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4-Color Fruit Slices Quilt | Midnight Quilt Show with Angela Walters

Jun 09, 2021
Hello welcome to tonight's

midnight

quilt

show

we will be using strip pieces to make our

quilt

blocks, frames and borders plus I will

show

you how to use washi tape to make the pieces look precise let's get off to a good start. I have three very important things. I have my quilting juice, my snack in this box of beautiful fabric that will become our quilt tonight. Now, as you can see, I have some beautiful shades. This is my light selection of unlimited botanicals. So don't be confused with the light. I have the medium light version and I go to the beautiful medium and then even to the dark so I have a stack of very beautiful fabrics and I need to cut them into strips so I'm starting with the lightest one that I'm going to cut because all of these are different types of widths, inches and 3/4.
4 color fruit slices quilt midnight quilt show with angela walters
I'm going to remember that I put some washi tape on my ruler to help me have a good visual reference so I don't know how to cut it in half or whatever is beyond that? By the way, if you want the links to the fabric or pattern I'm using they are in the YouTube description below, so click on it right now. click on it, ok we'll do it after the video, all these strips that are 1 and 3/4 inches will start out being my center lines, little 59 patches in the middle, I love it, I'm trying to work my way through all of these pretty

color

s one problem is that I keep getting distracted the pink is so beautiful the nice thing about having that washi tape on my ruler is that I don't have to worry about where my fabric is on the board I just throw it and line it up cut along the ruler and yes It's not quite perfect, I'm sure it will be fine, so keep cutting and stacking these pretty

color

s.
4 color fruit slices quilt midnight quilt show with angela walters

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4 color fruit slices quilt midnight quilt show with angela walters...

Now it's time to cut the wider strips and what I've been doing is taking my fabric and then I just fold it over and that means I can use this little cutting mat, but what I'm doing is before I start I'm just checking to make sure the two edges are parallel, if they aren't my strips won't. be perfectly straight. I mean, I would put all the blame on the rotary cutter if that happens, but I try to keep it somewhat precise, especially since it's still early in the evening since I'm working with a four and a quarter and drawing my a.
4 color fruit slices quilt midnight quilt show with angela walters
Oh my god, this thing is like a big bear. Am I cutting the mat? I didn't draw to put my washi tape here, I just cut a few off so you'll probably be fine and a quarter of an inch that's right between the middle and I think. that should be right, we'll find out soon, aren't we going to work our way through the mid colors? Actually, these are the middle lights. It took me a while to figure all this out. I actually had to do it, not here because the artificial lights I went and hid on the porch, I did it during the afternoon.
4 color fruit slices quilt midnight quilt show with angela walters
I mean, I'm not sure my neighbors thought what was going on, you know, I'm on the porch surrounded by fabric talking to myself about where they want the kids to come. Come back and play more, there's that pink. I love how this print is so pretty and subtle. I think it will add a nice touch to my quilt and make it look a little deeper than the normal solid fabric and those really tones of color. I'm going to help make the pattern look amazing. I'm excited to see what it looks like when it comes together. Oh, it was hard work.
Now I'm making the strips bigger. All my pretty colors are cut out and it's time to cut out all this white fabric. which will actually end up being the cute little squares in the corners of this pattern that are almost finished so I'd love to know how you keep up with your cuts, do you still tape up your family members or do you have a special technique that works for you, leave a comment below because everyone can come in and see what people are saying. Okay, time to start sewing. I'm going to use my washi tape to mark a quarter inch line on my sewing machine, that way it will help.
I keep my seam allowance somewhat consistent because at this time of night who knows what's going to happen to you. I love this tape, it is very versatile. I think the more I say it, the weirder it sounds, whatever it is. I love it. Is now. It's time to sew sew sew and I'm going to start combining them and it's so cute and my list is so cute and pointless because all I have to do is sew a white strip on each side of all these color trips that I've been on Like this that I could really tune out if I wanted to and I feel like this whole time I've been living a lie because in all my other episodes I'm pinning but I don't normally so this time.
I'm going to be myself and just not fixate what I'm doing is looking forward down here next to the washi tape and just keeping it aligned. It's going to be perfect. Probably not, but close enough is good enough, right? Go ahead and remove it and then the white strip on the other side, but I'm going to go ahead and continue attaching the chains where I'm still sewing. I love using the Stoops presser foot it really helps get that fabric out and you know, it usually helps keep it nice and smooth. I would move on, but I'm excited to see what this will look like now that I have my two fabrics sewn together, it's just a mini strip unit at this point, I still need to sew the white on the other side, that's two down, still a long way off, so here are my units and I'm going to start cutting, so when I subcut my strip units first, I'm going to straighten them out because nobody needs all that. jazz right there and what I usually do now I don't know if it's right, so what I'm subcutting my unit what I'm doing is lining up the 3 1 and 3/4 inches, but I'm also using one of these reference lines here and keeping them parallel those seams that way, if there's a little bit of wiggle room or an inappropriate cut, it's on the edge and everything is still nice and centered, which I don't know, I think it would.
I'm thinking too much about it, it doesn't matter, just pretend I didn't say I'm a cut, cut, cut and after a few more drinks, I might turn into some kind of hibachi grill, right, turn that one around so much. cooler in my head okay I think that's enough yellow let's see if I can do it this time so it's closer than last time so I may have lied to you before there's actually a unit that has white on the center and not on the sides. Of course, I didn't realize that, so it was time for you to start cutting, so that's what you have me for, to find out all these mistakes and not make them.
One thing I love about this show is that you don't make them. I really get the authentic experience because usually when I'm cutting I'm listening to music, I have my headphones on and I'm listening to something that's probably more upbeat, whether it's an audiobook or something of questionable value, it might be like a little bit of trash or really upbeat music like country. or heavy metal or anything that can sing to you. I'm sure my family loves it because I have headphones on, I can't even hear my voice and I'm just touching the belt. Sometimes I run the Rhodri cutter, it's great until it wakes them all up with heavy metal, it really is true, the thing is I need upbeat music to keep me going so I'm thinking like good old Metallica Five Finger Death Punch school.
Now I'm starting to question my life choices right now, don't judge me, what do you listen to when you're quilting? Okay, these are my little ones, let's go into turbo mode and cut these things quickly. What I'm going to do is stack them and cut them. You could actually do more than two layers at a time. You can even go up to eight if you want to be wild and crazy, but it's getting a little late. I've had a couple of sips. So I'm going to continue with the two layers, okay, taking these little blocks and making a larger block, I think it's a lot of fun to quilt.
We get a bunch of fabric, we cut it up, so we put it back together to cut it, but The result is always something really pretty, so here is my cute baby patch 9 that is so adorable that I will start building it right once I get the hang of it . It actually becomes quite easy, but the placement of the fabrics is very important. the colors because I want the orange to stay together and the sinks to stay together. I get a piece that is not in the right place, it will be very noticeable and if I make mistakes I want them to at least not be very noticeable, maybe not.
It looks like it now, but this is going to be a beautiful quilt block and this quilt has the same quilt blocks used over and over again, so now that I have it in the position where I need it to go, I can now put them all together. pieces of fabric and stack them that way. I can start sewing them in a chain or in batches. Go that way. I don't have to come up with the arrangement every time, obviously that will take too much time. You might be wondering why I'm using this leader, it would be good to wonder if this is actually helping to keep my strands short so I don't have those long strands at the end of each row and cysts if I just pick them up once I have all my blocks. laid out, it's pretty easy, I just have to remember the center and then the side, up, down, side, up, down and if I have to talk to myself to remember, then it's completely fine, here we go, oh, it looks like my fabric got stuck. let me fix that real quick, normally I would leave it like that, but I don't know, since you're looking at me and it has to look kind of good, of course, if it was in the center of the block, there's no way I would do that.
I will fix it as they are small snips, small nicks and easy to fix. Oh, much better, you know what time it's time to do that over and over again, so I'm going to place these blocks for my first row and, like you. I can see that they are all going in the same direction, but the fun thing is when you rotate the colors to match next. I'm going to place the pieces between the blocks and the band for the bottom. I love how this is. looking now it's time for some good old style so I don't know why I started talking down south but it works this first row looks good like bright colored

slices

of

fruit

run it through the

slices

I normally don't It's funny now.
I move on to the next so the center of the quilt is ready and I only have to add the borders and the placement of the color on the borders is just as important as the blocks so after I sew my white strip I will make sure that the borders that I put together they line up right with the illustrations with a pattern and you'll see why that's important in a moment, when you put that phone together, my border is attached. I have peace stitched the inside edge and the outside edge and I love how those colors wrap around each other.
I can't wait to start quilting and show you how I'm going to quilt these edges. Let's get to it, where's my wine? As always, I put together some quilting diagrams for you. so turn in early, you have the easier option or quilt all night, so let's get started now as I'm ready to cite this quote. One of my favorite things to do is take two different designs and alternate the longer strip between them. I'm quilting candy ribbon. I love this for those thinner frames and I'm just going to work up to the opposite end. I'm trying to keep them as consistent in size as possible, but I don't worry.
It's too much because, after all, it's late. Now, once I get to the end, I'll use scrolling to travel along the edge of that seam and take me to the next strip where I'm on a quilt, the wishbone pattern now alternates. between two designs keeps me from getting bored which is always good but I also like how it has different textures so this wishbone design as I work from edge to edge and put these loops on and I'm trying to keep the loop consistent in size, of course, but I'm just trying to make the design progress with the same movement, so I'm trying to keep these angles somewhat parallel again if you're just trying to get this quilt, but don't worry. that, but if you're trying to master it, it'll really help you keep those parallel lines.
Then once I get to the edge, I'll make that little run along the seam again to get to the next smallest size and go to the right. on my candy ribbon now it's fun because I'm traveling between the blocks. I can quilt this entire block without starting or stopping. Now I have that patch 9. I'm actually going to do a continuous curve design now, which I love. Continuous curve is such a basic design, a basic way to solve the quote. I mean, it's very easy and I'm going to go from one corner to the next quilting a curved line.
I'm trying to make that line touch the next corner and I could do just one block. I could go from corner to corner and go back to where I started, or I can quote this entire patch 9 without starting or stopping, which is ideal for me of course, so I'm going to Quilt a curved line and then when I go to do the Next, I'll do a full row where I'll make a kind of squiggly line that goes from one side, crosses that corner, and continues to the next one, from one side to the other. so it's wrapping its way back and forth to the opposite edge and then I'm going to go back to where I started.
I will say the only thing I'm not worried about because it's too late at night are these curves. They don't have to be perfect. I don't care if one curve is small or the next one is bigger. I'm just tryingfor them to cross this point, so if you're trying this and you're trying to concentrate. on something, just focus on this point and don't worry about the curves and what's pretty like me. I can continue quilting all those continuous curves and all those white blocks, so when I see these little white keystones, that's my cue that I'm going to quote curved lines in them too.
The nice thing is that I was able to quote that entire block without starting and stopping just alternating between those two basic designs, then I'm going to go straight to quilting the edges now for the edges. I love quilting edges on pieces because those strips are already sewn for me, all I have to do is connect those lines now. Of course, since I have two diagrams for you to work with for that early turn, just do this by doing basic ditch stitching, now ditch stitching is not a bad word, it's a great thing, that's what helps us move. around the quilt, so what I do.
What I'm doing is just stitching what you see traveling along the edge of the quilt and then backing up to the next, this helps keep everything in place without the quilting overwhelming that beautiful color gradation that took me so long put together, but since I want to add a little more detail to my quilting. I mean, we know I love to flip things until they die. I'm going to close a line that curves to the opposite side of the edge and then comes back to the next side. So basically I go from one point to another, exit an arc, and then come back.
Now what I'm trying to do is prevent my arts points from reaching the edge of the border, because when I find it, I'll cut that point, but I don't know, maybe it's not even worth worrying about right now, but The nice thing is that I can add a row of art and then I can travel along that scene and then pull another row so they offset each other and overlapping the previous one makes it look elegant, don't you think? I think, if I do say so myself, it's a cool thing to do, so I'm going to start working on this quilt.
Look at the end, oh this quilt is f F F finally finished when I started it seemed very complex but I quickly realized it was the same block used over and over again. Thank you so much for joining me now, make sure you don't miss any of my Midnight Quilt Show episodes, you can do that by subscribing down there, click the subscribe button. I'll wait here while you do it. Thank you very much and have a great night, happy quilting.

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