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.


perfect 10 sampler

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


perfect 10 sampler

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.

pumpkin stack

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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Month 10– Halloween Night for the Dresden Neighborhood Sew Along

I think I’m getting older.  I remember having so much more energy and time during apple season than I do this year.  It’s either I’m getting older or we’re just getting busier or a mixture of both!  Either way – I FINALLY got some sewing done yesterday and it was just in time to put together the Dresden Neighborhood to inspire you for October!

I haven’t highlighted a holiday yet, but since I really love Halloween I thought October would be a great time for a holiday Dresden Neighborhood (I may have to do a Christmas themed one too … we’ll see …). 

Fullscreen capture 1092018 65617 PMInstead of digging though my current collection and just “making it work” as I have for most of the previous Dresden Neighborhoods – I decided to start with the Witches Brew Fat Quarter Bundle from the Fat Quarter Shop.  I filled in with just a few fabrics I already had in my stash including a creepy halloween-esque one I created on spoonflower from a picture of my girls trick or treating one year.

One of the fabrics in the bundles (in both black and orange) was perfect for fussy cutting a fabulous skeleton house!

Halloween Themed Dresden NeighborhoodI haven’t added my doors and windows yet … I’m not sure just how many I’m actually going to put in here.  There’s just so many fun patterns in the fabric that I don’t want to cover them up too much!  I will definitely do at least a few to help define the idea that these are supposed to be houses but I won’t be doing it for all of them for sure.

witches hat roof for the dresden neighborhood by Kim Lapacek

I was able to fussy cut out a witches hat from one of the fabrics to use as a roof!  I love how that worked!

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!

PREVIOUS NEIGHBORHOOD THEMES:

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Perfect 10 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop–Week 1

My favorite thing to do during apple season are quilt alongs. I don’t have a lot of time to sew but these make it so I have to take at least a little bit of time for myself, yet it is definitely doable.  When the opportunity came along to join in the Fat Quarter Shop’s newest quilt along – the Perfect 10 Quilt Along to help promote the new Perfect 10 Quilt book I jumped at the opportunity!perfect 10 sampler

There were three main things I needed to pick out to join in the fun – a Non-Slip Perfect 10 Ruler (not required but works really slickly with this quilt!), a layer cake and some background fabric.  I initially thought a minty/turquoise for my background but realized I’ve been doing that color combo fairly often. Then I thought about maybe making a themed quilt … and since it’s October I thought Halloween themed would be perfect! Fabric pull for the Perfect 10 Quilt AlongI started looking for orange fabric for my background but then my gut kept pulling me to purples … and I finally went with ombre confetti metallic Aubergine by V and Co for Moda Fabrics for my background. The ombre is going to create some crazy effects on the quilt and really make things look cool!  I love mixing purples into Halloween – the contrast with orange and black is just too fabulous.  The Bewitching Layer Cake by Deb Strain for Moda Fabrics had perfect prints for this quilt. 

Each week we’ll be sharing the blocks we make per the quilt along schedule.  This week we had to make a

Banana Block by Kim Lapacek

Banana Block

Birthday Cake Block by Kim Lapacekand a

Birthday Cake Block.

I tried to hone my inner GoGoKim to set up these photo ops but I think I need to keep working on that! 

I am super excited about what this ombre fabric is going to do to this piece and I can’t wait to make more 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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