Little Spooks Quilt {a Five Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

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It’s September 1st and that means a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt!!!  Yay!!!!

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Amber and I have been doing some spooky sewing and we are ready to share this fun little quilt with you!  It is a great size for a wall hanging or to put on a table!  Finished it measures 34″ square.  I also love that you can use theme prints in the centers – I’m always looking for ways to use my theme prints….especially HALLOWEEN CAT prints!!  Don’t you love these spooky felines!  The fabric is from Blend Fabric’s Boo Crew line.

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It is highly recommended to sew with your cat…..like you ever have a choice…hehehehe!!!  Mufasa is loving this little quilt – the purrrrrfect size for him!

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The quilt is made of 4 large blocks.  Wouldn’t these blocks be great in a larger quilt!!

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A little sashing and you’re all set!

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You can download the PDF quilt pattern by clicking HERE.  Make sure to tag @gigis_thimbel and @jedicraftgirl and use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfun and #littlespooksquilt so we can see your creations!!

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By the way…..it is so NOT fall here in Southern California….the last 3 days have been 114 degrees!!!!!

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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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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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Rustic Pines {A 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

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It’s Christmas in July!  I love making a Christmas quilt in the summer – I never have time when it gets closer to Christmas!!  You are going to love this Rustic Pines Quilt!  Choose your 5 favorite Christmas Fat Quarters and let’s get sewing!!

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I choose the Comfort and Joy line from Riley Blake.  It has such a wonderful cabin-like Christmas feel!
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The trees are strip pieced and cut at 60 degree angles and then appliquéd on!!  Super fast – who has time for hand work in the summer!!
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A little tip for appliquéing:  Use Spray n Bond and put the trees wrong side up on old wrapping paper.  Spray the backs and set them in place.  Just unroll more paper for a clean basting surface!!
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I love that the pattern calls for a scrappy low volume background – it gives it such character!!  I added an accent border instead of a low volume border – you can choose!

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Hop over to Amber’s blog to read all about her version and to download the free pattern!
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Amber’s version is even more cozy with all kinds of homespun plaids from Moda!!!

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Be sure to tag us on Instagram so we can see your creations! @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble
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Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt

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Amber and I have had so much fun sewing along with you these past few months!  We love your versions of our Five Fat Quarter Fun patterns and have enjoyed making new friends through this sewing series!!  Thank You!!!  We are so happy it’s June 1st and we get to share this fun Star Spangled Pineapple Quilt with you!!!  IMG_7929a

This quilt uses 5 fat quarters: 3 red and 2 blue.  Add in 2 1/2 yards of light to medium chambray and you’re ready to get going!!  I love Amber’s light chambray background!!  Be sure to check out her blog post also!!

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I know pineapples are super trendy right now, but I do have a little family history that involves pineapples….want to hear it?  My Dad’s ancestors left Portugal and Brazil and immigrated to what is now Hawaii to work the pineapple plantations.  I often imagine how bad life must have been to want to live in a shack and pick pineapples everyday.  My Grandma was raised in Hawaii as a result and as a child I remember her always wearing a muumuu…… and so pineapples are close to my heart.IMG_7953a

The finished quilt measures 40″ x 48″ and the finished block measures 8″ x 14″.

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You can download the free PDF pattern by clicking HERE.  pineapple quilt 4

Make sure to tag us on Instagram (@jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble) when sewing along!  and use #starspangledpineapplequilt

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We hope you love making this quilt and enjoy having it out all summer long!
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Five Fat Quarter Fun “May Flowers”

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IMG_7900aHappy MAY!!!!  Amber and I are super excited to bring you the next quilt in our 5 Fat Quarter Fun Series!!  It’s called May Flowers and its the perfect spring quilt to add to your home.  And better yet it uses only 5 fat quarters and 2 1/4 yards of background fabric.
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Amber and I got to met up a few weeks ago at Pine Needles Quilt Shop in Utah.  We had so much fun shopping for fabric!  We choose the next few months of patterns worth!  Whooo Hooo!
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We both fell in love with these fabrics from Charleston and Les Petites by Amy Sinibaldi for Art Gallery Fabrics, so this month both of our quilts are the same.

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The blocks are so fun to sew and come together pretty fast.  Mufasa loves to be a Happy Helper 🙂IMG_1453

It was fun playing with different color combinations.  The quilt is set on point so the blocks look like flowers.  You can download the free pattern over on Amber’s blog so hop over to read all about it!  – we hope you love it!!!
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{Garden Path} a 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt

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It’s April 1st and our new 5 Fat Quarter Fun quilt pattern is no joke!  Meet Garden Path, our latest quilt using only 5 fat quarters, background fabric and border fabric!  We love the challenge each month brings with designing a fresh quilt with only 5 fat quarters.  We love that you are sewing along with us!  Be sure to follow Amber @gigis_thimble and myself, @jedicraftgirl on Instagram…and make sure to tag your posts with #fivefatquarterfun so we can see your versions!!

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Screen Shot 2017-03-30 at 12.33.46 PMGarden Path uses 5″ squares alternating with background squares and 9-patch blocks.  I choose a selection of Cotton + Steel fabrics from Fat Quarter Shop
and I love the fun spring vibe they have.  I wish I could leave this quilt outside because it perks up the yard!!  It measures 50″ square.  It’s a perfect size for a baby/toddler quilt, for hanging on the wall, for throwing over a couch, or for putting on the end of a bed!IMG_7833a

Amber’s version uses a selection of Cotton + Steel blues from Fat Quarter Shop – I’m so in love with it!!  Hop over to her blog to read all about her version!  Amber’s borders are slightly different and we’ve given you both options 🙂

You can download our pattern by clicking HERE and download the alternate border pattern by clicking HERE.   And then you’re invited to come over for a garden tea party!!!
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The beautiful quilting was done by my friend Kayleen who you can find on IG @quilterlove66.DSC_0712
Thanks for stopping by and we hope you love this pattern!!
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All Stacked Up {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

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Welcome to the 4th edition of the Five Fat Quarter Fun Sewing Series!!  Amber and I have teamed up to bring you a super fun quilt that you can make with only 5 fat quarters and some additional background yardage!  This month we are focusing on theme prints.  This quilt pattern is great to use with large prints and puts them as the focus of the quilt.

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We each choose a collection of 5 fat quarters from one of Blend Fabrics’ current lines.  Amber used Flutter & Float FullSizeRender-2

and I used Born Wild.

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The finished quilt is approximately 62″ x 70″.  I put flannel on the back of mine and it’s the perfect lap quilt!!!

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I love how the quilt pattern will change a bit if you switch the dark and light background prints!!  The same pattern but two totally different looks!!
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You are going to love making this quilt!  Hop over to Amber’s blog to download the free pattern.  And remember….make sure to tag us on Instagram (@jedicraftgirl and @gigi’s_thimble)!  We want to see your fabrics and your process as well as the finished quilt!  Use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfun and #allstackedupquilt 🙂

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I quilted double loop-de-loos all over the quilt, don’t look too close – it’s so not perfect!!!

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Thanks for stopping by and we hope you love making this quilt!!!

Chains of Love {5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt}

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Amber and I are SUPER EXCITED to bring you our 3rd 5 Fat Quarter Fun Quilt – and this one is our Valentine’s edition!!!!  We can’t get enough of red and pink and hearts so we pushed the limits on our 5 fat quarters and came up with this!!!!  It’s a 50″ square quilt with an Irish Chain style and pieced hearts in the center.  And of course we were listening to Erasure the whole time we were sewing!!! hahahah 🙂

Here is Amber’s version, you can read all about it on her blog.  I love her Moda fabric choice!!!

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I am so thrilled to have a new quilt to hang in the family room!  And it fits perfectly!!!

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Fabric Requirements

2 red fat quarters (non directional)

3 pink fat quarters (non directional)

2 yards background fabric

3 ½ yards backing fabric

½ yard binding fabric

(4) Additional red 2 ½” squares for sashing – can cut from your binding fabric if it matches

NOTE:  Make sure your fat quarter measure 21″ in length.  You need every inch possible out of the fat quarters and they have to be cut a certain way.  

So be sure to read all instructions first.  Don’t square up the fat quarters and only cut one at a time.  

You can download the pattern HERE.

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We hope you join in the fun!  We would love to connect with you on Instagram!  Post photos of your fabric selections, progress, and finished quilt!  Don’t forget to tag @jedicraftgirl and @gigis_thimble and #fivefatquarterfun #chainsoflovequilt

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Five Fat Quarter Fun {Cabin Fever}

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We are super excited to bring you the second edition of 5 Fat Quarter Fun!!!  Amber from Gigi’s Thimble and I have been cooped up all January – she lives in the snow and it’s been raining every day here in Southern California!  This quilt is the perfect quilt to snuggle with on the couch while you watch the winter weather.  And best of all…..you only need 5 fat quarters and background yardage to get started!!DSC_0930 2

I love how Amber and I used the exact same pattern and our quilts have totally different looks!  So fun!!!

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You can download the quilt pattern over on Amber’s blog, click HERE.IMG_8710

I choose a mixture of wintery grays.  My living room and dining room are decorated farmhouse neutral and all my quilts are bright colors – which means I have zero quilts in my living room (gasp).  This quilt is going to look perfect on my couch with my fur pillows and galvanized buckets!!!  I can’t sew fast enough!

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This is such a fun block!  It looks more complicated than it really is!  You can sew them up in a snap!IMG_8748

After you sew the 12 blocks you are ready for sashing!!IMG_8751

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I quilted this myself – which is never my favorite but I did it!  I chose a black and gray plaid flannel for the back and quilted meandering lines all over.
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I stayed up late with my little helper binding because I am super exited to get it finished!!!!
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I LOVE how it looks in my living room!  I don’t think I need tons of neutral quilts in my life but this one is a perfect fit!!

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Mufasa loves it too!!!

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