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! 

 

 

 

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Thursday scraps

I received a concerned email asking me why I was quitting and closing down Cluck Cluck Sew….which means I should probably start posting regularly again!  Also NO…I’m not leaving or quitting or closing down, it’s just been on the backburner and it’s hard to jump back into it regularly.   You can’t get rid of me that easily!  

I have been sewing and I have the (super cute) scraps to prove it!  

I’ve been buying some spring-ish florals and cute prints that catch my eye.  Those strawberries are by Riley Blake, the collection is New Dawn (that whole line is so cute).  The florals are also Riley Blake, big florals are from Flower Market, and the little floral with carrots are from the line Easter Egg Hunt.  

I’m finally updating my Sugar Dish pattern after saying I was “working on it” for the last… oh I don’t know…7 years.  I wrote this pattern in 2010, I cringe when I look at it in black and white on copy paper.  Bless you if you bought this pattern back then!  

This month all of my kids will be in school for the first time in a year!  Hallelujah.  It’s still only part time, but it’s a perfect transition back into the classroom.  I’ve loved having them home so much this past year, but they reaaaaally missed school and it was starting to take a toll on their mental health.  

Six weeks ago my kids let our male rabbit out in the yard at the same time as our female rabbit…and now we have a litter of 8 fuzzy bunnies!  Man they are fun….and maybe the most held/loved/played with bunnies ever.  

My latest fabric crush is these Bee Basics by Lori Holt for Riley Blake.  I bought 1/2 yards of my favorites to try them out and mix them in with my stash.  

Honestly they feel rougher in person than the Blossom Basics by Riley Blake that I use in everything, and the Blossom Basics are even cheaper in price.   The print of these is perfect and I love the range of colors available though.   I’ll give them a whirl and see how they compare.

So there’s the most random Thursday blog post ever…all to let you know that I’m over here snuggling bunnies and buying lots of new fabric I probably don’t need!  ;)  

 

 

 

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Lovestruck Heart Block (free!) Pattern

I don’t think a year has gone by without me making some sort of heart quilt, so I definitely couldn’t let this year be the first.  

I knew I wouldn’t have time to make a whole quilt, but this cute twist on my original heart block pattern was a fun challenge…and actually pretty quick to sew!

Click the link or the pattern image below to open up the printable PDF of the Lovestruck Quilt Block Pattern.  

Lovestruck Quilt Block Pattern

Lovestruck Free Quilt Block Printable Pattern

With the top and bottom border it finishes at 17″ x 17″, and you could leave the borders off and it would be 10″ x 17″.  It would make a cute quilt with a handful together, or even a cute pillow cover.  Or you can quilt it up and hang it on your wall and call it your only Valentines Day decor like I did.  

Lovestruck Free Quilt Block Printable Pattern

I already have so many heart projects in my tutorials and patterns.  The most used on my blog is of course the basic Heart Block Pattern, and there is also the Simple Heart Quilt below.  

Simple Heart Quilt Free Pattern

This I Heart You mini quilt is a perfect rainy day project.   

I Heart You mini quilt free pattern

And of course my Box of Hearts quilt that looks like a box of conversation hearts!  

Box of Hearts Quilt Pattern

Happy Heart Making!  

 

 

 

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