Springtime Shuffles

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

I think that I mentioned before that I was trying to clean up my quilting projects. 

It started as a Fall clean, then a Winter clean, now we’re into Spring…but I’m finally caught up!  My unfinished quilt tops and half finished project piles are all finished or donated and I can focus on the new.  The best feeling!  

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

I made a couple of extra Shuffle quilts last year as testers…mostly to see how the crib size would look laid out since it’s only made with 10 fat quarters.  I mixed the older Cotton & Steel Spectacle prints with some basics and a jolt of black…it’s bold but simple.  

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

Some quick loopy free motion quilting and a black binding (plus a tiny strip of blue) finish it off.  

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

I purchased this cute fabric by Cathy Nordstrom a couple of years ago, sewed this top, and it’s hung it in my closet ever since.  It’s so perfect for Spring!  

Pattern is Fat Quarter Shuffle but in the Throw size.  

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

I finished it with loopty loops and it will make a fun gift, I know a few teens who would love this fabric. 

Fat Quarter Shuffle pattern, beginner friendly

March is always a hectic fun-filled blur for us with 3 kids birthdays to celebrate.  I told the kids today we are doing a sugar detox after all the cake/ice cream/candy/eating out we’ve had the past few weeks plus my birthday and Easter this weekend.  I’ve eaten my weight in cake…ice cream cake to be exact.

Have a great week! 




12 Responses to Springtime Shuffles

  1. Gemini Jen NZ March 28, 2021 at 11:41 pm #

    So satisfying to get UFOS all done! I love your Nordstrum version of the quilt, such pretty colours and fabrics in there!

  2. vivian383 March 29, 2021 at 4:01 am #

    That must be such a great feeling, getting all of the UFO projects out of your hair ! I think that I won’t ever feel that myself, but it does not stop me from admiring those with the discipline to achieve it themselves ! Congratulations, and I look forward to seeing all the new projects !!

  3. Fussell March 29, 2021 at 4:21 am #

    They’re both pretty but that dark one with the greens, 😍 just gorgeous

  4. Christine Burch March 29, 2021 at 6:08 am #

    I feel you on the cake thing. Three of my kids birthdays are in one month span (2/23, 3/3, 3/20). I am so over cake (and cheesecake in the case of my teen). Sadly, quilting will not help me work that off.

  5. rajkkhoja March 29, 2021 at 8:10 am #

    Beautiful. Both off.

  6. Robby H. March 29, 2021 at 8:16 am #

    Ice cream cake is in my near future. Not sure what everyone else will eat. But it will give me time to contemplate this fun design for a couple of upcoming quilty needs.

  7. Susan March 29, 2021 at 3:08 pm #

    Just a quick note to say how much I appreciate your quilt instructions. I’ve lately made several quilts from other patterns and I have found the instructions to be confusing with really poor illustrations. Yours are always really clear and concise and I appreciate you a lot.

  8. Karen March 29, 2021 at 3:12 pm #

    Beautiful little quilts! It’s sew interesting how different prints can really change the look of one pattern!

  9. Nadine Willis March 31, 2021 at 4:58 pm #

    They are both lovely quilts. I like simple quilting as I am not into lots of complicated patterns and think your loops are perfect! Such a good feeling getting ufo’s finished and out the door or ready to give. I have been trying to do that myself but then got sidetracked and hit a snag. I’m going to try and get back on the sewing wagon. Wish me luck!

  10. Fussell April 3, 2021 at 12:13 pm #

    I was thinking, a video tutorial on how you do your simple loop quilting might be helpful, I’ve tried and I’m not having a lot of luck getting the loops to look right.

  11. Juliet A Finnegan April 14, 2021 at 11:19 am #

    I am just about done with I heart you mini quilt pattern and I was wondering if you used invisible thread for the machine quilting. The crosshatch design looks stunning! Thanks.

  12. Lily April 19, 2021 at 11:16 am #

    Have birthday in march,too )) (sheepy head here)
    trying to detox every day…
    That’s one simple but effective pattern.
    I asked you about black solids once, thinking of binding as well… guess what? mine is still unfinished, waiting under a pile…
    Thanks for a reminder :-) this year it’ll have to be

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