July 15, 2015

Quilted Living Summer Blog Tour

Welcome to the second stop on the Quilted Living Summer Blog Tour by the Fat Quarter Shop! This week is all about Gerri Robinson's Quilted Living. The book contains 10 unique projects that have a traditional-country look to them, but also can have a modern feel. Just my style :) These are quilts that go great in a country home, but also can be made with a variety of fabrics to change the feel. Having such versatile patterns is helpful to have in one's stash.

Photos from Fat Quarter Shop's Sew Emma Publication 
When the Fat Quarter Shop asked me to be apart the of this blog tour the hardest part was choosing the project. More like choosing the first quilt, there are so many patterns I want to make. Jenn made the Freedom pattern, which is also on my to do list. This is the kind of book that you put every quilt on the to do list, not just one or two. I ended up starting with the X-ceptional quilt. The blocks were not overly difficult to complete, but did require some time. They were well worth every second! Seeing them all completed just solidified my love of this book. 

When I was pulling/purchasing fabrics for this quilt I wanted it to have a modern fabric scheme that would showcase the X-ceptional blocks. Solids with some prints that read as a solid eventually won out. I started with Elizabeth Hartman's new solid pack, Rhonda Ruth and added from there. The backgrounds are a variety of low volumes, my favorite is this texting print from the line Modern Minis, mixed with some Essex Linen, Kona Snow, Kona White, and a variety of other prints. I was really happy with the overall scrappy feel of this quilt. 

If you haven't already check out the Fat Quarter Shop and the rest of the blogs in the Quilted Living Summer Blog Hop you should check them out! Also the Fat Quarter Shop is offering a huge giveaway this summer to TWO winners. Click to see how you can enter! 

Monday July 13th
Fat Quarter Shop
Jennifer of Never Just Jennifer

Wednesday July 15th
Chelsea of Patch the Giraffe

Thursday July 16th
Melissa of Happy Quilting

Friday July 17th
Gerri Robinson
Jane of Quilt Jane
Paula of The Sassy Quilter

-Patch & Chels


  1. This is gorgeous Chelsea!!! LOVE the subtle mix of prints and solids. Very nicely done. :D It looks like a nice sized quilt too -- I love large quilts, they seem so much more useful than smaller ones. Well, until I get to that last 10% of the quilting...

  2. This is very beautiful, I love your fabric choices!

  3. This is stunning Chelsea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

  4. Lovely quilt, love the colors.

  5. Your quilt is beautiful. Great fabric choices.

  6. This was my favorite pattern out of the book. Love the color scheme you selected. It's beautiful.

  7. Nice to meet you!
    This one is one of my favorites in the book; but I'm like you--I want to make all the projects too!

  8. So gorgeous.I've never done a quilt only with solids though is on my to do list.
    Nice to meet you.