Hi friends! I've missed my corner so much! And I've many, many stories to tell... well, I went to Brazil to my brother's wedding and instead of carrying gifts to him, I carried a fat quarter bundle, rulers, a rotary cutter and my Fat Quarter Style book! hahaha Ok, I brought gifts to my brother but, I had an extra mission: Fat Quarter Shop team asked me to make one of the quilts of their brand new book.
As I had my trip scheduled I chose the fabrics for this quilt in advance (a bundle of Cloud Up Parasol by Heather Bailey). I had everything planed... hummm, it doesn't sound like me...
Well, I cut this bundle in my mom's house drinking lots of brazilian coffee (best of the world, right?) and eating (more than I should) some fresh sweet breads my brazilian favorites from the bakery just downstairs in my mom's building. Then, I realized I wasn't satisfied with my background choice (too white)... then, I sewed a few pieces. Then, I came back home without a plan and tons of laundry to do!
I heard another day that the "best ideas come in the last minute" (Ok, I heard it in the last Project Runway episode) then I tought: "hummm, now it really sounds like me"!!! I went to my stash, pulled out some fabrics and made this quilt in no time!
Pattern called Flutter
Sounds a perfect story right? But, it is not. Oh well, no plans isn't actually good all times. Why? Well, I wanted a crib size quilt and as I finished cutting the gray background I realized I needed just a few more squares, just a few more!!!! Plans changed again, I had to go for a smaller size (baby size? It is 36x36" finished).
Happy end? Oh YES! I'm very very happy with the colors combination. Do you know where these fabrics came from? Remember my Grab Bag by Fat Quarter Shop? That's why I like these bags so much!!!
I just can't decide if it is more a girl or boy quilt. I took those pictures in my baby boy room. Actually I just rearranged the room and now my both kids are sharing the room. It has gray as the major color. I think this quilt could work in a room like that perfectly. It is not too girly, but also it could be a boy quilt. What you think?
For the back I just used the leftovers from the top and quickly I came up with this layout. My husband said he loves the back. Thanks for making my day hubby!
Now, is your turn! Wanna make a lovely quilt from Fat Quarter Style book? Leave a comment for a chance to win one copy and you'll have 12 unique quilt patterns to choose from! Tell me a bit about what is the next quilt you are planning to make or the one you're making right now!
I garante you that win this book is easier than to choose a pattern from the book. All of them are beautiful, constructed by big and bold blocks. I loved it. Really.
Don't miss the chance!(winner will be announced August 18th). Also visit other bloggers participating in this tour! Here is the schedule:
August 2nd: Fat Quarter Shop Kick off
August 4th : The Sassy Quilter http://www.sassyquilter.com/
August 6th : My Quilt Infatuation http://myquiltinfatuation.blogspot.com/
August 8th : Leigh Laurel Studios http://www.leighlaurelstudios.com/
August 11th : Sew Can She http://www.sewcanshe.com/
August 13th : Jana Machado http://janainamachado.blogspot.com/
August 15th : Stitchery Dickory Dock http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/
August 18th : Freshly Pieced http://www.freshlypieced.com/
August 20th : Bijou Lovely http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/
August 22nd : Film in The Fridge http://filminthefridge.com/
August 25th : Why Not Sew? http://whynotsew.blogspot.com/
August 27the : Pretty By Hand http://prettybyhand.com/
August 29th : Diary of A Quilter http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
August 30th : Fat Quarter Shop closing of tour