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October 12, 2017
Sneak Peek ~ New Project! from Life in the Scrapatch


I love my Bella Solids Color Chart.


When I needed to decide on a solid to coordinate with
my Fragile by Zen Chic Mini Charm Project,


I reached for my color chart.

I find this an essential tool when designing and deciding
on colors and fabrics.


There are touches of a lovely blue turquoise in the


fabric line.

I was looking for a solid to bring out this color,
so I opened to the blues and turquoise page
on my handy Bella Solids Color Chart
and looked for the perfect match ...

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October 2, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block 9 from The Sassy Quilter

Here we are… Block 9 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

This is the last block, Yay!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 9
Lazy Angle

This months block requires the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler.

Image result for creative grids lazy angle ruler

You definitely need this ruler… no faking it on this one. These were fun to make and easy peasy to put together!

Easy to follow instructions come with this Lazy Angle block pattern.

Next month is just putting all these gorgeous blocks together! Almost there guys.

Keep stitching!

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to ...

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October 1, 2017
Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are so close to completing our quilt! Can you believe we only have one month left before you have a completed quilt? We can’t either!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 9, Lazy Angle?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 9 – Pinwheel Lazy Angle

For this month, you will need the Lazy Angle Ruler. You do not need this ruler to complete October’s block, but it is that extra step we ...

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September 19, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block 8 from The Sassy Quilter

Her we are… Block 8 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 8
Starburst

This block will require a specialty ruler or you will have to create a template for yourself. Either will work just fine!

 Creative Grids Ruler - Starburst 30 degree Triangle

Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler

I chose to make a template. The pattern comes with one for you to trace… grab some thin template plastic and trace/cut it out. Ignore the lines I drew on mine… I was just using them as a guide.

I stacked up my fabric and then drew ...

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September 18, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block 7 from The Sassy Quilter

Her we are… Block 7 in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder
Block 7

Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles

You can find the Half Square 4 in 1 Ruler HERE and the 4.5″ Quilting Square Ruler HERE.

Both of these are very helpful for these blocks and a great addition to your ruler stash!

 

These are the Quarter Square triangles for one of this months block. I though I would show you guys the technique for piecing these little boogers!

You start with your two squares right sides together… draw ...

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September 1, 2017
Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 8 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

How is it already September?? We’re on Month 8 of Bella Skill Builder and just have two months left, October and November, before your quilts will be completely finished!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 8, Starburst?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 8 – Starburst

This month’s block requires your Fabrics A and B and the Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler. The Creative Grids 12 1/2” Quilting Square Ruler ...

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August 1, 2017
Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Month 7 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

And it’s officially August! We’re on Month 7 of Bella Skill Builder and hope you’re having fun learning with this piece!

We have loved seeing all of your progress so far, and we have a Facebook Group for you to share photos of your blocks with other quilters.  Now who’s ready to take on Block 7, Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles?

Bella Skillbuilder Month 7 – Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles

Half Square and Quarter Square Triangles uses your Fabric A, B, C, D, E, F and G, and we made ours with the Creative ...

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July 1, 2017
Bella Skill Builder - 6 from Pieced Brain


Yippee! This is month 6 already! Fat Quarter Shop is hosting this Sew Along and I am having a ball. How are your Bella Skill Builder blocks coming along?

 I keep the photo of the completed quilt near me so I can envision where the blocks I am making will fit in the design.

Oh, this picture is too dark but my eyes weren't any help as I was trying to fix it. Here are my strips and squares all ready to be turned into the Courthouse Steps blocks.

This month we are playing with the Creative Grid 6 ...

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June 21, 2017
Solid Jolly Bars: White Bella Solids Jolly Bar from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We are continuing #JollyBarJune with our third post about our Bella Solid Jolly Bars!  As a quick recap, we are showing you all three of our first set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars, which are colors White (9900-98), Bleached White (9900-97) and Porcelain (9900-182).  Today’s hue is the brightest white of the Bella bunch, the White Bella Solids Jolly Bar, color 9900-98.

The first ever set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars in White, Bleached PFD and Porcelain

After Bella Bleached White 9900-97, White 9900-98 is our main go-to shade of Bella Solids.  We like to pair this crisp, paper ...

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June 14, 2017
Solid Jolly Bars: Bella Bleached White from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome to our second post about our new Bella Solid Jolly Bars.  (There are still so many cool Jolly Bar things ahead, I think we should just call this month #JollyBarJune. LOL.)  As a quick recap, we are showing you all three of our first set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars, which are colors White (9900-98), Bleached White (9900-97) and Porcelain (9900-182).

The first ever set of Bella Solid Jolly Bars in White, Bleached PFD and Porcelain

Last week, we introduced the Porcelain set.  Today, it is all about the infamous 9900-97, or Bleached White PFD.  I say “infamous” because ...

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June 7, 2017
Introducing Solid Jolly Bars! from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

This Summer, we get to introduce so. Many. New. Awesome. Things.  Starting with these things right here!  The first ever set of BELLA SOLID Jolly Bars that you will only find at the Fat Quarter Shop!  Jolly Bars are our exclusive 5″ x 10″ precuts, and now they finally have companion solids to join them.  Solids can work for just about any project, so you can’t go wrong with having a few of these on hand!  These first three hues are White (9900-98), Bleached White (9900-97) and Porcelain (9900-182).  To find out which solid will pair best for your ...

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April 21, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block 3 from The Sassy Quilter

Pineapples anyone???

This month we are on Block 3  in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

This month is the Pineapple Block!

Block 3

I’m not gonna lie…this was a tricky block!

You will use a specialty ruler for this one….

CGRJAW3

Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool

Tips…

The key is to make sure you read the instructions thoroughly and use the ruler properly!

I got a little ahead of myself and just kept cutting which = lots of seam ripping.  Go step by step and you should do just fine.

Finger press along the ...

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April 1, 2017
Bella Skillbuilder Month 3 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Happy April! Don't worry, we're not playing an April Fool's Day tricks on you with month 3 of the Bella Skillbuilder blocks today! With the weather warming up and these sweet fruits being right on-trend in the design and decor world, pattern 3 is perfectly named Pineapple!
 
Are you just joining in the fun of the Bella Skillbuilder? Find previous month's patterns, FAQ, and so much more on our Sew Along page!

Are you ready to get started on month 3? Let's grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting ...

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Bella Solids Skill Builder from Pieced Brain



Welcome back to the Bella Skill Builder Sew Along, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop! This month we are working on blocks 3A and 3B: pineapple blocks. I have never made them before so this was a treat for me. Here they are: 

 These are my four large blocks (10-1/2" square). Looking good for a first-timer!

These are my three smaller ones (8-1/2" square). It took me 4.5 hours to make these seven blocks because I was a newbie to them, as well as it was my first time using the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool. I love ...

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March 2, 2017
Bella Skill Builder Month 2 from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

Welcome back to the Bella Skill Builder! This month's blocks are so much fun, and we're so excited to get started! Did you miss the first block? Don't worry! We have all of the details about this quilt along in one convenient place!
We are extra excited for this month's block, because it features our new favorite - The Orange Peel Quilting Impressions! If you've seen some of our quilty friends post about these on social media, but aren't quite sure how to use them, check out this how-to video!
Let's get started! Kimberly ...

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March 1, 2017
Bella Solids Skill Builder Sew Along from Pieced Brain

Welcome back to the Bella Solids Skill Builder Sew Along, hosted by Fat Quarter Shop and using Moda Fabrics Bella Solids!

This month we are practicing the Orange Peel blocks. One block has 16 dark peels, another is a lighter version of same block, and the other block has only 6 peels. Easy!

The pattern said to use your preferred applique' method so I will show you below mine:

1. Start with HeatnBond Light fusible web from Therm-o-web. I buy it by the bolt because I don't want to run out. It works great with wool, too.

2. Trace ...

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February 9, 2017
Bella Skill Builder…Block2 from The Sassy Quilter

Today is Block 2  in the Bella Skill Builder quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder

Don’t forget its not too late to get your supplies to join in! Below are the links to get you there.

Fat Quarter Shop has a Quilt Kit, Backing Set, and a Thread Set for this quilt.

Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit Exclusive Fat Quarter Shop Kit designed by Sherri McConnell

Backing Set for Bella Skill Builder Quilt Kit 5.5 yards of SKU# 9900-89
Bella Skill Builder Thread PackFat Quarter Shop Exclusive

Block 2

Orange Peel

I did a simple top stitch to secure these. A zig zag is also a good option. 

These were fun and super easy! 

Give it a try. 

Craftsy

Keep it Sassy

You can find and follow TheSassyQuilter  on Facebook, Pinterest ...

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February 1, 2017
Bella Skill Builder from Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber

We have such a fun quilt along for you! Starting TODAY through November 2017, we will be giving you a new block each month, complete with a finishing guide at the end of the Bella Skillbuilder series!
What is the Bella Skillbuilder? It's a ten-month series, with each month revealing a new block, and exercising a new quilting skill! The quilt was designed exclusively for Fat Quarter Shop by Sherri McConnell.

The blocks will be released on the first of each month, and the best part is - they're free! Check back to our Bella Skillbuilder FAQ page to ...

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Bella Skill Builder…Block 1 from The Sassy Quilter

Today starts the beginning of an awesome quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop!

Bella Skill Builder

I am super pumped to make this quilt. It will be a 10 month process, with a new block posted the 1st of the month for 9 months and then a finishing post for the last month.

Some months you will make multiples…. just in case you were like….HEY? There is more than 10 blocks in there!

Oh…. and did I mention it’s a FREE PATTERN! Happy face:)

Here is an up close look at this gorgeous quilt…..

Bella Skill Builder

This quilt will ...

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November 15, 2016
To-Do Tuesday | 11.15.16 from Georgia Girl Quilts

So, yeah. I got a whole lot of nothin' done in Atlanta. I think I managed to bind about 5 inches of the nautical quilt. I'm sooooo behind schedule again. So. Here's my list for this week:

- Finish the nautical quilt
- Finish the Christmas gift quilt
- Finish swaddlers
- Order fabric needed for new commission

Since I didn't get anything done, I thought I'd share a shot of the back of the
nautical quilt. Don't you just love those sailboats?!

So,  I guess I'd better get to work! Have a great week, y'all!

Linking ...

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