Fat Quarter Shop Quilt Along · The Smitten Chicken

Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt

As Summer is coming to a close, I have the perfect quilt to share with you today. It just screams Summer! I am quilting along with the Fat Quarter Shop. They just released a new FREE pattern called Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt.

Clementine Fabric by Ruby Star Society

Don’t these colors just look like Summer? I chose to use a Fat Quarter Bundle of Clementine by Melody Miller for Ruby Star Society. I love the bright pinks! I also love the clementine prints. Aren’t they sew cute?

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

I couldn’t make this quilt without my very favorite Aurifil thread. I like to sew my blocks together with a neutral thread. I use white fabric for most of my quilt backgrounds. This white Aurifil thread blends in perfectly. I also had to use my pink Olfa rotary cutter since it matches my fabric!

Hand-trimming my blocks!

I happened to be traveling while I was working on my blocks. I cut out the entire quilt before I left on vacation. I then didn’t have access to my Olfa rotary cutter or a cutting mat. So I had to cut my blocks by hand! What a giant pain!!! Good think my Riley Blake scissors are cute, but dang, this girl needs her tools!

Oliso Iron

I did manage to pack my Oliso iron. Thank goodness I did! Not all irons are created equal. I started to use a different iron before I remembered I had packed this. Let’s just say the other iron didn’t get very hot and started leaving weird marks on my fabric. Yikes! Oliso to the rescue! I was able to get my blocks nice and flat! The Oliso iron gets super hot. And it is pink!

Fat Quarter Ferris Wheel Quilt

I am so happy with how this quilt turned out! I decided to skip the border and make my quilt 42″x 56″. My baby is growing out of her baby quilts, so I needed a quilt that was a little bit bigger. Now she has the perfect summer quilt!

Fat Quarter Shop Quilting Fabric, Kits, Notions and Patterns

This new pattern includes multiple sizes. You can make a crib, throw, twin or king size quilt with this pattern. I guess I made an extra long crib quilt! I was using a draft pattern, so my blocks were 14 inches instead of 17 inches.

Quilt Swirl

I had to include a quilt swirl. Aren’t these colors just perfect and summery? Is that even a word? I had sew much fun stitching this up! Now I just need to decide how to quilt it!

Thanks for following along with me today. If you would like to see more of what I’m up to, you can follow my Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Chirp Out!

Jen

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