I'm so happy to finally be able to share what I've been working on for weeks! You've seen snippets on Instagram and Facebook, but today you'll see the completed project! In fact, you'll see lots of completed projects! My quilt is pictured below, but let me back up a little bit and fill you in on the details.
Art Gallery Fabrics and Kimberly of Fat Quarter Shop are collaborating together to bring a series of projects to you on a regular basis. Not only will this partnership bring you a great quilt made from Art Gallery Fabrics, but it will include a blog hop featuring several bloggers that whip up their own version of the same project...all made with their chosen Art Gallery fabrics. When I was asked to join this first AGF Stitched with Kimberly Blog Hop, I was thrilled to hear their first collaboration would feature Bonnie Christine's newest fabric line for Art Gallery, Hello, Bear! As Bonnie's Mom, you know that I was all in! You'll see Kimberly's beautiful Birchen Quilt at Fat Quarter Shop's blog, and you can download the pattern for free! Kimberly also made a video tutorial to show how to make the two quilt blocks:
Fat Quarter Shop is offering a kit for sale using Hello, Bear, which is pictured behind Kimberly in the video, and is featured on the downloadable pattern.
My version of the Birchen quilt features another of Bonnie Christine's fabrics, Winged. I made the block according to their directions, but, after playing with it a bit in my EQ7 software, I settled on a different block arrangement. I also kept my teal/coral fabric placements the same in both blocks.
There were half square triangles...lots of them...but we all used Triangles on a Roll, (shown in Kimberly's video) which made fast work of them!
After stitching the half square triangle units into rows, the rows are sewn together. Pressing was made easy by using one of my very favorite pressing tools: the Strip Stick! This little jewel elevates the seam allowance so that other pressed seams aren't disturbed!
I hope you enjoy hopping from blog to blog to see how we all have interpreted the Birchen Quilt! Happy Sewing and God Bless! Maxie