Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour
The other day we went to the grocery store and my five-year-old was puzzled by all the Christmas ornaments. She said: "but we just had Halloween?!". Yep! that's usually how I feel too. Because, gifts! I know, panic attack! But don't you worry my friends. This year, the super talented Sharon Holland thought up of the perfect plan for us makers that will get us moving before it's too late. A Holiday blog tour filled with gift ideas.
I feel honored and excited to participate in Sharon Holland's Holiday blog tour among so many talented designers. I know a lot of us wait to start making our holiday gifts in December and then it gets quite crazy and overwhelming. I love that planning for Sharon's Holiday blog tour got me started early this year and I am already loving all the other designer's ideas. So, without further ado, I am really excited to share my latest project.
I love to have quick projects in mind for a gift, but let's face it, there are times we want to give that special someone something that shows it took time and a quilt does just that.
Also, being originally from a tropical country, I love receiving warm, cuddly items when the temperature starts to drop.
For this quilt, I used eight Bountiful prints (Tartan Field Midnight, Gather Rustic, Plain Weave Flax, Prairie Crimson, Gather Mellow, Prairie Maze, Haymow Early, and Scenic Blue Sky which I also used as my back and binding) and three Art Gallery Pure Elements solids (Nocturnal, Sienna Brick, and Snow).
For the blocks, I worked with two strips the width of the whole fabric by 1 1/2", joined them and then subcut them at the desired width, in this case 6 1/2". I then joined four pairs to form a striped block that measured 6 1/2" x 8 1/2", then kept pairing them and making different combination blocks. It was mindless sewing.
It was a very relaxing project to work on. I didn't have to worry about placement or anything. I love the areas where the bars match color or print, making the pieces connect. With a lot of these easy blocks done (72 to be exact), I joined my rows and columns (9x8) and had a quilt top in no time. Super easy! This one measures 54" x 64", but what I love about this simple design is that any size strip can be used, changing the size of the block, or if I want a larger quilt, I can easily add more blocks to make more rows and columns.
The quilting resembles one of Sharon's prints with the half diamonds (Gather Mellow or Gather rustic). Again, an easy way to quilt but it makes it look so fun while also breaking the horizontal layout a bit. Don't you love the texture that wool batting gives? And the warmth! Hmmm... I am so giving this quilt to myself!
This quilt can easily be made larger or smaller and I think this is such a great color palette for either boys or girls.
To win the Bountiful Harvest 10-pc fat quarter bundle courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop simply repost your favorite projects from the Bountiful Holiday Blog Tour or repost this giveaway image with the hashtag #BountifulHolidayBlogTour. Post as many times as you’d like to maximize your chances but you must have a public account to show up in the hashtag pool. Everyone is welcome to enter--even our international friends. The Instagram winner will be chosen at random on Monday, November 20th at 4 pm Eastern and notified via Instagram. Visit @sharonhollanddesigns blog on Friday, November 17th for another chance to win a Bountiful Harvest 10-pc. bundle from @fatquartershop on Sharon’s blog.
Make sure to check out the previous projects. Yesterday Blair Stocker Wise Craft Handmade worked up her usual fabric magic on a beautiful mini quilt. You need to check it out. And don't miss out on Peta Peace She Quilts Alot tomorrow.
Here is the line up of the whole tour:
11-01 Mathew Boudreaux Mister Domestic
11-02 AnneMarie Chany Gen X Quilters
11-03 Brooke Sellmann Silly Mama Quilts
11-06 Blair Stocker Wise Craft Handmade
11-07 Silvia Sutters A Stranger View <------------------------- YOU ARE HERE!
11-08 Peta Peace She Quilts Alot
11-09 Sharon Holland Sharon Holland Designs
11-10 Heather Andrus Quilt Story
11-13 Maureen Cracknell Maureen Cracknell Handmade
11-14 Anjeanette Klinder Anjeanettek
11-15 Alexis Wright My Sweet Sunshine Studio
11-16 Katie Skoog The Simple Life Company
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you have a great Holiday season!