Monday, April 24, 2017

Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop


When I saw the Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter Shop...I knew I wanted to use Sunday Supper by Sweetwater as I needed a new table runner.  It is the perfect collection for home!


I wanted to make my table runner a bit more scrappy so I used a layer cake, which gave me lots of variety and I pieced the left over squares for my backing. I loved how this pattern was easy to follow and so fun to sew!


I also tried something new and used Pellon Flex-Foam to give my table runner more stability and I love the added texture it gave to my project.



Are you ready to make your own project with the free Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern with Fat Quarter shop?

Jelly Roll Check Quilt Pattern available here.
Fat Quarter Shop You Tube Video available here.
Fat Quarter Shop Jolly Jabber
Sunday Supper by Sweetwater available here

Thank you to Fat Quarter Shop for having me be part of the Jelly Roll Check Quilt Along! I love sewing my table runner

Have a great day!

Melanie







Friday, April 21, 2017

Upstream Quilt with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


When I saw the cute Upstream Fat Quarter Bundle for this Friday's Bundle Batch at Fort Worth Fabric....I knew it would make the perfect quilt! I just loved those cute fishes! Check out the fabulous Upstream bundle below.


I just love how these blue fabrics remind me of the water and they match perfectly with the cute fish fabric! Bundle available here.
Fabrics included: 
  1. Mermaid Days Here Fishy Fish Blue - Blend
  2. Just Color Aegean Blue - Studio E
  3. Parade on Main Blue Dots - Riley Blake
  4. Swiss Dots White on White - Riley Blake
  5. Azure Peaceful Water - Michael Miller
  6. Mermaid Days Turquoise Seeds - Blend
  7. Rainy Day Fish Blue Skies - Moda
  8. Toscana Capri - Northcott

Ready to make your Upstream Quilt 57" x 57"

Supplies:


Tips from my quilt:
1. I chose to use Mermaid Days Here Fishy Fish Blue fabric for the center square in each of my blocks.
2. Be sure to cut the fat quarters carefully as there is just enough to cut 144 squares.
3. I loved using the 108" Wide Back Shades Robin fabric for my quilt back! I loved not piecing the back of my quilt...plus the left over fabric was perfect for binding and extra squares if a cutting oops. 


For the quilting I decided to use aqua thread to stipple the quilt. I love how it looks likes ripples in the water!



Extra Fabrics that I used to make this quilt.

I love using Swiss Dots for the backgrounds of my quilts! I think it is the perfect neutral without being solid color!


This was my first time using Wide Back fabric for my quilt back and I LOVE it! I loved not having to piece the backing plus it was perfect for the binding too! Also it matches the front in case you need extra squares ;)


I just loved sewing this quilt!!! This is definitely a pattern I will making again!


Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Upstream Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here. Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc

Melanie


Friday, April 14, 2017

Orange Slice Table Runner with Fort Worth Fabric Studio


Happy Friday! I was so excited to use the Oh My Darling Clementine Bundle with Fort Worth Fabric to make the Orange Slice Table Runner! I had so much fun making a Lemon Slice Table Runner that I needed a matching Orange Slice one! 

I just love all the orange fabrics in the Oh My Darling Clementine Bundle...they just make me happy!
Don't you just love all those orange fabrics!!!

Orange Slice Table Runner Mini Tutorial

Supplies:
4. Heat and Bond Lite from stash
6. Batting from stash

Cutting:
- Cut (16) 4.5" squares from the orange fabrics
- Cut and fuse with Heat N Bond 16 Orange Slices (from Lindsey's Orange Slice Tutorial)
- Cut (2) 10" x 16.5" rectangles from one of the white background fabrics



Piecing and Finishing
1. Sew (16) 4.5" orange squares together into a 4 x 4 patchwork square (16.5" x 16.5")
2. Follow Lindsey's Orange Slice tutorial to attach 1 Orange to each 10x 16.5"  fabric (center orange)
3. Sew (1) Orange Slice to each opposite side of orange patchwork squares.




To make my table runner backing. I just cut strips of my left over fabrics until it was the desired size. I love being able to use the full fat quarter bundle.




Quilt as desired. I stippled the patchwork and used my free motion foot to draw around the slices and spiral in the center. Next attach the orange ric rac.


Now it's time to bind your table runner with the fabulous Ella Blue Sewing School Text fabric! 



I actually made two of the Orange Slice Table Runners because both my Grandma and Aunt wanted one :)



A bit about the fun binding I used this week...

I wanted to show a close up of the best text fabric with sewing words...oh my...it is adorable! I definitely need order more as I LOVE it! Ella Blue Sewing School Text


Thank you again to Fort Worth Fabric Studio for having me create a project with this fabulous Oh My Darling Clementine Fat Quarter Bundle!!! Be sure to grab your bundle here. Tag your projects on social media with #sewingwithfwfabricstudio and @fwfabricstudio and me @mellierc



Have a great day!

Melanie