Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Snapshots Quilt Along Backing and Finishing Pattern


Good day everyone and welcome back to the Snapshots Quilt Along. As we promised, we are releasing the finishing and backing pattern early this year and we know you cannot wait to get started on them.

To finish your blocks, we added borders as picture frames for all of our favorite snapshots blocks. Download our Finishing pattern and watch Kimberly's tutorial for a step by step guide. 


Once you've finished your blocks, it's time to piece your backing. This year we created an adorable camera block to go with our Snapshots quilt. Download the Backing pattern and watch the video for tips and trips to sew this camera block. 

Tune in on the 15th to download our seventh block, Up Up Away! 

Monday, July 6, 2015

2015 Summer Book Club: Quilted Living by Gerri Robinson

Welcome back to our 2015 Summer Book Club. Today, we are featuring Gerri Robinson's first book with It's Sew Emma, Quilted Living. This beautiful book features some cozy and casual quilts for your home plus a table runner and pillow pattern. 

Fun fact about the book: all of the photos in our hometown, Austin, Texas. Here's a peek at all of the projects in the book.
Basketweave Quilt
X-Ceptional Quilt
Bursting Star Pillow
Freedom Quilt
Liberty Quilt
Stars and Stripes
Streamers Quilt
Tumble Quilt
We love this book so much that we resewed the Freedom Quilt into a tablerunner using the Little Joys collection. Wouldn't this be perfect for Christmas?

Now for our 2015 BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a stash of our favorite books and some surprise prizes to one lucky winner. Here is how to enter...
1. Visit our NOTIONS page and submit a review on your favorite book
2. If you don't have one already, you will need to create an account on the FQS page to post a review (not sure how to submit a review? here's a quick tutorial on how to do it).
3. Every review you submit will count as ONE entry and you can enter multiple times
4. Winner will be announced September 1, 2015

Don't forget to tune in next week on the Jolly Jabber for the Quilted Living Summer Book Tour. Have a fantastic day! 

Friday, July 3, 2015

Farm Girl Vintage Week 10 with Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet

Good morning fellow Farm Girls(and guys)! Welcome to week ten of #farmgirlfridays! We have sewn over seventeen blocks so far and we are loving every minute of sewing them. If you're new to the Farm Girl Vintage Sew Along, grab you Farm Girl Vintage book and visit our blog page to learn more. 

Let's take a look at our blocks... 
We encourage you to check out the beautiful quilt settings Lori has in her book. Be creative in your own way and mix and match your favorites!
Farm House Lane Quilt

Harvest Table Runner Setting with the Crops block and Furrows block. 
Large Harvest Table Runner Setting with the Gingham Block. 

Don't forget to visit the featured bloggers of the week. Here is the detailed schedule. Thank you so much for joining and be sure to follow us (@fatquartershop) and Lori Holt (@beelori1) to see our #farmgirlfriday fun!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

July 2015 Monthly Picks!

It's a new month and that means new monthly picks! This month, we're swooning over anything and everything Thimble Blossoms
Enjoy the feel of your favorite Brushed Bella Solids. These basics are perfect for backings with extra softness for quilts.

One of our favorite books is definitely Simply Retro by Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms. This book is jam packed with her gorgeous patterns that are favorites among the quilting community. 
A modified version Camille's best-selling Swoon pattern is now available in 16" blocks. Swoon Sixteen will make you swoon all over again. Interested in making the quilt on the cover? We have the Swoon Sixteen quilt kit available for pre-order today!
Our notion of the month is the Daysail Aurifil Thread Set. This little box contains seven of coordinating threads, a Daysail mini charm pack and a free mini quilt pattern using Bonnie & Camille's Daysail collection. Click here to see the beautiful mini quilt you can make with this thread set. 

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

FQS Takes on a BOM Month 6

Welcome back to another FQS Takes on a BOM recap! We can't believe it's already been six months since we first started our block of the month adventures on the Jolly Jabber, and boy did we come a long way! Check out everyone's progress 
Kimberly had such a busy month but that didn't stop her from sewing all kinds of projects on Instagram. If you're joining the Snapshots Quilt Along, we sewed up one of Kimberly's favorite desserts, Triple Scoop Sundae
This month's 2015 Aurifil Designer of the Month was designed the dynamic duo, Me and My Sister Designs. Kimberly mixed in the Bright Sun collection with Moda's Mochi Linen Dots for her quilt. 
These are the last few blocks from the Threads of Time block of the month. Now time to sew up the blocks together! 
Jocelyn is finally finished with all of her Chandelier blocks from the Chandelier Quilt Along. Tune in next month to see her sewn up sashing and blocks. 
Another month of Pat Sloan's Vacation Time Mystery Block of the Month fun with Codi. Say hello to these adorable bears!

Nova is back to the itty-bitty land for Quiltmaker's Bitty Blocks.
This month's Zelda Quilt Along block is the Tektite. This little creature is a known enemy to Link and Zelda but it sure won't defeat Kat from finishing her blocks. 

Monday, June 29, 2015

2015 Summer Book Club: Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell

Hello everyone! Welcome to the 2015 Summer Book Club, where we are showing you some of our favorite quilty summer reads. Our first book this month is Jen Kingwell's newest book, Quilt Lovely

Quilt Lovely is jam packed with 15 projects that use traditional piecing and applique. This book also comes with paper templates for you to create your quilts. Here are some of our favorites from the book.
For the Boys quilt
Mrs. Bannister's Stars Pillow
Our quilty staff, Nova fell in love with the Flutterby quilt in the book and decided to sew up a mini version with the Forget Me Not collection by Sue Daley for Penny Rose Fabrics. 
The blues and creams make this quilt look so vintage! 

This book also showcases many of Jen's beautiful hand quilting, and we have an exclusive video to show you how she hand quilts on our YouTube channel. Stop over to see some of Jen's other video tutorials to learn all of her quilty tips and tricks. 



Now for our 2015 BIG BOOK GIVEAWAY! We are giving away a stash of our favorite books and some surprise prizes to one lucky winner. Here is how to enter...
1. Visit our BOOK page and submit a review on your favorite book
2. If you don't have one already, you will need to create an account on the FQS page to post a review (not sure how to submit a review? here's a quick tutorial on how to do it)
2. Every review you submit will count as ONE entry and you can enter multiple times
3. Winner will be announced September 1, 2015

Good luck everyone and happy summer!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt Pattern by Fat Quarter Shop


Welcome back to the Jolly Jabber everyone. Christmas is just six months away and what better way to gear up for the holiday season with sewing up your very own tree skirt using Jelly Rolls! 



Introducing our first ever tree skirt pattern…. Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt! For our tree skirt, Kimberly chose to use the Jingle collection by Kate Spain for Moda Fabrics, which is filled with festive prints for the holiday season. 

We also sewed up another version with Joyeux Noel by French General for Moda Fabrics.

If you want to sew up your own version, the Joyful Jelly Roll Tree Skirt pattern is available as a PDF pattern at our shop or if you would like to make our version in Jingle, we have the kit and backing set available as well! 

Once you're ready, watch Kimberly's video tutorial for tips and tricks on how to assemble your tree skirt.



Want to see more tree skirt creations? Then hop on over to some of our favorite blogs to see! 
Sherri of A Quilting Life
Angie of Gnome Angel
Melissa of Happy Quilting
Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe
Natalia of Piece N Quilt
Jane of Quilt Jane
Anorina of Samelia's Mum

Thank you so much for joining us! Be sure to share your Joyful Jelly Rolls Tree Skirt creations with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.