Tuesday, January 31, 2017

I Love Precut Quilts! Blog Hop

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I was very excited when Tricia emailed me and asked me if I wanted to participate in her blog hop and help promote her new book!
I jumped right on it and got my PDF version of the book and it’s awesome!!
and who doesn’t love working with precuts?? I do….
So as I was looking at the book, I decided on a modified version of a bed runner called city houses
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This one uses a bunch of FQs and I have lots of those Smile
I had this fun girly bundle from connecting threads and thought it would make a nice girly quilt
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So I decided to make 12 blocks instead of the 8 as shown and then turn it into a quilt instead of a bed runner.
I added some yellow yardage and a matching pink too for the border and used both in the blocks too to tie it all together.
The directions were great!
Of course I used more FQs than it listed, but I had planned on that so it worked out just fine.
The finished quilt is 58” x 64”
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I tried my hand at ruler work with my new long arm and it worked great too! on the pink large logs I did a ribbon curl and a boxy version on the other one
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Then on the border I did feathers and bubbles
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the back I pieced with two fabrics, a yellow and a pink
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The quilting shows up great on the back
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and of course I added a label- couldn’t help but add some Accuquilt houses Smile
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As you can tell our cat Swiffer was very HELPFUL when I took these pictures and was playing hide and seek behind the quilt.
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There’s also a giveaway!
Tricia is giving away a copy of the book to one lucky winner and I’ll add in 5 leftover red FQs from the bundle.
Just comment below which precut you like to work with the most and enter the raffle copter
(If international, the winner will get an e-book instead of a physical book)
It ends on the 5th.
Good luck.


MONDAY, JAN 30
C&T Publishing
http://www.ctpub.com/blog/
TUESDAY, JAN 31
1. Mark Lipinski
https://marklipinskisblog.wordpress.com/
2. Julie Cefalu -- The Crafty Quilter
http://thecraftyquilter.com/
3. Bea Lee -- Beaquilter
http://www.beaquilter.com/
WEDNESDAY, FEB 1
1. Sandy Whitelaw -- Upstairs Hobby Room
http://Upstairshobbyroom.blogspot.ca
2. Camelot Fabrics
http://www.camelotfabricsblog.com/
3. Cheryl Parker -- Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting
http://cherylsteapots2quilting.blogspot.com
THURSDAY, FEB 2
1. Joy Lamphere -- Am I Shouting Yet?
http://shout4joy-shouting.blogspot.com
2. Bernie Kringel -- Needle and Foot
https://needleandfoot.com/
3. Generation Q Magazine (Teri Lucas)
http://generationqmagazine.com/
FRIDAY, FEB 2
Tricia Maloney -- Quilt With a View
https://quiltwithaview.blogspot.com/

70 comments:

sgardner said...

I love Fat Quarters. More fabric means my quilt has some repeats; more fabric means more choices in how I cut it up.

Podunk Pretties said...

Fat quarters are what I buy most of the time.

Jan A. said...

Layer cakes for me.

Anita Jackson @ Domestic Felicity said...

I enjoy using fat quarters as they are large enough for bigger applique pieces and get many multiples of the same piece from them without breaking out yardage. Also they are great for my new Go!

Gene Black said...

Fat Quarters are my favorite; followed by Layer Cakes

Mary Harper said...

I love to work with "Charm Packs". They have such a diverse selection of fabric. I usually add from my stash for borders, lining and binding depending on what I am making.

works4me said...

Your quilt is really pretty as is your helper Swiffer.
I prefer fat quarter bundles as they give me options, and leftovers for the next quilt..

Janet said...

I love Fat Quarters. I have quite a few bundles that I just can't cut up. Crazy I know. So pretty all the matchy matchy fabrics. Love your kitty.

cjmont said...

i love fat qtrs

Vicki H said...

I love fat quarters, they are so easy to use.

Joanna said...

I like 2.5 inch strips. All precuts are nnice to use.

Laura said...

I like fat quarters because I prefer to prewash my fabric and the amount in a fat quarter gives wiggle room for pattern choices.

Kath said...

Fat quarters are my favorite precut. You can't beat the versatility they offer - cut them into whatever size you need with leftovers for. Even a combo of the other precuts (strips, cakes, charms) can all be cut from one fat quarter. You just can't go wrong with fat quarter bundles.

Jackie said...

I love Fat quarters and 2 1/2 strips the most.

JANET said...

Fat quarters are my go to precut. You get the most cuts from them.

Linda Dixon said...

I love fat quarters; as you can make a few blocks from one and aren't overly pricey! lindadixon50@yahoo.com

Linda said...

LOVE THE CHARM PACKS! THANKS FOR YOUR BLOG AND GIVEAWAY TOO!
msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Ashley Ortiz said...

I'm definitely a fan of fat quarter bundles, but I find I have less to cut with jelly rolls. Less time cutting means more time sewing!

Robin Davis said...

Fat quarters is my favorite.
I used to go to your blog for Women of the Bible Quilt.I really enjoyed it. Thank you. Xo

Donna W said...

Fat quarters are my go to precut.

Cecilia said...

Fat quarters are my favorite, but layer cakes are great, too! Your quilt is beautiful and you are doing an excellent job on your quilting.

momhulk said...

Love charm packs and jelly rolls.

Sandy W said...

fun bright version of Tricia's City Houses...and that quilt label is just adorable!!

Ellee said...

Fat quarters are my favorite pre-cut for both piecing and applique because of their versatility. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Danette Stankovich said...

I have mostly fat quarters, but mini-charm packs are so cute and can be pieced together so quickly, without cutting! Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

legato1958 said...

I really love FQ Bundles! It's so fun to get the variety of fabrics!
Susie

Sewgirl said...

I like charm packs the best (5" size)...so much variety, but small enough you aren't making a huge commitment!

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

I had thought about turning that runner into a whole quilt. You made yours in my daughter in laws favorite colors.

Andrea York said...

I like layer cakes-they are really very versatile. You can make short strips, charms, etc out of them.

Susan L. said...

I like working with charm packs. You get more variety of prints in your projects.

Lisa Marie said...

I love fat quarters to work with, but I'm not so fond of the price of those bundles! Layer cakes are my next favorite, although I always cut them which makes me wonder if that defeats the purpose of pre-cuts! Your quilt is super cute - love the pattern, the fabrics and the gorgeous quilting!

Christel Janz said...

I haven't used any of my precuts. Sew no favorite yet!

JoyceLM said...

Fat quarters are my favorite pre-cuts. Thanks.

anna brown said...

I like fatquater s and charm squares. . happyness04431@yahoo.com

anna brown said...

I like fatquater s and charm squares. . happyness04431@yahoo.com

KimB said...

I like to work with jelly rolls and fat quarters however I do love also working with mini charms, charm packs and layer cakes

Havplenty said...

I like jelly roll, charms, mini charms and FQ the best. I use them all frequently. It's the layer cakes that I have that I haven't quite figured out how to use just yet.... but there is still time.

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Paula said...

I love charm squares and would love to have more ideas to use them. Thanks for the giveaway

anna said...

last couple of purchases have been Fat Quarters. I love the colors in your quilt. thanks for sharing.

Crafty Tokyo Mama said...

Charm squares are my favorite. In fact, I like petting them so much, it is hard to actually open up a pack and use them! I look forward to seeing what this book suggests for using charm squares. Love the colors in your quilt!

tac73 said...

I like to work with jelly rolls and fat quarters.

Cathy Calloway said...

I'm fond of fat quarters! You can do so much with them.

Lynne Tilley said...

I love charm packs the most. :) :)

GranChris said...

I really like jelly rolls.

Julie said...

Fat Quarters.

Michele said...

I like layer cakes the most!

sue said...

I'm currently using a lot of charm packs on three different quilts. These are all "scrappy" types so I love the variety.

lizardcreekquilter said...

I like to BUY charm packs because they are cute and don't take up much space, but like to USE fat quarters! Lizardcreekquilter (at) yahoo (.) com

JustCallMeElle said...

2 1/2" strips are my current go-to pre-cut. And I have taken to also chopping up my larger scraps into strips as well to augment projects and tame the scrap pile.

VA said...

I like to use charm packs--I've made quite a few baby quilts with them!

rosemaryschild said...

Love your quilting-the owls are just too cute! I prefer fat quarters-they go a long way, and not in just one quilt! Thank you, Susan

Allison CB said...

Fat quarters are my fav precut but Ihave been known to use a jelly roll or two!!! :) mumbird3(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

FQs are my favorite, but I do have some charms that I want to use up. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

Rina Mason said...

Fat Quarters are my first choice as you have so any options when using them. edrin1932(at)gmail(d0t)com

Kathy E. said...

I enjoy (and hoard) fat quarters the most. There are just so many options to cutting them up that it's hard to not collect them!

Sarah J said...

I usually like FQs because they are so flexible. However, mini charms are definitely the cutest!

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Beautiful quilting Bea and your label is so sweet! Swiffer is a cutie, I love fat quarters!

Jocelyn said...

I mostly work with charm packs. I have a couple of jelly rolls, but don't know what to do with them :-(

Quiltsy Team said...

I love Charm packs!

Lori said...

Your quilt is lovely. I like jelly rolls and charm squares

Pamela said...

Your quilt is delightful! It would certainly brighten up a cold winter. I like fat quarters because of their versatility. Thanks for the fun!

Bec said...

I love charm packs, but I think fat quarters are really my favorite. Thanks for the giveaway!

Dawn F said...

I like charm packs and layer cakes.

OhioLori said...

Love your Quilt!! Happy colors!! I love using Charms...and fat quarters...but cut my scraps to such sizes as needed... lol

Thank you for chance to win this Super book too! :D

Linda said...

Jelly rolls and layer cakes!

Stitches said...

It really depends on what I'm working on but jelly rolls are probably my favorite..if I am adding applique, I will need charm packs or layer cakes..

Jayne said...

Jelly rolls and fat quarters

Rebecca said...

I love the jelly rolls for their length and the great assortments you get.
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Pam Beck said...

Hi Bea!!! I love all the precuts, but tend to use FQs mostly. But then I love any fabric I can add to my stash. Thanks for having the giveaway. Hugs!!!
playamom57 at yahoo dot com

Arf2-D2 said...

I like to work with the precut I already have (as opposed to the one I have to go and buy) LOL.
I'll say fat quarters.