Monday, January 18, 2016

Lil' Red and a Fat Quarter Friendly Mini Quilt by Sandee Pacific

My fat quarter bundle of Lil Red from Loulou’s Fabric Shop arrived in mid December and between all the hustle and bustle of Christmas and New Years it took me a while to dig into it.

I really wanted to showcase how adorable this fabric is so I decided on bigger blocks. My mini quilt measures at 30x30. The quilt consists of 16, 7 1/2 inch blocks. 6 square in square blocks, 6 hourglass blocks and four squares in the middle. I finished it with a 2 inch border all around with fussy cut 2 inch corner squares.
I had intended to quilt it but in the end I tied it, because let's face it that's what Lil Red's Granny would've done!
I thought it would be fun to do a picture tutorial of my method for creating these blocks, let's get started!

Square in Square block - this is one of my favorites and it's so easy.

(all seams are sewn at 1/4" and pressed to the side)
Hourglass Block
 Are you ready for more cuteness overload? There's a panel in the fat quarter bundle of Lil Red from Loulou’s Fabric Shop. It includes a Lil Red doll, skirt, cape, mini quilt, pillow and funny guy named Mr. Big!

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Monthly Giveaway!

WINNER: Julesquilts - email with a shipping address to claim this bundle.
It's time, It's time, Yippee! Who doesn't love free fabric?!
How about a Fat Quarter Bundle of October Afternoon's Farm Girl collection for Riley Blake? It's full of cherries, roses, canning jars, cows, pigs, sheep and my personal favorite, canning labels! Not to mention, the cute little red-headed farm girl in her pig tails and overalls! All sorts of farm cuteness in one fun fat quarter bundle!
Right?! Am I right?! My mind is spinning with ideas for these fabrics!
To enter: Comment with your favorite "farm" experience. Yup, it's that easy! 
Oh, and find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to enter there too!