Today is the day I finally get to post my final project using the Acreage Collection. YAY! So, you've probably seen some of my progress posts on my Acreage Quilt, but if you haven't, you can see them here and here.
When I first saw the Acreage Collection while browsing the Moda Fabrics website, I instantly became obsessed. I loved this collection, the colors are so vibrant and the bike prints are so stinking cute. Shannon Orr, the talented designer slash maker, asked her Instagram followers to participate in a blog tour I thought my chances were a long shot. One, my blog is not followed by an insane amount of people and two, I consider myself an amateur quilter. So when she included in the tour, I was so excited I could hardly contain myself! Shannon sent each participate a large box of "scraps", but we aren't talking measly scraps we are talking decent size cuts of fabrics!
After folding, organizing, re-folding and dreaming long and hard about what I should make, I was finally inspired by a pattern (Shimmer by Cluck Cluck Sew) sent in my monthly Sew Sampler Subscription Box. (Yes, a Bark Box for quilting enthusiasts) I started prepping my fabric pieces right away and let me tell you, I spent any spare moment I had measuring, cutting and organizing pieces for my blocks. Late nights after my baby fell asleep and lunch breaks in my office behind a closed door were prime prepping time!
I will be the first to tell you, that I struggled making some of the blocks and they definitely are not perfect. Some, okay most, of my corners were slightly off and I would never take a picture of the back of any of the blocks, but I loved how each one turned out! This fabric is so cohesive and the colors are vibrant! So even though I wasn't perfect, this fabric collection makes it easy to make a good looking quilt.
Between my busy work schedule in August and planning my son's golden birthday party, I chose to send it off to be quilted by my favorite local quilt shop in Pierre, The Quilt Locker. They did a great job quilting it and I was pleased with the results! I added my scrappy 2" binding and quickly whip stitched it and have been cuddling with it sense.
I cannot wait to get my hands on more of this beautiful fabric from Shannon's Acreage Collection. I already have another quilt in mind- it might have to be on my 2017 list beings it is basically Fall, but I'm still obsessed over these Pineapple Blocks similar to the Mini-Quilt version I made at the beginning of the summer. The Acreage yellows are PERFECT for a traditional version of this trendy block. But you can use pretty much any of the fabrics to get creative, cause who doesn't want a pink or orange pineapple too?! I used 2" squares to make these 6.5"x11" pineapple blocks. Probably 16-20 of these little guys could make a fun quilt for my couch.
Don't forget to continue to follow the Blog Tour and show some Moda Love to the below maker's too to see what they have been up to! I am anxiously awaiting the chance to purchase more of this fabric for my stash not only because it is beautiful but because it will always have a good memory behind it! Then anytime I use a piece of the Acreage Collection, I can reminisce on this wonderful experience on the tour making my Acreage Quilt.
Monday July 11th Brooke Sellmann of Silly Mama Quilts
Monday July 18 Anna Marks of Crazy8Farms
Monday July 25th Melissa Shields of Quilting Room with Mel
Monday August 1 Michelle of Island Life Quilts
Monday August 8 Jayme Christensen of Finding Sweetland
Monday August 15 Briawna Hugh of Purple Poppy Quilts
Monday August 22 Peta Peace of She Quilts a Lot
Monday August 29 Lani Padilla of Simply Fresh Vintage
You are Here! Monday September 5 Loryn Lichty of Sweet Sassy Strong
Monday September 12 Jemima Flendt of Tied With a Ribbon
Monday September 19 Anne Boundy of Said with Love
Monday September 26
Staci Barrett of A Vintage Fairytale
Monday October 3rd Blog Tour wrap up by Shannon Gillman Orr of Eva Blake’s Makery
Acreage Collection by Shannon Gillman Orr for Moda Fabrics
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