Friday, November 17, 2017

Finish It Friday: Bella Skill Builder Quilt

Earlier in the year, thanks to Fat Quarter Shop, I participated in the Bella Skill Builder quilt-along (all the instructions are on the blog, so you can begin any time). It was designed by Sherri McConnell of A Quilting Life, and we used Bella solids by Moda. You know how much I love my solids! Each month, we made a new block and learned a new technique.

I started out with this combination of fabrics.
I made the first set of blocks in two shades of peach.
Month 1--kaleidoscope
I soon realized it needed another color to add a little punch, and turquoise seemed to do the trick.
Month 2--orange peel

The ruler used for the pineapple block was great and I'm glad to have it in my ruler collection because I will definitely make use of it again.

Month 3--Pineapple

Month 4--Flying Geese

Although I have quilted for over 20 years, some of the rulers and techniques were new to me. For example, I had never used Triangles on a Roll. I'm glad I've tried it, although it's probably not something I would use again.

Month 5--Half Square Triangles

The log cabin trim tool is another new one to me. I have always cut my strips to length so I'm not sure that I would use the trim tool but I enjoyed trying it out.

Month 6--Courthouse Steps

Month 7--Half Square Triangles and Quarter Square Triangles

Month 8--Starbursts

Month 9--Lazy Angle
I worked a few months ahead, and quickly put the quilt top together and sent it to Darby for quilting. A couple of days ago, Mark helped me with some fun photographs. It's so handy to be married to someone who is over 6 feet tall. :)

Happy fall, y'all.

I'm linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts, TGIFF, and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.


05 08
Alison V. said... #

This is absolutely beautiful! I do love the punch of teal that you added in. :)

Anonymous said... #

It turned out great! Very pretty!

Dondi M said... #

Your quilt looks amazing. The background of your quilt is so gorgeous, too! I don't think you could find a better location for your beautiful peaches.

Nancy said... #

Your quilt is fantastic. The color choices are very nice. And the location for the photo shoot is lovely. I love what you did with the dresser. Did you have different paints for each drawer, or maybe just continued to add white to the blue paint?

Michele said... #

It really turned out fabulous. Congrats on a job well done.

Lynette said... #

Nice finish! The turquoise pop worked really well, didn't it? Fun colors all together. What a beautiful photo op! Thanks for sharing this at TGIFF.

The Joyful Quilter said... #

Congrats! on your newly completed quilt. Great photo shoot!!

Claire said... #

That's a great way to learn new tricks. I made an afghan with 12 different squares and learned knitting techniques that way. Love the photos with autumn colors in the background.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
SarahZ said... #
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
sanpiseth40 said... #
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.