Monday, January 16, 2017

Raspberry & Cream BOM {Block 1}


Hi there! I am so excited that we are finally starting this gorgeous Block of the Month! :) 

Today I am sharing the first block:

Air Castles

For this block you will need to use fabrics B, F, A and D from your Blocks Kit:

Before starting, be sure you read all your instructions that were provided in your kit. 

When cutting your squares, use your Bias Square Plus Ruler for precision cutting! This is the first time I've used this ruler and I really like it.  I like the fact that the 1/8" lines are dotted - so you can easily see those and differentiate quickly between the 1/4" marks and the 1/8" marks.  

Bias Square-Plus Ruler - Purchase HERE

The ruler also makes it quite easy to cut half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles.  Almost all of the blocks will require one or both kinds of triangles.  So this ruler will be super helpful as we go along. 


I am a very visual person, so when it comes time to put a block together - I have to layout the entire thing before I start sewing pieces together.  What I like to do is lay it out right next to my sewing machine - so I can easily pick up the pieces and sew them together without accidentally sewing the wrong pieces together.  


Your blocks should measure 9.5" x 9.5" unfinished.  The best way to ensure you get that is to use a 1/4" presser foot!

I love how the block turned out! 


We still have a few kits left  - here is a list of all the supplies needed with the links for purchasing:

To complete this quilt you will need:
  1. Blocks Kit (for 12 center blocks)
  2. Setting & Finishing Kit (includes border blocks, borders, binding)
Suggested tools (I will be using these)
  1. Bias Square Plus Ruler
  2. Precision Trimmer 3

You'll need to purchase separately, 5.625 yards (44" wide) or 2.5 yards (108" wide) backing. You can find all the Raspberry and Cream fabrics HERE

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:


Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 15
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

If you are following along, post your pictures to Instagram and use the hashtag: sewingwithfwfabricstudio

Talk to you soon! 

Friday, January 13, 2017

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a good week! We have a fun bundle of fabric to share with you today. Taunja from Carried Away Quilting has made some lovely pillows featuring this week's bundle. Be sure to scroll down for all the details! 

Love Sweet Love 
Love Sweet Love 

This week's Friday Bundle is all about love!  Pretty roses, little berries, and text prints in a lovely combination of red, gray, and a touch of pink!


You'll receive 1 cut of each:
  1. Strawberry Biscuit Gray Main Print - Penny Rose
  2. Sweet Orchard Text Red - Riley Blake
  3. Essentials Criss Cross Gray - Wilmington
  4. Lovebugs Love Script Red - Riley Blake
  5. Flower Pedals Strawberries - Windham
  6. Sewing Studio Grey Text - Robert Kaufman
  7. Swiss Dots Red with White Dots - Riley Blake
  8. Small Talk Grey Newsprint - Studio E

Oh my goodness I just love this bundle!!  Taunja has made the sweetest pillows featuring this week's bundle! I am a huge fan of dresden's and her dresden pillow is just too lovely for words! :) Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details about these darling pillows!



Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 
*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gigi Blooms Table Runner

Hi there! I have a fun project to share with you today!  I have really enjoyed sewing with this line of fabric from AdornIt! It is so happy and cheery! :) 


I really love this block! I designed it some time ago, but could never decide which fabric to use for it! When I saw the Gigi Blooms I knew it would look lovely for this block! I love how it turned out!  You could easily use this block in a repeat for a quilt and it would look stunning!


Let's get started!

Fabric Requirements:
1/4 yard cuts of the following fabrics:
Navy Cluster
Hello Birdie
Mango Fresh
Plum Burnish
Tweets
Pink Burnish
1 yard of background fabric



Cutting for one block: 
A:  1- 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" square
B: 8 - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" square
C: 3 - 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" square cut twice diagonally 
D: 3 - 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" squares cut twice diagonally
E: 8 - 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" squares
F: 2 - 3 5/8" x 3 5/8" squares cut twice diagonally

Block Assembly: 

Making quarter square triangles: 



Now, layout your squares and your quarter square triangles as shown below.  Sew them into rows of 4, then sew your rows together.  Press. Block should measure 12.5" unfinished. 


Make 4 blocks total.

Sew a 1.25" sashing strip between each block.


Then sew a 2" strip on the left and right.  Press, then add your top and bottom 2" strips.


Now you are ready to baste, quilt and bind! :)



Talk to you soon!


Friday, January 6, 2017

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a good week! We have a fun bundle of fabric to share with you today.  Melanie from Mostly Crafty has made a lovely project featuring this week's bundle. Be sure to scroll down for all the details! 

Basket of Sunshine
Basket of Sunshine
This week's bundle is Basket of Sunshine:  You'll find brown prints teamed with happy yellow prints, all with an old-fashioned flair.
You'll receive 8 fat quarters:
  1. Apple Farm Picnic Brown - Penny Rose
  2. Swiss Dots Yellow with White Dots - Riley Blake
  3. Apple Farm Daisy Brown - Penny Rose
  4. Just Color Brown - Studio E
  5. Bloom and Bliss Yellow Check - Riley Blake
  6. Painter's Canvas Brown - Michael Miller
  7. Penny's Pets Bitty Daisies Screamin' Yellow - Robert Kaufman
  8. Essential Dots Cocoa - Moda





Melanie has a lovely pillow she is sharing featuring this week's bundle! She used my current favorite quilting book Sew This And That to make her pillow!  Stop by her blog for all the details!
You can also follow Melanie on Instagram where she is always sharing what she's working on! 



Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!
Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 
*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Fabric Frenzy Friday Features

Hi there! We had a lot of fabulous projects linked up last weekend! Here are this week's features:

Den Syenede Himmel - shared her incredible hexie quilt she is working on! This is just stunning and I can't wait to see it finished! Be sure to stop by her blog for all the details!


Busy Hands Quilts shared her latest finish - Kite Flight! Love how it turned out!  I really love the pattern on this one! Stop by her blog for all the details! 


My Sewful Retirement shared some really fun table runners! I love using table runners to accent my home and I love all the one's that she shared! Stop by her blog for all the details! 

Be sure to stop by the linky party to see all the lovely projects that were linked up over the weekend!

Talk to you soon!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Fabric Frenzy Friday

Happy Friday!! I hope you all had a good week!  We have a really fun bundle of fabric to share with you today!  Be sure to scroll down to see what I made with this week's bundle! 

Glamping
Glamping

This week's bundle features the cute Quilt Camp prints from Henry Glass along with our choices of the perfect coordinates!
Bundle includes 8 fat quarters:
  1. Quilt Camp Campers Blue - Henry Glass
  2. Metro Living Black Rings - Robert Kaufman
  3. Remix Rings Aqua - Robert Kaufman
  4. Apple Farm Plaid - Penny Rose
  5. Quilt Camp Campers Red - Henry Glass
  6. Swiss Dots Black - Riley Blake
  7. Just Color Teal - Studio E
  8. Apple Farm Picnic Red - Penny Rose
This bundle of fabric just makes me smile! I love those glamper prints! They are too adorable! I thought it would be fun to make some picnic placemats out of this week's bundle!


I kept them pretty simple because I wanted to show off those cute little glampers! :)  These would be just perfect to keep in your picnic basket or in your trailer when you are camping!


I made each one different and I love them all! They were so easy and quick to put together -  I can't wait to make some more! 


Let's get started:


Supplies for 4 placemats:

Coordinating thread
Batting

Cutting for one placemat:
1 - 14" x 15" rectangle 
1 - 4" x 14" strip
1 - 1.5" x 14" strip
1 - 14" x 19.5" piece of batting
1 - 14" x 19.5" piece of backing

Sew together your 14" x 15" and 1.5" x 14" strip together.  Press.  Sew the 4" x 14" strip on to the right side of your 1.5" strip.  Press. 


Layer your pieces together.  Start with batting then lay your backing right side up on top of your batting.  Then lay your placemat right side down on top of your backing.  Make sure everything is lined up and pin all the layers in place. 

Sew 3/8" all the way around except for a 4" opening on the top side. 

Turn right side out and push out your corners.  Iron your opening closed.  Sew around your placemat about an 1/8" from the outside edge.  

That's it! How simple and easy huh?! 




Now that we shared our fabric for the week, we want to see yours!
Here is your chance to link up anything to do with fabric! You can link up finished quilts, a work in progress, a new fabric you just bought, a project made with fabric, or maybe you just want to show off some of your stash.  Anything goes--as long as it has to do with fabric! 
*Please link up a specific post, not your main page
*Please link back or use a button on your post, or blog. 
*Please visit some other links and leave a comment! :) 


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Raspberry & Cream Block of the Month Schedule!

Hi there! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! I can't believe this year is about to end! We are really excited to start the New Year off with a gorgeous new Block of the Month:

78" x 91"
Pattern designed by: Marsha McCloskey 

I absolutely love the fabrics that are being used in this BOM! They are so lovely and have such a romantic feeling to them. 

I will be sewing and posting my progress right here on the blog! Purchase the blocks kit and the setting & finishing kit to receive all the fabrics and patterns needed to sew along with me.  (These patterns are not considered "free", so you will need to purchase the kits to receive the patterns - we are unable to post the patterns on the blog as they are copyrighted).   


To complete this quilt you will need:
  1. Blocks Kit (for 12 center blocks)
  2. Setting & Finishing Kit (includes border blocks, borders, binding)
Suggested tools (I will be using these)
  1. Bias Square Plus Ruler
  2. Precision Trimmer 3

You'll need to purchase separately, 5.625 yards (44" wide) or 2.5 yards (108" wide) backing. You can find all the Raspberry and Cream fabrics HERE
Yardage included in Blocks Kit

Yardage included in the Finishing Kit

Here is the schedule for the block of the month:


Block 1: Air Castles January 17
Block 2: Bear's Paw January 31
Block 3: Bird's in the Air February 14
Block 4: Cat's Cradle February 28
Block 5: Double X March 14
Block 6: Eliza's Nine Patch March 28
Block 7: Gentleman's Fancy April 11
Block 8: Goose Tracks April 25
Block 9: Grandmother's Pride May 9
Block 10: Grape Basket May 23
Block 11: Kansas Trouble June 6
Block 12: Missouri Star June 20

Double Four Patch and Stepping Stone Blocks: July 11
Setting Blocks: August 15
Quilt Assembly: September 12
Final Borders: October 10

I am so excited to get started and I hope you will join in with me!!  So be sure to snatch up all your supplies and be ready for January 17th!

Talk to you soon!





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