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.
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.
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:
- Middle Section is one of Cotton and Steel’s basics called Sprinkle in Jelly Bracelet.
- Outside Section is my own abstract design from Spoonflower.
- Background is Andover Fabric’s Chambray in Black (my all time favorite!)
- Middle Section is Cotton and Steel / Alexia Abegg called Moons Pink.
- Outside Section is Cotton and Steel / Kim Kight called Little Pill Dot in Ice Blue.
- Background is Andover Fabric’s Chambray in Black (still my all time favorite!)
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:
- Christa and Martingale are giving away one digital copy of this book to one of my readers!
- I will be adding a digital copy of my Pixelated Circles Quilt and Spinning Icosahedron Quilt patterns as well.
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! ;)
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