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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

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Last one, I think.  I want to use 8 Fat Quarter bundles more, so I geared this quilt for that.  The block is one I have been playing with for months, mostly in a larger 5" size.  For a smaller Fat Quarter bundle, this 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece worked out better math-wise.  And for prints that are not super big, this looks better, too. 

The cutting left some remaining strips, so I added a pieced border to use these and add a little zip to the look of the quilt.  With the additional 1 3/8 yd for borders, the quilt finishes 46"x 55".

The cover girl is an Anna Griffin Christmas group.  I loved how the stripe cut up for the center of half of the blocks.  I had people begging for the kits and fabric when they saw it made up. 

Monday, November 14, 2011

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SNOW RUBY, take 3.  Yet another way to use the block/unit from this quilt.  I wanted to use a little 6 Fat Quarter bundle and make it as scrappy random looking as possible.

As it turns out, with only 6 Fabrics, you can't get too, too random.  But with a little layout plan, I was able to keep some of the same fabric pieces away from each other. Besides with a plan, I don't have to lay it out on the floor--just go and sew.  With only 6 half-strip sets, this little one is a blast to make.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

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It doesn't get much simpler than this--but with great fabrics, the results are lovely.  Our 1-2-3 Polka is 3  2 1/2" strips sew together with a wider background to create a Rail Fence pattern.  The cover girl is a blendy background to go with the blendy Sangria Bali Pop.   A high contrast or light background should also create a great effect.

The fabric requirements call for 36  2 1/2"Strips and 1 1/2 yd for the Background/Large Rail.  Any Jelly Roll-Bali Pop-Tonga Strips, etc will work.  It finishes 57"x 76".

Saturday, November 12, 2011

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So we are not actually previews anymore, since Market has come and gone--but I still want to share the newest releases.

This is my personal favorite.  Partly because I love Amy Butler's Soul Blossoms, and partly because I thought this was so clever.  This pattern/block/unit is the same one as SNOW RUBY.  I was looking at the red in it, and thought--what if this was background and the rest scrappy?  Would the scrappy pieces kind of dance up and down?  And they did!

It uses 12 Fat Quarters and a yard of Background to make a 54"x 70" throw.  There are a few prints pieces left over, but it does use the fabric efficiently. 

For our cover girl, I wanted the white to contrast strongly with the prints and have a fresh, modern look.  I also made up this other model, with Soul Blossoms again, and a blendy apricot batik--it kind of melts in your mouth like sherbet.