So excited to be part of this blog hop to get the word out on Christa Watson's new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts with Martingale. You can purchase a signed copy from Christa HERE.
You know how books and patterns can say those three dreaded words at the end of a pattern....Quilt As Desired"....well this book teaches you how to look those words in the eye and tell them that you are not scared of them anymore!!!
With excellent cutting and assembly instructions, any of the quilts in this book will be a breeze to put together and then get to my favorite part--I have to say that since I am a long arm quilter--the quilting!! Each quilt has it's own quilting suggestions and instructions on how to do it!!
I chose "Windows" as that was the design featured for today--August 26--my birthday!!
The pattern is written with instructions for using 2 1/2" strip rolls, but since I had just received my second ambassador box from Island Batik, I went with some coordinating fabrics in a stash builder roll. These strips are 5" x WOF.
So I cut a 5 1/2" x 5" rectangle from each of my 8 chosen strips.
Then sub cut those into 2 1/2" x 5 1/2" rectangles--super easy and fast!!
Using the super clear instructions and diagrams I had this put together in no time at all!!
Do you see those lovely puffy white clouds in the sky--well in just an instant they turned into a small little 1 mile square cloud burst of heavy rain. Then there was this beautiful full double rainbow!!
Trust me it was full and double--I just love living on the hill and seeing these!!! But I digress!! Get back to sewing Terri!
Since I wanted a table runner for the dining room I chose to make 2 A rows. In order to ensure the blocks lined up correctly I put little marks on the sashing so I could pin it together nicely.
I looked through the book if any of the other quilting designs I might like to try--but ended up going with what was suggested--ribbon candy in sashing, ribbon in window space and meandering through rest. I really like how it turned out--but then I will always love a good meander!
From cutting to binding this was a less than 4 hour project!!
And I LOVE how it looks on the dining table!!!
If you want to see what others have done from Piece and Quilt with PreCuts click HERE for the list.
I am giving away an e-copy of Piece and Quilt with PreCuts. Just comment below with your favorite birthday cake flavor--mine is yellow cake with chocolate buttercream frosting. On September 1 I will randomly chose one to receive the copy.
Thank you Christa for letting me be a part of your blog hop!!