Quick Quilts from Pre-cuts (and some pre-cuts to share!)

    Amy Smart Craftsy Class Quilts

    I’m finally getting around to sharing a few of the new quilts I created this spring for my Pre-cuts Short-cuts: Quilt Tops in Less Time online Craftsy class. I loved making them and the fabric is now in shops so I thought it would be fun to give them their own feature. Plus a chance to give away some fabric. 😉

    Amy Smart Crosshatch quilt

    The first is this Crosshatch quilt made from Lella Boutique’s latest collection, Little Miss Sunshine. It’s such a fun, summer-y, cheerful collection of colors and prints. I love how the navy blue in there provides some contrast and helps the other colors pop.

    Pre-Cut Short-Cuts Craftsy Class by Amy Smart

    This quilt is totally pre-cuts friendly. I made this quilt for my Craftsy class using a Layer Cake – or set of 10″ x 10″ squares. But it can also be made with Charm squares (5″ x 5″) and a Jelly Roll (2 1/2″ strips). The pattern is really versatile and great for showing off a variety of fabrics.


    Little Miss Sunshine is available from Lou Lou’s Fabric ShopBloomerie FabricsWestwood Acres, Southern Fabrics, and the Fat Quarter Shop.
    Bonnie and Camille Little Ruby Basketweave Quilt

    The second quilt is a brand new design for me called Basket Weave and it’s exclusive to this class.  This quilt is also pre-cuts friendly. With the exception of the borders/binding, the entire quilt top is made from 2 sets of 10″ x 10″ squares (aka Layer Cakes). It also involves strip-piecing (with squares! I know!) to save time and make it a deceptively quick project!

    Basketweave Quilt by Amy Smart

    The fabric for this quilt is Bonnie and Camille’s latest collection for Moda, Little Ruby in some of their signature colors. There are a lot of great small-scale prints – many that make great blenders in this collection. Little Ruby is available from Fort Worth Fabric StudioPink Castle FabricsLady Belle Fabrics, and the Fat Quarter Shop.

    Quilting Amy Smart Basket Weave quilt

    The quilting on both quilts was done by Sew Shabby Quilting. I especially love the Nifty Feather pattern she used on this one to give it a soft, vintage look that works so well with the vintage feel of the fabric and colors.

    Amy Smart Basketweave quilt pattern

    I think this picture is my favorite. Monday night my husband and I dragged our kids up the nearby canyon for a hike in the mountains. It was SO wonderful. (I love escaping the heat to the mountains this time of year.) Once again I just happened to bring a quilt with me for a quick picture. My family is no longer surprised when I do this. 😉

    Moda Little Miss Sunshine giveawayIn honor of my class release a few weeks ago and all of the kind support I’ve received from so many of you, I’ve got 2 sets of fabric to give away so that one of you out there can make your own! (Or do with whatever your heart desires!)

    Thanks to the generosity of Moda Fabrics I’m giving away a Jelly Roll and Charm pack of Little Miss Sunshine…

    Bonnie and Camille Little Ruby Giveaway

    … and I’ve also got two 10″ x 10″ Layer Cakes to make the Basket Weave quilt top: One Layer Cake of Little Ruby and one set of Kona Snow 10″ x 10″ squares. Good stuff!

    To enter to win, leave a comment on this post (to comment, click the ‘word bubble’ with the number at the top right of this post). If you want, tell me something new you’d love to learn about quilting! Giveaway open until Wednesday, June 29 at midnight MST. I will randomly choose 2 winners – 1 for each prize.

    Amy Smart Pre-cuts ShortCuts Craftsy

    As I mentioned, both quilts are 2 of the 7 patterns taught in my class. In addition to the instructions for the quilts themselves, the class also has lots of tips for working with pre-cuts in general as well as choosing fabric and color placement in your quilts. And because I love you all, you can click here to get this class for 50% off!