Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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I did improvise the pattern a little by removing four of the center blocks and placing an embroidery in their place. I digitized a “T” for Troy and used some gray and white chevron fabric for the applique – all done in the hoop of my wonderful Pfaff Creative Icon, FeFe!!

 “T” for Troy!!

And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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I used Kona black for the sashing strips between the blocks and the rows, as well as between the red and gray. I found a roll of these 1-1-2 inch strips which helped a lot – I only had to cut a few extra strips!! And, I love the way this turned out. I think the rich colors make it very dramatic! Unfortunately the lighting does not do the colors justice.

I did improvise the pattern a little by removing four of the center blocks and placing an embroidery in their place. I digitized a “T” for Troy and used some gray and white chevron fabric for the applique – all done in the hoop of my wonderful Pfaff Creative Icon, FeFe!!

 “T” for Troy!!

And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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The pattern instructs to cut individual strips for the blocks and then sew each block together. To make the process easier (to me) and quicker, I cut my strips first, stitched the three together, and then cut them into the size I needed for the blocks. This saved a little time. The biggest time saver was using my AccuQuilt Go! Big Electric Cutter  (*Affiliate) to cut the strips!! It has been a lifesaver since I got it a couple of years ago. Really helps when you have painful shoulders, arms and wrists!

I used Kona black for the sashing strips between the blocks and the rows, as well as between the red and gray. I found a roll of these 1-1-2 inch strips which helped a lot – I only had to cut a few extra strips!! And, I love the way this turned out. I think the rich colors make it very dramatic! Unfortunately the lighting does not do the colors justice.

I did improvise the pattern a little by removing four of the center blocks and placing an embroidery in their place. I digitized a “T” for Troy and used some gray and white chevron fabric for the applique – all done in the hoop of my wonderful Pfaff Creative Icon, FeFe!!

 “T” for Troy!!

And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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This was an easy pattern to create, though it took longer than anticipated to complete. I made the quilt in a full bed size, so had to adjust the number of blocks, which wasn’t a problem – just additional cutting and stitching!! Plus I made a huge mistake!!! I don’t usually pre-wash my fabric, and after cutting the fabric into 2-1/2 inch strips, I decided I’d better pre-wash that red fabric with some color catchers to make sure it didn’t bleed, so I threw all the strips, and the uncut remnant into my washing machine! YES, bells were going off inside my head, but did I listen – NOOOOO!! As you can probably guess, it came out quite tangled together and raveled so that they were no longer 2-1/2 inches! It was one of those “DUH-what were you thinking  – you KNOW better” moments!! Soooo, I had to find more fabric! I had bought this on an out of town trip, but I headed to JoAnn Fabrics and found Kona cotton in just the right red and gray colors! And it was on sale – which was extra nice!!

I headed back home and DID NOT wash that new fabric!! LOL I did, however, give the recipient instructions to use color catchers when washing the quilt the first couple of times – just in case of bleeding!!

A Little About Construction…

The pattern instructs to cut individual strips for the blocks and then sew each block together. To make the process easier (to me) and quicker, I cut my strips first, stitched the three together, and then cut them into the size I needed for the blocks. This saved a little time. The biggest time saver was using my AccuQuilt Go! Big Electric Cutter  (*Affiliate) to cut the strips!! It has been a lifesaver since I got it a couple of years ago. Really helps when you have painful shoulders, arms and wrists!

I used Kona black for the sashing strips between the blocks and the rows, as well as between the red and gray. I found a roll of these 1-1-2 inch strips which helped a lot – I only had to cut a few extra strips!! And, I love the way this turned out. I think the rich colors make it very dramatic! Unfortunately the lighting does not do the colors justice.

I did improvise the pattern a little by removing four of the center blocks and placing an embroidery in their place. I digitized a “T” for Troy and used some gray and white chevron fabric for the applique – all done in the hoop of my wonderful Pfaff Creative Icon, FeFe!!

 “T” for Troy!!

And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

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Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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After a few hiccups with Ms. Mattie, she finally started playing nicely and I was able to complete this quilt for a friend, Lisa, from church. She had me make it for her daughter, Maddie) who attends Troy University. Troy’s colors are red, black, and silver (gray for the quilt!) Lisa wanted those colors and gave me artistic license to come up with a design! I love that – though I sometimes get distracted by those darn little squirrels running through my mind sending me on a different path than originally intended!! I’m sure none of you have that problem! 😉

 Two-Step Pattern (*Affiliate Link-I received this pattern to use and review for Annie’s).

 As mentioned in a previous post, I chose the pattern Two-Step from Annie’s Craft Store.  I love this pattern made with the batik fabrics shown on the website. Wouldn’t it make an awesome fall quilt? 

This was an easy pattern to create, though it took longer than anticipated to complete. I made the quilt in a full bed size, so had to adjust the number of blocks, which wasn’t a problem – just additional cutting and stitching!! Plus I made a huge mistake!!! I don’t usually pre-wash my fabric, and after cutting the fabric into 2-1/2 inch strips, I decided I’d better pre-wash that red fabric with some color catchers to make sure it didn’t bleed, so I threw all the strips, and the uncut remnant into my washing machine! YES, bells were going off inside my head, but did I listen – NOOOOO!! As you can probably guess, it came out quite tangled together and raveled so that they were no longer 2-1/2 inches! It was one of those “DUH-what were you thinking  – you KNOW better” moments!! Soooo, I had to find more fabric! I had bought this on an out of town trip, but I headed to JoAnn Fabrics and found Kona cotton in just the right red and gray colors! And it was on sale – which was extra nice!!

I headed back home and DID NOT wash that new fabric!! LOL I did, however, give the recipient instructions to use color catchers when washing the quilt the first couple of times – just in case of bleeding!!

A Little About Construction…

The pattern instructs to cut individual strips for the blocks and then sew each block together. To make the process easier (to me) and quicker, I cut my strips first, stitched the three together, and then cut them into the size I needed for the blocks. This saved a little time. The biggest time saver was using my AccuQuilt Go! Big Electric Cutter  (*Affiliate) to cut the strips!! It has been a lifesaver since I got it a couple of years ago. Really helps when you have painful shoulders, arms and wrists!

I used Kona black for the sashing strips between the blocks and the rows, as well as between the red and gray. I found a roll of these 1-1-2 inch strips which helped a lot – I only had to cut a few extra strips!! And, I love the way this turned out. I think the rich colors make it very dramatic! Unfortunately the lighting does not do the colors justice.

I did improvise the pattern a little by removing four of the center blocks and placing an embroidery in their place. I digitized a “T” for Troy and used some gray and white chevron fabric for the applique – all done in the hoop of my wonderful Pfaff Creative Icon, FeFe!!

 “T” for Troy!!

And last, but certainly not least, Lisa chose an all over design from My Creative Stitches (no affiliation – I just love their motifs!) called Promise Tile, and I think she chose very well!! I love all of Christy and Christy Jr.’s patterns, and they stitch out beautifully! You can really see the motif well in the picture above! I pieced the quilt with Aurifil Cotton Mako 50 wt. thread and used Glide #50 weight thread and (my favorite!) Quilter’s Dream batting (80/20 for this one).

Signed…

I digitized the label and stitched it on FeFe as well! I love the way it turned out! 

And…I made her a throw pillow to go along with it!

 The “T” block I cut too small worked perfectly for this throw pillow!

 

I really enjoyed making this quilt, and after quite a few interruptions and delays, it was finally delivered to it’s recipient. I think she really, really liked it! She was taking it to school with her Sunday night to get her room ready for the fall semester!!

 She loves it!!

I hope you all have enjoyed my pattern review for the Two-Step Pattern from Annie’s — and seeing the finished product!! Have a great week!!

Sharing with my favorite linkies as they become available this week:

Linky Tuesday at Freemotion by the River
The Chameleon’s Colour Party at The Clever Chameleon
Wednesday Weight Loss @ Inquiring Quilter
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Needle and Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Can I get a Whoop Whoop Friday at Confessions of a Scrap Addict

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