#pumppleSAL check-in #2

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Good morning, Friends — it’s check-in #2 for #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong. Click HERE for check-in #1.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt (shown on the magazine cover). They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I cannot stress enough – my sewalong schedule is NEVER set in stone. You can sew at your own pace. My schedule serves only as a guide, mainly to make sure I complete my quilt.

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

Purchase the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue HERE if you aren’t already a subscriber.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

For today’s assignment, we are supposed to make (10) pumpkin units. I went ahead and attached the corner triangle units. That way, I will have less to do when I work on completing the blocks in a couple of weeks.

Here are my pumpkin units!

We will be making another 10 pumpkin units for check-in #3 next Wednesday. Keep in mind, it’s your quilt — and you don’t have to make all 20 blocks. The following shows a table topper version where you only have to make (9) blocks.

And that is it! We will meet up again next Wednesday – hopefully I would have my (20) pumpkin units done!

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Here is a quick glance at the schedule:

8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

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2-Cent Tuesday & De-stash opportunity

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Hello Friends, I am glad to be back again for a quick visit.

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I was finally able to take a picture of the fabrics from my ongoing de-stashing effort. Here are 20+ Christmas-themed fabrics (totaling at least 12 yards) that I am giving away. Leave a comment below and let me know if you are interested. US address ONLY please! I will pick a winner next Tuesday. Winner agrees to send me a check for $45 that includes USPS Priority shipping, and I will send you the fabrics.

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You have seen my “A Pumpkin A Day” quilt – in fact, if you are sewing the quilt for #pumppleSAL, tomorrow is our check-in #2. If you are wondering about #pumppleSAL – click HERE for details.

I thought you might like to see my other quilt that is featured in the same Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue! Spice Road is entirely SCRAPPY – I used almost 90 fabrics in this quilt.

In fact, Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue included a total of 4 projects by me. Click HERE to purchase the issue if you aren’t already a subscriber.

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And for my 2 cents this week: If you have a quilt that needs binding, set aside a bit of time to get that done. I did – and it’s a great feeling because the quilt is “done” done!

Now it’s your turn to share your 2-cents with all of us!

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#puzzleSAL check-in #2 & Tabletastic 3 Giveaway Winner

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Hello Friends, Happy Monday to you! I hope you had a lovely weekend. Today is also International Cat Day! Check out my Etsy shop HERE for my catty patterns in PDF!

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It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #2 is TODAY!

Please use hashtag #puzzleSAL when posting your progress pictures on social media so that I can find your quilt!

8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1.

WE ARE HERE –>>>8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2. Sew together Row 1 & Row 2

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6.

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

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It’s NOT TOO LATE to join the SAL!

If you are just hearing about it, here are two previous blog posts that should get you up to speed.

#1. Announcement post HERE.

#2. Check-in #1 & explanation of block layout HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

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Here is a picture of my first and second rows sewn together.

And that’s all for our check-in #2 of #puzzleSAL – easy peasy!

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And before I signed off, it’s my pleasure to announce the winner of Tabletastic 3 giveaway: zanymouse. THANK YOU TO ALL FOR ENTERING THE GIVEAWAY!

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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely week.

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#pumppleSAL check-in #1

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Good morning, Friends — we kick off our #pumppleSAL today! Complete details are HERE if you are just now finding out about the sewalong.

“A Pumpkin A Day” is my original quilt featured on the cover of Quilter’s World Autumn 2022 issue. This is a scrap friendly quilt — or you can easily use a FQ bundle that has a minimum of 15 FQs.

And then a bunch of us decided to sew this quilt together! I showed the quilt being colored in various colorways where the pumpkins become apple — thus the PUMPPLE sewalong!

Click HERE if you want to use the fabrics used to make the original quilt, as shown on the magazine cover. They are from Moda’s Late October line.

I am making my sewalong quilt using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics. That way, my quilt can be used for the fall, and way into winter because the pumpkins will also double as apples.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

FOR TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: WE ARE TO MAKE A TEST BLOCK TODAY — IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO MAKE A TEST BLOCK JUST TO SEE HOW YOU WILL WANT TO TACKLE THE SUBSEQUENT BLOCKS IN THE QUILT.

Here is a picture of the back of the block just to show you how I pressed my seams.

And here you can see the schedule of the sewalong:

—> WE ARE HERE! 8/3 – Do a test block from start to finish! With a block that has many pieces, I always make a block from start to finish. That way, I am able to work out pressing directions and other details. Doing this will make construction of your subsequent blocks go so much faster. You may decide to keep this book, or not, toward the 20 blocks we will be making!

8/10 – Make (10) pumpkin or apple units, (9) if you are keeping your test block.

8/17 – Make another (10) pumpkin or apple units.

8/24, 8/31, 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 – Complete (3) or (4) blocks each week until you have made (20).

10/4 – Assemble quilt top, and you will have a quilt for the FALL and/or BEYOND!

2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, it’s Tuesday again! I hope you have been well. I can’t believe it’s August, and before the month is over, I will be making school lunches again! I have to admit making school lunches has never been my favorite.

I thought I would share a newly published quilt with you – JOYRIDE. This is a quilt made with 30s feedsack fabrics, EXCEPT generally 30’s fabrics aren’t used against a dark background. Seeing how the whimsical 30s fabrics pop against the blue background made me happy I decided to experiment a bit with a non-white background fabric. The pattern for JOYRIDE is in Annie’s new book Small Blocks Big Designs – the book feature blocks in 6″ and 12″. Book is available HERE. This quilt is totally SCRAP-FRIENDLY and is a quilt ideal for leaders/enders on the side project.

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And for my two cents this week:

Point protectors used for knitting needles are great for keeping the tips of your scissors from tearing through your storage compartment, especially if the compartment is a see-through plastic compartment — definitely a game changer for me especially for my scissors that came without sheaths.

You may purchase these point protectors HERE. You get 4 in a pack.

And that’s it from me today. It’s your turn to share your 2-cents! Thank you for visiting!

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Oh, I almost forgot — did you hear about the warehouse sale at Annie’s? Click HERE to check out the great savings on many quilty goodies.

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#puzzleSAL check-in #1 & Tabletastic & Giveaway

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puzzle#SAL

Hello Friends, Happy Monday and Happy Week to you! It’s #puzzleSAL check-in #1 is TODAY!

Please use hashtag #puzzleSAL when posting your progress pictures on social media so that I can find you.

WE ARE HERE –>>> 8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2.

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6.

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

Here is my first row sewn today. Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

Now, let’s do a quick study of the blocks… this is a ONE block quilt. One block always uses 3 fabrics – one fabric for the main puzzle piece, and two fabrics for the adjoining puzzle pieces. So you will have (7) pieces cut for the main puzzle piece, and (1) piece each for the two adjoining puzzle pieces.

The layout is made possible with two block orientations. There is the vertical orientation, and then there is the horizontal orientation. Both orientations alternate each other when sewing the blocks together.

If you look at the quilt center image above, the FIRST block on the FIRST row is VERTICALLY ORIENTED. So you would have to think about the adjoining left and right puzzle pieces for the other two fabrics.

The SECOND block on the FIRST row is HORIZONTALLY ORIENTED. So you would have to think about the adjoining top and bottom puzzle pieces for the other two fabrics.

So I just cut my pieces as I go after I decide the main piece fabrics plus the two adjoining fabrics.

CLICK HERE in case you need details of #puzzleSAL.

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I am happy to be part of Doug Leko’s TABLETASTIC! 3 Instagram Hop! Please pop on over to visit Doug on Instagram to see who else are on the hop. Tabletastic! 3 book is available for purchase HERE.

For my hop, I made the Portobello block for a table mat. It was a fun block to put together, I can see this block easily turn into multiple blocks for a runner, table topper or even a queen-sized quilt!

FOR THE GIVEAWAY:

Doug is giving a copy of his book to any US address. Please leave a comment between now and 8/6 and tell what size projects you love to make. Winner will be announced on 8/8!

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That’s it for now, my Friends! I hope you have a great week.

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Norfolk Sampler QAL – Check in #7

Hello Friends, today is our 7th check-in for Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along! Can you believe we are on our 7th month? I am loving all the sightings on Instagram. Just do a search on #norfolksampler2022, and see what quilters have done! And on that note, if you post on Instagram, ALWAYS add hashtag #norfolksampler2022 and #wendysheppard so that we can all oooh and aaah over your blocks!

SHARE YOUR PROGRESS PICTURES – ANY PROGRESS PICTURES WILL WORK!

Before going any further, let me quickly go through the QAL essentials in case you just heard about it. You may read previous blog posts HERE.

  1. NO sign-up necessary. Join in anytime. This QAL runs the entire year of 2022.
  2. Pattern is released in 4 installments in Quilters World magazine. Purchase the first pattern (spring 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the second pattern (summer 2022) installment HERE. Purchase the third pattern (autumn 2022) installment HERE.
  3. USE hashtag #norfolksampler2022 when posting your quilt progress picture on social media.
  4. The fabrics in the original sample quilt are available HERE. The pattern in spring 2022 issue will tell you exactly which fabrics to purchase, and how much to purchase. However, it would seem like the blue skus are sold out. So, your best bet might be to purchase the FQ bundle, and mix and match the fabrics that way for a scrappier final look.
  5. I have curated a companion thread box called INDIGO to go with this project. You may purchase the threads HERE. Read about the collection HERE.

Click HERE to purchase the kit. See other patterns and kits by me at Annies HERE. Please note that this kit uses a different set of blue and white fabrics. The kits that use my original fabrics sold out really quickly when it was first released.

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So for today’s check-in, we are supposed to make the leaf blocks.

Here are my Block 7 leaf blocks — I am using a One Fine Day FQ Bundle (by Moda) to make my quiltalong quilt. The leaf blocks were super quick to make — because this is a low demand, and low stress quilt-along!

You may purchase the FQ bundle HERE.

Remember, instructions for blocks 7 & 8 are found in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue. If you are not a subscriber, you may purchase the issue HERE. The issue should have the following cover.

Also, if you happened to have made a few more blocks – you can easily turn the blocks into a tablerunner. Complete instructions are also included in the Quilters World Autumn 2022 issue.

And that’s it for #NorfolkSampler2022 — we will be looking at the end of the quilt-along before we know it! Thank you for sewing along, and I hope you have a lovely day! See you again on August 31 for block 8!

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a great start to your week. And before we get any further, please allow me to welcome the new followers! Thank you for following, and I hope what I share here will be of some interest to you.

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The format for today’s 2-Cent Tuesday will be a little different. I am actually going to answer questions posed by followers, and to respond with my 2 cents!! So without further ado, let’s get right into the questions.

#1. Question from Karen Knorr

Thank you for this two-cent tip. My problem is the wavy quilt after it is bound. This has happened to me twice recently. These quilts were quilted fairly heavily but evenly,throughout the quilt. The wavy happened during the quilting process. I suppose I could have measured the binding using interior measurements, but I didn’t know it was going to be wavy when I sewed the binding on.     I steamed and steamed the wavy binding on the less wavy quilt but it only helped a very little.    What do you do with wavy finished quilts?Karen K

So here are my 2-cents:

If the wavy situation happens during the quilting process (which happens often when a quilt is heavily quilted), it is advisable to square up before the quilt is bound. The way I do it is, I would lay my quilt on a floor. Then I spritz it lightly before smoothing out the quilt. Sometimes I even have to tug a certain corner of the quilt to make the quilt come out square. Sometimes quilters would pull and tug until the diagonal measurements of the quilt match up. I haven’t had to do that myself. Then, I let my quilt air dry before I trim and square up, and bind the quilt.

If I were you — I would un-sew the binding, and then, square up the quilt before binding again. It’s a pain, especially when you feel like your quilt is completed. But if it’s a quilt on which you have spent much time and $, it’s probably worth the extra effort.

#2. Questions from Kathy Robinson

Hello Wendy. I have two questions. I was wondering about the difficulty of the Spools Pattern you used for the Bird Song quilt you made. It is so pretty.
I also wonder if you have a favorite type of ruler that you use. (Brand)? I have a mixture, since I bought a few when I started quilting some time ago, and then have heard here and there that this brand is the best, and this brand is the best and it is confusing. I did get one new ruler and many people like this particular brand, but made some cutting mistakes, because I got confused by the way they marked the measurements. I do know that I like the Non slip features on some of them. Kathy Robinson

You may purchase the pattern HERE.

So here are my 2 cents:

a. Difficulty with the Spools pattern is only difficult if you aren’t used to dealing with small pieces for the scissors handle. HOWEVER, sewing small pieces is no different from sewing large pieces. What I have found to be helpful is to NEVER use steam when working with small pieces. I always finger press the pieces until I complete a subunit. Then, I use a hot DRY iron to press down just to set the unit.

One thing that I did when I made my blocks was to set the seam allowance of the scissors handles going the opposite directions. That helped nesting the units nicely when the handle units were sewn together

As for my favorite rulers, my favorite sizes are 8 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and 6″ x 9″. I actually wouldn’t mind a 6 1/2″ x 9 1/2″, but I don’t have one. I personally don’t like my rulers having too many lines. So my favorite rulers only have the basic simple lines and divisions. They are by Omnigrid. I have had them for a long time, and the markings are starting to rub off. I am due for an upgrade, but I just haven’t done it yet. I have used a few Creative Grid as well as QuiltCut rulers, and they feel really well made. I definitely like them well enough to consider them when I change out my rulers. [Side note: QuiltCut rulers are quite affordable as well.]

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I hope that answers your questions. Please do not hesitate to leave in the comment section if you have any questions. I am always happy to help when I can.

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All my sewalongs will converge within a span of 4 days starting from this Sunday! You may click HERE to read about where to access the information.

7/31 — #norfolksampler2022 Check-in #7

8/1 — #puzzleSAL Check-in #1

8/3 — #pumppleSAL Check-in #1

8/4 — #strawberryQAL — hosted by Pat Sloan, but I need to make sure my homework is done. :-)

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And that’s all for today! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely rest of your week!

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Bird Song Layer Cake Winner!

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Hello Friends, I hope you have had a good week! THANK YOU so much for entering the Bird Song Layer Cake giveaway, and leaving your lovely comments. I enjoyed reading every single one. I hope you will take some time to read them HERE, if you haven’t. Reading about what your sewing or non-sewing projects has been most fun for me. For those of you who are taking care of family, my thoughts are with you!! It’s a noble thing to take care of one’s family!

And the winner of the giveaway is: Mary Kubiceck! An email has been sent to you. Please respond with your mailing address so I can arrange your gift to be sent to you.

Thank you, everyone for playing. I especially want to thank you all for your kind words on my Scissors & Spools Quilt done in Bird Song fabrics. It is a layer cake/10″ stack friendly pattern.

If you still want to get Bird Song fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop has them HERE.

That’s all for now, Friends! I hope you have a great weekend. See you next week.

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2-Cent Tuesday

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Hello Friends, I hope you are keeping well! It’s been a happening last couple of weeks here on Ivory Spring. I thought I would give you a brief recap of all the sew-alongs that might be of interest to you.

#1. Of course – Norfolk Sampler Quilt Along (#norfolksampler2022) is ongoing for the rest of the year. You may read more about it HERE if you just heard about it.

#2. Then we have our #pumppleSAL due to popular responses. We are starting on August 3. More details are HERE.

The following will be my sewalong version using a mix of Rowan and Darling fabrics by Windham Fabrics.

You may purchase Rowan Fabrics or a FQ Bundle HERE.

You may purchase Darling Fabrics HERE.

#3. And then, yesterday I shared with you I am starting the #puzzleSAL on August 1! Details are HERE. Go raid your stash for fabrics if you want to sew this quilt with me. The blocks should go quite quickly for this one!

#4. Just Add Shortcake Sewalong, hosted not by me, but by my friend Pat Sloan. I will be sewing along to try to finish the quilt I started about 2 years ago. This one starts 7/21!

Fat Quarter Shop has all things Just Add Shortcake HERE.

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So now that the quilty stuff is out of the way, I thought I would share with you something handstitching related. I am also doing a #wendyandsusansal with the very talent Susan Ache. This year we are stitching the Pattern Sample by CandleAndNeedle. You can find the chart on Etsy HERE. Our stitch along is just a fun game Susan and I play as we find beautiful stitching charts to tempt each other! There is NOT a deadline, and it is never a race. Here is my progress picture so far. COME STITCH WITH SUSAN AND ME! I KNOW A FEW WHO FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM ARE!

I am using the blues from my INDIGO collection, mixed in with one of the reds from Susan’s Rubino Russo collection. You may read about my INDIGO collection HERE. Fat Quarter Shop has my INDIGO threads HERE.

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You know how sometimes you end up with wavy outer borders on your quilt top? What I do is, I would also trim off a smidgen shy of 1/4″ of the border strips after I cut the strips in the recommended length. That allows the strips to be ever so slightly taut when I pin the border strips to the quilt center. Doing things that work allows my quilt top to lay flat. And that goes a long way to having a flat finished quilt.

And that’s my 2-cents for you this week. Share with us your 2-cents, would you?

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Announcing SEW FROM YOUR STASH #puzzleSAL

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Happy Friday, my Friends! It’s time to raid your stash if you want to make my Puzzle Quilt with me! This Puzzle Quilt would make lovely gift to a anyone. Christmas gift sewing, anyone?

TIPS TO MAKE THIS QUILT:

#1. So, it’s a super easy block to put together! I see it as sort of a glorified 9-patch block, kind of.

#2. Because of the interlocking effect, I actually find it easier to cut as I sew the blocks across the piece rows, instead of cutting all my fabric pieces at one time.

#3. If you are not making this quilt following my suggested colors, BE SURE to label your fabrics according to the fabric identifications given in the pattern. Or you can just cut as you go according to #2.

PURCHASE PATTERN HERE:

Click HERE to purchase the pattern PDF.

FABRIC CHOICESDO RAID YOUR STASH FIRST BEFORE YOU PURCHASE FABRICS!

#1. You will need 8 Fabrics — be sure to choose CONTRASTING fabrics, in colors and in print scales. That way, you will be able to see the individual puzzle pieces.

#2. However, if you want to make it in FQs for a scrappier look, it’s best to have at least 15-16 FQS to play with. You can use different FQs of the same color hues for placements. Following shows the quilt colored with 8 Riley Blake’s Enchanted fabrics vs Fat Quarters from the same fabric line. Fabrics are available for purchase HERE.

Notice closely — how the quilt takes on a scrappier look if you use an Enchanted FQ Bundle.

#3. I am making mine using one Makower UK’s Amelia FQ Bundle.

#4. Here are a couple more FQ coloring options if you would like make yours with a specific fabric line.

Riley Blake’s Farmgirl Vintage Companion Prints FQ Bundle – available for purchase HERE.

Riley Blake’s American Dream FQ Bundle – available for purchase HERE.

SCHEDULE:

As with my other sewalong schedules, this one is also a low demand schedule! If you feel like you want to sew ahead and faster, please do so by all means!!

TODAY: Fabric Raiding

8/1: Row 1 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 1. These blocks are really quick to make. It took me about 15 minutes to cut and sew the first two blocks.

8/8: Row 2 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 2.

8/15: Row 3 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 3.

8/22: Row 4 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 4.

8/29: Row 5 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 5.

9/5: Breather and Catch up!

9/12: Row 6 Blocks, and sew blocks together to complete Row 6.

9/19: Sew together pieced rows.

9/25: Make border blocks, and complete quilt top!

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Well, that’s all to start us off with a new week! Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have a lovely week.

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Pat Sloan’s BIRD SONG Love Fest Fabric Tour Day #6 & GIVEAWAY!

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Hello Friends, Happy Saturday to you! I hope you are having a good weekend. There is a lot to cover today. Be sure you read through the post and get to the very end for giveaway information.

FABRIC TOUR PARTICIPANTS

It’s my turn to share the project I made with Pat Sloan’s new fabric line Bird Song! But before I get to that, be sure to visit the other tour participants and see the amazing things that have been made for the tour so far!

All the Stops this week:

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MY BLOG TOUR PROJECT

And now here is my Scissors & Spools Quilt made with Pat’s Bird Song fabrics. :) You may purchase the pattern HERE. This is a 10″ Layer Cake-Friendly Pattern!! Be sure to read till the end for the giveaway, and how it relates to this quilt!

Check out my video on Instagram where you are able to get a better look at the fabrics. The background fabric is really pretty! I am always on a lookout for great background fabrics.

OTHER BIRD SONG PROJECTS WITH MY PATTERNS!

Elliptical Quilt – FQ Friendly – Pattern is HERE.

And of course, Just Add Shortcake, and Fat Quarter Shop has all things Just Add Shortcake HERE. Remember, there will be a sewalong with Pat Sloan, starting on July 21 (NEXT WEEK!).

GIVEAWAY

US-addresses: A 10-inch “Layer Cake” stack!! Quilters have a chance to win this and make my Scissors & Spools Quilt.

Non-US-addresses: A box of Pat’s new threads for Aurifil

LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW and tell me what you have been sewing this summer to enter the giveaway! I will announce a winner on 7/22.

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That’s it, my Friends! Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Have a lovely rest of your weekend.

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Find me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ivory_spring

My Etsy Shop (THREADS SHIP FREE to continental US): https://www.etsy.com/shop/ivoryspring 

My Online Machine Quilting Classes: https://shrsl.com/3grt0

Find all my stand-alone patterns: https://shrsl.com/337dq