Monday, February 23, 2015

AGF Stitched with Kimberly - Birchen

I was super excited when I was asked by the wonderful gals at Fat Quarter Shop to be a part of their new AGF Stitched with Kimberly series ;)  Each quarter Art Gallery Fabrics designs a quilt using their beautiful fabrics and then Kimberly shares it at Fat Quarter Shop.  And the first quilt is Birchen!!!




And this is my version of it!!!  I call it Birchen Star :)


I replace the second set of Half Square triangle blocks with extra sashing blocks and then shuffled the layout a bit to create this look.  And I am so loving it!!


I used Art Gallery's new Prisma Elements for this in Red, Black and White.   I loved  the Prisma Elements!!  The triangles on the print were a lot bigger than I thought they were going to be.  I loved the white print especially because the triangles are gold.  So fun!!!


 There were a lot of Half Square Triangles in this quilt, and it was my first time trying Triangles on a Roll to make them.  I loved that they didn't have to be trimmed after they were sewn, but I didn't like tearing all the paper from the back of them ;)  I guess there is always going to be some part of HST's that is tedious ;)


But, tedious or not, they are always worth the effort!!!  I just love all of those fabulous HST's coming together to make this awesome center medallion!!  So fun!!!


 I quilted an all over "firework" design.  This is such a fun design to do and super fast ;)  I used my favorite 402 Pearl So Fine Threads by Superior Threads ;)  It blended so perfectly on all three fabrics, love that color!!!


And that is Birchen Star ;)   I am super excited to see this one all finished because this weekend it will be auctioned off at a scholarship luncheon for my Alma Mater ;)  I love being able to use my love of quilting for good causes like this ;)


To make your own Birchen Quilt download the free Pattern here.  And if you want to make yours just like Fat Quarter Shop's you can get a Birchen Quilt kit right here ;)


And if you are looking at this and thinking, that's way to hard, don't worry!!!    Kimberly has made a wonderful You Tube video that breaks down each step of this quilt and gives you lots and lots of helpful tips to make this quilt come out just perfect :)



Be sure to pop on over to the Jolly Jabber and check out all of the Birchen eye candy ;)   I am already looking forward to next quarter to see what will be next for AGF Stitched with Kimberly!!!


Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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21 comments:

  1. I've seen a few of these pop up on my Bloglovin feed today and I have to say that yours is the most striking, I love it. :0) xx

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  2. oh, wow!!! Your star Birchen is absolutely amazing. Love what you did with this pattern.

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  3. So pretty!! May need to look for that paper as I usually have loads of trouble with HST.

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  4. I have to say, I really love yours, too!

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  5. Love your version. Looks great!

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  6. What a creative mind you have, Melissa!! Just a twist of a block and different colors make a fantastic quilt.

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  7. Your Birchen Star is really striking!
    Susie

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  8. Try using TaDa's www.tadatriangles.com/ or Sqangles http://sqangles.com/ for half-square triangles. No paper to rip!!!

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  9. Melissa, that is one fabulous quilt design. Stunning.

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  10. I love your version of this quilt. Thanks for showing us the possibilities.

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  11. Love, love, love your use of colors! And the way you "rearranged" the pattern. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. That is a beautiful quilt and your version is just gorgeous.

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  13. This layout is super cute!! I love how the center comes together. Thanks for sharing with us :)

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  14. Wow, love your take on the pattern, beautiful!

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  15. I luv the symmetry you created through your choice of colors and flipping the blocks. It makes for a stunning quilt. Great job!

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  16. I love your layout for this one! The red, white and black are so striking together!

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  17. Awesome color combination!!!!!. I loved this look when compared to the original one.

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  18. Triangles on a roll...how clever. After watching Fat Quarter SHops YouTube video on this I am anxious to try this pattern.
    Melissa your Birchen Star quilt is so powerful. You are an ace quilter:)

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  19. It's beautiful fabric and a job well done. Very striking quilt.

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  20. Your quilt is incredibly beautiful.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa