff #FatQuarterShop #MoonbeamsQAL #ModaFabric #MoonbeamsSAL

You may have noticed, my project looks a lot different from the original Moonbeams Charity Stitch. Instead of stitching the Moonbeams as one large project, I'm going to stitch the motifs separately and make coordinating pillows! 

A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog #Abitofscrapstuff #FatQuarterShop #MoonbeamsQAL #ModaFabric #MoonbeamsSAL


Moonbeams Cross Stitch Supplies:
Melanie's version

This sweet pillow is 4" x 4" and so cute! It will be perfect for Patriotic decor! It's so fun how much different a pattern can look when you change the colors.

A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog #Abitofscrapstuff #FatQuarterShop #MoonbeamsQAL #ModaFabric #MoonbeamsSAL


Shop Cross Stitch Supplies at Fat Quarter Shop

Fat Quarter Shop Stitch Model Supplies 


I hope you are joining along with Fat Quarter Shop for the Moonbeams Charity Quilt and Stitch Along!  Both projects are gorgeous and I love that the donations support Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas!

Donate to: Make-A-Wish of Central and South Texas (donate directly here)


Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy quilting and stitching! 

Melanie Call


Shop Fabric at Fat Quarter Shop


Shop Cross Stitch Supplies at Fat Quarter Shop


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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Perfectly Pieced: Flag Pillow: April 2024


I absolutely loved making the Perfectly Pieced Flag Pillow this month! The Flag block is super quick (and perfectly pieced) to make with your embroidery machine.  This is the perfect decor piece for all the upcoming Patriotic Holidays.  PS: If you are not American - just don't add the star appliqué and/or change the colors! 

I love the bonus project this month .... a tote bag. Plus the Kimberbell denim tote blank was also included in the box!



Perfectly Pieced: April 2024 Doorstep Contents:


Available now in the Me Time Delivered Shop (here)

  • Printed, full-color, step-by-step block instructions
  • Curated fabric bundle with enough fabric to make one of the included projects
  • Glide Thread from Hab+Dash by Fil-Tec, Mercury 10643
  • Collectible Pin
  • Chenille It 3/8" Natural
  • Chambray Tote

Digital Files Include:

  • Files for 2", 4", 6", & 8" blocks
  • Instructions for 4 projects
  • Custom block-by-block quilting files
  • Allover quilting files for use with Clear Blue Tiles
  • Block Coloring Template
  • Quilt layouts & fabric calculations

I receive the Perfectly Pieced Doorstep Subscription Box - which is AMAZING! Each month I receive digital files (for machine embroidery) to create 2", 4", 6", 8" quilt blocks, bonus project instructions, and quilting files PLUS coordinating fabrics and thread plus a bonus.   I am always so excited when the coral box arrives in my mail box!  You can subscribe to Perfectly Pieced (here) or  purchase past digital files and fabric bundles plus embroidery supplies at the ME Time Delivered Shop (here)


To make my 18" x 18" Flag Pillow, I made (4) 8" finished Flag Blocks and used 2" finished sashing (Cut sashing: (4) 2.5" x 8.5" rectangles plus (1) 2.5" x 2.5" square for center. Instead of using the block by block quilting option - I chose to use the included all over quilting design instead and I love it! 

PS: When I do all over quilting - I really like the dime Snap Hoop Monster (magnetic hoop) - just choose the appropriate hoop for your machine.



Making pillows is a favorite project for me as they are much quicker than a full quilt and are great for decorating! I do want use my scraps and make the tote bag too!


Available now in Me Time Deliver Shop (clickable links)



A bit more about Perfectly Pieced by Me Time Delivered

Perfectly Pieced is a monthly subscription that is available in two options: Digital (digital files only) or Doorstep which includes all the digital files plus a curated fabric bundle, printed instructions, thread, plus notion(s) delivered to your doorstep.  The subscription is zero stress as you can always skip a month, but once you see the upcoming projects - you won't want to skip!  Kimberbell is the parent company of ME Time (machine embroidery delivered) so the quality is outstanding. 

Subscribe to Perfectly Pieced (here). 



On Instagram - I shared reels of me piecing the Flag Block with my embroidery machine and all over quilting. 




Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ABitofScrapStuff and on my A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog for more fabric fun!

Have a great day and happy embroidering /sewing / quilting! 

Melanie Call