Week 6 of the Perfect 10 Quilts Along–Lemon Sorbet and Mint Chocolate Chip Blocks

If it weren’t for the Fat Quarter Shop’s Perfect 10 Quilt Along I don’t know if I’d have the energy to sew at all.  I love that it’s getting to my machine for at least a little while each week.   The blocks from this Perfect 10 Quilt book are fun with high impact. Lemon Sorbet Blocks by Kim Lapacek

This week we made two Lemon Sorbet blocks.

I’m digging how the ombre confetti metallic Aubergine by V and Co for Moda Fabrics is looking as my “solid” background for this quilt.  It makes this look scrappier than it really is!

Mint Choclate Chip Block by Kim LapacekAnd one Mint Chocolate Chip Block!

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Find out how you can join in the fun HERE and be sure to see what the other participants are using for their fabrics in this fun quilt!

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

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Month 11–20 Days of Christmas for the Dresden Neighborhood Sew Along

I know you all were expecting me to wait until December to pull out the Christmas-themed Dresden Neighborhood BUT I thought by pulling it out a month early it would give folks a little kick to think about what a fun Christmas gift this mini quilt could make!Holiday Homies by Tula Pink

This is not my first Christmas Dresden Neighborhood and I wanted to make sure I didn’t make the exact same one as before.  I went through my Christmas scraps and then remembered that I still had some fabrics from Tula Pink’s “Holiday Homies” collection.  I just love this fabric and had a lot of fun fussy cutting parts of it out for this Dresden Neighborhood.

I worked late into the night last night so I would have this neighborhood finished for you today instead of just partially done.  I’ve also made a lot of progress on the previous neighborhoods I worked on during apple season and soon I’ll be ready to share them with you with all their doors, windows, and roofs!

20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood by Kim LapacekAnd here she is!  I found this fantastic squirrel and hedgehog winter fabric in my stash and I just couldn’t resist using it for the background.  I love how some of the tails of the creatures make it look like chimneys!20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapacek

The Holiday Homies – the deer, dog and goose were all the perfect size to fussy cut into a house!

I mixed a few more fabrics from the Holiday Homies collection with other Christmas fabrics from my stash to create this look.

20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapace

I20 Days of Christmas Dresden Neighborhood Close Up by Kim Lapace used Aurifil 2370, 40 wt for all the blanket stitch details on this quilt.  It was the perfect mossy green for this piece – enough contrast without being overpowering.

This neighborhood was perfect to start getting me in the holiday spirit.  Ironically we got the first Wisconsin snowfall the night I finished most of it!  So – if you get “bah-humbuggy” (yes Trish, I know that’s not a real word) at the holidays – maybe give making a Dresden Neighborhood a try to lift your spirits.

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Here’s the a photo of the first Christmas themed Dresden Neighborhood I made!  I still have enough of that special santa fabric to applique a santa flying over the roof tops to my new one.  Do you think I should?

Now it’s your turn!  Let’s see what you come up with for your Dresden Neighborhood for the #DresdenNeighborhoodSAL!  Feel free to share photos in my facebook group “Quilt and Dream Along with Kim Lapacek”, post to instagram with the hashtag #DresdenNeighborhoodSAL.  If you’re not feeling solids – feel free to use whatever theme/idea you have!

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Week 5 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along–Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla Blocks

The Fat Quarter Shop’s Perfect 10 Quilt along is now over half way done!  this is the fifth week with just four weeks to go!  The blocks from this Perfect 10 Quilt book are fun with high impact.  I always enjoy learning new ways to utilize Layer Cakes and I’m digging how the ombre confetti metallic Aubergine by V and Co for Moda Fabrics is looking as my “solid” background for this quilt.

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Let’s see what the next two blocks I made look like!

Dutch Chocolate BlockHere is “Dutch Chocolate” and

French Vanilla Block by Kim Lapacek

the four “French Vanilla” Blocks!

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Find out how you can join in the fun HERE and be sure to see what the other participants are using for their fabrics in this fun quilt!

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

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Week 4 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along–Cookies and Cream and Cotton Candy Blocks

Cookies & Cream and Cotton Candy are the next two blocks for Week 4 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along which shows off the blocks from the new Perfect 10 Quilt book.  These are two of my kids’ favorite ice creams!  (Yes – cotton candy ice cream – Cedi will eat pretty much anything flavored like cotton candy!). 


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Let’s see what they look like!

Cookies N Cream Quilt Block with Props by Kim Lapacek

Here’s my Cookies & Cream Quilt Block. I wanted to keep this one fairly neutral with just a pop of color! Cotton Candy Block with Props by Kim Lapacek

And here’s my version of the “Cotton Candy” block.  I’ll admit … once I saw this when I was done I realized that I had accidentally flipped two of the half square triangle blocks!  Whoops!  I think it still looks cool though so I’m going to leave it.

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Find out how you can join in the fun HERE and be sure to see what the other participants are using for their fabrics in this fun quilt!

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

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Week 3 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along–Coffee and Cookie Dough

Doesn’t that sounds like a great breakfast – coffee and cookie dough!?  Well – that’s the next two blocks that are up for Week 3 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along which shows off the blocks from the new Perfect 10 Quilt book.


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For the quilt along we were asked to make 2 coffee blocks … Coffe Block 1 by Kim Lapacekhere’s my first

Coffee Block 2 by Kim Lapacek

and here’s my second.  When they go side by side in the final layout it will create a fun chevron-esque design (if you squint your eyes and imagine it anyway …).  I promise that will make more sense once you see these in the final layout.Cookie Dough Unit by Kim Lapacek

And my single cookie dough block.  I just love the combination of orange and aubergine (aka purple). 

I’m so happy on how the ombre confetti metallic Aubergine by V and Co for Moda Fabrics is working out.  I can finally just buy yardage of ONE fabric instead of a bunch of yards of different fabrics to get a scrappy look.  Which won’t stop me completely from buying lots of different fabrics but it’s definitely a great solution when I don’t want to think to hard about what’s going where!

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Find out how you can join in the fun HERE and be sure to see what the other participants are using for their fabrics in this fun quilt!

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

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Week 2 of the Perfect 10 Quilt Along–Buttered Pecan and Coconut Blocks

It’s week 2 of the Fat Quarter Shop’s newest quilt along – the Perfect 10 Quilt Along which shows off the blocks from the new Perfect 10 Quilt book


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This week we had to make three blocks …

Buttered Pecan Quilt Block by Kim Lapacek

Two Buttered Pecan blocks (mine are basically the same so I just took a picture of one of them).

Coconut Block by Kim Lapacek

And one coconut block.  I really like this one – it’s simple with a lot of impact!

Perfect 10 Quilt Along Progress Week 2 by Kim LapacekAnd here is a picture of the five blocks I have created so far.  I think the ombre confetti metallic Aubergine by V and Co for Moda Fabrics is going to create an extra element of “spooky” in this quilt!

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Find out how you can join in the fun HERE and be sure to see what the other participants are using for their fabrics in this fun quilt!

Cynthia of Dream Quilt Create
Gina of Thread Grafitti
Greg of Grey Dogwood Studio
Heidi of Buttons and Butterflies
Jennie of Porch Swing Quilts
Kim of Persimon Dreams
Melanie of A Bit of Scrap Stuff
Pam of Pam Kitty Morning
Sinta of Pink Pincushion
Sondra of Out of the Blue Quilts

October Bundle Winner!

Hello everyone and Happy Monday!  The temperatures have dropped and it’s definitely feeling like fall here in Wisconsin.  fall at lapaceksorchardeI personally LOVE hoodie season and our orchard is absolutely beautiful right now.

frosty morning

We had a really frosty morning and I had to take a picture out my back door.

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Thank you to everyone for leaving their comments on my blog for the October Needle and Foot Blogger Bundle

blogger bundle86 comments were made and I used random.org to pick the winner! 

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Congratulations to Kathy E!  I’ll be contacting you so you can claim your prize!

And a huge thank you to Bernie of Needle and Foot for organizing this!  If you haven’t browsed her shop yet I highly recommend it!  I rarely leave it without a few fabrics (or more!) in my cart!

October Blogger Bundle for Needle & Foot

Needle and Foot Fabrics was a fantastic sponsor of Project QUILTING last season.  When I was contacted by Bernie from Needle and Foot to see if I wanted to create a fabric bundle from her etsy shop I immediately said yes!  OCT BLOGGER BUNDLEIt being an October fabric bundle … my choices are very autumnal with a bit of fun of course! 

october blogger bundle by Kim Lapacek


Starting from feather print and moving clockwise …

There are some really great fabrics in here and I love a good fussy cut fabric like Afternoon With Deer & Fox, Lewis & Irene Fabric.  I decided to create a fun little block tutorial for you that features each of the fabrics from my special bundle! I couldn’t resist the fun prints in the feathers, the faux sashiko stitches and the dots!  It’s always good to have a few fabrics that read “Solid” to help calm things down a bit … or at least that’s what I’ve learned!

Autumnal Star 12” Block Tutorial

october blogger bundle by Kim Lapacek

Cut

Directions

Make flying geese blocks

double geese tutorial

On the wrong side of  each the Catching Dreams in Spice fabric draw a diagonal line with an erasable fabric pen.  Place it right sides together on the Poppy in Taupe rectangle as shown in the picture.

double geese tutorial

Stitch right on that line.

double geese tutorial

Trim a quarter inch outside the stitch line.

double geese tutorial

Press towards the Catching Dreams in Spice fabric.

Make 4.

double geese tutorial

On the wrong side of the Sashiko in Navy fabric draw a diagonal line with an erasable fabric pen. Place it right sides together on the Poppy in Taupe rectangle as shown in the picture.

double geese tutorial

Stitch on the line you drew.

double geese tutorial

Trim a quarter inch outside the stitch line.

double geese tutorial

Press towards the Sashiko in Navy fabric.

Make 4.

Flip the flying goose 180-degrees.

On the wrong side of the Crystals in Burgundy fabric draw a diagonal line with an erasable fabric pen. Place it right sides together on the flying goose rectangle created in the previous steps as shown in the picture.

double geese tutorial

Stitch on the line you drew.

double geese tutorial

Trim a quarter inch outside the stitch line.

double geese tutorial

Press towards the Crystals in Burgundy fabric.

double geese tutorial

Repeat on the opposite side. 

Make 4.

Autumnal Star by Kim LapacekLayout the remaining squares and double flying geese units as shown above.

Sew together the nine patch pressing towards Afternoon With Deer & Fox and Nature Elements as you do.

Autumnal Star Quilt Block by Kim Lapacek

Voila!  The “Autumnal Star” is complete!

Giveaway ALERT!

Not only do you get a free block tutorial but you have a chance to win your very own Blogger Bundle of fabric!  Bernie is giving away a bundle for just one of you!  For your chance to win this fat quarter bundle of five fabrics, please leave a comment below sharing your favorite thing about fall – a tradition, a recipe, a trip – anything!   Be sure you include your email so I can easily contact you if you won!  For an additional entry, follow Needle & Foot on Instagram. For a third entry, follow Needle & Foot on Facebook.  For a fourth entry, follow PersimonDreams on Instagram. Leave a separate comment once you complete each entry.

This giveaway is open to the US only. The giveaway will be open until Monday, October 15th (my half birthday) when I’ll select the winner randomly with random.org.  The winner will have 48 hours to reply or I will select a new winner.  Good luck!Neelde and Foot Blogger bundle by Kim Lapacek

Love this bundle and don’t want to wait?  You can get your here for 20% off from now until Friday, October 12th!

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