August 13, 2014

Fat Quarter Style Quilt and a giveaway!

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

Thank you so much for stopping by!


110 comments:

Lisa Marie said...

I'm just finishing a baby/child quilt that I made just for fun in bright happy colors. Next up is a Christmas table runner. Looks like a fun book, thanks for sharing your cute quilt! I think it would work for a boy or a girl.

Vicki said...

I agree with your hubby...I love the back and the quilting!! Yes this would work in either a boy or lil girls room. Good job!!!

DonnaM said...

I love your quilt - probably for a boy, but could be either. The quilting is perfect.

roberta mill said...

I'm working on Jaybird quilts Mini Northern Lights!

Tina Short said...

It works for either - its a great quilt with a super back. Its a toofer!!!! (2 for the price of 1)

Sigi G said...

Thank you for another chance at this wonderful book. You are super talented - loved your story and finished quilt! I just finished sewing two baby boy quilts. Now I'm making a few 'coasters' for gifts.

Linda said...

Great work! Very nice front and back. I have really enjoyed seeing the variety of quilts made from this book on the different blogs.

Kathryn said...

I loved their first book and have been looking forward to the second.

Paula @ Sewy Stuff said...

Your quilt turned out great. I love the grey! I just finished (last night) a quilt for my newest granddaughter's christening (next week!) Simple, just 'boxes' made from a layer cake. I love all the patterns in the in the FQS book but Raindrops really keeps drawing my attention.

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

I think that the quilt could work for either gender, but I am kind of a person who doesn't hold to too strong of sterotypes... I love cars and airplanes and would be happy with my daughter (future tense, and highly unlikely) having a quilt with planes trains and automobiles. :) I am working on a pattern that I just won, and I am super excited to be a pseudo-pattern tester! :)

Jennifer said...

I have so many WIPs, I couldn't begin to list them all! But, right now, I am determined to clean up my stash and get it organized before any thing else.

Carol said...

I have to make two baby quilts for boys - lots of boys in our family. This would be perfect.

Kris said...

I really like your scrappy version. I see some pieces that I have. :)

Linda said...

Hello,oh your project is so neat>just love it! Thanks for sharing on your Blog+the Giveaway too!

msstitcher1214@gmail.com

Joan said...

I am working on a quilt for the guest room. Your quilt is lovely and the book looks great. I'd love to win. Thank you for the chance.

Joyce Carter said...

Thank you for the giveaway. I love your little quilt. It looks just perfect in your little boy's room.
Right now, I am quilting some tops that I made during the past year.

CapitolaQuilter said...

Both the front and back of the quilt is just great. I'm finishing up a wedding quilt before the couple returns from their honeymoon - tick tock.

OhioLori said...

Absolutely LOOOOVE your quilt!! & Love the back too! You did Super job!!

My next Quilt is going to be the new Fizz quilt from Fat Quarter Shop!! Just got finished making a small Jelly Roll quilt for a Baby shower gift.

Deb said...

I would like to make a Christmas quilt this year...it seems to never happen but I ALWAYS want one come Christmas time!

Melanie said...

Your quilt looks fabulous! Love the wavy quilting!

I'm working on a Red Letter Day quilt with Country Girls...love that fabric line!

Emma's Daughter said...

I love your quilt! I'm making a Dresden plate quilt using several lines from Bonnie and Camille fror my granddaughter for Christmas. Rcoyle at olemiss dot edu

Anita said...

I am currently finishing a table runner in a modern style. The next one will be for the blog hop Rush Hour in September.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Carmen N said...

I'm hoping to make a chevron quilt in navy blue, bright pink, lime green and aqua - to match the colors in my daughter's room (with a white background)

Kathy H said...

Such a cute quilt and the back is lots of fun too. I love the quilting on it too.

Becky S. said...

Looks like a great book! I can't wait to get a copy.
For one of my next quilt projects, I would love to make the Moda Building Blocks quilt. Thanks for the chance to win.

jrt14 said...

I am finishing hand quilting a lap quilt for my dad. Then I plan to work on my UFO's.

Marly said...

I love your baby quilt. My next project is a Christmas table runner, for which I already have some fabric, but have yet to find a pattern I like.

Ann said...

It's certainly a lovely quilt, both front and back. Great story, too. Congratulations.

Gill said...

I love your quilt - this would be perfect for William who is now 5 weeks old!!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

It looks very cool Jana, super job! I have the pieces cut out for a String of Pearls quilt (though I am using Remix ovals for my feature blocks) - just need to get some financial paperwork out of the way first!

Patchwork and Play said...

I'm planning a quilt from "Beyond Neutral"- trying to decide on a background colour!

Hildy said...

I think it's more a boy quilt than a girl quilt but it could work both ways. And with this beautiful back the quilt is also reversible:-)
right now I've pulled a long neglected WIP from my pile and plan to finish it today.

gigi said...

I am working on Camille's Red Letter Day in Noteworthy fabrics for my niece. Thanks for a chance to win.

Patricia said...

I am making a cracker jack quilt for my Granddaughter.

Patricia C

PATCH PAL said...

a really lovely and interesting quilt for either boy or girl thanks for sharing

Michele T said...

I have two friends who are expecting their first baby, so I am waiting for the stork to make the delivery and then I can start on their baby quilts!!

Ella said...

Love the baby quilt. I think it could work for either gender. I kind of love that! I've got a few baby quilts on the go, ready for any surprise babies at work!

Vicki H said...

Having 1 granddaughter and 6 grandsons, I always have trouble planning a boy quilt. I think this is a great one for a boy. I am learning to make zipper bags.

delaineelliott said...

The next things I am going to make are 2 flannel rag quilts to give to my nieces as Christmas gifts. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Josie McRazie said...

I just started Tula Pinks Star Dust quilt yesterday! SQUEAL! It is so fun to have a new WIP!

Jacklynn said...

I need to make a baby boy quilt soon also - and would like to do something different than the mother could find in a store. Love your quilt, and your backing is excellent! Thanks for the chance to win! jacklynnsteven at netzero dot com

Andrea York said...

Lovely quilt! I am working on a Christmas throw right now, and have a kids quilt in progress too.

Ali K said...

Will be starting another baby quilt and am always looking for inspiration!

Amanda J said...

I've never made a quilt (but I am only new to sewing) My sister's is having her second baby in November so once baby is born and I know the gender - I'll get straight on to making a quilt! Though I'll need to make one for my 2 year old niece, so she is not left out!

I think your quilt is great as it could definitely work for a boy or girl!

Bethany said...

I will be starting my very first king size quilt!! I am making it for my parents!

Nancy said...

I love your Quilt! I was just thinking as my daughter is pregnant and the gender is unknown that this would work for either gender. I might add a couple Fabric Flowers if it's for a girl!!

I am working on the Fat Quarter Fizz Pattern that Kimberly had on her Blog. I am doing it with Black Cat Crossing from Maywood studios for my Halloween Hubby;s Birthday. Thanks for this awesome Give Away!!

Huggs, Nancy

java diva said...

I am working on a pennant banner quilt for a friends newborn.

Dawn Frisch said...

Great quilt! The book looks like it's a keeper!! Thanks for the giveaway! I'm currently trying to catch up on several BOM's that I'm behind on! LOL LOL Happy quilting
Dawn
array-dawn at cox dot net

Cecilia said...

Cute quilt! I am working on a big girl quilt and a matching baby quilt for my oldest granddaughter and her new baby sister. Thanks for the giveaway.

Mary Ann said...

I really like how your quilt turned out. Love the gray. Planning on signing on to be a follower of your blog.

Ella and Nesta said...

I'm working on my Zakka Block quilt. It's going to be a Christmas present for a very special friend so I want to finish it in good time!

Swedish Scrapper said...

I'm working on a pojagi inspired bee quilt, and a couple baby quilts for my new niece! I'm thinking color with bold shapes....

KatieQ said...

I am finishing up Pickett Fences from Cherry House. I love the variety of colors against the crisp white. I'm really enjoying the process.

kath said...

I think the quilt looks great, for either boy or girl! I am currently working on quilting a wonky log cabin baby quilt for a friend. Then I want to pull out my Mirror Ball Dots and use them in a quilt--but I cannot determine the pattern yet.

craftygramma said...

Love the gray, am thinking about using in a quilt very soon. Working on a rainbow themed quilt, a red, white & blue flannel quilt a football quilt and some penguin, princess and mermaid stuff for the grandgirls. thanks!

Gale said...

I am working on a geometric black on white and white on black quilt with touches of turquoise and it is turning out very well.

Margaret said...

I am working on an Amish-inspired quilt made with shot cottons. Just need to baste it and quilt it.

Anne said...

Hi Jana-nice quilt! I am buying some aqua background fabric today to make a quilt to compliment a bedroom in my son and DIL's new home!

Rebecca Stevens said...

Working on Halloween table runners right now.

Karen said...

I like that story. Quilts with stories are the best! I think I will finally start working on a graduation quilt for a good friend (she graduated in June, so it's going to be super late).

Sylvia Anderson said...

I'm working on Christmas gifts, table runners and baby gifts. Thanks so much for the giveaway opportunity.
lv2bquilting2@comcast.net

Diana @ Red Delicious Life said...

Right now I'm working on a Christmas wall hanging that I'm designing and a pinwheel quilt (that's been neglected on my design wall for months now). Love how your project turned out. Just goes to show that the best laid plans have a way of changing into something better.

Sarah said...

I will be working on a star sampler quilt for my oldest daughter. sarah@forrussia.org

Lola Alice said...

I love the quilt. It has inspired me to make a quilt for a cousins grandson.

Kacey said...

I would love some pattern suggestions for FQ bundles! And I think your gender neutral quilt turned out great. :-)

Lynne said...

I'm working on a "Glamping" quilt for our trailer.
Thanks for the chance to win this book.

Karen said...

I'm ready to start a wall hanging with a pieced star on gray linen.

NancyL said...

I need to finish a baby quilt for my newest granddaughter who is 3 months old, then make a baby quilt for my nephew & wife's first baby due in a week! Better get busy!

kshackabq said...

Great fun to see your quilt from the book. I have a group of Chantilly fat quarters and am trying to decide what to do with them. Looks like something from this book would be a perfect fit, and I'm just about ready to go as I'm finished up the quilting on a wall quilt--Dulcinea by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co. Good job on your quilt!

Rebekah said...

Love the baby quilt! I just got fabric to start making the Retro quilt from Camille Roskelley's book. Can't wait to cut into it! Thanks for the chance to win this book. :)

Karen Thurn said...

I finished a quilt top I started last year and am now making the back from my stash. I actually took it apart as I didn't like it and now have a vision and just need a couple of hours to put it back together. I'd love to win this book. kthurn@bektel.com

quiltonia said...

I'm finishing the borders on a double disappearing 9 patch which will be throw size. Love you boy/girl quilt!

Lorna McMahon said...

Such a sweet quilt, Jana. I love those pops of prints among the solids on the front... And the serpentine quilting is awesome! Beautiful finish!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

My next quilting project will be little handbags for my little nieces. I need to make at least 5 for Christmas presents. Thanks for the giveaway! The book looks fabulous.

Emily Reznechek said...

I'm currently working on a full size modern quilt with a yellow and gray color palette.
emily@reznechek.com

friedturtle said...

I want to start working on some table toppers for Christmas gifts.

Gina said...

Your quilt is lovely!

I'd love to try my hand at making a scrappy hexagon quilt!

Gina

Kay said...

I am very slowly working on an EEP quilt for myself made out of Liberty fabrics. Cute baby quilt, and it could be either but does say more boy to me. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Lynn McIndoe said...

My next quilt will be a Big Boy quilt for my wee Grandson, Archer. He has just moved into a bed, so needs Gran to make him a Pirate themed quilt.

LeAnne said...

I really like your quilt. I'd like to do it in a bigger size though.

lalaluu said...

I am finishing up a baby quilt that is all applique, although I did machine applique and not needle-turn. I need this book of quick, easy, fun, and pretty patterns to use as a break between complicated projects like this one!

Lisa said...

Flutter in a fon christmas combo of fabrics would be nice.

Janet Schultz said...

I'm finishing up two gift quilts right now. A pixelated heart baby quilt and a herringbone QAYG quilt for a wedding. Need to make my labels, quilt and bind each of them. I love fat quarters so this book would certainly be helpful! shopgirl7232(at)yahoo.com

Dorothy said...

Love your quilt, and agree it could go to either a boy or girl. I'm trying to get a pink quilt finished up to donate for a charity auction. But, keep seeing other quilts that I want to try to make! Thank you for the chance to win the Fat Quarter book, I love their patterns.

Audrey said...

Your quilt is beautiful and I agree it works for either a boy or a girl. Right now I am taking a break from the sewing machine and hand piecing a Promise quilt. It is so portable, very relaxing, and fits into our summer schedule well. I have been sewing on the deck, in the car, visiting with my family and at all destination points. In a couple of weeks I will return to the machine and work on some of Jaybird's mini designs. I can't quite decide which one first but with the machine all will be completed rather quickly. Thanks for offering a giveaway of the Fat Quarter Style book. It looks like an awesome book.

Dawn said...

I would say you made a pretty boy quilt. I love the cover quilt on this new book!

Farm Quilter said...

Adorable quilt that is perfect for a boy or a girl...and just the perfect size to be taken everywhere with the kiddo! I also love the back of the quilt - your husband has good taste!!!

QuiltSue said...

My next project is a table runner, which is all applique - not something I've ever done before.

Karen said...

I'm getting ready to quilt a top that I made for my niece's new baby. It is a paper pieced pattern in gray and aqua with a little splash of yellow.

Patty said...

I am working on a quilt for my grandson. He is 4 years old and loves tractors. And I found a great fabric with tractors on it.

Lily Patch Quilts said...

I love your baby quilt. It looks like a super quick one to make. Right now I just finished a small quilt. I am going to start putting my Wishes Along blocks together and I also have my Goodnight Irene quilt to finish. It just needs the borders.

Tabitha Keener said...

Your quilt is so cute! I will definitely need to make some pieced backs, loved it!

tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

Megan Musselman said...

I absolutely love this. Currently working on a quilt for then hubby. He has requested a sports theme quilt for football season! Thanks for the chance to win!

bee said...

i'm working on piecing the backing for a quilt I'm making for a friend. It's almost ready to be basted!

Elaine said...

I am working on a Christmas quilt right now. One down, six to go! Love this book!
satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

Jana Machado said...

This is an entry for Sana Harb "Hi, I love your blog, the quilt Flutter is beautiful I like the pattern of the quilting you did on that quilt.

I would love to be entered in the giveaway for the Fat Quarter Style Book. I am working on a lap size quilt right now but would love to make one from the Fat Quarter Style Book the patterns are all beautiful. Thank you"

Ruth Stark said...

I am working on the Wishes Quilt Along. I see that you are, too.

Amy DeCesare said...

Your baby quilt would be perfect for either a boy or girl - it looks fabulous in your son's room! I need to make a quick quilt, too, for a little boy who just arrived, so that will be my next project.

Helen said...

I have several kids charity quilts to quilt before delivery to a pediatric chemo unit. Then your quilt pattern may be my next.

Kathy's Korner said...

Love your quilt! I agree that it could be used for either a boy or girl which makes it a perfect project for a baby shower when the sex is not known. Would love to win the book.

KatieQ said...

I'm currently making a lap size Chevron quilt in blue and white.

Sandy said...

I'm trying to finish the Craftsy mystery quilt by Amy Smart… I'm loving the way it's coming together! Thanks for the chance!

Paula said...

I love the quilting on your quilt. I hope to use it on one of my quilts soon, but I haven't finished the right project yet. Thanks for the great blog.

Julie said...

This is so pretty. I love the way you quilted it and your backgroung choice.

Denny1600 said...

I'm working on an optical illusion quilt that is black and all shades of blue. Many strips.

AliceL said...

Love your quilt

Jo said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I'm trying to complete a foundation pieced Doctor Who quilt!

Jackie said...

Fab patterns. I love the baby quilt!
doylea jackie at gmail dot com

Carol Spisak said...

Great quilt. WHat is the quilting pattern that you used?

Jana Machado said...

Hi Carol! The pattern is Flutter and it is on the Fat quarter Style booK!