Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt Top

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Perfect 10 Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt

This quilt is ginormous.  It finishes at 88 1/2″ square which would work on a queen sized bed.

I don’t have it quilted yet, but I so pleased with how the fabrics look after construction.  The background fabric was a good choice.  I’m loving everything about this.

It is so big … 88 1/2 x 88 1/2 and my shoulders aren’t looking forward to the quilting process on my Bernina, so I think I’ll send it out to by long arm quilter and get her to just choose what to do about the quilting.

Cookie Dough Quilt

Unquilted Cookie Dough Quilt Top

February 2019 Sew Sampler

February 2019 Sew Sampler

February Sew Sampler from Fat Quarter Shop

Tropical Oasis

Included in this month’s Sew Sampler box are 2 charm packs of Sun Print fabric by Alison Glass for Andover Fabrics. The colors are so vivid and perfectly tropical. What better pattern choice for this fabric than the included pattern, Mai-Tai.

Mai-Tai Quilt Pattern

The pattern features a small 6″ classic pineapple block. Background fabric was not included, so I decided to use the Black on Black cross weave from Moda fabrics and can be found at www.fatquartershop.com. I used this background in the Cookie Dough quilt and had plenty left over for this project.  The black fabric really makes the bright tropical colors pop.

Sew Sampler Pineapple

Pineapple Foundation Paper

Sew Sampler Pineapple BlockThe included foundation paper really makes this block simple and accurate.  Apparently, this paper was distributed to the Sew Sampler members before being made available to the public.  That is a huge advantage of a subscription!

Add a Quarter 6″ Plus Pink Ruler

The Add a Quarter ruler really makes trimming the block during the constructions process.

Alex Anderson’s 4-In-1 Essential Sewing Tool

The sewing tool is nice. I already had tools that I prefer, so I’m going to gift this to my granddaughter in a future quilty box gift.

Barn Block Recipe #11

Sew Sampler PineappleI was late to the party with the Sew Sampler subscription.  I didn’t get in on the first 7 blocks, so I’m going to devise something using Blocks 9-12 at a later date.

Sew Sampler Finished 6″ Pineapple

Cookie Dough Quilt from Perfect 10

Cookie Dough Quilt

So, last month, I participated in the Perfect 10 Sampler Sew Along from Sew Emma’s “Perfect 10” book. The sampler consisted of one block from each of the 16 quilts. It gives the opportunity to see which block most appeals to you, I think.

After finishing the sampler, I knew that I wanted to do several of these quilts.  They are quick and easy and each quilt can be made from one fabric layer cake and 3 1/2 – 6 yards of background fabric.

The Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt from Perfect 10

Cookie Dough Quilt

This quilt is one of the largest.  It finishes at 88 1/2″ square which would work on a queen sized bed.

Cookie Dough Quilt

Cookie Dough Quilt Fabric

I like bright colors and “Farmhouse II” is so pretty with bright green, orange, aqua and navy.  I want to “use” this quilt and it will get dirty, so I chose Black on Black Cross Weave yardage for the background. I saw a quilt on Pinterest using this background and it really made the bright colors pop.  And … it won’t show dirt. It is a little thin, but will end up being really soft in the finished quilt.

I didn’t starch before I cut it out because I needed the entire 10″ on each piece of the layer cake for the pattern.  I used my Accuquilt GO! cutter to cut the 4.5″ and 5.5″ background squares and the background rectangles.  It wastes a little bit of fabric, but it shortened my cutting time considerably as well as being more accurate.

 

Farmhouse II Layer Cake

Farmhouse II Layer Cake

 

Cross Weave Black on Black by Moda

Cross Weave Black on Black by Moda

Sew Sampler December 2018

December 2018 Sew Sampler

December 2018 Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop

Winter with You

So, December’s Sew Sampler was nice.  I suppose I should get this posted before the next one comes out.  I haven’t sewn the tote yet.  When I do, I will post pictures of it here.

Sew Sampler December 2018

Sew Sampler December 2018

Included in the box:

  • Avondale Tote Pattern
  • Barn Block Recipe Card
  • 2 Woodland Rose by LeCien Mini Charm Packs
  • Tote Finishing Kit
  • 50 wt Aurifil #2805
  • Scissor Snips
  • Tula Pink Tweezers

 

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt

FQS Perfect 10 Quilt Along

Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt
Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt

My finished perfect 10 sampler top. It still needs to be quilted.

I am not exactly thrilled over the final result. The Zuma fabrics were not appropriately showcased as the background overpowers them. I will do another in a different fabric line. I especially like the darker backgrounds I have seen others post.

 

 

Sew Sampler December 2018

November 2018 Sew Sampler

My Very First FQS Sew Sampler!

November 2018 Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop

So, I finally jumped in on of the monthly sampler boxes.  I chose the Sew Sampler from The Fat Quarter Shop because they always have to latest fabric lines in the freshest and most colorful collections. They are an online only shop so they “get it” when it comes to online customer service.  They also understand that to stay relevant to online customers, they need to have fresh new choices almost daily to keep interest.

December 2018 Sew Sampler

December 2018 Sew Sampler

I was very pleased. Of course there was a coupon code.  The coupons are usually a 20% discount for a particular category of items. This one was for thread.

Contents included:

  • Garden Variety Charm Pack
  • Farm to Garden Finishing Kit
  • Farm to Garden Wall Hanging Pattern
  • Mini Cupcake Mix Recipe #2 Pack
  • 2019 Desktop Calendar
  • 80 wt. Aurifil Natural White 100% Cotton Thread (my favorite)
  • Barn Block Recipe #8

I really liked to fabric and cut and stitched the wall hanging straight away.  It is relatively simple and the blocks went together quickly. With the finishing kit included, I could get the entire quilt top done. I ordered fabric for the backing and it is now awaiting the quilting process.

I loved this sampler! Everything about it. The 80 wt. thread was a pleasant surprise, however. I would never have bought that thin of thread on my own. This gives me the opportunity to try it.  I am planning on using it to quilt the wall hanging.  Stay tuned!  I’ll do a blog post on that specifically.

Sew Sampler December 2018




 

FQS Perfect 10 Quilt-a-Long Week 8

*Pictures are courtesy of the official quilt-a-long at the Fat Quarter Shop.

FQS Perfect 10 QAL Week 8

Week 8 instructions for this Quilt-a-Long can be found HERE on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. You need the book for this QAL but the ruler is optional.  I am finding that the ruler is a great help. It is worth the price.

Block 15: Rainbow Sherbet Block

Instructions are found on page 60 of the book and each block unit measures 12 1/2 X 12 1/2.

 

Block 16: Rocky Road Block

Instructions are found on page 64 of the book and each block unit measures 9 1/2 X 9 1/2 inches.  My iron spit out some dirty water on the background.  Hopefully that will come out in the wash.

FQS Perfect 10 Quilt-a-Long Week 7

*Pictures are courtesy of the official quilt-a-long at the Fat Quarter Shop.

FQS Perfect 10 QAL Week 7

Week 7 instructions for this Quilt-a-Long can be found HERE on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. You need the book for this QAL but the ruler is optional.  I am finding that the ruler is a great help. It is worth the price.

 

Block 13: Neapolitan Block

Instructions are found on page 52 of the book and each block unit measures 4 1/2 X 6 1/2.

 

Block 14: Peaches ‘n Cream Block

Instructions are found on page 56 of the book and each block unit measures 16 1/2 X 16 1/2 inches.

 

FQS Perfect 10 Quilt-a-Long Week 6

*Pictures are courtesy of the official quilt-a-long at the Fat Quarter Shop.

FQS Perfect 10 QAL Week 6

Week 3 instructions for this Quilt-a-Long can be found HERE on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. You need the book for this QAL but the ruler is optional.  I am finding that the ruler is a great help. It is worth the price.

Block 11: Lemon Sorbet Block

Instructions are found on page 44 of the book and each block unit measures 14 1/2 X 14 1/2.

Block 12: Mint Chocolate Chip Block

Instructions are found on page 48 of the book and each block unit measures 16 1/2 X 16 1/2 inches.

 

FQS Perfect 10 Quilt-a-Long Week 5

*Pictures are courtesy of the official quilt-a-long at the Fat Quarter Shop.

FQS Perfect 10 QAL Week 5

Week 3 instructions for this Quilt-a-Long can be found HERE on the Fat Quarter Shop blog. You need the book for this QAL but the ruler is optional.  I am finding that the ruler is a great help. It is worth the price.

Block 9: Dutch Chocolate Block

Instructions are found on page 36 of the book and each block unit measures 18 X 18.

Block 10: French Vanilla Block

Instructions are found on page 40 of the book and each block unit measures 10 1/2 X 10 1/2 inches.