October 24, 2014

Night Sky quilt along- 1st Giveaway! and finished blocks

Giveaway on this post, open to all readers! Scroll down!
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Here they are, my very first blocks for my Night Sky quilt. If you're just landing in here, learn more about Night Sky Quilt Along that we're going to officially start next Friday, October 30th.

I initially planned to make two versions of this quilt, one very scrappy (and I mean very randomly process, pulling scraps out from the scrap bin without thinking too much) and another version with a fat quarter bundle. For the blocks I'm showing today, I couldn't help myself and I mixed up two fat quarter bundles, but the green fabric was added from the scraps (check this post and see closer pics and details about these collections)!


For the second version I'm gonna use only one bundle, and that'll be... Miss Kate by Bonnie&Camille! If you agree with me, this quilt will look very scrappy with any choices of fabric. Now I know for sure why I couldn't resist this pattern :-)
Well, I'm so glad I finished these blocks today! I was very anxious to find if my choices would be good to my eyes... and they are.

To warm things up, let's have our first quilt along Giveaway! Today Fat Quarter Shop is giving one copy of the Night Sky pattern!

To participate just answer: Are you always comfortable making a quilt by choosing fabrics on your own or you prefer to make it with the same fabric selection as shown on the pattern?

Get one more entry (optional) promote it in any other social media. Leave an extra comment in this post and  the link. (on Instagram use #nightskyqal)

Important: This giveaway is OPEN to all readers, no exception. Yay!!! Winner will be randomly chosen next Wednesday, October 29th.


Remember, you still have time to buy your pattern and to choose your fabrics. But, get ready and let's have some fun on the way! Check these shops and get your pattern. Also go to Pile O'Fabric and check the complete KIT to make this quilt that Alyssa, Pile O'Fabric owner has especially prepared for this quilt along! 
                         


                                         

35 comments:

Hildy said...

I love to make a quilt my own and therefore I always choose my own fabrics. Someimes I use the pattern as a color inspiration but I don't think that I ever made a quilt exactly the same as the pattern (although one of the reasons for buying a pattern is because I love the quilt on the cover).
For this quilt-along I choose a Hubble picture as color inspiration and will pick some pinks, reds, blues, purples, oranges and blacks. Let's see what I have in my stash:-)

Kathy E. said...

I am very comfortable choosing my own fabrics for a quilt. If I like the original quilt, I might follow the pattern of solids, polka dots, paisleys, etc. to keep the flow similar, but I really like to make it my own!

Sarah said...

The thing I like about sewing/making my own thing is getting to choose what I like. I LOVE choosing my own colors. Nothing I make ever ends up following directions exactly. sarah@forrussia.org

Linda Hodges said...

I always choose my own fabrics. I am motivated by lovely colors that I have chosen.
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jinsnapp said...

I'm too new to be comfortable choosing my own combinations yet ;)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

One of my favorite parts of creating a quilt is picking the fabrics. :) I very rarely use exactly what was used by a pattern (usually only if I am taking a class with a kit).

GranChris said...

I can do both but what I really like is the edge of the fabric that has the color code, the fat quarter packs from the manufacturer already matched for me and the new software that matches for me as well. All this makes life so easy.

Gill said...

I'm usually comfortable choosing my own fabrics but sometimes if I'm seriously lacking in one colour/style I'll use a pre cut bundle!

Joan and Kevin said...

I have done it both ways, it is just easier to use the same as the pattern. Thanks!

Kate Yates said...

I always like to chose my own fabrics, but I usually like to stick with a bundle--just to make sure everything goes together well in the end!

June Garner said...

I like to use fabric from one collection to build a quilt. It doesn't have to match the fabric shown on the pattern though.

Elaine said...

I can go either way. Depends on how much I like the original fabrics...like this quilt: loving these colors! There is something magical though, about choosing fabrics that "play" together!
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Camille Mendel said...

I do both but I'm very visual. So if I see something already made up and it's fabulous, I tend to fall madly in love and need one for myself.

Camille Mendel said...

I shared the QAL on my insta. My user name is Mountaingirl1517. Thanks for the chance.

Melanie said...

I do both. Sometimes I LOVE the cover quilt and have to the exact one :). Other times I love the pattern and want to use a different fabric line (I'm not much a fabric line mixer though)

Sandy B. said...

I prefer to match fabric colors if I REALLY love,love,love the quilt. I am trying to break out and use my own color selections too. It takes a lot of time and I just want to get down to the sewing! Thanks for the giveaway chance!!

Sandy B. said...

I posted on @thimbleblossoms IG your great qal hashtag! I'm @whipsnapsandy

thanks!

john hutchens said...

I enjoy and am comfortable choosing my own fabric color combinations
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Andrea York said...

I like to choose my own fabrics unless I'm madly in love with the ones used in a specific pattern.

Abbie @ Rosewill Arts said...

I am usually drawn to a pattern based on the fabrics presented, but I have always chosen my own fabrics. I do have some Miss Kate though and may join you in using that for this quilt along!

juliehallfeldhaus said...

I seem to pick my own fabric most of the time!! Thanks

Stacy said...

I really like choosing fabrics on my own. It the best part of the creative process for me.

Jackie Thompson said...

I like to use fabrics coordinated by a more masterful eye, but I am comfortable straying from the placement and exact color scheme of the pattern.

Kim said...

Your blocks are so pretty! I can't wait to start. I went and bought a whole bolt of white solid :-)

Quilting Momma said...

Most of the time I use my own colors, but every now again I love to copy the colors from the pattern! I love using up the fabrics in my stash. Thanks for the chance to win!

Snow said...

I like to choose my own colors. It's my favorite part of the process. Sometimes I go with what the designer choose in terms of which color where, but I almost always pick my own fabrics for those colors. And I love to mix and match fabric bundles.

greycatquilts.com said...

I'd much rather choose my own fabrics for each quilt, even if I am working from a pattern.

I have a healthy stash, and need to be using it!

Heather Graves said...

I do both, but I'm always nervous selecting my own fabrics!

Ruth said...

Much prefer my own - I've gone a bit mad these last few months and need to use some up!

Sinta Renee said...

More often than not I chose my own fabrics for a pattern. But, I usually work with a group of fabrics... either pre-cuts or a group from one designer; that makes it easy.
I am excited to be joining in the quilt along with you. I am using my American Jane stash.

Kim said...

I kind of go back and forth, I love the ease of picking a kit all ready to go and knowing a "professional" did the picking but I also love that feeling of coming up with the combinations myself. I consider kits fast food quilting and unless it's a kit I pick myself.

MamaLovesFabric said...

I prefer to a fat quarter bundle. I have a hard time matching up fabrics.

Mom C said...

I like to use my stash. I have FQ bundles but they generally aren't the same as the pattern. I like to see how my quilt is the same but different. Thanks.

Louise said...

I like to choose my own fabric, but I'm easily influenced by how the pattern is shown or how I've seen in on blogs, etc.