Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · Summer Moon Quilt Along

Summer Moon Quilt Along

I am kicking off a new Quilt Along today. I am sewing along with the Summer Moon Quilt Along with Fat Quarter Shop. This beautiful book is written by Carrie Nelson. She has outdone herself! The kits for this quilt along sold out super fast at Fat Quarter Shop! So I am using my Bonnie and Camille scraps to sew this quilt up.

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

I started by organizing all of my scraps! Whew! That was quite the feat! I measured them and divided them into different size ziplock bags. It has made a world of difference in selecting fabrics for this quilt along. I just look at the pattern and pick up the size bag that the pattern calls for. It is so much better than digging through a never ending bin of scraps. I swear the scraps multiply! Ha ha

The other thing that has helped a ton with this quilt along is my Oliso iron! I have two! The regular size and the mini. I use them both! The big iron is perfect for when I have a bunch of blocks to press at once like the HST pictured here. I have the mini iron set up next to my sewing machine. I can then quickly press as I am sewing. It is perfect for all of the mini pieces found in this quilt! And the best part, they are both pink!

Oliso Smart Iron

So do you want to see my blocks from the first month?

First up is the Album block. I loved using all of these prints! There are some oldies, but goodies found in these blocks!

Churn Dash Block. I hate to be a little biased, but those birds are my absolute favorite! And its a good thing Bonnie and Camille are re-releasing those birds in their Early Bird fabric because I am just about out of them!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

Fool’s Puzzle Block. This one was a little more tricky for me to assemble. I did love using little bits of Hello Darling in these blocks. That is probably my favorite Bonnie and Camille line!

And here they are all together. This is going to be one happy quilt!

Thanks for stopping by today! If you want to see more of my quilting adventures, you can check out my Instagram, (check out my hashtag #thesmittenchickensummermoonquilt) Facebook and/or Pinterest!

Chirp Out!

Jen

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · Quilting · Threadology Quilt Along

Block 8: Cross With a Cross- Threadology Quilt Along

Hi! Can you believe this is the last Threadology block? This has been such a fun quilt to put together with the Fat Quarter Shop! The free pattern can be found here. Or you can watch Kimberly assemble the block on YouTube here. She has a lot of great pointers!

All of my pieces cut out!

I used my Alphabitties to keep all of my pieces organized. If you stopped by here before, you may know that I have a slight obsession with directional prints…and keeping them directional. TIP: I cut some of the rectangles horizontal and some vertical to keep the prints going the same direction, especially those tape measures! I used my favorite Olfa Splash rotary cutter and my Aurifil Thread to stitch these up!

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Threadology!

I had a lot of fun putting these blocks together. When I laid out the first part of the blocks, my little boy thought they were airplanes! Haha. He seemed pretty excited. I guess this means an airplane quilt is in my future!

FORK PINS!!!!

TIP: As I assembled the next part of the blocks, my FORK PINS helped so much. If you have stopped by here before, you may have seen these pop up in my quilting. I love them! They hold both sides of the nested seams. I haven’t used my seam ripper as much because of these awesome fork pins. Give them a try!

TIP: Since these pieces don’t match up perfectly, I matched the pieces on the center. Finger press your rectangle to find the center. Then match up the centers. I also did this when I attached the last triangle sections to the block. It keeps everything lined up! I used a similar method with the Economy block I posted a couple weeks ago.

Cross with a Cross Blocks

These blocks are sew cute! I had never made a block like this before. I loved stitching these up and seeing them take shape.

This year’s charity quilt along is benefiting the Make a Wish Foundation Central and South Texas. If you would like to make a donation you can follow this link.

Thanks for stopping by!

Chirp Out!

Jen

Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · Quilting · Threadology Quilt Along

Block 7: Economy- Threadology Quilt Along

Welcome to Block 7 of the Threadology Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop! I love the Economy block. It is fast and shows off some of your favorite prints. Do you see those big squares in the pic?!? Those make the cutest centers for this block. I am using the Quilt Kit (which is sold out) but you can use the same Little Snippets fabric by Bonnie and Camille with the fabric requirements here.

All of my pieces cut out!

You can get the FREE pattern here or the video tutorial here. The Fat Quarter Shop is asking for a $5 donation to the Make a Wish Foundation Central and South Texas. They have almost reached the goal of $20,000!

Tip: Finger press and Fork Pins!

Sewing the triangles to the square can be a bit tricky!

TIP: Fold the triangle in half and finger press it, marking the center. Then fold the square in half and finger press it, marking the center. Now match the centers! And hold them in place using my favorite FORK PINS! Sew them into place with my favorite Aurifil thread and press. Then do the same thing on the other side.


Trimming, trimming, trimming!

Aren’t these center squares so cute?!? You need to trim them down based on the pattern measurements. I used my new pink OLFA rotary cutter. It’s my new favorite rotary cutter.

Then to attach the outer triangles, I used the same method that I described above. Works like a charm!

All done!

These blocks are so fun to make! I am so excited to see this quilt come together. We have one more block to go! Thanks for following along today!

Chirp Out!

Jen