Fabrique Foursome in Fons & Porter’s EASY QUILTS (Summer 2013)

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Welcome back, Friends!  I hope you had a restful and wonderful weekend.  Our little family took a little break from our fast-paced life over the weekend.  I am happy to report to you that I packed in quite a bit of sleep over the weekend.  So now I am all ready to work on all things Spring Quilt Market!

You might recall my Curious Cats quilt was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts.  Today, I am sharing with you another quilt that is featured in the same issue.  My Fabrique Foursome!

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The colors!  That’s my feeling when I look at my Fabrique Foursome quilt.  The fabrics are from Paula Nadelstern’s Fabrique-istan and Extreme Colors collections, by Benartex.  The instructions in the magazine detail how the fabrics are fussy cut to easily achieve the “burst” effects you see in the quilt blocks.

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I like to use both black and white to tie the quilt design together when I am using a lot of colors within a design.

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Snapping these pictures was not without challenges…. as you can see in the following sequence! :)

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You can probably imagine what ensued… my little lovely assistant, who worried about my Stained Glass quilt falling into the water, had a “more important” pursuit (literally!) during this photo shoot.

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Now back to Fabrique Foursome the quilt… A quick thank you to Sherry McConnell from Indiana for piecing the quilt.  The design itself is meant to showcase the fabrics, and so quilting was kept to a minimal using Aurifil‘s Mako 50 cotton threads over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.

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Fabrique Foursome quilt kits are available for purchase here.  You can also browse here for non-quilting Paula Nadelstern products.

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I hope you have enjoyed the colors in Fabrique Foursome.  And I want to wish you a very Happy Monday and week!  God bless you all.

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My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Fabric Foursome” – click on the links for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Annie’s Sweet Layer Cakes (April 2013): Sunburst Melody, to be posted

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Curious Cats

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

QUILT (June/July 2013): Pattern Play, to be posted

QUILT (June/July 2013): Color Burst, to be posted

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013): 2 Wishes

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World (Summer 2013): Garden Mist, to be posted

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts & Sewing (Spring 2013):  Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses

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Curious Cats in Fons and Porter’s EASY QUILTS (Summer 2013)

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Hello Friends!  I hope you are well.  Have you seen the latest Summer 2013 Fons and Porter‘s Easy Quilt issue?  I want to say “Thank You” to those who wrote to tell me you saw my Curious Cats quilt in the magazine issue, way before I received my copy!  You see, oftentimes I have several quilts waiting to be placed at Fons and Porter, and I normally don’t know what gets placed where, until a magazine issue is officially out.

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Back to Curious Cats… here is another behind-the-scenes snippet to share.  There were many an email exchanged between the editorial team and myself while we were finalizing the design.  I think the design went through like eight revisions before I received the final green light.  I said all that to share with you magazine editors are very serious about featuring in their magazines what they think as the best and most helpful to their readers.  When you think of it, drop a line and thank the editors of the magazines you receive.  You will encourage them greatly.

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This design majors in versatility in that it uses two of the easiest and most common blocks to highlight the fabrics in Benartex’s Ziggy Cat collection.

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This easy to put together, weekend project sort of quilt makes a quick gift, or a quilt that’s meant to be used.  I call our “meant to be used” quilts car quilts because I always take them with me on my way out to the car to bundle Miss Baby in the cold months.

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Quilting was done using Aurifil Mako 50 Cotton thread over Hobbs Tuscany Silk batting.  Looking at the overall look, I think you would agree with me feathers won’t probably feel at home.  So I opted for straight line quilting, with a bit of a twist to the grid.

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Click here to purchase the quilt kits.  You may also click here to access the material lists if you want to make the quilt in twin or queen sizes.

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I hope you liked seeing my Curious Cats.  Now, curious mind wants to know what fabrics you will use in the designs if the cats aren’t your thing!  Keep the ideas coming – you might help a fellow reader decide just the fabrics to use in a design like my Curious Cats quilt!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a fantastic day.

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My 2013 lineup thus far besides “Curious Cat” – click on the links for more information:

Annie’s Love Those Precuts Book (January 2013):  Apple of My Eye

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Spring 2013): Baubles, Baubles

Fons and Porter Easy Quilts (Summer 2013): Fabrique Foursome, to be posted

Fons and Porter’s Love of Quilting (March/April 2013):  Now I know my ABC’s

Machine Quilting Unlimited (March/April 2013): Quilting Curvy Feathers

Quilt Trends (Winter 2013, Cover Quilt): Tango

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  Watercolor Sketches

Quilts and More (Spring 2013):  2 Wishes, to be posted

Quilter’s World (February 2013): New Life

Quilter’s World (April 2013): Monkey Around

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): In & Out

Quilter’s World QUICK & EASY QUILTS (Spring 2013): Garden Maze

Simple Quilts and Sewing (Spring 2013): Stained Glass

The Quilter (December 2012/January 2013): Not Too Square

The Quilter (April/May 2013):  In the Meadow

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Pumpkin Patch/Autumn Fauna

Benartex Free Pattern (March 2013): Flora Linda/Catalina

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (January 2013): Mediterranean Dream

Quilting Treasures Free Pattern (February 2013): Butterfly Kisses