Saturday, April 1, 2017

Bella Skillbuilder Month 3


It is April 1st and time for a new block Bella Skillbuilder Month 3 - Fat Quarter Shop's Jolly Jabber this month we are making "Pineapple" blocks!

Are you ready to get started on month 3? Let's grab our Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits! Kimberly and Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life walk you through the Pineapple blocks in this YouTube video! Be sure to download the free April 2017 pattern!


The quilt along requires new skills and rulers, at least for me! This month the ruler that we are using is the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool Creative Grids #CGRJAW3 !

The way I make it work for me: Download the free pattern and order the ruler that is being used. Since I didn't order the kit, I decide what colors I am going to use bella solids yardage and order it at the same time it is averaging out to about $25 a month! Some rulers are less and if I use a fabric I already bought no cost! I love the non slip on the bottom of the rulers. It is an investment in the quilting tool box. You will be able to create all kinds of quilts with these rulers once you have finished this one quilt!


Remember this months pattern you are making (7) blocks all at once and they are easy to chain piece. I have seen this block done other ways that are really hard. The ruler makes it really easy and gives it that perfect finish look when done.


I started cutting my (7) blocks 3 weeks ago and will finally finish this weekend! I am so glad I used Pink Alphabitties® Specialty Marking Tools It's Sew Emma #ISE-701 when I cut them out. Otherwise, I would have to measure all the blocks again to figure out which pieces to sew. I can wait to see your blocks after they are done!


Please stop by the other Bloggers quilting along!

We all have excuses when things don't get done on time. It has taken 2 doctors visits in 2 weeks to determine we have a house full of people with "Strep Throat", kinda put a damper on my sewing. The refrigerator breaking and being in pieces all over our kitchen did help either. So, just like you, I am human and have things happen that always work themselves out and I am back to sewing. Antibiotics work wonders! I love this quilt along and hope you continue to create these gorgeous blocks along with us! See you next month! Lisa


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