Saturday, March 25, 2023

Bits and Pieces Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my day on the Bits and Pieces blog hop.  Thank you for stopping by.  This is my quilt, Stars and Stripes.

Disclaimer:  The fabric used to make this project was given to me by Island Batik.
Bits and Pieces is a gorgeously bright new fabric collection by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting.  It's an Island Batik Signature Collection.  I just love it so much!

Here's the fabrics from Bits and Pieces that I used to make the Stars and Stripes Quilt.  Aren't they yummy?  I have pack of precut 10" squares of Bits and Pieces that I am planning on using for a future Island Batik Ambassador project, as well.  I love, love, love this fabric!

The Stars and Stripes quilt is a row quilt.  It features four rows of star blocks in three different colorways, alternating with rows of three different crossing blocks.

The first row of alternate blocks features this Crossing block in two colorways.

The second alternate row features the Crossing Branch blocks.  These are made using a fusible applique method.  It was fun to mix up the leaf colors in each block.

The third alternate row features the Pie Crossing block.  This block has a tiny bit of paper piecing to get the angles just right.  It reminds me of a key lime/blueberry pie.  Yum!

Here's another look at the Stars and Stripes quilt.

Stars and Stripes laid out on my lawn, ready for a picnic.

Or an afternoon nap in the great outdoors.

Folded and ready to go.

Front porch dreamin'.

Loopy meander quilting.

Stars and Stripes is backed with Island Batik's Mardigras fabric.  I used the same dotty blue fabric for the binding as I used on the outer border.  I like to match my binding and border fabric.

Stars and Stripes

Quilt Stats:
Quilt Size:  62" x 68"
Block Size:  8" x 8"
Fabric:  Bits and Pieces by Kathy Engle for Sherry Shish Powered by Quilting, Island Batik
Thread:  Aurifil
Batting:  Hobbs
Needles:  Schmetz
Designed in EQ8

The Stars and Stripes quilt pattern is available in the Curlicue Creations shop as both a PDF download and a paper pattern.  Get your Stars and Stripes pattern today.

 I want to send out a big thank you to Sherry Shish of Powered By Quilting for hosting the Bits and Pieces blog hop.  Be sure you visit her blog and check out her post from yesterday if you missed it.

Thank you for stopping by today. Please sign up for my newsletter at the end of this post and follow me on social media for more quilting inspiration.  If you sew a Stars and Stripes quilt, share a pic on Instagram @curlicuecreations.  I would love to see your quilt.

Here's a list of the complete Bits and Pieces blog hop.  I encourage you to visit all the participants to see what they've made with the new Bits and Pieces fabric collection by Island Batik.

March 27 ~ Epida Studio
March 28 ~ Paleofishdesigns
March 29 ~ Blog
March 30 ~ Tamarinis
March 31 ~ Slice of Pi Quilts
April 1 ~ Katie Mae Quilts
April 2 ~ Melissa Marginet

Be Creative ~ Sew Something Beautiful Today.

Jennifer Thomas
Curlicue Creations

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  1. Such a pretty quilt! Love the variety in the blocks and the applique! Yum.