Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Today is My Day on the Pre-Cut Party & Give Away!

Fabri-Quilt asked me to use one of their Snack Packs and participate in their Pre-Cut Party Blog Hop, and I was happy to play with this "Baby Talk" Snack pack of (42) 2.5" strips.

I started with the Snack Pack of strips, plus a few coordinating prints to make two cute Toddler quilts that go together...Yes, I said two quilts! One will read more "boy", and one more "girly".  Who can't use a couple quick and easy kiddy quilts for those needed gifts that pop up on us!

Here's what you'll need in addition to the Snack Pack of strips, for the two quilts:
   
     3/4 yard of Large Focal print
            From that, cut (2) 10-1/2" WOF strips ~ one for each quilt.

I really like that the Snack Pack comes with the little fabric swatches on the front cover card, and then on the back there is this list of skus that correspond with the fabrics to make ordering coordinating yardage easy...

You will also need 3/4 yard each of two prints.
I used the Gray Large Dot print and Yellow Small Dot print (Gray will be for the Boy quilt, and Yellow will be for the Girl quilt)
            From each of these, cut (20) 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangles
               
*Tip: I neatly stacked the two fabrics and cut the strips all at once to save time.

 And finally, you'll need 3/4 yard of Green Stars print
            Cut (40) 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangles ~ (20) for each quilt.

*Tool Tip: I used my Stripology Ruler from Creative Grids to cut my strips...

It's conveniently labeled for those common 2-1/2" and 1-1/2" strips.  For the 2-1/2" strips I cut in the slot at each of the markings with the squares by them.  

The strips look so yummy right out of the package :) I started by dividing up the strips into two groups of fifteen.  

The group on the left used more pinks and purples to make the girl quilt, and I used more blues and greens in the one on the right.  I arranged them into sets of five strips that will be sewn together to make a strip set.

Save aside the remaining strips to be used later for the binding.  

 Here are my two piles ready to sew.
 
For each set of five strips, sew them together along the long ends to create strip sets.  Make three 5-Strip sets per quilt.

*Tip - After sewing the first five strips together, check your seam allowances by measuring across the width of the strip set.  It should measure 10-1/2" inches wide.  Make any needed adjustments to your seam allowances, then proceed to sew all of your strip sets together.

Sub-cut the long strip sets into 4-1/2" segments (each segment will measure 4-1/2" x 10-1/2").  For each quilt, cut (7) segments from two of the strip sets, and (6) segments from the third strip set.  You will need a total of (20) for each quilt.

Then for each segment, you will sew a 4-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangle to the top (Gray for the boys quilt, and Yellow for the girl quilt), and a 2-1/2" x 10-1/2" rectangle to the bottom of all.

The blocks will measure 10-1/2" square at this point.  You will make a total of twenty blocks for each quilt.

These are the three different blocks I made for the Boy Quilt.

Once all the blocks are pieced, I arranged the blocks in five rows of four blocks. You can alternate and turn the blocks any way you wish for a random look, or I just turned every other block 90 degrees to create a zig zag look on the quilt. 

Insert the Large Focal print strip  between any row you wish for an accent.  (I put it in between row two and three)  Then sew the rows together.  This photo shows both of the quilts :)

After quilting them I used the remaining 2-1/2" Snack Pack strips to bind them.  I used six strips for each quilt's binding.  Cut the strips in half before sewing them all together end to end to add to the scrappy feel.  

Then they're all ready for the kiddies ~ for nap time...

  play time...

Or quiet reading time :)

Now for the giveaway! Fabri-Quilt is giving away a Snack Pack of Baby Talk for one Lucky Winner!

Please visit Fabri-Quilt's Inspired by Fabric blog and follow them by email or blog reader - then let me know in a comment here on my blog how you are following them.  (And let me know if you are following me too!)

My Give Away will be open until Sunday, April 19th at midnight CST ~ Good Luck :)

Enjoy the day!
~ Dawn

67 comments:

Podunk Pretties said...

I love it when you can see the same pattern in different colorways. Your quilts are adorable! Long time follower of you and them. Thanks for the fun!

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

Great job on the quilts, they are so cute! I follow both you & the Inspired by Fabric blog on Feedly :)

Quilting Nan said...

Those baby quilts are adorable! I am now following Inspired by Fabric's blog, (via e-mail) and have been following you since the beginning. You and your staff are the best! Thanks for a chance to win.
Sheila

Joyce Carter said...

Both quilts are adorable. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Thank you for the giveaway.

Beth said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric by email and you on bloglovin. And this is great for me as we are getting twin grandbabies soon!

Rosa said...

Love both quilts though is the same pattern, my best favorite is the grey one.

I follow Inspired by Fabric by email.Thanks for the tutorial.

Quilting Tangent said...

Cute quilts,following both on bloglovin'.
24Tangent@gmail.com

Anita C said...

Cute quilts. Looking for new inspiration for charity quilts thanks! Follow on bloglovin

Anita said...

Your quilts are lovely! Different colorways changes the look of most quilts.

I follow Inspired by Fabric by GFC and I also follow your blog the same way.

Lyn said...

I love the two quilts and the pattern! I follow you by GF I follow inspired by e-mail. Thanks

lalaluu said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric via my Blogger Dashboard.

DebrafromMD said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Cute quilts. I have been following Inspired by Fabric for a while now and am a new follower to your blog!
Thanks for the chance.

BeachQuilter said...

I love this Snack Pack and your cute quilt! I follow you and Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin !

barbara woods said...

follow you by gfc but them on facebook and i think bloglovin

tiffany Matto said...

I follow Google friend connect. Love the two quilts. Perfect for surprise baby showers.

Gill said...

Great quilts - I love both versions!!
I follow Inspired by Fabric by email and I follow you with GFC

tac73 said...

I follw Inspired by Fabric by email. Love your tutorial and will follow you now also.

Jane Olsa said...

I follow by e-mail. Love the quilts, Thanks for a chance to win.

Lisa Marie said...

Your pattern is so cute and so easy and would work in any color or style --I love it! Thanks for sharing. I follow the Fabri-Quilt blog via GFC and have signed up to follow your blog that way as well.

Terry said...

What cute quilts..thanks for sharing the pattern!! I follow the Fabri-Quilt blog via email and Bloglovin' and follow you the same way :)
terryscwayons(at)yahoo(dot)com

Karen said...

Adorable quilts. Thanks for the great tutorial. I follow Fabri-Quilt by e-mail.

Brandy Pettit said...

I am following them, and so glad that I am! I love these quilts, and what a great use of a snack pack. I have a hard time with Jelly Rolls, but this is definitely up my alley.
~Brandy

Brandy Pettit said...

I am following them, and so glad that I am! I love these quilts, and what a great use of a snack pack. I have a hard time with Jelly Rolls, but this is definitely up my alley.
~Brandy

Crickets Corner said...

I am loving this hop and seeing the different ways the fabric is used. I need to start a baby quilt so will be looking for this fabric as I love this one. I follow both your blog and Inspired by Fabric via bloglovin. Rina

delaineelliott said...

I love your quilt. Looks like a good go-to pattern to have. I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. Thanks!

Please click on the delaineelliott above for my email link.

Connie Cain said...

What cheerful quilts!! Love them. I follow via e-mail.
craftyccain@gmail.com

Annette Johnson said...

What cute fabric, and what wonderful fun quilts that you made. I just found you through this blog hop, and happy I did. I should follow by email.
hairystiches@yahoo.com

RosieGma said...

What cute quilts and thank you for the useful tutorial that is easy to understand and has photos......

teachpany said...

Great design and tutorial! Love the look, and 2 great quilts in one pack? Fun! I follow Inspired by fabric on Facebook and by email. I follow you by bloglovin and Facebook! Thanks.

Vicki H said...

Cute quilts, thanks for the tutorial. I follow Inspired by Fabric blog with GFC and email. I follow you with blovlovin.

janie said...

I love your new baby quilts and love the prints also. I follow Inspired by Fabric by blog and I haven't as yet followed you but I will as of now. thanks.

moosecarol said...

Very sweet pair of baby quilts!
I signed up to follow both today

JoyceLM said...

Cute baby quilts. I'm a follower of Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin'. Thanks.

Chiska said...

I follow them on blogger. What springy colors.

Julie said...

I follow fabri-quilts by email.

PK Sews said...

Your quilts are just delightful! Thanks for the great tutorial I follow Inspired by Fabric via Bloglovin, and I just signed up to follow your lovely blog via Bloglovin too!

scottylover said...

Love how quick these quilts look to be! Great for when you need a quick gift!

I follow both of you through Blog Lovin!

Sandy A

Janet Sabol said...

Hi! I love these baby quilts! I follow the blog via email. It's the first time I had been on your blog and plan to continue looking at it.

Rose Santuci-Sofranko said...

That fabric is SO cute!!! I am following you both on Blogloving as Rose Santuci-Sofranko . Thanks and God bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol.com

Beth said...

Thanks for the very clear and detailed tutorial. That is a great ruler, by the way!

I follow Henry Glass / Inspired by Fabric by email: wordygirl (at) earthlink (dot) net

GranChris said...

Thanks for the tutorial. This will make a very nice, easy baby quilt. I love the colors.

Ellee said...

Thanks for the quilt tutorial. I definitely will put it to good use. I follow the Inspired by Fabric blog by email. I'd follow your blog if I could find out how to follow by email. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

Katy M said...

Hi I follow them by bloglovin. Lovely quilts btw!

Anonymous said...



LOVE THE TWO BABY QUILTS AND ENJOY
FOLLOWING YOUR BLOG.
hjrogers@sympatico.ca THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO WIN. JUDY

Dana Gaffney said...

Thanks for the tutorial, the quilts are adorable. I follow Inspired by Fabric with GFC.

Renea said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric using Bloglovin. Thanks for the cute quilt tutorial and for the giveaway.

Jill said...

Love your pattern and quilts! I have 2 babies in the family due this Fall.....this snack pack is adorable!!!
I follow Inspired by Fabric via email....

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Sweet baby quilts and what a neat pattern!

Nancy Lewis said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric on bloglovin.

Nancy Lewis said...

I follow you on bloglovin.

Laura Ferdal said...

I loved your quilting tutorial - very nice post!

I would love to win this giveaway and make a quilt(s) of my own.
I follow both of you via email..
Thanks!
merryorganic@gmail.com

Sarah@123quilt said...

I'm following Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin. I'm following you on there too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Kathy said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric via bloglovin. Your quilts are adorable! I especially like the one with the yellow background. Thank you for sharing.

MaryBeth Little said...

What cute quilts, Dawn. But I would expect nothing less!

Rachell said...

It would be nice to have baby fabric avail for cute quick baby quilts!
I follow Inspired by and also you, on Bloglovin!
reillyr2(at)hotmail(dot)com

Quilting Momma said...

I have been following them by Pintrest for ages! Very motivational! Love your little quilts! so cute! I can imagine they will be loved to death!

mlhummy said...

Thank you for the great tutorial! I'm following both you and Spring Water Design on bloglovin> :)

Vicki in MN said...

I am following through Google.

Tinliz said...

I follow on Bloglovin'. Your baby quilts are sweet.

Sarah said...

I follow both of you with bloglovin. Thanks for the giveaway! sarah@forrussia.org

Nancy Hilderbrand said...

love your quilts and tutorial and I follow on blogovin, and email

Jen Barnard said...

Your quilts are brilliant.
I follow inspired by fabric on bloglovin' as Jen Barnard.
jen dot barnard at btinternet dot com

Emily C said...

I follow Inspired by Fabric on Bloglovin(ebcallender). I adore the little Care Bear in the last photo.

Kristy said...

Following you both via bloglovin! Thanks so much!

Lauren Maedge said...

I follow via email!! Thanks a lot! maedgel@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

I follow both of you on Bloglovin. Thanks so much. Loving this fabric line.