The Fat Quarter Shop has released a new book of quilt patterns called Fat Quarter Style.I was excited to be asked to be part of the Fat Quarter Style Blog tour and get to play with one of the patterns.
I really liked the patterns in this Fat Quarter Style - they were all really fresh, new takes on traditional quilt designs - which is hard to do.This book has 12 patterns and each design comes with instructions for the quilt in four sizes: crib, lap, twin, and queen. So nice when you can get some bang for your buck with multiple sizes. (I really liked this Primrose pattern.)
I was asked to play with the Blossom block - which was a really fun one to make.
I'm trying to push myself out of my primary-colors-with-white comfort zone when it comes to color scheme. So I got some of the new prints from the Cotton+Steel collections in this palette and pulled a few other prints from my stash that would coordinate. I used Kona Ash for my background color. And I like how it's looking!
After being without my sewing machine for a lot of the summer, it's been fun to sit down and sew again - especially to have a little more time to do it now that my kids are back in school. I'm excited to finish it up and will share the finished result soon!
Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour to see how other designers have put their own color-spin on the blocks and patterns in the book. Lots of great inspiration.
August 2: Fat Quarter Shop Kick off
August 4: The Sassy Quilter
August 6: My Quilt Infatuation
August 8: Leigh Laurel Studios
August 11: Sew Can She
August 13: Jana Machado
August 15: Stitchery Dickory Dock
August 18: Freshly Pieced
August 20: Bijou Lovely
August 22: Film in The Fridge
August 25: Why Not Sew?
August 30: Fat Quarter Shop closing of tour
Fat Quarter Style is available only from the Fat Quarter Shop. I think it's a really fun one for fresh ideas and inspiration. And thanks to the Fat Quarter Shop, I have an extra to share with one of you. Leave a comment and you'll be entered into the giveaway. Giveaway closes Thursday, Sept 4 at Midnight MST.