We just got the cutest Holiday fabric in, yes I said Holiday as in December time frame... I know, I know, it's a little early to start thinking about the Holidays. But I'm telling you what, this fabric is so stinkin' adorable that if you don't start thinking about it now - it WON'T be here when you're ready for it!
This is one of those lines that every single print is just too cute to choose from! We did go ahead and set up two listings of fat quarter bundles if you needed a little help choosing!
The car print is my favorite, so of course I had to put those in both bundles!
I hope you like it as much as I do! I can't wait to make a store sample, that may end up finding it's way back to my house...
I'm sure almost everyone out there in the quilting world already knows how to make a half square triangle block. There's nothing fancy to making one, but they are in oh so many beautiful blocks! So if you don't know how to make them, today is your lucky day! I was making another quilt to add to the collection for our Charity Quilts, and thought a half square quilt would be a really quick and easy quilt to make. Here's a quick tutorial on how to make half square triangle blocks.
Details of our quilt:
Size: 43" x 52"
We used four different colors (if you like the fabric we used, it's called Pirates by Riley Blake, such a cute boy quilt fabric which can be so hard to find sometimes!)
Colored Blocks: One 10" strip WOF (width of fabric) of each four colors. Cut these into 10" x 10" blocks, you will have a total of four 10" x 10" squares of each color.
Background Blocks: 1 1/4 Yard. Cut 16 10" x 10" squares.
- Mark a diagonal line down the center of the background blocks.
- Sew a 1/4" seam down both sides of the line you just marked.
- Cut on the center line.
- Press the seam towards the dark fabric.
- Align the diagonal line of ruler on the diagonal sewing line, trim the top and right side of the block.
- Flip the block to trim the other two sides, we trimmed our block down to a 9" block.
There you have it, it's that easy to sew and trim half square triangles! Now you just need to decide on your quilt layout, which may sound easier than it really is with all those choices... diamonds, chevron, diagonal lines... so many layout choices!
Ok...so just saying "Fandango" is enough to get the creativity bubbling. When we first got the Fandango collection from Moda, we wondered what the name meant - so we google'd it (of course).
Once we started exploring through the the 12 prints from the collection that we are carrying, we knew that this was far from foolish or useless. (USELESS? Not a chance!)
Kate Spain and Moda's description tell it like it is:
Fun and festive meets handcrafted warmth and design in this earthen-inspired Fandango collection. A bright array of spicy detail and lively color mixed with slight Cocina charm, Fandango lets a little sun in to brighten up any project.
So let the sun shine, because Sprint is here and it's time to get to business! :)
This week was very fun for us here at QTC! Organizing fabric, planning projects, and posting new items to our site. Today we finished posting the 12 prints we will carry from Lila Tueller's Spirit Collection.
Lila's description does a good job to make your creative senses perk up:
Put a spring in your step and a smile in your heart with Lila Tueller's Spirit collection. Bold prints and sizzling colors of peony, coral, and cocoa bring fun and SPIRIT to quilts and clothing projects of all kinds. Let the sunshine in!
So we hope you are as inspired by the greens and corals as well as the beautiful floral patterns as we are! Stop back by to see some of the projects we complete with the line, or even better...send us some pictures of your projects to post...we would love to showcase your work. Simply send an email with your info and pictures, and we'll get you in our gallery pronto! :)
Be sure to check out all of the prints from Spirit in our Fabric Shop!