4/06/2016

Nouvelle Skipping Squares

This quilt has been finished for several weeks. I have never gotten proper pictures but decided to share what I have anyway. I used the Skipping Squares pattern by Cluck Cluck Sew. I'd seen this pattern before but when she recently posted it with her new fabric line, I ran over and got it. Have you seen her new line made in this? Beautiful! The fabric is Nouvelle by Pat Bravo for Art Gallery Fabrics.


This pattern uses 10 fat quarters so it was perfect for an Art Gallery collection. It was fast to cut and simple to put together. I used a lot of white scraps in this one. Sadly, when I took it outside, I noticed some pieces at the bottom must have been Bella white 97 instead of 98, ugh. I didn't even notice when sewing that they were different.


For the backing I used a print from SAS fabrics in Phoenix. Right when I saw it, I knew it would match Nouvelle perfectly and it did! At 3.00 a yard, I'm glad I took the chance. I was pleasantly surprised to open the fabric up and see that it was 58" wide, score! No piecing the back :)


The binding is a print from Nouvelle as well.
 

I tried something new with the quilting. I used the scallop stitch on my machine. I do love the texture it created. However, I don't think I will be using it again. There's a few places on the back where the tension just wasn't consistent, bummer.

It finished at 50 x 65. I've never been able to get an accurate 1/4" seam, no matter what I adjusted. I got a new foot and wow, what a difference! It sews right on the money so maybe I will quit losing inches on my quilts now.

This was the only place I could find to hang it and get a picture of the whole thing (mostly all of it), so excuse my husband's mess in the background. His dog tore down all the blinds in his garage, so he shoved cardboard up for the moment, ack!


Along with the tension issues and the whites being off, I mis centered my label and some of it is under the binding. Never done that one before, grr. I also stuck myself and didn't realize I was bleeding...on the white of course! So this one will get washed and rolled up to put in my basket for the grand kids to use :) Thanks for stopping by!

Linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday at Fort Worth Fabric Studio Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts,  Needle And Thread Thursday at My Quilt Infatuation, Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and WHOOMP There It Is at A Quilted Passion

21 comments:

  1. Just found your site from Kelly's NTT! This is such a fun and beautiful quilt! And I love the scalloped quilting!! Fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks so much Cathy! I'm happy you stopped by :) If you see this, I wanted you to know you're a no reply blogger so you can fix it if you wish!

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  2. This is beautiful! Try a bit of hydrogen peroxide on the blood spots. It works very well!

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  3. I'm going to ignore all your 'mishaps', which no one will notice except you!! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful, please be very proud of it! :)

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    1. Thank you! I do love it, despite the issues :)

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  4. Oh the new fabric colors make your quilt so modern and gorgeous! Great job!

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  5. Lovely fabric & a great pattern for add showcasing! I really like the texture of your quilting too!
    Peroxide usually works like a champ!

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  6. Chris is looks beautiful in the photos and the two whites seem just fine when not in full sunlight. I love the fabrics and the backing is perfect! I hope you have plenty of fun times with the grandkids when using it!

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  7. The scallop stitch added great texture, and made a fantastic quilting choice for this. I'm glad to have an idea for all those Art Gallery bundles I found irresistible. You really scored with $3.00 per yard and not having to piece a back. Awesome! Sorry this one gave you some frustration, with being poked, sneaky other background fabrics joining the party, label movement, etc. You wouldn't know it had any flaws from what I can see. Then again, at least it will be lovingly used.

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  8. A lovely finish, Christine, and the particulars that bothe you about the quilt don't seem visible to me at all here. I hope the wash gives it great texture and helps smooth out the tension areas along with erasing all evidence of pricking your finger.

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  9. Looks great! I love the colors you used!

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  10. Looks great! I love the colors you used!

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  11. visiting via crazy mum quilts. This is looking amazing

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  12. Lovely way to highlight this pretty fabric! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. Your family will love all the texture from your quilting on this beautiful quilt. I think it looks great!

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  14. Nice quilt. When I had a couple of blood drops on my first quilt, I was told that you can clean it off with your own spit. It worked for me.

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  15. This is such a pretty quilt, Christine! That Nouvelle line is scrumptious and you chose just the right pattern for showing them off. Your new use of the scallop stitch was a great call, too. It's given this one some lovely texture!

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