Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Scattered Squares Quilt with Moda Bake Shop


I'm sharing a fun and quick quilt project that you can make this weekend (start to finish)! Scattered Squares is a free quilt pattern I designed for Moda Bake Shop

Today we are making Scattered Squares with the happy Orchard fabric by April Rosenthal! This quilt would be perfect for all your Spring and Summer picnics! It’s a beginner friendly pattern that uses my favorite precuts: Charm Pack and Layer Cake! Save your favorite fabrics to be the large squares so they really stand out! Let’s get quilting!


Scattered Squares Quilt finishes at 57.5” x 66.5”

Supplies: (clickable links below)


I hope you enjoy making your own Scattered Squares Quilt with your favorite Moda Layer Cake and Charm Pack! I can’t wait to see your Scattered Squares Quilts! Be sure to follow  A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog and/or @ABitofScrapStuff on Instagram where I share more fabric fun!

When sharing your Scattered Squares Quilt online, please use the following hashtags #ScatteredSquaresQuilt #ABitofScrapStuffPattern


Happy Sewing!
Melanie 

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Friday, May 24, 2019

Charm Pack Tree Skirt - Little Tree


Are you ready to start sewing for Christmas?!?! I personally love sewing with Christmas fabric year round as it is my favorite! I've been wanting to sew a tree skirt to replace my old Target tree skirt from many years ago so I was excited when I saw the new Charm Pack Tree Skirt Pattern from Fat Quarter Shop! I love it!


The Charm Pack Tree Skirt only takes (2) Charm Packs! So I grabbed (2) Little Tree Charm Packs and got to sewing! I love how the Charm Pack Tree Skirt looks like a flower! I'm thinking this would make a super cute quilt too if you didn't cut out the center!


Charm Pack Tree Skirt 53" x 53" Supplies
links below

Time for sewing

The piecing of the quilt top is super quick and easy - love that! It was a bit nerve wracking to cut a square in the center of my quilt and a slit down the side. I definitely read the pattern a few times and measured carefully BEFORE cutting. The most difficult part is binding ALL the angles as most were not the usual 90 degree angles quilters are used! 


I am so excited for Christmas decorating so I can use my new tree skirt - do you think May is too early ;).  My family thought it was so I tried wrapping the skirt around a tree, which looked hilarious as it was super thin. What you don't wrap tree skirts around outside trees ;) ????


Since wrapping the tree looked a bit silly - I tried to artfully lay the tree skirt on my favorite fence, which was tricky too. It was an absolutely gorgeous day outside - I love late spring so much!


I think another close up of the Little Tree fabric is needed as I absolutely love it! Luckily I believe you can never have too many Christmas quilts as I need at least one Little Tree Christmas quilt.


Don't forget to purchase your Charm Pack Tree Skirt Pattern, (2) favorite charm packs - I love Little Tree, background fabric, or Charm Pack Tree Skirt Kit with Sweet Christmas and start sewing! You can totally make this adorable tree skirt!

Have a great day and happy sewing! 


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Melanie

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Twinkle Quilt - NEW Quilt Pattern with Kindred Spirits


Hello fabric friends! I'm so excited to share a brand NEW pattern - the Twinkle Quilt with the lovely Kindred Spirits -Anne of Green Gables fabric by Jill Howarth for Riley Blake Designs. I loved reading Anne of Green Gables as a girl and just recently listened to the audiobook version - I don't think you are ever to old for Anne and her adventures!


 Kindred Spirits -Anne of Green Gables fabric is full of florals, text , stripes, and of course Anne! I designed the Twinkle pattern with a large block center, which is perfect for fussy cutting this delightful fabric! 

"We ought to always to try to influence others for good. " I LOVE this!


Twinkle Quilt

Twinkle Quilt finishes at 50.5" x 60.5", but can easily be made larger or smaller by creating more or less blocks! I love block based patterns for this reason! Plus Twinkle Quilt Pattern is on sale for $5 (here) for one week - yay!


The Twinkle Quilt is also perfect for scraps as each block uses (3) different prints plus the background. You could even go super scrappy and use scrappy low volume for the background.


What you need:
Twinkle Quilt - 50.5" x 60.5"

Twinkle Quilt Pattern (here) - on sale for $5 for one week
10 Fat Quarters - Kindred Spirits
1.25 yards background - Swiss Dots Green
0.5 yard inner border - Swiss Dots Green
0.75 yard outer border- Kindred Spirits
0.5 yard binding - Kindred Spirits
3.5 yards backing

Hobbs 80/20 Batting

OPTIONAL: 
- Bloc-Loc half-square Triangle Ruler
- For my AccuQuilt fans - Twinkle Quilt pattern is also compatible with the AccuQuilt GO! 8" Mix and Match Cube -yay! No trimming those half-square triangles!


I purchased my Anne of Green Gables book at Amazon (single or set)


Sunday, May 19, 2019

Drunkard's Wheel - Maxie Mail Sewing Subscription Box


Hello. I 'm excited to share my Drunkard's Wheel Mini Quilt from my April Maxie Mail Subscription Box. I absolutely LOVE this project! The gorgeous Art Gallery Pure Solids mixed with the Love text print is amazing. The combination is just stunning!

It is has been awhile since I've sewn curves so I watched Maxie's Member Video and loved how she teaches "No Pins Curved Piecing" ... yay!!! So don't worry if this is your very first curved piecing project just watch Maxie's instructional video with this month's subscription and you can totally do it!


Let's chat more about the April Maxie Mail Box-


What's included:
  • Everything you need to complete your top, plus the binding fabric! Fabrics for making HSTs are precut for you! All fabrics are Art Gallery Fabrics 100% Pima Cotton!
  • Maxie’s new Drunkard’s Path Acrylic Cutting Template Set.
  • Famorรจ Serger Tweezers
  • Almost Heaven Woodcraft’s “Stitcher’s Friend 9 in 1 Tool”.
  • Gutermann Cotton Thread, light grey.
  • Drunkard’s Wheel Pattern.
  • Instructional video by Maxie
Let's start sewing our Drunkard's Wheel Mini Quilt


Start off by watching BOTH of Maxie's videos. The first video explains the Maxie Mail Sewing Box contents and the second video is a full "how to" sewing tutorial for your project! Her videos are so helpful and full of tips so your project will be successful! Don't be scared of curved piecing! Plus she explains how to keep your text fabric the correct direction!

Tips: 
  • I did NOT use pins when assembling sewing the curved units BUT I did use my Little House pins when piecing my blocks together so the points would match. 
  • Ironing your center seams open will make the block center lay flat (less bulk)
Quilting:
I chose wonky circles for the circles and lots and lots and lots of pebbles for the background. I LOVE the texture it gives!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Sea Life Medley Die with AccuQuilt - Punny Pillows


Happy Friday!!!  I'm so excited to share a new tutorial on the AccuQuilt Blog with the new AccuQuilt GO! Sea Life Medley die (55190). When I saw the brand new GO! Sea Life Medley die, I knew I needed to make some fun pillows with puns or "Punny Pillows"! I always love a good pun and so do my kids! 

Don't worry if puns aren't your thing - I'll show an example of a personalized Seahorse family pillow too! 

The 6" x 12" Sea Life Medley contains:  Crab, Fish, Seashorse, Starfish plus a tiny circle for eyes or bubbles. Of course the Sea Life Medley is awesome AccuQuilt GO! quality so your crab legs (and all the sea creatures) will cut perfectly! The die is two-toned so it's super easy to know where to place your fabric for accurate cuts! Let's gather up our supplies and start cutting!



Supplies - 

Tutorial for 18" Sea Life Pillow - available at AccuQuilt Blog (click here)


On the AccuQuilt Blog, I will show you step by step instructions on creating your  own SEAS the day Punny Pillow plus more examples!

I just couldn't stop with one pillow so I made a total of four.  Here are a few more Punny Pillows with the Sea Life Medley and Carefree Alphabet dies.

Be a STAR



Don't be crabby


I also made this personalized Seahorse pillow - it would be very easy to make one for your own family or it would be a fabulous gift!


Don't forget to read the tutorial (here) on the AccuQuilt Blog!  I can't wait to see your amazing Punny Pillows too! Be sure to tag me on @abitofscrapstuff on Instagram so I can see them! Plus I can't wait to see what other puns you think of! 

Be sure to follow me on A Bit of Scrap Stuff Blog or @abitofscrapstuff on Instagram to see more fabric fun projects!

Happy Quilting!

Melanie
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Honey Run Patchwork Quilt


I'm so excited to share my Honey Run Patchwork Quilt!!!! I absolutely love this adorable Honey Run fabric by Jill Finley for Penny Rose / Riley Blake Designs- it is full of bees, florals, honeycomb, and gingham!!!! So much fabric happiness!


Honey Run's four colors (white, yellow, gray, black) were perfect for making a fun patchwork quilt with a gradient of color! Patchwork is such a classic design that I love! 

This flowering tree gorgeous and just perfect for photos! I love springtime!



Honey Run Gradient Patchwork Quilt Details
Finished size 52.5" x 64.5"


Supplies: 



Cutting and Sewing Time:

I chose to cut my blocks at 4.5" squares instead of the Simple Sparkle pattern suggestion of 5" squares. I like the slightly smaller size of the squares plus I have a 4.5" square AccuQuilt die so I knew I could cut all (208) 4.5" squares quickly and accurately! I love my AccuQuilt GO! so much!!!



The layout of my quilt is 13  x 16 blocks. I arranged 4 rows of each color - starting with white then yellow then gray then black. I made sure to mix a few colors up as I liked the surprise pop of color!


I just love the diamond bee fabric for the binding! Plus stippling was a must as it makes the quilt so comfy and cuddly! This is going to be one well loved quilt!

Threadology Quilt Along - Block 8


Happy May 15th! It's time for Block Eight - Cross With a Cross for the Threadology Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics! This is the LAST block left for the quilt top and then it is assembly time - yay!  I can't wait!

I'm loving all of the Threadology Blocks and especially the adorable fabric:  Little Snippets by Bonnie & Camille - which is available here! Okay - I love ALL Bonnie & Camille fabric ;). 


Let's get sewing Block 8: Cross With a Cross Block

This week we are making (1) 12.5" x 12.5" block and (4) 6.5" x 6.5" blocks. 


Sewing Tips 

1. When trimming the Cross Unit (smaller block) down to 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" - I found it easiest to trim my Cross Unit to 5" x 5". I made sure the 2.5" line on my ruler was directly down then the center of my block and trimmed to a 5" square. Then I trimmed 1/8" off each side - so my Cross Unit was a perfectly centered 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" square.

2a. After trimming Cross Unit (9" x 9" or 4 3/4" x 4 3/4") - Fold block in half and iron center crease. Repeat other direction. You should have an iron crease mark on each side of the block in the center.


2b. Center tip of B/D triangle with iron crease mark and sew together.


A Bit About the 2019 Threadology Patterns -