The Quilt Block Cookbook

The Quilt Block Cookbook

Thank you for all the Pumpkin quilt love!  I’ve had so much fun seeing cute pumpkin blocks and quilt tops popping up on Instagram!  

I took the week off from sewing…but I did sneak into my sewing room once to start a project from this book, The Quilt Block Cookbook, by Amy Gibson.

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This book is pretty ingenious.  Everything is laid out like a cookbook, and the units of each block are the “ingredients”.  It’s very cute and the photography is gorgeous.  

I made block 32 Flag Day.  I’m going to keep at it and make a whole quilt out of this block!

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The block looks HUGE compared to Sophie!   She wanted to make sure I got her freshly painted pink nails in the picture.  😉 

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There are “recipes” for  50 blocks and sampler quilt patterns in the back.  I love the creative layouts for the sampler quilts.  I love sampler quilts but I don’t always love the block layouts…there are beautiful modern ones in this book. 

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You can find this book and get a better peek inside of it here.  

I’m taking a little sewing haitus to work on some house and family projects…but I have a fun quilt and tutorial to share next week.  I made the quilt top and even wrote the tutorial… and my Mom brain completely forgot about it!  So I’ll post it next week.

 Have a great weekend!  

 

 

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Pumpkins

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

Have you ever started reading a good book and you neglect everything else in your life until it’s finished???

 That was this quilt.  I fed my family waffles and eggs for dinner until it was done and literally did nothing else but sew during every baby sleeping time.  

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

I wanted to make a pumpkin quilt, but not a Halloween quilt…more like something I could leave out until Christmas.  So my pumpkin quilt was designed, pieced, and finished within just a few days.

 I told you…waffles and eggs…I couldn’t stop with the pumpkin quilt! 

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

I’m pretty in love with it.  

 I used a Moda Crossweave for the background.  It was my first time using the crossweave as a sashing…and honestly I wouldn’t recommend it even though it’s beautiful.  It’s a bit stretchy…and getting everything lined up and perfect made me a bit nutso.  Instead I would use a cotton with a linen look, and save the cross weave for smaller areas.  

I’ll link to the fabrics I used at the bottom of this post.

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

I used this 108″ backing.  Isn’t it perfect for a fall-ish Thanksgiving quilt?!   I quilted it myself with a gray thread to match the background.

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

Wilson (the cat) isn’t allowed inside the main area of our home because my son is allergic…but he snuck in yesterday morning and I found him in the afternoon cuddled up asleep on the pumpkin quilt.  Obviously I couldn’t wake him up…just look at that fuzzy sweet face!  

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

There are oodles of pumpkin patterns and blocks out there already, so I debated whether or not to write this up, but I did it anyways…mostly for my Mom (she made the cutest pumpkin pillow to go with it!).  

The pattern is in my shop here as a PDF, or here as a paper pattern (pre-order).  

Pumpkin Quilt Pattern

This is the last of my new patterns…so thank you for bearing with me while I share them and overload you with pictures!  

Here are links to the fabrics I used in this quilt: 

Oranges: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and the others were from my stash (the floral is from Fig Tree quilts Farmhouse collection, the orange Pez print is hard to find but by American Jane for Moda, the light/white orange is Botanics by Carolyn Friedlander).  Fat Quarter Shop also made a great bundle of oranges for this quilt you can find here. 

Green (leaves and binding)

Brown

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Have a great weekend!

 

 

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Woven

Woven Quilt Pattern, 4 fat quarters plus a background fabric makes a baby quilt!

My favorite thing to do is figure out how to make a quilt.  I love taking a design and trying to figure out how to make it work with a cut of fabric…sort of a quilt puzzle.  That part is even better than the actual sewing!  

It uses 4 fat quarters and a background fabric to make a baby size quilt.  Three of the prints are a Riley Blake collection called Greatest Adventure, and the red is a Cotton and Steel basic. 

Woven Quilt Pattern

Woven Quilt Pattern

The back is a green tile print from Dixie, and I quilted this on my own machine.  

Woven Quilt Pattern

This beach has the greatest driftwood forts.  I’m a mean Mom and never let my kids go in these big ones for long…all that loose wood scares me and I can imagine it falling on them!  I’m such a worry wart but still…yikes!  

Woven Quilt Pattern

I made this quilt in girly Dixie colors too.  This was my tester quilt.  

Woven Quilt Pattern

Woven Quilt Pattern

Woven Quilt Pattern

You still with me?  I had so many pictures to share!  Woven is in my shop. 

Woven Quilt Pattern

Have a nice weekend!  

 

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Celebrate

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

Yes…I take picture of all my quilts in the exact same spot with the exact same pillow (from Target).  Sophie has the best bed with the best light and this quilt matches Sophie’s Ice Cream sheets perfectly (also from Target)! 

Anyways…this is Celebrate!  My favorite quilt of the new bunch.  

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

This quilt is so happy.  I went for “party” colors and I love these colors mix together.  The red stripe binding makes it just that much more fun.  Melissa quilted this one, and it’s backed in the teal Dixie cherry print.  

Celebrate Quilt Fabrics

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

This quilt has found a home on Sophie’s bed, but it would be equally cute in blues and greens (or any colors) for a boy.  

The pattern uses fat quarters and includes 5 size options…I made the throw size for the cover.  You can see more about Celebrate here in my shop.  

Celebrate Quilt Pattern, Fat Quarter Friendly

Have a great day (and it’s already Thursday…yay)!  

 

 

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Uptown

Uptown Quilt Pattern

In all my 9 years of blogging I’ve made lots-o-quilts…and used the color purple in maybe 4 of them?  I have no idea why.  Then lately I’ve been on a purple binge and I want every thing to be puuuurple and my husband is like “NO MORE PURPLE”!!!    Moral of the story…you’ll see more purple here from now on!

This is my next new pattern, Uptown.  

Uptown Quilt Pattern

I selected my 2 1/2″ pre-cut strips from these lovely Simply Colorful jelly rolls.  The pattern uses 25 strips to make a throw…so it’s a good jelly roll option.  The background color is Moda Bella Solid in silver.  

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Uptown Quilt Pattern

Uptown Quilt Pattern

Kathy quilted this one as well.  I told her to quilt “whatever” as I usually do…and she went above and beyond with these tiny rows of loops! 

Uptown Quilt Pattern

Uptown Quilt Pattern

 

Uptown Quilt Pattern

I made a mockup of this quilt for Windham Fabrics in a new fabric line called Atlas.  I love the taupe and blues together!  Originally this pattern was called Mile Marker…so if you are a shop buyer looking for this pattern this is it!  I’m just keeping you on your toes.  😉

Uptown Pattern in Atlas

You can see the material requirements to this pattern here in my shop.

Uptown Quilt Pattern

Have a happy Wednesday! 

 

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