Friday, June 10, 2016

Cross My Heart in Garden Gate....with a Fantastic Give Away....

I just can't express how much joy making this quilt has given me...I am in love with this fabric line and keep gushing about it, but I just can't seem to stop myself.....

I'm not sure if the floral prints are triggering a memory of my Great Grandmother's English garden.....
or the first set of pretty floral sheets I had on my bed as a kid....
or is it the gorgeous teals, pinks, peaches and greens....
or the secondary print of dots and petals.....
or maybe the birds and birdcages which remind me of my other grandmother's Budgy...

I can't put my finger on which of the memories, but maybe it's all of the memories, and really does it matter...this fabric just makes me happy!

Garden Gate

I knew from the start this line would work well with my "Cross My Heart" quilt pattern,
but I wanted changed it up a bit, so I decided to try the blocks on point.

The original pattern is set in a normal block formation, so I went back to EQ7 and did a little edit.

While I'm not ready at this point to change the original pattern (because this is my first on point project, and I don't feel qualified) I will share  here how I tweaked my pattern.

To achieve the on point affect requires two sizes of HST. The ones along the sides and across the top and bottom and the four corners. You can do a Google search and find charts to work with that give you your measurements for various sized blocks, these are the measurements I used for my 12.5" unfinished blocks.

(2) 9 3/8" squares


(3) 18 1/8" squares


A couple of tricks I used:

  • I put a pin in the edge I would be sewing to the blocks so I wouldn't get them mixed up (indicated by the green arrows)
  • I find the easiest way to line up the block and the HST/QST is to find the centres and match them, and pin from the centre out each way to the corners
  • Be careful as you will be working with a bias edge on the HST/QST, don't stretch.
  • Build your rows on the diagonal and add corners last




One other quick side note....I have started to add thicker bindings and I'm loving the look! This binding was cut at 4.5" width, and sewn with a 5/8" seam. (I've decided 4.25" works perfectly) Why? It started to give me more working space at the edge of my quilt for stopping my computerized pantos and not having to cut through the quilted stitches. I figured a 1/4" seam plus another 1/4" over gave me a 1/2" window to work with. What I didn't calculate was how much I would like the look. So this is a definite win, win!!
And it sews up just like the normal smaller version, I just measure 5/8" in from the end and mark it with a pin for the turning point!








Hope these quick little tips help, now on with the picture show
 and the fun announcement at the end
....don't miss it!




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The fun announcement....
P&B Textiles is offering not 1 but 2 FQ Bundles of Garden Gate!!! 
So 2 lucky makers will get to create something lovely for free....everyone else start calling your local quilt shops and asking for this lovely fabric 😉!! But before you do, put your ballets in the Rafflecopter giveaway and cross your fingers 
one bundle to be won here and the second bundle will be won on Instagram!
Oh yeah, and I thought it might be fun to add 2 PDF patterns of my Cross My Heart Quilt .

(A little shameless plugging here...all my PDF patterns 

That's it....good luck....

a Rafflecopter giveaway





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70 comments:

  1. not sure what I would do with a fat quarter pack - I can see a youth bed quilt for a young lady in the future.

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  2. I follow on bloglovin. So pretty fabric and your pattern bonus!

    patsystitch@gvtc.com

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  3. I have wanting to make a friend a star quilt - This would be great for that - she would love this line of fabric! thanks!

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  4. Interesting note about your wider binding. I've seen it show up somewhere else too. I'll have to give it a try, your instructions will help. Thanks for the chance to win Sandy.

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  5. I would use it to make a pretty lap quilt for a friend who is getting ready for chemo. Rina

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  6. This lovely soft fabric would be perfect to make a lap quilt for my sister who has recently retired.

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  7. Not sure what I would make. Love your heart quilt. A friend's birthday is a couple of years away (60) so your quilt may be just the gift.

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  8. HELLO,BEAUTIFUL GIVEAWAY! THANK YOU FOR YOUR BLOG+THIS TUTORIAL!
    msstitcher1214@gmail.com

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  9. I would like a beautiful summer throw and these fabrics would be perfect.

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  10. I follow by getting the feed into my email.

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  11. I forgot to add I would make a community service quilt for my guild out of the fabric.

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  12. I would like to make a lap quilt for my Aunt Denise. These are her colors! I follow you on Facebook.

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  13. what lovely sweet fabrics. Hmmm I would love to make a summer quilt
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  14. Make a quilt for charity. Thanks for the giveaway! vickise at gmail dot com

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  15. The fabric is beautiful and would make some fantastic bags.

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  16. I would make a table runner.

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  17. I'm just starting to learn how to make pillows so I'd probably use it for those :)

    Thanks for the give-away! tunyosmond at yahoo dot ca

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  18. I can see why these fabrics make you happy - they make me happy too! I'd make a quilt for my sofa so it would be on display at all times x

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  19. I would use this gorgeous bundle to make a baby quilt, I am due our first baby in December x
    Iain.ross30 at gmail dot com

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  20. Lovely summery fabrics, and a wider binding is superb. I have done ones with a flange, and started at the back, bring to the front, and stitch with the hemming foot.Another fantastic give-away too.

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  21. I would make sweet little baby quilt.

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  22. A sweet summer throw quilt. Loving the wide binding - brilliant!
    basaran.family at rogers.com

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  23. A throw for my sister, these are her colors!
    cork@pa.rr.com

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  24. I would make a baby quilt for a g-g

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  25. I love the quilt and the quilting design. I watched multiple times on instagram wondering if I could do it on my domestic machine!
    I would use it to make a quilt for someone--anyone!

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  26. Nancy A: rangerer@sbcglobal.netJune 10, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    I have been wanting to make a throw for my sister, and this bundle would be great for it.

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  27. I love your quilt and I would love to make one very much like it... Thanks for the chance!! Crossing my fingers!!

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  28. Your quilt is so beautiful and the quilting caught my eye.Thanks for the tips for binging.I don´t sure what I would do with the bundle but I love to gift lap quilts.

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  29. My sister in law would love a quilt with these colors.

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  30. I would make a quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

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  31. So many of these prints would work in a scrappy pinwheel quilt I'm making for my little girl! Your quilt is lovely!

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  32. My mother has been hinting about wanting a new quilt. This fabric would be perfect.

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  33. Garden Gate is a lovely line of fabrics. I can see why you love it!

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  34. I would make some table toppers and pillow covers for a quick pick me up

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  35. I think I would make some sewing accessories--fabric bins, sewing machine cover, etc.

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  36. A beautiful, feminine throw...probably for me!

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  37. I would make a summer quilt for my daughter. The colors and prints are just perfect

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  38. Garden Gate would be made into a comfy lap quilt for my husband's sweet aunt who lives in a nursing home. She loves flowers, pinks and green! It would be perfect! I'd be sure to add a pocket to the lap quilt to hold her tissues and lipstick...essentials for her daily needs.

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  39. It would be a great bundle for a simple block, like an Irish chain, with some light solids mixed in to let the patterns and colours shine. I can imagine it tossed on the lawn for a summer picnic, in the middle of a garden.

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  40. I'd love to use a FQ bundle of the very pretty Garden Gate fabrics to make a lovely, girly quilt for my cousin's new grand-baby girl!
    Thanks for sharing your construction tips and for the giveaway opportunity!!!

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  41. I'd make a quilt for charity for World of Charity Stitching.
    Thanks,
    Peggy
    Peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  42. Love the fabrics. Not sure what I'd make, but I love flying geese and have been wanting to do one

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  43. I would use these to a romantic-looking quilt. Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful bundle!

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  44. Hopefully something super pretty like your quilt!!!!!💕💜💕💜💕💜💕

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  45. I have two new grandbaby girls that will need quilts for this winter. Would make darling quilts for them. thanks for the chance
    sewfabrics at outlook.com

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  46. Beautiful quilt, for sure I would make a similar one, maybe a Granny's Square block.

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  47. Our niece just bought her first condo, and we've been wanting to give her a quilt. This would make a lovely keepsake. (wordygirl at earthlink dot net)

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  48. Absolutely lovely fabric and quilt. Just what I have been looking for to make a quilt for my daughter.

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  49. I would use it to make a lap quilt for one of my daughters.

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  50. Summertime placemats and table runner.

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  51. I just finished making a large Granny Square quilt...these fabrics would be great for another one!

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  52. Of course, I would make a quilt! Love the way you did the corners. I had forgotten about the technique. It is so easy and neat.

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  54. I would use this beautiful fabric to make some kind of lap quilt. That's my new hobby to make lap quilts to give away.

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  55. Would definitely make a Quilt...loooove yours!!! My Grangirlie would love the fabrics...maybe the quilt would be for her room! Thanks for chance to win your Give-a-way too! :D

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  56. Your quilt is adorable! Cross My Heart! =) That Garden Gate bundle would make the cutest patchwork stuffie! I'm thinkin elephant or....maybe kitty. And of course, a lap quilt to match. Great Giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! That makes me smile too. minddotlessatcomcastdotnet

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  57. I would make a lap quilt. Love the line. nl@ridder.ca

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  58. I've been wanting to make a grandy square quilt. This looks like the perfect line!

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  59. A new grandniece needs something sweet from me. Your quilt would be perfect. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  60. I love the quilt you made and the fabrics are truly beautiful. I will have to keep an eye out for them.

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  61. Beautiful fabric that looks wonderful in Cross My Heart. I love diagonal sets so this version has my vote. Thanks for offering a giveaway.

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  62. I like your quilting. I think this bundle would make a great summery quilt.

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  63. Gorgeous colours. I'd make a picnic rug

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  64. Just love the small mini quilts so I would make one of those with that beautiful fabric!

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  65. Lovely! I would like to make a lap quilt or a bag.

    debbygrawn at yahoo dot com

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  66. I would make a tote bags and a lap blanket!
    nikilsend(at)outlook(dot)com

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  67. This line would make a lovely baby or little girl quilt. Maybe a bag or pouch too. annesimonot@aasktel.net

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  68. I would make a little girl wall hanging.
    Nancy Hilderbrand

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  69. Sarai (saraiatwork@hotmail.com)June 16, 2016 at 1:30 PM

    Goodness this is beautiful...totally makes me think of my grandmas <3...My maternal grandma would hand quilt all the quilts she made...so a quilt would be a definite on the plan!!

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