Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop + Giveaway

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop (an Art School Dropout's life}

Today is my stop on Christa Watson’s Piece and Quilt with Precuts blog hop…

The Book:

Piece and Quilt with Precuts is a fantastic book that helps you use all of those precut bundles you have accumulated over the years. I know I have entire drawers dedicated to charm packs, and shelves filled with 10″ square packs and jelly rolls. Don’t even get me started on the fat quarter bundles!

In addition to 11 quilt patterns, there is also suggestions and 18 lessons on how to quilt them using your walking foot, free motion setting or a combo of the two. So Christa pretty much covers all the bases from the start of a quilt to the finished piece.

The Blocks I Made:

To show off one of the patterns in the book, I decided to make two blocks from the Twinkling Diamonds pattern.

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop (an Art School Dropout's life}

Normally there would be 31 blocks measure 8″x12″, but due to other obligations, I couldn’t finish a whole quilt. After making my two blocks though, I’m kind of tempted to come back to this at a later time and make all 31. They went together so nicely and the instructions were very easy to understand.

Due to the large block size, a finished quilt top wouldn’t take you very long. So it would be a very satisfying finish.

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop (an Art School Dropout's life}

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop (an Art School Dropout's life}For my blocks, I added extra fabric around the edges so I could make these in to a set of pillows for my couch. I haven’t quilted them up yet, but I’m totally following the suggested quilting motif shown in the book. It really is perfect for these blocks. I’m not too great at free motion quilting on my domestic machine, but luckily all her designs can easily be done on a longarm too.

The Fabric I Used:

First Block:

Second Block:

Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop (an Art School Dropout's life}

Bonus: The pattern was written in such a way where even the leftover pieces were ready to go. Look at this awesome half square triangle pile I ended up with! I’m thinking they need to be a third pillow to go with the bunch.

Where To Find The Book:

You can find Piece and Quilt with Precuts on Amazon, Martingale’s website and a SIGNED COPY in Christa’s shop.

 The Giveaway:

All you need to do is comment below telling me your absolute favorite fabric that you don’t think you could sew without!

One entry per person, period. Any duplicate entries will be deleted. This giveaway will run for one week and will end Midnight Sept 1st EST. I will choose a winner within a few days of the end and get all of the important information at that time. This is open to all international readers as well since the prizes are digital.

Blog Hop Schedule:

Make sure you check out all of the other blog hop participants! They each made something completely different from the book and it’s all great inspiration. Plus,I believe a bunch of them are also doing giveaways. So that will help your odds! ;)

Christa Watson’s Initial Post!


Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore
Kate Colleran Blog: Seams Like a Dream IG: @seamslikeadreamquilts
Sharon Parcel Blog: Yellow Cat Quilt Designs IG: @punkydoodle53

Saturday August 19

Sandy Maxfield Blog: Sandy Star Designs IG: @sandystardesigns
Joanne Harris Blog: Quilts by Joanne IG: @turtlequilterjo
Teresa Mairal-Barreu Blog Sewn Up: IG: @teresadownunder

Monday August 21

Nancy Scott Blog: Masterpiece Quilting IG: @masterpiecequilting
Jenny Wilding Cardon Blog: Stitch This! IG: @martingaletpp
Lorinda Davis Blog: Laurel Poppy & Pine IG: @laurelpoppyandpine

Tuesday August 22

Sherry Shish Blog: Powered by Quilting IG: @poweredbyquilting
Michelle Bartholomew Blog: Michelle Bartholomew IG: @michellebartholomew
Allison Dutton Blog: Allison Sews IG: @allisonsews

Wednesday August 23

Lissa LaGreca Blog: Lovingly Lissa IG: @lovinglylissa
Sherri Noel Blog: Rebecca Mae Designs  IG: @rebeccamaedesigns
Sandra Healy Blog: Sandra Healy Designs IG: @sandrahealydesigns

Thursday August 24

Laura Piland Blog: Slice of Pi Quilts IG: @sliceofpiquilts
Cheryl Brickey Blog: Meadow Mist Designs IG: @meadowmistdesigns
Jen Frost Blog: Faith and Fabric IG: @faithandfabric

Friday August 25

Jessica Caldwell Blog: Desert Bloom Quilting IG: @desertbloomquilting
Anjeanette Klinder Blog: Anjeanette Klinder IG: @anjeanetteklinder

Saturday August 26

Terri Vanden Bosch Blog: Meanderings Along Lizard Creek IG: @lizardcreekquilter
Suzy Webster Blog: Webster Quilt IG: @websterquilt
Katie Joy Church Blog: Wild Prairie Studio IG: @katie_joyquilts

Monday August 28

Pam Cobb Blog: The Stitch TV Show IG: @thestitchtvshow
Jen Rosin Blog: A Dream and a Stitch: IG: @adreamandastitch
Rashida Khanbhai Blog:  No. 3 Quilt Studio IG: @no3quiltstudio

Tuesday August 29

Lynn Kline Blog: Monkey Needle IG: @monkeyneedle
Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore

Wednesday Aug 30

Jen Shaffer Blog: Patterns by Jen IG: @patternsbyjen
Sandra Starley Blog: Textile Time Travels IG: @textiletimetravels

Happy Quilting!!!

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56 thoughts on “Piece and Quilt with Precuts Blog Hop + Giveaway

  1. I have a collection of cream-on-cream prints from different designers and manufacturers that I always reach for when I need a background. I love the slight texture from the tonal print. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  2. For the Block of the month at the Guild meetings we were requested to use Kona White so the blocks would be go together nicely in a quilt and I have been using the white in other quilts with good results.

  3. Seriously? I have to pick ONE favourite fabric? I’ve only completed 3 quilts in my short quilting lifetime, and they’ve all been so different (no fabrics in common). I will say that I’m a big fan of tone-on-tone fabrics (is that what they call “blenders”?). Bought my first yardage of solid fabric a couple of weeks ago so we’ll see if I’m a convert! Great colour choices for your “Twinkling Diamonds” — I could go for a few new pillows, too :)

  4. I must have Halloween fabric in my stash. There almost always seems to be a Halloween quilt on the go. I recently did a quilt top in all Halloween batiks and those fabrics are my favourite.

  5. I don’t have one favorite fabric. I just love fabric in general. : ) I do especially like working with batiks and I also keep a collection of white on whites that I like to use as background fabrics.

  6. Just give me cotton with a gorgeous print. It can be batik, or Civil war, I do not care. Just so long as it speaks to me, I am happy!

  7. Your fabric choices are amazing. I have learned to love grey, look at yours and how wonderful it looks.
    Thanks for great giveaway.

  8. I *love* your great fabric choices for Christa’s pattern!
    (Your own Spoonflower fabric is *wonderful*, too!)
    I can see why the Chambray in black is your favorite fabric to sew with… It does go SO perfectly with the modern, bright colors that I love, too!
    I also like low volume fabrics, for contrast…
    I like whites with black and greys, too…
    Oh, and I do like saturated-color fabrics…
    Oh, and batiks, too…
    (sigh)… I’m afraid if I have to have just ONE answer to “my favorite fabric to sew with”… I’d have to say, “cotton”!!!!
    Pat T.

  9. I don’t really have one fabric I can’t live without, but I am a total sucker for novelty/ juvenile prints. I love this block, and they will make lovely pillows!

  10. I really love grunge fabrics! I don’t have a lot though…keep wishing I could find them on a great sale and then I’d buy a bunch! Thanks for sharing you blocks.

  11. Like many others, my go to fabric is Kona Snow. Recently, though, I have been looking at various shades of gray – trying to find a true gray without the overtones of another color. Love the twirling diamonds, but that block may stretch my beginner skills, so I’m planning to start with one of the simpler designs.

  12. Love your blocks! The dark gray really sets them nicely. Must-have quilting fabric is light colored neutrals in all sorts of prints. I tend toward scrappy quilt tops but I am currently working on a quilt that is all solids. Though I do enjoy piecing the solids, I sorta miss my scrappiness.

  13. For years my go to fabric has been Kona Black. But more recently I’ve been branching out and using lighter backgrounds in several things.

  14. I haven’t been quilting long enough to have a favorite fabric, I think. I love purples, blues, and greens. Theses colors catch my eye and I’m hooked.

  15. i love Tula Pink fabrics and Alison Glass – but anything batik also makes me swoon so Iguess Iam all over the place on Fav fabric! :0

  16. Well there are several fabrics that I love to keep in my stash but one that I love mostly is Moda Grunge. I get excited every time I see a new Grunge color. Loving this diamond block.

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