birchen quilt.

06 January 2016

FQS top 10 2015
end of the year round ups always tend to be a favorite with we creative peeps.
so it shouldn't come as a surprise that fat quarter shop wanted to highlight their top 10 videos of 2015.
they asked me to join along with a few projects.
today, i'm going to talk about the birchen quilt.

this free quilt pattern was designed by art gallery fabrics in collaboration with fat quarter shop.
there is an instructional youtube video that can walk you through the construction process.
i don't know what i would've done without the video. not even kidding.

i'm stepping completely out of my comfort zone with today's project. also, i'm ridiculously in love with this stag/buck fabric! LOVE!!! ✂️❤️✂️ #PSIQUILT #sewingwithpsiquilt #fqsfun
i had to step completely out of my comfort zone with this project.
this design called for triangles on a roll, which was new to me. (y'all know how i love my HSTs.)
and on top of that, there were some bias edges to contend with. (which isn't my favorite task.)

i knew that i couldn't commit to making the whole quilt, so i planned to make a wall quilt.
thus far, i've made one block.

birchen quilt.
i'm thinking that i might stick to just this block, instead of making 4 for a larger mini quilt.
i love the simplicity of this one block with the contrast between the cream and white fabrics.
i think it gives the design a bit more depth.
but seeing as i'm a woman, i could change my mind and make the other 3 blocks. HA.

now, it wouldn't be a celebration without inviting some awesome bloggers to sew along.
hop on over to see their birchen quilt creations:
shruti of 13 woodhouse road
rachel of PS I QUILT (you are here!)
angie of gnomeangel

we would love for you to share your #birchenquilt or any other #FQSTop10 quilts for 2015 on instagram. (i'm @rachelgriffith)
oh, and did we mention for every #FQSTop10 post you do, you will be entered for a chance to win a fat quarter shop $100 gift certificate?!
this fun contest ends january 31st and the winner will be announced on instagram february 1st.

good luck and happy quilting!
xo, rachel

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pinkquilter said...

GM Rachel ! I have a question! On the picture you have posted saying Top 10 videos 2015: I am trying to find the pattern for the picture of the 3rd down first row. There is red pink two shades of green. I am very intrigued with it and would love to find that pattern do you know the name?? Thank you ! And thank you for being here on your blog it always brightens my day when a notice pops up from one of my favorite people!! Hope your Holidays were wonderful!!!! Tammie nTexas

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i love your block, so very pretty! you always make the right choice for color selection, that is my trouble point. i have no idea what looks good with what. ugh. oh, btw, did you ever choose the winner for the great granny twist book?

i hope you had a wonderful holiday season!

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