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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