I have designed a quilt pattern series I am calling Fruit Basket. It is a Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) pattern featuring 9 different fruit designs. Each block is 6" but included in the pattern information is a chart with re-sizing percentages.
Twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays I will post a new Sew Along post, here on my blog, where I will show exactly how I make each piece. Then I will also make posts about the piecing of the quilt and the finishing steps.
You can buy the pattern on Craftsy and if you buy the whole series you get one free!!
Here is the schedule for the Fruit Basket Sew Along:
I would love it if any of you would share with me your finished blocks, either by email or on my Facebook page.
So on to the sewing, this is my favorite part.
I have decided that the first quilt I make will be a wall hanging with the designs arranged in a square of 3 x 3 and it will be for my sister's kitchen :) Her kitchen is mainly grey and white so I chose foundation colors in light grey. I also chose a grey scaled stripped fabric for sashing and borders. The light grey solids are part of a Kona cotton fat quarter collection I bought from Fat Quarter Shop and I also bought the stripped grey fabric from there.
I have already chosen all the fabric scraps I need for each block.
Here you can see the colors I have chosen for the first block, the melon.
I can't wait to get started and post my first block on Friday.
I will start with a little preparation on my first post, explaining Foundation Paper Piecing among other things. It will be easier if you have some experience with FPP but I think a beginner who is used to sewing and specially sewing quilts will get a hang of it soon. If at anytime during the Sew Along you get stuck and need to ask me a question you are welcome to comment on my posts, send me messages on Facebook or send an email, and I will try to answer you if I possible can :)
Until Friday then :)