Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Quilt As You Go with Pat Bravo!!

It's Wednesday! And what better way to get us all over the hump than with a FREE PROJECT! Anytime I'm feeling a little lax in the inspiration department, I head over to Pat Bravo's blog! Her world is just filled with color and fresh ideas all the time and I just so happened to stumble upon this super cool, super perfect for Summer quilt-as-you-go color block table runner! In this project, Pat shows you how to attach blocks together that you have already quilted individually!
what you'll need:
  • Ten (10) 9¼" x 9¼" quilted blocks (Shop Moda's Bella Solids or Michael Miller's Cotton Couture for beautiful shades of solids!)
  • One (1) 1¼" x WOF strip of choice of fabric
  • Four (4) 1¼" x 19½" strip of same fabric chosen
  • For Binding: Three (3) 1½" x WOF strips of fabric chosen

This is such a fun idea because you use up scraps of batting that you would never utilize trying to use on a whole quilt at one time! And you can have some fun with your quilting like she did with those fun decorative stitches!
Once you have all blocks finished, time to lay them out and see how you like them! Seriously this can drive you crazy, but try and let it be the fun part! Mixing so many solid colors together you can honestly do no wrong, so trust your gut and GO FOR IT!
You can get Pat's full instructions over on her blog, Soulful Eyes! She also has linked to her binding tutorial so you can be guided step by step through creating the whole thing if this is a new type of project for you!
So where do you find inspiration? Link your favorite projects or resources! We'd love to check them out!! And don't forget to follow us on Twitter! We're getting a bit more active on there so pop in, follow us and see what's new with The Cabbage Rose!
Happy Creating!!

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