Working on a Cotton + Steel quilt with a pattern from the book Fat Quarter Style

 Are you a fan of the new Cotton  + Steel fabrics? I am… and I got some this week! These colorful prints with the ‘x’s’ on them are from the Basics Collection that I ordered from Fat Quarter Shop. I’m using them to make the Raindrops quilt from the new book ‘Fat Quarter Style.’ 

UPDATE: Here’s my finished Raindrops quilt top.



I picked a coordinating Kona solid for each print, and then I tried out three gray backgrounds to go with them. The first one is Michael Miller Cotton Couture Fog, then Kona Coal, and the last one is Cotton Couture Gray. I decided to go with the medium color, Kona Coal. It seems to contrast well with all the colors, and it’s not too dark.

Lots of chain piecing and pressing later, my blocks are done. Now I just have to stitch them together. 

So, what have you been sewing up this week? Did you make something with one of my free sewing tutorials or patterns? I would love to see! Tag me on Instagram @sewcanshe.

Happy Sewing!

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  1. Looking good! I like the idea of fat quarter quilts and you pick lovely pattern for yours.

  2. Audrey B. says:

    Looks great; I love the contrast.
    Sorry about the double post, but the linky tool is acting weird.

    Have a nice weekend!

  3. I just ordered my first bundle of cotton and steel and can’t wait to start playing with it! Your quilt is looking good!

  4. Such a great quilt! I looked in my local quilt shop and it didn’t seem they had this fabric yet – I was a little disappointed! Will have to get my hands on it another way.

  5. Kimberly B says:

    Are the cotton and steel fabrics stronger? I am looking for a stronger fabric to make a quilt for my daughters bed that will stand up to the abuse her dog will put it through. I have had to replace her comforter 5 times this year due to her dog ripping it, I would appreciate any advice you could give

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