Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Fat Quarter Blogger Bundle

Awhile back
 Kimberly, from the Fat Quarter Shop,
asked me to put together my favorite bundle of fabric.
The list of choices was about a mile long.
I had to narrow the options down to 12 prints and 3 solids.
Have you seen these Blogger bundles on the Fat Quarter Shop?
They have a club for an auto shipment each time a new bundle is available.
It's kind of cool to see what others will choose in their bundle.
Anyhow, back to my choices...
So I had to choose 12 prints from about 500.
There are sooo many fabrics coming out each and every month that I felt over whelmed.
I spent about 3 hours choosing.
I toyed with theme after theme, including a bundle of All
 low value/ low volume prints.
Then the new Andover line "WashDay" really caught my eye.
The vintage Irons, clothes pins and laundry knick knacks were super cute.
I went with picking a couple of the fabrics from "Washday" and built from there,
especially the Clothespin print.
The color selections I made mimicked those found in the clothespin fabric.
Once my bundle was available I dove right into making projects with it.
I started with Marti Michell's Template set B to make a Lemoyne Star block.
I sewed y-seams!!
I didn't faint.
I only made one block before I went on to my next idea.
I started to make a block from my book quilt
Good and Plenty.
It is so pretty with the red and yellow.
But I still wasn't satisfied with what I'd chosen
so I started to sew some random scrap squares together and
A Sew Simple Table Runner was created.
I machine quilted it with 1/4' straight lines.
I did buy my backing fabric but the  entire top and binding was from my blogger bundle.
Plus I made the other 2 blocks!
And I am not close to running out of fabric yet.
I forget how much fabric there is in a fat quarter.
I decided to write up the instructions to this Sew SImple Table Runner in PDF form.
It is available for instant download 
for $3.00

If you'd like to read more about the blogger bundle
head on over to the fat quarter shop's blog where
they are talking about it today
they are giving away one bundle!
Good luck.


~Laurie~ said...

Hope I win - I really like what you picked!!

Cascade Quilts said...

love the star block - would love to see the other block you made from your book too :)

Sandy said...

Very cute runner. Love the aqua!