Saturday, August 29, 2020

Fat Quarter Flourish quilt parade


Hello quilting friends! I’m teaming up with Allison Cotton, owner of My Timeless Day quilt shop in Canton, SD, to host a virtual quilt parade. We’re using my pattern, Fat Quarter Flourish, and we hope you’ll join the fun.


What’s a quilt parade?  Well, it’s similar to a sew along, but it only has one deadline . . .  the finish! We’ll give you plenty of time to select your fabrics and piece your top. Then we’ll ask you to share a photo of your finished top either on Instagram or on Facebook (or both) using this hashtag: #fatquarterflourishquiltparade. 

We’ll have random prize drawings for each social media platform to increase the fun!  My Timeless Day will be giving away (2) $25 gift cards (one for Instagram and one for Facebook), and I will be giving away CAQ patterns of choice.



Why did we choose Fat Quarter Flourish?
1.  Fabric selection is a snap! You only need 5 fat quarters to make the top.
2.  The piecing is easy enough for an advanced beginner.
3.  The project is small, so there is not a huge time commitment. Fat Quarter Flourish finishes at 20 1/2” square.
4.  The pattern is SO versatile.  Fat Quarter Flourish looks wonderful in just about any color combination, for any season or holiday . . . think Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving, autumn, summer, spring, winter, and patriotic! 


How do you get started?
Purchase the pattern if you don’t already own it.  It is available in paper or PDF format on my Etsy Shop. It is also available from My Timeless Day.

Select 5 fat quarters from your stash, or 
Order a beautiful kit from My Timeless Day, or
Order individual fat quarters from My Timeless Day and build your own bundle.

Then begin cutting and sewing!



How do you “parade” your quilt?

All tops need to be finished by September 30
. Then post your photo on social media to be entered into our prize drawings.  
  • FACEBOOK: On September 30, Carried Away Quilting will post my finished top on my Facebook page.  Add a photo of your finished top to the comments section of that post!
  • INSTAGRAM: Anytime before September 30, post a photo of your finished top on Instagram and tag both My Timeless Day and Carried Away Quilting.  Be sure to use the hashtag #fatquarterflourishquiltparade


Autumn Fat Quarter Flourish

I’ve decided to use this gorgeous autumn bundle from My Timeless Day. I love the calm, earthy vibe, which includes 5 prints from Riley Blake: 

  • A leaf print from the “Give Thanks” collection by Sandy Gervais.
  • Three lovely prints from Lori Holt’s new “Prim” collection.  (Posy Pebble, Bloom Daisy and Stitches Raisin) 
  • A neutral, tone-on-tone Swiss dot from Riley Blake.


I've played around with some mock-ups, and I think this is how I will put together my Fat Quarter Flourish top. How would you arrange these fabrics?



I've already selected my binding for this quilt as well!  In the next photo you will see an awesome brown and orange plaid from the “Give Thanks”collection, which is also in the kit available at My Timeless Day.  Won't it be perfect for the binding? 



Patriotic Fat Quarter Flourish
Allison is also joining the quilt parade fun. She will be stitching up a red, white and blue version using this dazzling bundle. Which print will she select to be the focal fabric?  Where will she place the others? I don't know about you, but I can't wait to see what she does! If you've been itching to make a patriotic mini quilt, you can purchase a kit from My Timeless Day.



In case you need a little more inspiration, here are photos of my original Fat Quarter Flourish quilt, as well as my Christmas version.  


 


Many of us are spending a lot more time at home these days, but that shouldn’t stop us from developing quilting friendships across the miles! We hope you will join us in this quilt parade. It’s a great opportunity to be inspired and connect with other quilters!

~Taunja & Allison


Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Farmhouse Flannels II: Detailed list for Hometime quilt


After releasing my new pattern, Hometime, I received requests for the details on which fabrics I used for my sample quilt. You know that I used the new Farmhouse Flannels II collection by Primitive Gatherings for Moda, but I didn’t list out each SKU number. Since that fabric collection is now available in stores, I thought I’d share that information with you!


Listed below are the fabric requirements for the top and binding of the Hometime quilt, along with the particular SKUs I used. The Moda swatch page for Farmhouse Flannels II is also helpful!

22 fat quarters for hourglass blocks
I selected my favorites from the collection's Fat Quarter Bundle 

Center square (on point)................ 8” square*
49104 12F Steel Country Check

Center square triangle corners....... 1 fat quarter (FQ)
49105 13F Graphite Barbwire

Black star points........................... 1/2 yard
49106 21F Iron and Graphite Houndstooth 

Brown.......................................... 1/4 yard or FQ
49100 16F Mocha Plowed Field

Neutral......................................... 1/4 yard or FQ
49105 17F Cream and Toast Barbwire

Inner border surrounding star......... 1/3 yard
49106 15F Toast Houndstooth

Top border.................................... 1/2 yard
49105 15F Toast Barbwire

Bottom border.............................. 1/2 yard
49105 13F Graphite Barbwire

Binding........................................ 5/8 yard
49106 15F Toast Houndstooth

*This could come from a scrap or an extra fat quarter. You may want this to be a focal fabric or a fussy cut.

I hope you find this information helpful. If you’d like to make your own Hometime quilt, please visit my Etsy Shop. The pattern is available in PDF format.

~Taunja









Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New pattern: Buffalo Check Winter


Last month I introduced you to a brand new pattern called Buffalo Check Autumn. Today I'm pleased to share another pattern in my buffalo check inspired series. This one is named Buffalo Check Winter, and it features modern evergreen trees and festive crimson stars. 


My sample quilt was made using Moda Bella Solids and a beautiful new collection by Holly Taylor, called Winter White. This collection celebrates traditional colors and cozy Northwoods-themed prints, which will provide a warm and inviting look for our guest room this winter. This is a holiday quilt which can stay on the bed for several months, even when the snow isn't flying!






Buffalo Check Winter finishes at 72 1/2” x 84 1/2” and is made using basic quilt construction techniques. My pattern provides full color illustrations and lots of tips to help you keep your whites, lights and darks in order so that you can achieve the overall buffalo check motif.


Once again, hugs and applause to Jennifer of Farm Fresh Stitches, who did the fabulous machine quilting. Jennifer helped me select a contemporary quilting motif and the end result is just perfect. This quilt has a timeless quality because we've mixed traditional and modern elements. Buffalo Check Winter will welcome guests to our home for years to come.





Here are the fabric requirements for my Buffalo Check Winter pattern:

White (Moda Bella Solid 9900 98 White Bleached)...................1 1/2 yards
Light (Moda Bella Solid 9900 178 Etchings Stone)....................2 3/4 yards
Dark (Moda Bella Solid 9900 128 Stone)....................................1 1/2 yards
Red A (Winter White by Holly Taylor Crimson 6817 11)...........1/2 yard
Red B (Winter White by Holly Taylor Crimson 6815 11)............1/3 yard
Green A (Winter White by Holly Taylor Cedar 6814 15)............1/2 yard
Green B (Winter White by Holly Taylor Cedar 6812 15)............1/2 yard
Brown (scrap piece 4 1/2” x 10” minimum)................................Scrap
Binding.........................................................................................5/8 yard
Backing.........................................................................................5 1/8 yard


Would you like to make your own Buffalo Check Winter quilt? The pattern is available on my Etsy Shop in PDF format. LouLou’s Fabric Shop will also be kitting this pattern with fabrics from the new Holly Taylor collection! You'll need to purchase the PDF from me, and the fabric kit from LouLou's. They are  waiting on a shipment of fabric, but the kits are available for pre-order now!

Thanks so much for stopping by, quilting friends! Have a wonderful day!

~Taunja