hope blooms quilt.

13 January 2016

FQS top 10 2015
i'm back to continue fat quarter shop's celebration of their top 10 videos of 2015.
this is the second project that they asked me to join along with for this series.
today, i'm going to talk about the hope blooms quilt.

this quilt pattern was designed by it's sew emma for fat quarter shop.
there is an instructional youtube video that can walk you through the construction process.
although, the log cabin block has been done a gazillion times, in a trillion different variations, kim shows you how to make it perfectly!
meaning, no wonky or crooked lines. yes, you read that right.
the trick is using the 8" creative grids non-slip log cabin ruler.
(i could write a whole post about creative grids rulers. and i just might!)

hope blooms quilt.
i made a single block to test out this method of making a log cabin block.
(i have it placed on one of my design boards, so that's not a border and binding.)
the FREE hope blooms log cabin block pattern HERE.

i can honestly say, that i enjoy the crispness of my block.
like, it's perfect. (which is typically hard to obtain when it comes to log cabin blocks.)

hope blooms quilt.
i chose to use whites/creams as my background and greys as my color/print.
i really, really love my block.

hope blooms quilt.
i've had three thoughts:
1) keep going and make the whole quilt
2) finish this as a cutesy mini quilt
3) add this block with my birchen block to make a unique wall quilt
what do y'all think?

now, it wouldn't be a celebration without inviting some awesome bloggers to sew along.
hop on over to see their hope blooms quilt creations:
shruti of 13 woodhouse road
seema of hooks, needles, & brushes
charise of charise creates
sinta of pink pin cushion
rachel of PS I QUILT (you are here!)
julie of the crafty quilter
christopher of the tattooed quilter

we would love for you to share your #hopebloomsquilt 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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Nicole said...

I've been commenting this week on the Hope Blooms blocks I am making. Each one turns out so accurate and crisp with the use of the Creative Grids ruler. It is going to be such a great quilt! Mine is grays and creams with a dark red center square. I think after I complete the regular 8 inch block version I may purchase the ruler they put out for making blocks with uneven strips. The result is a quilt that appears to have curved pieces.

linda said...

Nice block. I see you linked back to the design boards. Are they just cardboard or do they have batting on them. $15 seems steep for something so simple to make yourself.

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