Friday, July 14, 2017

Symphony Quilt with Art Gallery Fabrics and Fat Quarter Shop


I'm so excited to share my Symphony Quilt today! I just LOVE it when Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics collaborate together as the results are fabulous! My Symphony quilt finishes at a large lap size at 72.5" x 72.5" size, which is perfect for family movie time or a picnic.


For my fabric choices I did a mix of Amy Sinibaldi's Charleston and Les Petites Collections. I love all of Amy's collection...she always has sweet prints in lovely colors and the basics match so nicely! Plus Art Gallery prints their fabrics on the softest feeling quilting cotton ever!



I always appreciate how clearly written Fat Quarter Shop patterns are and the full color diagrams in the Symphony pattern makes it even better! This quilt is perfect for an adventurous beginner (no tricky piecing, just lots of pieces) and beyond. I love how the large blocks show the fabric so well plus they create a secondary pattern! My 3 year old calls this her Hopscotch quilt ;) Have I mentioned this pattern absolutely FREE?!?!?


I just loved the Les Petites Check fabric for the binding! I'm quite sure I need a bolt of this fabric!



Ready to sew your own Symphony Quilt


Thank you again to Fat Quarter Shop and Art Gallery Fabrics for having me be part of the Symphony Quilt Sew Along! Be sure to follow me on Instagram @ smellierc for more sewing fun!

Have a great day!
Melanie











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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Bernina Sewing Machine Giveaway with Fat Quarter Shop


Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a brand new Bernina Sewing Machine!!! This is one of the most amazing giveaways ever! If you want a chance to win a Hello Lovely” Cotton + Steel B350SE sewing machine MSRP $1,899.....you will need to go to the Fat Quarter Shop Blog and enter on the rafflecopter linked to this blog post. Click here



Of course there is a fabulous video about the giveaway....

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Here are the birdseed terms for this giveaway: No purchase necessary to enter.  Commenting on this blog post does not count as an entry.  Fat Quarter Shop employees, Bernina employees and bloggers paid or compensated by Fat Quarter Shop are not eligible to enter this giveaway.

Good luck to all who enter! One sewer will be sew happy!

Be sure to check back tomorrow as I have new quilt to share with Fat Quarter Shop!

Have a great day!
Melanie

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Matching Meadow Pillow - a bonus project!


I finally finished my matching Dovetail Meadow Pillow and I LOVE it!!! I had 30  4" half square triangles (3.5" finished) left over after trimming the blocks from my Dovetail Quilt. Do you remember my Dovetail Quilt??? Well here it is again below (it is one of my favorites!). Link to Dovetail Quilt blog post here.




I just love the Meadow Fabric by Camelot Fabrics and I couldn't throw away such darling fabric. Plus they were above my 2.5" minimum size for scrap saving and I had 30 of them! To make my pillow I just randomly placed 25 of the squares in a 5x5 grid layout. I flipped the triangles around in different directions....I LOVE that. I was stumped on quilting, but then with the help of Instagram friends...straightline quilting won! It was perfect and simple for this pillow! 



Now I still had 5 squares left over...no fear...I used them to piece the backing of my pillow! Yay for no waste! Plus I'm all heart eyes for the turquoise exposed zipper :)!



Thanks for reading along! Have a great day! 

Melanie