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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FQS Top Ten: Hope Blooms

This quilt was such a pleasant surprise to work on!

I didn't know at first that there was a "method" using a 
specialty ruler. But I am so glad that I went with it!
This is the original Hope Blooms by Kimberly.

I love the little applique on both corners of the quilt but for mine...
it didn't seem to work.

But that is the fun in these blog hops... you get to see the same pattern 
but in different fabrics and different little twists added too!

The Log Cabin is such a traditional block...
but I have given it an updated look here!
I seriously don't thing it's a beginner block...
well, unless you use the Creative Grid ruler!

I remember trying to make a Log Cabin quilt years ago...
unfortunately, it was pretty wonky despite my best attempts!

The video Kimberly has with such simple instructions
and with ruler in hand... I made Hope Blooms with
little to no stress involved!
I have to say that on the "last round"...
I didn't trim my  block, making it one inch larger than the pattern.
I was happy with it... so I went with 9 1/2" being my unfinished size.

The great thing about Log Cabin blocks is that you can arrange them in 
a variety of ways and get different designs... I was playing and
ended up with this setting as a pleasant surprise!

I am so glad that the Fat Quarter Shop has asked me to 
play along this week! 
I might never have attempted a Log Cabin again after my
wonky one... that ended up in the trash!
(sometimes you just have to pull the plug)

Check out Fat Quarter Shop's blog to see more quilts made from Hope Blooms (and quilts from the other Top 10 videos).

You can find the free pattern for Hope Blooms here.

You will enjoy watching the video here.

Go here to see the other blogs showing Hope Blooms:

Shruti of 13 Woodhouse Road
Rachel of PS I Quilt
Christopher of The Tattooed Quilter


Fat Quarter Shop would love for you to share your #hopeblooms or any other #FQSTop10 quilts for 2015 on Instagram. For every #FQSTop10 post you do, you will be entered for a chance to win a Fat Quarter Shop $100 Gift Certificate! This fun contest ends January 31, 2016 and the winner will be announced on Instagram February 1, 2016. Good luck and happy quilting!

8 friends stopped by to chat:

Hildy said...

Love, love, love your log cabin! I've never made a log cabin quilt too boring for me but after seening yours and Nicole's blocks I think I should give it a try this year:-)

Sarah Fredette said...

This is gorgeous!!! Love the colors you chose -- that pop of mint is perfect. :D

Rita said...

Wow, it is wonderful.

Kris said...

What great designs. You can really do a lot with the log cabin! I have only done one. It was a Halloween quilt. Very enjoyable to work on.
xo Kris

Anonymous said...

Have made several log cabin quilts and really love them. Yours fabrics put a spin on the log cabin and make it colorful and up to date. Bright and pretty. Stephani in N. TX (

Sue said...

Absolutely STUNNING QUILT!!!!
LOVE IT !!!!!

Thimbleanna said...

VERY Pretty!!!

Cindy A said...

Paper piecing works great when making Log Cabin blocks. The blocks come out perfect every time. I love the colors you used and think the reason the applique on the other quilt doesn't work for your quilt is because it's the wrong flower. How about trying a big poppy in orange or red-orange with bits of black in the center. Could be just the thing!