Sunday, August 20, 2017

Piece and Quilt with Precuts & the Frequency Quilt Pattern

Hi!  I'm Nancy Scott and if you haven't visited my blog before - Welcome to Masterpiece Quilting!

I'm super excited to be part of Christa Watson's Blog Hop to celebrate the release of her new book, Piece and Quilt with Precuts, published by Martingale Publishing. 




I hope you have been visiting all the blogs this week and seeing the projects everyone is making from the book.  Here is Christa's post with links to all 30 quilters taking part of the blog hop. 

I made Christa's Frequency quilt and I want to take you step-by-step through my process.

First - fabric selection.  Honestly, this was the hardest part!  Once I decided on a Christmas theme, it was easy to pull some orphan precut strips along with fabrics from my stash and cut them to size. 


Next was the piecing.  This pattern lends itself to chain piecing so it was super quick and easy to sew together.


I tend to be a "planned layout" person, so I just had to take a leap of faith as I was assembling the blocks.  I tried to make sure I had my reds, greens and lights distributed well.  I was worried about nothing as the blocks looked great with the improv / scrappy look!



Next up was the quilting...  I'm a longarmer and Christa quilts on a domestic machine.  Some people would see that as a divide between us - but not me, I see the fact that we are both QUILTERS - united, not divided.  Since Christa includes quilting suggestions and directions in her book for each quilt, I just followed them but executed them on my longarm instead of a domestic machine.  Can anyone tell the difference?  Probably NOT!


So if you are thinking "this books not for me, it's for domestic machine quilters only"  - I kindly ask you to reconsider your thinking.  Longarmers, shortarmers, midarmers, anyone with a machine on a track system can benefit from the quilting designs in this book. 

And now the binding...  my trusty binding assistant Miss Lilly got into the action - well actually she snoozed thru the action !  But the quilt does have her "paw of approval"


Without further adieu .... my finished Frequency Quilt!






You can order your copy of Piece and Quilt with Precuts here.  It will be an excellent addition to your quilting library!  

34 comments:

  1. You did such a fantastic job on this quilt!

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  2. Wonderful!
    Your pretty quilt looks great with Christmas fabrics!
    (Nancy, at what size did your quilt finish??)
    Thank you for sharing!
    Pat T.

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  3. I love the Christmas fabrics you used for this quilt. Perfect for this pattern.

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  4. I love the Christmasy look! Nice work!

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  5. Looks great in your Christmas colors.

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  6. Looks fantastic, red just adds so much happiness to a quilt. I need to use more reds.
    djcutting2(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. I like the pattern and colors. Would be a great charity quilt. Jmikebalou (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. Happy Holiday fabrics, great design = great quilt! lutzcats (at)yahoo (dot)com

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  9. Great job! I love the holiday colors! Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Simple, easy, quick. I need more of those! Nice quilt!

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  11. Great quilt! I also applaud your quilters united not divided comment! Yes! Together we're better!

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  12. Beautiful! Thanks for the step-by-step walkthrough.

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  13. I was happy to see your quilt made in Christmas colors.

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  14. Your quilt looks lovely - I really like the Christmas colors!

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  15. I love your Christmas quilt. Very festive.

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  16. What a lovely quilt you made! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. This is a beautiful quilt and I love the assistant Miss Lilly.

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  18. Love it. Thanks for sharing. tljeo at yahoo dot com

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  19. What a great quilt! I really need to do this with some of the many Christmas fabrics I have collected.

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  20. The quilt is very pretty. I really like this pattern. cknapp3626(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  21. what a lovely quilt.
    those fabrics are wonderful.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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  22. This is really just a lovely quilt! I wouldn't mind having one of these in my house at all. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  23. Love this quilt! Beautiful fabrics! This would be awesome in Island Batiks as well.

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  24. ❤❤❤I really like the use of Christmas fabrics!

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  25. I love the Christmas color way!!Glad Miss Lily could enjoy it too!

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  26. You're ahead of the game for Christmas.

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