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
Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore
Kate Colleran Blog: Seams Like a Dream IG: @seamslikeadreamquilts
Sharon Parcel Blog: Yellow Cat Quilt Designs IG: @punkydoodle53
Click here to see Christa’s version of Squiggles.
SATURDAY AUGUST 19 – GRIDWORK
Sandy Maxfield Blog: Sandy Star Designs IG: @sandystardesigns
Joanne Harris Blog: Quilts by Joanne IG: @turtlequilterjo
Teresa Mairal-Barreu Blog Sewn Up: IG: @teresadownunder
Click here to see Christa’s version of Gridwork.
MONDAY AUGUST 21 – FREQUENCY
Nancy Scott Blog: Masterpiece Quilting IG: @masterpiecequilting
Martingale’s Blog: Stitch This! IG: @martingaletpp
Lorinda Davis Blog: Laurel Poppy & Pine IG: @laurelpoppyandpine
Click here to see Christa’s version of Frequency.
TUESDAY AUGUST 22 – S.W.A.K.
Sherry Shish Blog: Powered by Quilting IG: @poweredbyquilting
Michelle Bartholomew Blog: Michelle Bartholomew IG: @michellebartholomew
Allison Dutton Blog: Allison Sews IG: @allisonsews
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 23 – STARSTRUCK
Lissa LaGreca Blog: Lovingly Lissa IG: @lovinglylissa
Sherri Noel Blog: Rebecca Mae Designs IG: @rebeccamaedesigns
Sandra Healy Blog: Sandra Healy Designs IG: @sandrahealydesigns
THURSDAY AUGUST 24 – DOT’N’DASH
Laura Piland Blog: Slice of Pi Quilts IG: @sliceofpiquilts
Cheryl Brickey Blog: Meadow Mist Designs IG: @meadowmistdesigns
Jen Frost Blog: Faith and Fabric IG: @faithandfabric
FRIDAY AUGUST 25 – TWINKLING DIAMONDS
Jessee Maloney Blog: Art School Dropout IG: @jessee_artschooldropout
Jessica Caldwell Blog: Desert Bloom Quilting IG: @desertbloomquilting
Anjeanette Klinder Blog: Anjeanette Klinder IG: @anjeanetteklinder
SATURDAY AUGUST 26 – WINDOWS
Terri Vanden Bosch Blog: Meanderings Along Lizard Creek IG: @lizardcreekquilter
Suzy Webster Blog: Webster Quilt IG: @websterquilt
Katie Joy Church Blog: Wild Prairie Studio IG: @katie_joyquilts
MONDAY AUGUST 28 – KITES
Pam Cobb Blog: The Stitch TV Show IG: @thestitchtvshow
Jen Rosin Blog: A Dream and a Stitch: IG: @adreamandastitch
Rashida Khanbhai Blog: No. 3 Quilt Studio IG: @no3quiltstudio
TUESDAY AUGUST 29 – ARROWS
Lynn Kline Blog: Monkey Needle IG: @monkeyneedle
Kathy Bruckman Blog: Kathy’s Kwilts and More IG: @kathyskwiltsandmore
WEDNESDAY AUG 30 – SPOOLS
Jen Shaffer Blog: Patterns by Jen IG: @patternsbyjen
Sandra Starley Blog: Textile Time Travels IG: @textiletimetravels
Michele T says
This is awesome!!! I just might have a plan for that jelly roll that’s been waiting for the perfect pattern!!!
Michele, the pattern was *great* for jelly rolls!!
Cheryl Brickey says
Beautiful version of the pattern, I love the prints you used!
Thank you, Cheryl! About to head over and see how yours turned out, too.
christa Watson says
I love how this turned out!!
Thank you, Christa! I’ll share, too, once it’s all quilted.
Susan Spiers says
Love the fresh, fun fabric colors of this collection-very pretty1 thank you for sharing, Susan
Thanks, Susan – the fabric colors really are super fun!
Elaine in North Texas says
I love your quilts and the fabric you used on Christa’s pattern.
Thank you Elaine, it was a pleasure to join in!
Kathie L says
Me and My Sister have such great prints for a kid’s quilt. This looks like a great pattern for the gift. I’d go with your choice for thread for quilting. Thanks for the look at your project.
Thanks, Kathie – I’m glad to hear you second my thoughts on the thread. Definitely think it’ll look lovely against the white.
Lori Smanski says
wow your quilt is gorgeous. I love the fabrics you used. I have yet to use a jelly roll. will have to make a point of it. thanks for sharing
Thanks, Lori – the fabric colors are my favorite, and it was a joy to work with them.
Now my kind of colors, bright and cheery.
Dawn Hollingsworth says
LOVE your version of this quilt! Now wishing I had bought a jelly roll instead of charm packs :/ Time to shop, I guess 🙂
Haha, Dawn, yes – this fabric is adorable!!
Great thread and fabric choices – love the cheerful quilt!
I love those sulky blendable threads. With the random colour changes they always look good.
Laura, I love them, too – they are so much more fun to work with than just a simple one-color thread.
Janet T says
Can’t wait to see how the purple variegated looks in the quilting!
Great fabric choice!
NancyB from Many LA says
Your quilt is so pretty!
What a cheerful quilt! I am so happy to see all the variations on this bloghop!
Nancy N says
Love your choice of fabric, makes for a softer looking quilt. I was thinking a variegated thread in pastels would look great as a thread.
The colors of your quilt are just great. I would use the blendables thread, I think the contrast on the white would look nice. Thanks for sharing.
I love Me & My Sister’s fabric! They are always so bright and cheerful. I think the variegated thread would look great. Thanks for sharing.
Jen Shaffer says
Love the bright colors you chose!
Vanessa Stewart says
I love, love this fabric and this quilt!! Beautiful!!
Please use the variegated thread to quilt your Dot’n’Dash! While I envy anyone who can FMQ I wish more people would use colourful thread. Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt 🙂
Thanks, Tamara – I’m excited, too, to see how it turns out!
Oh, what a cheerful quilt! Your thread choice looks like it’d add to the fun!
Pat T. says
Looking forward to seeing what you decide… how you quilt it!
Kathy h says
That turned out so cute and I love your fabric choice.
Thank you, Kathy!
Allison Evrard says
Your quilt is beautiful and I think your choice of threads is perfect!
Thanks, Allison – the thread seems to match perfectly!
Kathleen McCormick says
A great quilt and a great fabric selection. Fun to see your version.
Thanks, Kathleen – I look forward to finishing it up soon.
Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter says
Love this quilt! Beautiful fabrics! Can’t wait to see what quilting design you choose.
Thanks, Jennifer! The fabrics are definitely gorgeous.
Frances Quigley says
Love your quilt.
Thank you, Frances!
beautiful quilt! great colors!
I have a few jelly rolls waiting for a quilt. This pattern is pretty perfect for them.
Judi D says
Such wonderful colors in you quilt!