I have long admired the patterns and books and fabric selections by Kim Diehl. I have yet to make one of her quilts though.
Through some easy persuasion (enabler is Nicole from Sister’s Choice Quilts blog), I decided to sign up for the 4th Annual Simple Whatnots Club with Fat Quarter Shop. I would provide a link to the club offering on the FQS website, but as of today – it is no longer there. Guess they are now sold out.
Here is a picture I grabbed from their blog post awhile back…
Month 1 delivery of the club came to my mailbox on Friday. It is the one pictured in the middle of the top row. To use my daughter’s favorite word right now … Adorable!
Now, I love my Fig Tree Quilts and I am still excited about getting my hands into the Strawberry Fields Revisited … but this bundle of fabric, delicious saturated colors, all neatly folded in the envelope above … I just couldn’t put it off. Plus, a 19 1/2″ square table topper should be quick and easy to knock out in a long holiday weekend.
First – I had to move Violet out of her favorite sunning spot…
Then I got to starching, pressing, cutting and sewing…
Because it is such a small scale block with small pieces, I made sure to check each unit as I made them and get them perfectly squared up before moving to the next steps.
I got the center of the quilt done early enough on Monday to get a good outdoor picture taken:
I kept working on it last night, adding the next round of inner borders and then starting on the final sets of flying geese units. This was the last updated picture I took (inside photo, at night – that design wall is an off-white color instead of pink).
You would not believe how much fabric is left over in this kit. I sent an email to FQS just to make sure I wasn’t suppose to hold the extra fabric for future months. The kits are pricey, but you certainly get a good value for the amount of fabric that you get to add to your stash. Included in the price is the backing fabric as well.
I hope to get the remaining borders done tonight or tomorrow. By Friday, I hope to share the final quilt top and I’ll post a picture of the remaining fabric, in case you were on the fence about signing up for one of these clubs in the future.
Thanks for stopping by today!
That is soooo cute!
DESPERATELY looking for a copy of the Skip to My Lou pattern. So far, no luck. Think it was also published as a fat quarter Kit. Maybe I will just be left with drafting my own pattern from the picture…….
My local shop carries the Henry Glass fabrics.