Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Brand New Bella Skill Builder Quilt sew along...

I have many quilt making skills but that has never stopped me from learning or refining my skills.
When the Fat Quarter Shop announced that they were doing a skill building quilt I felt I should check it out.

The Kaleidoscope block is the first in a series of nine blocks that will be featured.
Each meant to build up your confidence and skills.

 I chose colors that varied slightly from the original Fat Quarter Shop Quilt.

My colors from top to bottom:
9900-119 Willow
9900-248 pink parfait
9900-224 violet
9900-211 citrine
9900-277 avocado
9900-169 ruby ice
9900-86 Caribbean
9900-200 off white

It's going to be tough waiting for each month's block
and to see how this color combo comes together!

The directions suggest the Creative Grids Spider Web ruler which I already had in my ruler stash.
You can make the block with the template provided
but since I had the ruler,I used that.
It easy to cut out and piece.
I found that the smaller 6 1/2" blocks were a little more challenging to match points in the center.
By the last block - I had it down pat.

I ended up using the Creative Grid Ruler Stripology Squared. It worked perfectly for squaring this block because the center seam is so thick. The slats allow for flexibility and the block doesn't shift. Just a little help for accuracy. 

And here they are finished - first 3 blocks done!!


Needled Mom said...

Your color choices are wonderful.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Great blocks and color choices!

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

Loving your blocks! This sew along will be fun!

Rosa said...

So gorgeous fabric combo.Your quilt will be stunning!

Michele said...

I want a kit with your colors!

Anonymous said...

Love your color choices! Hope my blocks look half as good as yours....this is my first quilt along :)