Hi there, and welcome to the Piece and Quilt with PreCuts! I’m excited to be a stop on Christa Watson, of Christa Quilts, launch tour for her new book Piece and Quilt with PreCuts. This lovely book includes great tips and tricks for piecing gorgeous precut fabrics (and fabric scraps) in eleven different patterns. Once the quilt top is done, choose from one of the 18 different machine-quilting motifs to finish off your quilt!
I’ve been a fan of Christa’s for a while, and have learned a ton from her Craftsy classes. The idea of working on a quilt made entirely from precuts was appealing to me, as I haven’t made one in a *very* long time! The designs in the book were lovely, yet the one that I liked most was dots and dash – it’s simple design seemed to lend itself most to keeping the larger sections of fabrics in tact so the prints on the fabric could really shine through.
When it came to fabric selection, I couldn’t resist this Rainy Day jelly roll from Me and My Sister Designs. Moda always has such great prints, but the colors in this one – along with the adorable designs – was so cute!
You guys, Christa’s pattern was so well written and easy to follow! In what felt like no time at all, I had this lovely quilt top made:
I chose to use white as the background, as it played up the whites already in the prints. It also made a brilliant background and let those rainy day colors pop!
I’m not sure yet how I want to quilt this, which is why it’s still in the quilt top stage. I’m leaning towards using these pink and purple Blendable threads from Sulky; they would make such a lovely contrast against the white. Doesn’t it look like it was made for the Rainy Day fabrics??
Thanks for stopping by to see my Dot and Dash quilt top. Be sure to check out the other stops on the blog to see their lovely quilts made from the book Piece and Quilt with PreCuts!
FRIDAY AUGUST 18 – SQUIGGLES
SATURDAY AUGUST 19 – GRIDWORK
MONDAY AUGUST 21 – FREQUENCY
TUESDAY AUGUST 22 – S.W.A.K.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 – STARSTRUCK
THURSDAY AUGUST 24 – DOT’N’DASH
FRIDAY AUGUST 25 – TWINKLING DIAMONDS
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