Sunday, September 3, 2017

Bella Skill Builder Month 8


 

Time sure has wizzed by we are 8 months into the Bella Skillbuilder Quilt and I have learned so much about different techiques and color! I am so glad I hopped on the boat with the Fat Quarter Shop and designer Sherri McConnell! The quilts blocks are all beautiful even though everyone's are different! This is a quilt I would recommend to anyone who wants to learn techniques. All the tutorials and patterns are free! You can buy a kit or not! You will learn so much!

 

The Kit: Bella Skillbuilder Quilt Kits

The Designer: Bella Skillbuilder quilt designer Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life!

The Pattern: Download the free September 2017 pattern

The Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RlWMOW1fIE&sns=em

Tips and Tricks

 

I cut all my strips with the super handy Creative Grids Stripology Squared Ruler Creative Grids #CGRGE2 it doesn't slip and makes cutting a breeze!

This month we are using another great ruler by Creative Grids especially if you like Dresden Plates Creative Grids Starburst 30 Degree Triangle Ruler Creative Grids #CGRISE30

Start with the best thread, I use Aurifil 50 wt. Dove for almost everything, 50wt Aurifil Dove 100% Cotton Mako Spool Thread Aurifil #MK50-2600 | Fat Quarter Shop Start sewing from the tip of the unit! Trim after you sew each unit down or when you are finish it will look like the one below! It is not worth the time to have to rip it all out! Believe me! Trim, trim, trim, the unit seam allowance to avoid the bulk at the end!

I really love how easy these blocks went together and look! I would love to take the time and make a whole quilt out of just these blocks!

 

 

To get all the Bella Skillbuilder patterns and tutorials: Bella Skill Builder - The Jolly Jabber Quilting Blog

The Bella Skillbuilder Bloggers

Be sure to check out the other blogs for more tips, tricks, and color variations!

 

Thank you for stopping by - Lisa

 

Pray or send good thoughts to the people of Texas and throughout the world who are suffering!

 

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