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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Meet "BLUE COLLAR" Memories

Happy Thursday! I'm back with Blue Collar, another new pattern added to my shop recently. It means a lot to me because I have a lot of blue collar workers in my family! 💛 #bluecollarquilt! Plus, I bet we all know people who LIVE in their flannel shirts, or wear work shirts, even when they're not working! 



The design and release coincide with the release of Riley Blake's second licensed Caterpillar fabric line. It's perfect for this quilt!

At the same time, this quilt is fat quarter friendly, and would make such a great memory quilt! The blocks are 18" so you could even use larger prints. Amy & Susan tested blocks for me, and used fabric from their stash. Amy's are more feminine.






And Susan's is more masculine. I love both of their blocks! They were both so quick, too. I emailed them the pattern and they emailed me photos of their blocks that night or the next day! It's all straight seams, no paper piecing, and nothing complicated. My favorite kind of pattern to write AND stitch up! As long as you can sew a straight line, and scant quarter inch seam, then you're good to go! 





You can find it *HERE*, and feel free to message me if you have any questions! The Riley Blake Caterpillar fabric is hitting stores this month! 

If you stitch one of these up, I'd love to see a photo. Or if you post it on social media, feel free to tag me so I can find it. 😍 (@kellifanninquilts on IG) And feel free to share with anyone you think might like it! I hope you're having a great week!

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 



Monday, September 9, 2019

Introducing.....Any Which Way


Happy Tuesday! I hope you're off to a good week, "Any Which Way" it goes. 😉 I can't believe it's been over a month since I posted here! Where does the time go. I can't figure out how it passes so quickly! I thought I'd pop in and share a new pattern I just got into my pattern shop called "Any Which Way"


This design has kind of been in my head for a long time, but when I actually sat down to work it out, I decided that the arrows were more fun if they were dissecting each other, instead of just being layered over one another.

It's a large lap size, so it's a quick, easy make, with large pieces and straight seams. 🙌 Aaand.. even though it has fairly large pieces, some of the arrows are still fat quarter friendly! In case you have any rogue fat quarters laying around.🤔 

This design was done to coincide with a fabric line called Cops & Robbers by Riley Blake Designs that is landing in stores this month. It's a super cute kids line. 



But... if you're not into kids fabrics, my friend Lisa (Lisa Lisa & the Quilt Jam) tested it for me and stitched it all up from fabric she already had in her stash. She tends to collect more modern prints and solids. Check this out!


I super love the piece of cool anime that she used and I love how it turned out in her more "grown up" version! She also told me that her hub loves this one! That's a huge compliment! Any time we can get the hubs on board with quilting is a good time!

The most ⏰ consuming part of this one is just the cutting. ✂✂✂ Easy peasy! You can probably stitch it up in a weekend if you really want to, but for sure in two weekends, if you want to take your time and do other things, too. 

If you'd like to stitch one up, you can find it here. If you do, I'd love to see a pic of it when you're done!


Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back soon to share another new pattern, and another extra Harry Potter block or two.

Have a great week and Happy Stitching!

xoxo
    



Friday, August 2, 2019

Harry Potter Quilt: Potions #2

Thanks to Kay for sharing this,  another option for a potions block for your Harry Potter quilt! It's super clever. And super simple!



And it can make excellent use of scraps, too!

It uses 11 fabrics and goes together in four sections, plus some background pieces.

**Important Note** All of the marked 2" squares in the diagrams in this post should be labeled 
2 1/2" squares! My mistake! *face palm*

Let's get cutting!






Background (A):
(4) 1 1/2" sq. (*)
(1) 1 1/2 x 16 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(2) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 4 1/2"
(2) 2 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 11 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2 x 18 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2 x 11 1/2"


Dark Brown (B):
(1) 1 1/2 x 7 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 4 1/2 x 9 1/2"


Orange (C):
(1) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2"


Green (D):
(1) 3 1/2 x 5 1/2"
(1) 4 1/2 x 7 1/2"


Red (E):
(1) 1 1/2 x 9 1/2"
(1) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 3 1/2 x 4 1/2"


Tan (F):
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Dark Gray (G):
(1) 1 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Off-White (H):
(2) 2 1/2" sq.
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


Tan (I):
(1) 1 1/2 x 4 1/2"


Brown (J):
(1) 2 1/2 x 3 1/2"


White (K):
(1) 1 1/2 x 5 1/2"






**Important Note** All of the marked 2" squares in the diagrams in this post should be marked 
2 1/2" squaresMy mistake! *face palm*


Part 1:

~Using a 3 1/2 x 4 1/2" rect. of Fabric E (short edge at the top) and a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric H, make one right lower clip & flip unit.

Right Lower Clip & Flip

1. Place square at lower end or right lower corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using a 4 1/2 x 9 1/2" rect. of Fabric B (short edge at the top) and a 2 1/2" sq. of Fabric E, make one left lower clip & flip unit.

Left Lower Clip & Flip

1. Place square at lower end or left lower corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from left upper to right lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 1 and set aside. 





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Part 2: Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 2 and set aside.




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Part 3:

~Place 2 1/2" sq. of Fabrics A & H right sides together. Stitch from corner to corner. Trim, flip & press. You will have one A/H 2 1/2" half square triangle.




~Using 1 1/2 x 5 1/2" rect. of Fabric K (long edge at the top) and (2) 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, make one double upper corner clip & flip unit.

Double Upper Corners

1. Place a square at the left end or left upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.
4. Place a square at the right end or right upper corner of a rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
5. Stitch from left upper corner to right lower corner.
6. Clip, flip & press.




~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 3 and set aside.




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Part 4:

~Using 1 1/2 x 7 1/2" rect. (short edge at the top) and a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, make one right lower clip & flip unit.

Right Lower Clip & Flip

1. Place square at lower end or right lower corner of rectangle or larger square, right sides together.
2. Stitch from right upper to left lower corner.
3. Clip, flip & press.




~Using 4 1/2 x 7 1/2" rect. of Fabric D (short edge at the top) and a 1 1/2" sq. of Fabric A, and the same steps as above, make one right lower clip & flip unit.

~Assemble as shown below. Label as Part 4 and set aside.



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Block Assembly: Using your remaining pieces of background, and Parts 1-4, assemble as shown below.










You now have a few potions bottles to add to your Harry Potter quilt! Thanks again to Kay for sharing this block! I love that it's so scrap friendly. Your block should be 18 1/2" (18" finished in quilt).

As always, if you post your blocks on social media, don't forget to tag them with #hpqal2019 and #harrypotterquilt. And come find the sew along group *HERE* to see lots of blocks, quilts and creativity! And all of the block links for the quilt can be found on the sew along page *HERE*.

Thanks for stopping by again, and I hope you have a great weekend!

Happy Stitching!

xoxo
 

For a downloadable PDF of this post, click *HERE*.


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