Piece and Quilt with Precuts - Gridwork Pattern

It's a Blog Hop!

I am thrilled to participate in the blog hop for Christa Watson's new book Piece and Quilt with Precuts. It was great fun getting a preview copy of the book and choosing one of the patterns to make for the blog hop. The book is now available and you can buy a signed copy (woo hoo!) from Christa's shop here.

Gridwork Pattern

All of the eleven patterns in the book are fresh and appealing, but I was particularly drawn to the Gridwork pattern. Those funky, chunky blocks were calling my name. Not only that, but they were also calling me to cut into my favorite stash of Blueberry Park fabric designed by Karen Lewis for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The pattern is written for 10" and 5" squares, but I found that it translated easily into using fat quarters. I used cool prints with just a sprinkling of warmer colors and I am delighted with the way it turned out.

And Quilting Too ...

One of the many fabulous things about the book is that Christa has paired her patterns with instructions for a coordinating quilting design. I used the Wavy Grid quilting pattern for my quilt. This walking foot quilting design creates a wonderful texture. It looks "fancy" but those wavy lines are super easy and practically fool-proof. I am definitely going to be quilting wavy grids again.

Plus a Giveaway!

8/31/17 Update: Congratulations to Judy Rianprakaisang who was randomly chosen as the lucky winner of the free e-book! Wouldn't you love to get a free e-copy of Christa's Piece and Quilt with Precuts book? Just leave a comment below sharing what kind of quilting you prefer. Do you mostly do hand quilting, walking foot, free motion, or send it out to a longarmer? At the end of the blog hop on Aug. 30 I will randomly pick one person from the comments to receive a free e-book. It could be you!

Blog Hop Links

Click here to see the whole schedule for the blog hop. Be sure to visit all the bloggers each day to see more fun quilts from the book and there may even be more giveaways. ~ Sandy