Mystery Quilt Along Fabric Reveal


On November 16, 2017 Tracy at It’s A T-Sweets day and I announced a brand new Mystery Quilt Along. Details of the event can be found at the bottom of this post. In our post we indicated that the mystery fabric would be revealed early in December. Well, today is the day!

I am the lucky person to choose the fabric for this Quilt Along. Tracy will have the opportunity next time. For our first Mystery Quilt Along you must include the following fabric

Biscuits & Gravy Fluffer Nutter You Be You by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics

Fluffer Nutter You Be You
Fluffer Nutter You Be You

I chose the fabric mostly because Fluffer Nutter makes me giggle every time I say it. 🙂 I also chose it because this Quilt Along, other than dictating your main fabric, gives you the chance to be creative. It allows You ‘to’ Be You.

There are no rules on what to make. You can make a pillow, place mat, table runner, lap quilt, bed quilt, mug rug, wall hanging or simply just a quilt square. The sky is the limit.

The Quilt Along begins January 1, 2018. Are you in? If so, leave a comment here or on Tracy’s blog. Unless you indicate otherwise we will add your name to our list of participants. This will give others the opportunity to watch your progress. 🙂 Remember you may also post photos to Instagram using this hashtag #mystery_qal.

We hope that you are as excited as we are to participate. 🙂 Share your enthusiasm by spreading the word to your family and friends as well as your readers. Let’s see how many people we can get involved.

There is one very important thing we almost forgot to mention, one lucky person will receive a prize. The name will be selected randomly. That lucky winner will receive one yard of fabric for our second Mystery Quilt Along FREE! Now isn’t that special! 🙂

Any questions? If not then get busy and purchase the Fluffer Nutter You Be You fabric and start brainstorming on how you will use it. Then on January 1, 2018 start creating your masterpiece.

Mystery QAL 1st Qtr 2018

Participants:

Can we add your name above?

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AQ # 29: Pink Cadillac Update


Lucky # 13

Since September 28, 2017, I’ve been sharing my sixteen finished quilts. This little guy is lucky #13. Measuring only 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ it is the tiniest of them all. I’ve heard it said that, “Good things come in small packages.” In this case I would have to agree.

This small family of scraps took very little effort to assemble. The short time span from start to finish is a quilter’s dream. Many quilts take lots of resources and loads of time.

The Name

For some of my art quilts choosing the name can be difficult; for this one it was easy. The instant I saw the pink fabric I knew exactly what it would be. The name that came to mind was Pink Cadillac, AQ # 29. The phrase, Pink Cadillac, brings back memories. I wrote about those memories in my original post. You may read about it here.

The Finish

Pink Cadillac, AQ # 29, was very easy to finish. The small quilt top was outfitted with a layer of Warm & Natural batting and a simple backing of white cotton. To embellish the art quilt I did a nondescript straight-line quilting pattern with a color coordinated thread. The raw edges of the mini quilt have been surrounded by white facings. In the back right corner details of the quilt were recorded.

AQ # 29_ Pink Cadillac (finished)

Aside from the details that I have already shared, not much more needs to be told. This quilt was easy to make, a breeze to name and a joy to see. It’s also the last in the series of quilts created from my home-made fabric. Of the sixteen quilts I only have three more to reveal. Two of them have never been talked about before so stay connected for my last three projects.

Recap

If you haven’t read the previous twelve posts I have included links to them below.

Thank You!

Thank you for sharing your time with me. I look forward to our next visit.

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Cozy Cobblestone


Some time ago Tierney over at Tierney Creates contacted me to ask about quilting another one of her projects. This would be the second time I would have the honor of working with her. I received her quilt called Cozy Cobblestone early in October.

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We traded information back and forth discussing thread color and stitch patterns. Tierney chose antique gold for her thread. For her stitch design she gave me permission to quilt as I saw fit. I get all excited when my customers set me free to decide. Being able to adjust my designs based upon the fabrics and quilt design is like saying I can have as much chocolate as I want. 🙂

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I had an awesome time working with Tierney’s Cozy Cobblestone. I used a variety of stitch patterns on her quilt. As you can see from the photos I incorporated both straight and curvy lines.

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Before I even started to work with her project I thought is was an absolutely beautiful quilt. I really enjoyed her use of color and the unique quilt pattern. By the time I had reached the very last row I was blown away with how much more stunning it looked. Do I should a bit excited! 🙂

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I am so pleased with the final outcome. Tierney is my dream customer. She is so easy to work with. Hopefully she will give me the opportunity again someday.

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I feel truly blessed to have the group of customers that I work with. They give me amazing projects and opportunities to expand my talents beyond my wildest imagination. Here’s to the In A Stitch Quilting customers! You are what it is all about! 🙂

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