Week 6 of Fat Quarter Shop’s Perfect 10 Sampler Quilt Along and I’m wondering…where has the time flown? I’ve enjoyed working on such simple blocks. Really. Sometimes, simple and straight forward is just nice.
As we near the end of this quilt along, I’m thinking I need to order some yardage of this Smitten fabric. It’s soooooo yummy, and a 10″ square is not enough. ♥
This week we made three blocks, two of which are Lemon Sorbet. Sweet! When you’re working with layer cakes, you only get so many dark prints vs. light prints. I used two lighter prints, uncertain how I would feel about the low contrast, but I love the end result. I could definitely do an entire quilt like this.
Our second block design was Mint Chocolate Chip, and of course I loved it, since HST-anything is always a favorite with me. I think this would look gorgeous repeated over and over in a two-color quilt.
The design wall is filling up fast!! For several years I used a piece of batting-covered foam board that was much less that HALF this size. Then, Hobby Lobby began to carry foam board that measured 40″ x 60″ – so big I had to have a friend with an SUV get two of them for me, as my little Honda Accord couldn’t manage (wouldn’t fit through the door)! I hung them to achieve a 80″ wide by 60″ tall space. How did I ever manage with my small board, lol?!
Resources for the Perfect 10 QAL
- Perfect 10 Book by It’s Sew Emma
- Perfect 10 Ruler from Creative Grids
- Perfect 10 Book/Ruler Combo
- Layer Cake precuts: Smitten Layer Cake by Bonnie & Camille
- Smitten Navy Floral Lawn fabric for the backing
- Smitten Navy Dot fabric for binding
- Moda 9900-98 (white) background fabric
- Perfect 10 Combo Pack
- Pleasant Homes Ruler Pal
- Creative Grids 2½” x 6½” ruler
- Bloc_Loc HST rulers
- Frixion markers
Who’s Quilting Along
- Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
- Gina of Thread Grafitti
- Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
- Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
- Kim of Persimon Dreams
- Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
- Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
- Sinta of Pink Pincushion
- Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Quilt Along with us using #FQSPerfect10
Let us see your Perfect 10 Sampler blocks on Instagram or Facebook using #FQSPerfect10 ! Here’s our schedule for the next several weeks. I hope you’ll join us!
October 9, 2018 – Banana Block and Birthday Cake Block
October 16, 2018 – Buttered Pecan Block and Coconut Block
October 23 – Coffee Block and Cookie Dough Block
October 30 – Cookies ‘n Cream Bock and Cotton Candy Block
November 6 – Dutch Chocolate Block and French Vanilla Block
November 13 – Lemon Sorbet Block and Mint Chocolate Chip Block
November 27 – Neapolitan Block and Peaches ‘n Cream Block
December 4 – Rainbow Sherbet Block and Rocky Road Block