Have you seen the new Bella Skill Builder Quilt over at Fat Quarter Shop? When I was offered the opportunity to join in, I jumped on it! I’ve been doing a lot of quilting lately, but not much piecing. So this is perfect for me.
Did I mention the patterns are Free?!
If you like this color scheme there is a wonderful kit available.
I’ve really been itching to make a quilt in some beachy/sunset colors. So I opted for these Bella Solids:
My colors, from top to bottom – the kit colors they are replacing in parenthesis:
Brushed Sand (Zen Gray)
Buttercup (Tea Rose)
Tranquil Aqua (Ruby Ice)
Prussian Blue (White)
Here are the first blocks for the Quilt Along:
Don’t look too closely at that second block! I need to work on my quarter inch seam allowance. Since I need to make two blocks like this, I have a chance to work on that.
Here is a copy of the free pattern.
Since this is a skill builder there are a number of rulers available to help. For this block they recommend Creative Grids Spider Web Ruler, 6.5″ ruler and 12.5″ ruler. I have the squares but needed to use the template attached with the pattern since I don’t have the Spider Web ruler. It went fine! I didn’t have problems and I think these blocks are a great way to kick off this quilt along.
Join us – it’ll be fun! You have all month to play catch up