Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Jacob's Ladder Sew Along - Feeling Lucky ;)

Although Valentine's Day is only a week away...
It's near St. Patty's Day too and
what better way to celebrate than with a little green ;)

The Fat Quarter Shop has developed another fun Classic and Vintage pattern with the Jacob's Ladder block.
They have even made a video.

To make a quilt just like The Fat Quarter Shop, they put together a great quilt kit and backing set with Reflections fabric by Jo Morton.

If you want to use your stash...well then you can do that too, just like I did.
As soon as I saw the quilt along pattern I knew I wanted to do it in scrappy green fabrics.

I chose various scraps from my bins that were already cut and ready to piece.
One of the REAL advantages to all that sorting I did last year.
I am still cutting, sorting and well destashing!

I love how it turned out.
I am contemplating adding borders
and making a 'seasonal' pillow.
Check out what the other bloggers did with their Jacob's Ladder blocks
over at the Jolly Jabber.

Monday, February 06, 2017

I drank the Kool-Aid so to speak...

The Glitter Quilt Kool-Aid that is.
Some of you may have seen my posts on Instagram already but those who haven't.....

I have spied these glitter blocks showing up on Instagram for quite some time.
When I discovered that Jen Kingwell was releasing the templates that coordinate.
I immediately ordered them.
I had extra sets for sale on my etsy site but they sold within a few days.
If you are interested in purchasing the templates,
I can order them for you, just let me know!

The Glitter quilt pattern can be found in the book Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell.
Here is my first block made with template cut pieces.
I machine pieced mine.
You can hand piece as well but
I found machine piecing works best for me so far.

I am thinking of cutting 3-4 blocks at a time and slowly stitching them....
until I have about 300.
That's what I calculated a King size required.
And I may have lost my mind....

But they are sooooo pretty.

I'm still smitten with them and I am rummaging through my scrap strips to cut them.
This is going to be good...I have a feeling.