Fat Quarter Friday

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

 Isn’t that the best texture?  The wavy lines is my new favorite quilting design…for now.  

Fat Quarter Friday is another new pattern I put into my shop last week.  I made these quilts ages ago…but it seems appropriate to share them now since the fabric I used comes out to stores this week.  So basically it was good that I procrastinated posting these quilts for 6 months so you can buy the fabric now instead of in 6 months!   

If you ever need help finding ways to justify procrastination…I’m your girl. 

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

Fat Quarter Friday includes instructions for two super easy fat quarter quilts you can make in a weekend. 

They are both super fast, and great for a bunch of fat quarters you don’t have a plan for.  The squares quilt in the pattern works perfect for large scale prints like these in the Kinder collection by Heather Ross.  

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

Kathy quilted both of these quilts for me and as usual they are perfect.  Since they are busy I wanted something super simple quilted on them and this is perfect. 

This Kinder collection is just shipping to stores now and it is so, so cute.  I chose some coordinating solids for my second strips quilt to keep it from being too busy. 

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

This strips quilt is a simplified version of Mingle, a baby quilt I made a few years ago.  The strips are still large enough to show off prints in the fabric without chopping it up too much. 

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

The Fat Quarter Friday pattern can be found here as a PDF, or here as a Paper pattern.   

Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend
Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend
 
Fat Quarter Friday Quilt Pattern, 2 easy quilts you can make in a weekend

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Slam Dunk Quilt

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern

I’m so excited to share this quilt with you!   So naturally I took way too many pictures of it and put them all in this post. 

My Ryan has been asking for a basketball quilt ever since I made the football quilt years ago, and finally his basketball quilt dreams came true.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This one was so much fun to make.  The pattern uses straightforward piecing, no templates, no paper piecing, and no tricky seams.  It comes together much faster than you would expect, especially if you chain piece all the block parts at once.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

For the orange fabric in my quilt I used Kona Cotton in Carrot.  For the black I used Kona in Charcoal (it appears black without being too harsh), and for the gray background of my quilt I used the Essex Linen Blend in Graphite by Robert Kaufman.  

I had such a hard time deciding on what colors to use for my quilt, but here are a few other variations that I loved.  The grey and black one is still my favorite! 

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern

I ended up quilting this one myself, because I made a last minute change to the pattern and had to re-make the quilt.  It’s a long story for another day….but I ended up really enjoying quilting this one with an all over large stipple pattern. 

It’s easy to get stuck on how to quilt something like this, with large blocks that are a different color than your background fabrics.  I usually recommend choosing a neutral color of thread that matches the majority of your quilt (in this case I used a light gray), and just go for it with an all over pattern.  You won’t notice the quilting as much on the blocks when it’s finished…and it will be finished!!!!!   If you’re extra enthused about quilting you can also do orange in just the basketballs, then go back through and quilt the background with a different thread.  

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Making this quilt gave me nightmares flashbacks of playing high school basketball.  I was super tall (I’m 5’11”), so the coaches thought I must be really good at basketball.  Boy were they wrong!   I don’t think I gained control of noodely arms and legs until my second year of college at least.   I’m pretty sure my 7 year old is already better than I ever was.   

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Slam Dunk Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

This pattern has been in the works for a LONG time…so I’m pretty relieved to have it done and out in the wild!  

The PDF of the Slam Dunk pattern can be found here, or the Paper version can be found here…and if you made it to the end of this really long post, thank you for reading it!   

 

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Aqua One Way Quilt

One Way Quilt Pattern

I realized my last few posts I’ve used the old hang-the-quilt-on-the-door trick….but when the sun comes out in Seattle all of my quilt holders seem to be gone! 

Also I had to show you my pretty white doors…I took our dingy cream doors off of the hinges and primed/painted each of them with a sprayer in the garage.  It was a huge freaking mess, but now my doors look clean and bright, and now I only have to clean them every single day to keep them that way!!!!!   ;) 

 Someday I will miss all of the dirty little hands in my house right?  RIGHT??  

One Way Quilt Pattern

One Way Quilt Pattern, Cluck Cluck Sew

Back to the quilt…I finished my One Way quilt I made last fall!   

This globe fabric by Erin McMorris is one of my favorite prints of last year.   Kaitlyn did the quilting, and I backed it with my lemons print from my line Hello Jane for Windham Fabrics, the binding is also from that line.

Aqua One Way Quilt

One Way Quilt Pattern

One Way Quilt Pattern

The pattern is One Way in the Throw size, and the fabrics are a big mesh of prints pulled to match the globe print.  

I’m loving this quilt in my living room…and having finished a quilt that I made just for fun!

 

Aqua One Way Quilt and Pattern

 

 

 

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