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Swan Dive with the Fat Quarter Shop

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The Fat Quarter Shop is giving away another pattern! Free Swan Dive Pattern
(The link will take you to the Jolly Jabber blog post)You can buy a kit from them or just buy
Jolly Bar Cake Mix A Jolly Bar and background fabric!
I really love these sheets they make it so easy to make  Perfect HST’s!

It is all very easy to make! One sheet makes 10 HST’s  and they are perfect! If you don’t want to use a Jolly Bar (5”x10”) then  find a nice Layer Cake (10”x10”)
I used Anagram by Kimberly Kite with the Ruby Star Society  (For a different look) and cut it in half (5”x10”)
You will need a background fabric which you  can cut your own to (5”x10”) or use a solid Jolly Bar
Bella Solid Jolly Bar

Put the 2 fabrics right sides together  and a sheet on top!  Pin to keep them from moving and sew on the lines!




I love working with the Fat Quarter Shop they give so much  to the sewing and quilting community!
Look at all the half square triangles!

Start sewing them together using the pattern, And you have a table runner or a quilt! 9 b…

Tula Spider Mini Quilt

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"Spider Mini Quilt"Size: 9 1/2" x 9 1/2"Fabrics: Spider & Borders - Holiday Homies, Tula Pink, Freespirit, Background & Backing - miscellaneous 5" solid squares Binding -Rocacco Grunge, ModaThreads: Piecing & Quilting - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2000 (Light Sand), Raw Edge Applique - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2692 (Black) Binding - Aurifil 50 wt thread 2250 (Red) So who takes the Christmas fabric and makes a Halloween mini quilt?That would be me!Tutorial Print and cut out a random spider 3" or so. This helped when I raw edge applicated it on the 5" square! But I am getting ahead of myself. I outlined the spider on some iron on double sided interfacing! Then centered everything on the red cross in the green square. Ironed it on the 5" x 5" square. Sewed the raw edge applique then the web string. I am sure there is a better word, but I cannot think of it! Sew the 2 1/2" borders on, match at top, trim! I do sides first then to…

Bella Skill Builder Month 9

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Month 9, Wow we have sure learned a lot about different blocks! I want to thank the Fat Quarter Shop for letting me sew along each month! It has been great fun! This month the blocks are Lazy Angle using the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler Creative Grids #CGR3754 | Fat Quarter Shop ! I love this one! The ruler makes cutting quick and sewing a breeze! The pattern is FREE!The Kit:Bella Skillbuilder Quilt KitsThe Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! The Pattern: Download the pattern Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting BlogThe Video: Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog
Block 9A - Fabric: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Green Tea Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove Blocks 9B and 9C - Fabrics: Bella Cotton Solid Gray, Bright Sky, and Sunflower Thread: Aurifil 50 wt thread 2600 Dove

Trick Line up your A and B pieces so they create a triangle at the bottom. Then sew together with your …

Bella Skill Builder Month 8

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Time sure has wizzed by we are 8 months into the Bella Skillbuilder Quilt and I have learned so much about different techiques and color! I am so glad I hopped on the boat with the Fat Quarter Shop and designer Sherri McConnell! The quilts blocks are all beautiful even though everyone's are different! This is a quilt I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn techniques. All the tutorials and patterns are free! You can buy a kit or not! You will learn so much!The Kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt KitsThe Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life! The Pattern: Download the free September 2017 pattern The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RlWMOW1fIE&sns=emTips and TricksI cut all my strips with the super handy Creative Grids Stripology Squared Ruler Creative Grids #CGRGE2 it doesn't slip and makes cutting a breeze! This month we are using another great ruler by Creative Grids especially if you like Dresden Plates Creative…

Bella Skill Builder Month 7

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For the month of August, we find ourselves doing Half Square Triangles & Quarter Square Triangles for the Bella Skill Builder Month 7! Bella Skill Builder Month 7 with Fat Quarter Shop Creative Grids Rulers I used the Creative Grids Half-Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler Creative Grids #CGRBH1 | Fat Quarter Shop and the Creative Grids 4.5" Quilting Square Ruler Creative Grids #CGR4 | Fat Quarter Shopto do my blocks! I have and love all the Creative Grids Quilting Square Rulers. They never slip and for me that is a necessity! I bought the Creative Grids Half Square 4-in-1 Triangle Ruler just for this block and wish I had this video to learn how to use it. Make sure to watch Sherri's video before you attempt the second block.Facebook: The Fat Quarter Shop now has a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters! I cannot wait to see the color combinations all of you are using! Join us for the fun of it!Get the kit:Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits!Vide…

Bella Skill Builder Month 6

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For the month of July We find ourselves doing Courthouse Steps for the Bella Skill Builder Month 6! Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 6 - Sherri McConnell & Fat Quarter Shop! I used the Creative Grids 6" Log Cabin Trim Tool Creative Grids #CGRJAWMN6 to do my blocks but you complete this months block without it! The ruler does make it much faster and for me was well worth it! I just got another pattern to make a log cabin quilt. I love these blocks and have made them the traditional way in the past and found it very time consuming! The ruler will help you get them done in a jiffy!Facebook: The Fat Quarter Shop now has a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters! I just signed up! I cannot wait to see the color combinations all of you are using! Join us for the fun of it!Get the kit:Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Video:Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walks you through the perfect and perfectly accurate Courthouse Steps block in this vi…

Bella Skill Builder Month 4

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May 1st is here and time for Month 4 of Bella Skill BuilderQuilt Along over at the Bella Skillbuilder Month 4 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber ! This month, finds me in a Delivery Waiting Room waiting on my third grandchild to be delivered, baby Lilly Anne Proctor. While I am waiting I will share with you my blocks created with Month 4 Flying Geese Pattern!Get the kit:Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Video: Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Flying Geese block in this YouTube video! Pattern: Be sure to download the free May 2017 pattern! This months colors come from the Blues Bella Solids Colors of Moda Fat Quarter Bundle Moda Fabrics - Bella Solids - Moda Fabrics | Fat Quarter Shop, I bought this bundle and tried my hand at picking fabrics for shades! The background color is Moda Bella Solid Ash.
Then I took a picture to check the grayscale to see if it was in the correct order! Try that next time! I think it is such a neat trick!
I had …