Hearts at Home Quilt Along

Good morning friends and Happy Valentines Day!

I am so excited to finally share more about the Hearts at Home quilt along! This has been on my mind for some time and I am thrilled to have so many people joining in! I also can’t wait to see all the pretty fabrics everyone uses!

You can find the Hearts at Home quilt in my Etsy shop here. Be sure to follow along here on my blog for updates and announcements for the quilt along starting April 6th!

I have always really loved log cabin blocks so designing this quilt was a lot of fun for me…and the hearts add that little extra bit of sweetness that every quilt needs! For me, Hearts at Home has always represented the quilt you cuddle up with at night, the gift you give to a friend in need, and a reminder of love in your home. Each quilt I design has a story and this most definitely came from a place of love.

Hearts at Home is a Jelly Roll quilt that also uses additional yardage to complete. For my quilts I used two matching Jelly Rolls, but mixing two different Jelly Rolls would be stunning as well. I always say as long as you’re using fabrics that you love then the quilt will turn out beautiful! You will also note that I used all pink fabrics for my hearts, but feel free to go outside of the box and use any other color you love! Any color heart is still a beautiful heart!

This quilt along is going to be very casual and fun. My hope is that everyone truly enjoys the process and has fun sewing something they’ll love and cherish forever! Maybe you’re keeping this one for yourself of maybe you’re gifting it to a loved one…either way it’s going to amazing! I’m posting information now so that everyone can plan ahead and arrange their schedules!

The Hearts at Home quilt along will go five weeks from April 6th to May 11th and will take place on Instagram using the hashtag #heartsathomeqal. You’ll want to make sure you’re following me here on my blog for updates and announcements. I also have some fun prizes I’m lining up as well because who doesn’t love prizes!?

Hearts at Home
Quilted by: Marion Bott

I used our Walkabout fabric collection for Hearts at Home and I will be using Summer Sweet for the quilt along. There are so many different variations of this quilt I would love to make and I’ll probably end up making all of them. One that I really want to make for both my girls is an all red and pink version as shown below! There are so many color combo options! So many decisions!

I hope you love making Hearts at Home! Be sure to pick up a pattern here and follow my blog for updates as the quilt along gets closer! You can find me on Instagram as @chelsistratton where I will post updates and announcements as well!

Leave a comment below if you’re in! What are you most excited about? Is there someone special you’ll be gifting this quilt to? Can’t wait to chat more!

XOXO,

Chelsi

Bloomtopia Release 2

Hello there! Today is Bloomtopia Release 2 day! Can you believe it has already been two weeks since our first release? So crazy how time flies when you’re sewing pretty things!

This weeks block is the Carolina Lily Block. I absolutely love flower blocks and this one is just gorgeous! We are sewing with Summer Sweet which is our most recent fabric collection with Moda Fabrics. If you ordered a kit from Fat Quarter shop I hope you are enjoying these fabrics! We sure love how bright and happy they are!

I have also really loved seeing all of the various fabrics used while scrolling through social media this week! Everyone has a great eye for color and it really shows everyone’s fun style!

This block is easy to piece and uses basic construction methods (no triangle paper this week)! You can find the link to this weeks release on the Jolly Jabber blog here. You will also be able to view a video here with fun tips and helpful tricks!

I hope you enjoy making this weeks block! We have been enjoying the response to Bloomtopia and also how big of an impact it will make in people’s lives. I truly believe it is so important to give back and engage in a good cause!

Thank you for sewing along! Fat Quarter Shop has released three bonus finishing patterns and an adorable mini blue bird quilt too! Each time a milestone is reached they have been releasing some very fun things!

Have a wonderful weekend friends! If you’re just chiming in, you can find my blog post on Release 1 here! Happy sewing!

XOXO,

Chelsi

Perfectly Pretty Patchwork Baby Quilt

Hello there!

I was thrilled to join in and make a sweet baby quilt from the Perfectly Pretty Patchwork book authored by Kristyne Czepuryk of Pretty by Hand. Everything in it is so sweet and you can tell there is so much attention to detail. I was so happy I was able to participate and support a friend who is extremely talented (definitely check out her Instagram feed and you’ll see what I’m talking about).

I chose to make the Flying Geese Baby Quilt! As you can see, I used various green prints from our collections and some from designer Corey Yoder. Lately, I have been dreaming of Spring so green was the perfect color for this quilt.

This quilt was easy to piece which is totally my jam! If you need to whip up a baby quilt that’s cute and quick to make then it’s going to be your go to! I even had leftover triangles that I saved to make a matching pillow set!

I didn’t have time to get this quilted so be sure to check Kristyne’s feed for more fun pictures and extra details! She added the sweetest lace trimming to her quilt and I can’t wait to add some to mine!

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to check back in this Friday when I share Release 2 for Bloomtopia! You can read more about Release 1 here! Have a wonderful week friends!

XOXO

-Chelsi

Bloomtopia Release 1

Hello there!

Today is the day! Bloomtopia Release 1 day to be exact! I am so excited to share some fun information about the charity quilt along as well as the cute blocks in Release 1! Before I go into things…if you are just joining in on all the fun you can find the Bloomtopia fabric requirements here!

I really enjoyed making the blocks in Release 1 (yes, you heard me right…there are TWO cute blocks in Release 1, the Over and Under block and the Bright Future’s Variation block!)

Bloomtopia Release 1 Blocks, Over and Under & Bright Future’s Variation

These blocks are fast and easy to piece. For the Over and Under block you will be using an easy corner method and simple piecing. These tend to go quickly as you’ll be able to chain piece.

For the Bright Future’s Variation block you will be using triangle paper. I will admit this was my first time working with triangle paper and I absolutely loved it! This method ensures that you have perfect half square triangles for your finished block. I’m definitely sold and will be using this method more often. You can find the Bloomtopia Release 1 here!

You’ll also note that I used our most recent fabric line, Summer Sweet. We were thrilled when Fat Quarter Shop wanted to use Summer Sweet for Bloomtopia! If you were able to snag a cute kit from Fat Quarter Shop I hope you enjoy these bright colors and fun prints! We have sure loved how happy they are and I am so excited to see everybody’s different versions too! Also, don’t forget to check out the Jolly Jabber Blog here for more information about the quilt along, giveaways, and videos with tips and tricks for assembling your blocks!

Bloomtopia Quilt

We hope you have so much fun sewing along! I love that this is for such a great cause and that it brings together a community of quilter’s! Be sure to check in again for Release 2 in a couple weeks on February 15th!

XOXO,

Chelsi

Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along: Week 4

Hello there and happy Tuesday!! Welcome to week four of the Merry Mini Quilt Christmas quilt along! I can’t believe we are nearing the end of all the fun!

This weeks block hosted by Pat Sloan is the Tree Block.

I have been using Harper’s Garden for this project. The reds and greens from our collection are a bright and perfectly festive match for the Tree Block!

One of my favorite things about this quilt along is the easy construction used to piece the blocks. Plus, I really love a good mini project that goes together quickly. I’m always looking for quick to piece projects that I can whip out right before a holiday!

Be sure to head on over to Pat Sloans blog here to read about and see her version!

And don’t forget to head over to the Jolly Jabber Blog here for the finishing pattern reveal next Tuesday July 30th!

Thank you for following along during this fun quilt along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop! I can’t wait to see all of your finished blocks and progress shots along the way!!

P.s. don’t forget to use the hashtags #merryminimysteryquilt #merryminiquilt #christmasinjuly #fqsquiltalong

Happy sewing!!

Xoxo,

Chelsi

Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along: Week 3

Happy Tuesday! Today I will be sharing Fat Quarter shops week three block for the Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along! If you’re sewing along I will have the link to this week’s block posted below!

Block 3: The House Block

This weeks block is the House Block! I am still using the Navy and Aqua prints from our Harper’s Garden collection, but I also added a print from a previous collection, Creekside, for some variety! This block was simple and fast construction. I think it turned out so cute! You can download the pattern instructions for this pattern here!

Be sure to visit Beverly’s blog today (Flamingo Toes) here to see her block! She is hosting this week and has such fun fabrics she is working with!

And be sure to visit Pat Sloan’s blog next Tuesday on July 23rd for the final block!

If you are quilting along, be sure to tag @fatquartershop in your posts and use the hashtags #merryminiquilt, #merryminimysteryquilt, #christmasinjuly, and #fqsquiltalong

Can’t wait to see your fun blocks on social media this week! These blocks are so fun and it’s not too late join in on all the fun! See you soon!

xoxo,

Chelsi

Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along: Week 2

Hello there and happy Tuesday! If you’re looking for a cute quilt along that is merry, mini, and Christmas related then you have definitely found the right place! If you are new around here, welcome to my blog! My name is Chelsi! I am a Moda Fabric Designer with my mom Sherri McConnell (A Quilting Life), I am a pattern writer (I started my pattern company a year ago), and I’m an all around creative soul! I love drawing so designing fabric has been an absolute dream come true! Plus sharing all of it with my mom has been the cherry on top!

Today is the second week of the Fat Quarter Shop Merry Mini Quilt Christmas Quilt Along and I am so excited to share my block with you! I love a good fun quilt along and these cute blocks make it really easy to join in!

I am using our Harper’s Garden fabric for my quilt! The reds, greens, and blues were a perfect fit to match the colors in Fat Quarter Shop’s mini quilt! I can’t wait to see your versions and fabric choices as well!

Block Two: The Snowflake Block

This week’s block is the Snowflake Block! I really enjoyed making this and I think it’s so cute! I was able to use some of the aqua and navy prints from Harper’s Garden for this block to give that perfect snowflake look! This block uses simple construction and goes together quickly! You can download the Snowflake Block here!

Fat Quarter Shop has prepared a YouTube video tutorial for this week’s block as well. You can watch it here!

Also before I forget…just in case you need some extra details, fabric requirements can be found here! Be sure to check back in next Tuesday for the third block for this mini quilt (it is so cute you guys)! Beverly will be sharing the block pattern next week and I have listed the remainder of the schedule below!

Find Fat Quarter Shop’s original post with all of the details about the Merry Mini Christmas Quilt Along here.

Download this weeks block pattern by clicking the link at the beginning of this blog post above or by clicking here.

Visit Beverly’s blog next week for block 3.

And visit Pat Sloan on her blog on July 23rd for the final block!

If you are quilting along, be sure to tag @fatquartershop in your posts and use the hashtags #merryminiquilt, #merryminimysteryquilt, #christmasinjuly, and #fqsquiltalong.

And just one more thing! You can find setting and finishing information on July 30th including a finishing video on the Jolly Jabber blog!

Happy sewing and thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll visit my blog again soon and I can’t wait to see all of your blocks!