** Note - If you are looking for the Precut Paradise Giveaway you can find it here :)
I am so excited to get to share my newest published quilt!!! It is called Shifting Gears and it is part of Quilt Makers Quilts from 100 Blocks!!!!!
You might remember from a few months back when I got to share my "Gear Works" block from the 100 Blocks Vol. 5.
I also shared this little photo and said that I had another little secret quilt to share in the fall.
Can I just say I am so in love with this quilt!!! The fabrics are mostly Emily Herrick's Hall of Fame for Micheal Miller and a few other Micheal Miller prints. I love that these fabrics are All Boy!!! I had so much fun designing this quilt. I loved that the secondary block added to the original block created such a great "gear" movement. And it was so much fun to piece together. And thank you to Natalia Bonner for quilting it with an all over "circuit grid" pattern that finished it up perfect!!!!
Oh, and I wanted to share a little tidbit. I shared this in my original Gear Works post but wanted to add it again in case you missed it before.
You can really speed up the process of putting the "Gear Work" block together by strip piecing your rows together instead of doing individual blocks.
Just decide the width of the quilt and then strip piece your top rows, your middle rows, and your bottom rows to that length.
Then it is just simply sewing the rows together to recreate the block but creating 4, 5, or however many blocks at once. And who doesn't love time savers!!!
Sadly, there are no ways to speed up the connecting blocks, but they are pretty simple and go together fast.
So what do you think??? I hope you love it as much as I do. And how would you like to win a copy of the magazine so that you can whip up your own version??? Quiltmaker is generously donating a copy for me to give away to one of my fabulous readers. Just leave me a comment, any old comment will do, and I will choose a winner on the 7th of September :)
Oh, and be sure to pop on over to Quiltmaker to see a list of all of the other fabulous quilters participating in Quilt Maker Rocks the Blocks and have some more chances to win a copy of this fabulous magazine!!!