Friday, August 18, 2017

ChristaQuilts-Piece and Quilt with Precuts Day 2-Gridwork

Here she is. Gridwork from Christa Quilts brand new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. Earlier this year Christa opened the blog hop to participants. As you follow the hop you will note that there is a nice mix of quilters, some you may know and some who might be new to you. This mix shows that this book can be used by everyone.

When I had the blocks stitched I laid them out first to mix up the colours and secondly to turn them every whichway. A design wall would have been helpful but the design floor worked too. In the photo on the left are all the blocks marching in the same direction. You can see from that photo that not all the blocks are constructed exactly the same.

Each design comes fully illustrated including a page with a quilting suggestion. I will admit I was worried I wouldn't be successful with the selected design so reverted to my straight lines with the walking foot design. I stitched on either side of the seams in all directions and then once on the diagonal through everything.
The quilt has now been through the wash and is ready to use.
Don't have any precuts, don't worry. I did not have a layer cake and a pack of charm squares to make this design. I used a few fat quarters and some scraps and made my own. Putting this quilt together was a lot of fun and I was happy to have an excuse to dive into my black and grey and yellow collection.
Be certain to visit ChristaQuilts (here) to see how other quilters interpreted this design. The hop has just started there will be lots of eye candy and several bloggers are offering prizes so take the time to visit them all and leave a comment if you are able. Piecefully, Joanne

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Piece and Quilt with Precuts, the Blog Hop

Coming later this week. Watch for it starting August 17th with a kick-off post from Christa. Christa opened the opportunity to participate in the blog hop last spring and I thought I would like to give it a try. There are just over 30 bloggers, most of them better known, with a wider readership than I have. There are roughly 10 quilts in the book and we could each select one to make. I picked Gridwork which is one of the earlier quilts in the book. Mine required a layer cake and a charm pack. I had to dig in my stash to create both as I did not have a layer cake. So hit the Fat Quarters and some odd pieces and cut my own. Below is a sneak peak of my top. It still needs quilting and I am hopeful I can meet the deadline. More details on "my day" which is Saturday August 19th. Piecefully, Joanne
Linking with: Cynthia at Quilting is more fun than Housework (here)