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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2 comments:

  1. I love your theme version of the Perfect 10! Your sampler is going to be adorable... ummm, so scary! hehe

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  2. I love you halloween themed fabric!

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