Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Perfect 5 Quilts Book and Short Macaroon Quilt!!!

Today I am super excited to share an adorable new finish for the Perfect 5 Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.   I am calling it Short Macaroon and you will soon see why :)  

Perfect 5 Quilts is the newest book from It's Sew Emma.  Yup, they are the same publisher helping me create my Charming Baby Quilts book!!!    Perfect 5 Quilts has 16 quilt designs that are all made from Charm Packs.   And you know I love Charm Packs!!!   And the cool thing is, they even created a Perfect 5 Ruler from Creative Grids to make cutting out all 16 projects quick and easy!! 

So each week of the Perfect 5 Quilt Along focuses on blocks from two projects, and over the 8 weeks you will have enough blocks to make the Perfect 5 Sampler quilt.   How fun is that!!! 

Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

I am Week 8 of the Quilt Along so I get to share the Macaroon Block

And the Shortbread Block.    (Hence the name of my quilt, Short Macaroon :)  

Both of the blocks were so fun to make, easy to cut, and turned out so super cute.   I made them using two Wonder Charm Packs by Kate and Birdie for Moda.   Aren't those soft colors and prints just dreamy.  Perfect for a baby quilt ;)

I decided to add sashing and cornerstones because the Macaroon blocks had an awesome "chain" look to them that I wanted to connect that across the quilt.  Because we all know I love "Chain" quilts just as much as Charm Packs :)     And didn't it just make these two blocks come together perfectly!!!  I added a 1" border on the Shortbread blocks so they would finish at the same size as the Macaroon blocks and then just stitched it all together.    So cute!!! 

When it came time to quilt it, I wanted something soft and subtle, just like the Wonder Fabric, so I decided on an all over Curly Q.   I love how it just adds so much movement and wonderfully soft texture.    Seriously, this quilt just kept getting cuter and cuter!!!

 All of the information on this fun quilt along can be found on the Jolly Jabber.   It will go over fabric requirements, each week's blocks, and the single block instructions.  Of course, you will still need the Perfect 5 Book to quilt along for the cutting sizes ;)   

Perfect 5 Quilt Along with the Fat Quarter Shop

And that is my Short Macaroon quilt!!!   It finished at 38" x 38" so it is the perfect size for a baby quilt.  And this quilt already has a special little wee one in mind for it and that just makes me smile.  

Thanks for popping in today and sharing my newest little baby quilt :)

I hope you have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!
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  1. That turned out really beautifully! What a sweet baby quilt.

  2. it's a beautiful quilt: so perfect for a little one!! Happy Thanksgiving!! Hugs, H


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