Bucket List Item – Kim Diehl quilts

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…

Fourth Annual SWC

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!

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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…

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Then I got to starching, pressing, cutting and sewing…

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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:

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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).

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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!

Jennifer

 

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