Five Fat Quarter Fun - Chains of Love

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Is anyone else thinking of that song by Erasure called Chains of Love?
I loved that song when I was a teen!  And I love this pattern that my friend Amanda of the blog Jedi Craft Girl designed for our Five Fat Quarter Fun series!

This FREE pattern is a fun make for this month - or anytime of year!
You just need 2 red fat quarters, 3 pink fat quarters and 
2 yards of background fabric to finish the top!

Above, is a picture of Amanda's version.  Isn't it beautiful?  I'm not gonna lie, I'm a little bit jealous that she lives in beautiful southern California where there are still flowers to be seen!  We've got nothing but snow here in Utah (which is still pretty but some warm weather sounds really nice right now!)

Here's my version of Chains of Love:

These blocks are super easy and fun to make!

The quilt finishes at 51" x 51" - the perfect lap size quilt.  I've been snuggling with it the last few days whenever I feel cold and it has me feeling super festive for February!

If you're following me on Instagram you may have saw my post last week about me getting ready to machine quilt this thing myself.  And then, guess what!?!  I chickened out!!!  I haven't done much free motion quilting before and didn't have time to perfect my skills and get it done in time so I decided to make one last ditch effort to find a quilter that could do a super quick turnaround.  My friend and neighbor Melinda Raven just happened to be available!  I dropped the quilt off to her on Saturday and she got it back to me a few hours later.  I couldn't believe it!  I love the sweet floral/heart design she did.  It's not quite as dense as I usually do and I like how soft it keeps the quilt feeling! 

I used all Bonnie and Camille fabrics (all of which were from their recent fabric line Handmade except for the red fabric with the small flowers on it.  I think that one was from the fabric line Vintage Picnic.)

Be sure to stop by Amanda's blog HERE to see more photos of her fabulous quilt and get the FREE PDF pattern!  

We are having fun (and quilting like crazy! :) to bring you one of these FREE patterns each and every month!  Are you sewing along with us?  We hope you'll join us in making all the Five Fat Quarter Fun projects!  It's a great way to use up your stash and make a small quilt each month!  Be sure to tag us on Instagram if you're sewing along with us!  Amanda is @jedicraftgirl and I'm Amber @gigis_thimble.  Don't forget to use the hashtag #fivefatquarterfun.

Have a great day!
~ Amber