Archives for August 2017

Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest

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Amber and I have had the best time creating quilts using only 5 fat quarters and sharing with you!  We love seeing your take on our patterns each month.  Thank you for your overwhelming support!  The quilting community is so amazing!  As a way to say thank you, we thought we would issue you all a challenge and then reward you big time!  We want to see what you come up with when given the challenge to only use 5 fat quarters and up to 2 background fabrics!  Post your quilt progress and quilt (or quilt top) finish photos on Instagram and tag @gigi’s_thimble and @jedicraftgirl and make sure to use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfuncontest.  This is where all the judging will take place.  Here are the official rules and all the amazing prizes you can win!

Five Fat Quarter Fun Contest

Starts: August 25th

Ends: October 25th

Winners will be announced November 1st.

There will be 3 winners chosen!

To Enter:

Make a quilt or quilt top using just 5 fat quarters and up to 2 background fabrics.

Quilt must be at least 34″ x 34″ or bigger.

Must be made within the contest start and end dates.

Post photo(s) on Instagram using the hashtag #fivefatquarterfuncontest.

Tag us at @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble.

*Does NOT have to be quilted and bound to be entered.

*Does not have to be your own design (but this might earn you bonus points!)

Prizes:

Grand Prize Package

Long-Arm Quilting on a 65″ x 75″ Quilt or smaller (.015 cents/sq. inch), Batting & Return Shipping from Kaylene Parry

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Large Spool Collection from Aurifil

1/2 Yard Bundle of Haven Collection by Stacy Peterson for Blend

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

Biscuits and Gravy Layer Cake & Cake Mix Recipe Cards from Moda

Moda Fat Eighth Bundle

Scraps Made Simple Book & Sew Cute Bookmarks by Lori Holt

$25 Gift Card to Brew Stitched Etsy Shop

Maker Valley Enamel Pins (2), Tote Bag & Pattern

3 It’s Sew Emma Books & $50 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet

Notions from Therm O Web

 

2nd Place Prize Package

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Small Spool Collection from Aurifil

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

2 It’s Sew Emma Books & $25 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

Notions from Therm O Web

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet

 

3rd Place Prize Package

2 Rolie Polies from Riley Blake Designs

1 Small Spool Collection from Aurifil

Vintage Vibe Book by Amber Johnson

1 It’s Sew Emma Book & $15 Gift Card to the Fat Quarter Shop

Notions from Therm O Web

I Love House Blocks Book from Martingale (donated by Amanda)

Scissors from Warm Crochet

Judging:

Winners will be chosen based off of photos using the hashtag #fivefatquarterfuncontest pool.  There will be 3 judges including myself and Amber Johnson.  The third judge will be a fellow quilt designer.

You can make any pattern out there (as long as it uses just 5 fat quarters and up to 2 background fabrics) OR you can test your creativity and design your own 5FQF pattern!  Be sure to tag us on Instagram (@jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble) and use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfuncontest to enter!  We can’t wait to see where your creativity takes you!  Good luck!
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Orange Peel Applique Quilt

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I am super excited to be sharing this mini quilt today!  I needed a little something for my new kitchen and I didn’t have much time…..summers are so crazy, right!!  I love the look of orange peel appliqué but wanted this project to be done in a few hours – Heat n Bond Lite to the rescue!

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I dove into my stash of Moda Vintage Picnic scraps – which are just the perfect colors to patch my Pyrex collection!

Vintage Orange Peel Mini Quilt with HeatnBond® Lite

Finished quilt 24″ square

Here’s what you need to get started:

Lots of scraps!!!  I used all my Vintage Picnic scraps for this quilt
Heat n Bond® Lite for the appliqué – yes those orange peels are machine appliquéd – who has time for hand stitching in the summer!
1/3 yard of white/off white background fabric
1/8 yard navy inner border fabric
Spray n Bond® Basting Spray
1/4 yard binding fabric
1-yard backing fabric
cotton batting


Vintage Orange Peel Mini Quilt with HeatnBond Lite Instructions:

Get started by cutting all those scraps into (64) 2 1/2″ squares.  No pattern here – just scrappy!

Lay them out in 8 rows of 8.

Piece together in rows, pressing each row opposite so the seams come together nicely.  Sew the rows together and press.

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I love patchy quilts!!!!

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For the inner navy border cut:

(2) 2″ x 16 1/2″ strips

(2) 2″ x 19 1/2″ strips

Sew the border to the sides of the scrappy unit, press.  Then to the top and bottom, press.
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For the orange peel, print off the orange peel pattern.  Make sure it measures 3″ from end to end.

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Trace the orange peel onto the HeatnBond Lite 48 times.

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Cut out around each orange peel and press to the wrong side of the desired fabric – scrap buster style!!!

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Cut out each orange peel and peel off the backing paper.

Cut the white fabric:

(4) 5 1/2″ x 19 1/2″

Position the orange peels as shown in the photo.  Heat set in place.  Sew around each orange peel using a straight stitch.

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Make the corner blocks:

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Using the above measurements, construct 4 blocks for each of the 4 corners.

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Sew an orange peel unit to each side, press.

Sew a block unit to the ends of the remaining orange peel unit, press.

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Sew the remaining orange peel units to the top and bottom of the quilt.  Press.

Baste the quilt with SpraynBond Basting Spray for speedy results.  I quilted the quilt with an all over double loop de loop pattern.  Bind and enjoy!DSC_0144

I am super in love with this scrappy little quilt and love how it looks in my new kitchen!!!DSC_0134

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BWINDI FOREST {Free Quilt Pattern}

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This is one of my all time favorite quilt patterns!  I have made it at least 5 times!  I love it because:

  • It uses theme prints which I am a sucker for
  • It has cheater method piecing
  • You can make it in a day
  • It works with any fabric
  • You can easily make it into a baby quilt size or keep adding blocks for a twin size or largerIMG_1330

You can download the free pattern HERE

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The fabrics in this quilt are Kona black and Kona white and the Bwindi Forest Collection from Blend Fabricsbwindi fabrics

I never thought I would want a monkey quilt – but this quilt has totally stolen my heart!  I am so in love with it!
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For other versions of this quilt, check out these posts:

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Preppy Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

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It’s August 1st!!  (which I am totally not excited about!  I want to live in a forever JULY!!!!) I am so in love with this month’s 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!  Amber and I invited our friend, Andy from A Bright Corner, to design this mont’s quilt.  Andy came up with this super AMAZING and super fun quilt called “Preppy”.  I love all things preppy!  I dream of living in New England and owning a sail boat!!  So this is so totally me!!!  You can download the full PDF pattern over a A Bright Corner – and be sure to follow @abrightcorner on Instagram!!Preppy quilt pattern 1a

I love Amber’s version of this pattern!  She made it a little bit smaller so it would be perfect for a baby quilt!

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For my nautical inspired version my heart ran straight to Cotton + Steel S.S. Bluebird line from Fat Quarter Shop.  Not only do I love all things nautical, I am a whale lover and bird lover!!  So this fabric was totally designed just for me!  I added in the navy Swiss dot (favorite) from Riley Blake Designs.
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I love how it turned out!  I’m going to put it on the end of the guest bed in the Nautical room!!  I can dream, right!!

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Mufasa did such a good job posing!  I didn’t even have to twist his paw….hahahah!!

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This pattern is super fun to make and it is FAST!  It will be on my list of “go-to” quilt patterns for sure!!  You’re gonna LOVE it!

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