I was asked to participate in a little tour of makers to showcase some of the quilt blocks featured in Art Gallery Fabrics tutorial series by Sharon from Color Girl Quilts. AGF has a YouTube channel where you will find video playlists that showcase their different fabric collections, industry show recaps, quilting and sewing tutorials, and the focus of this particular blog tour, the AGF Quilt Block Collection.
After looking through the videos in the AGF Quilt Block Collection, I chose to make the Jackknife block. I was drawn to the block because I knew that the center of the block would be a great spot to place a feature fabric.
I chose to work with a beautiful selection of Maureen Cracknell’s Nightfall line for Art Gallery Fabrics. In particular, I knew I’d be meticulously placing the Moon Stories in Ash in the center of the Jackknife block. To compliment and finish the block I chose Labyrinthine in Dusk, Nox Iridescence in Dim, and Luminaries in Silver. For the backing, I selected Bird of Night in Slate.
Although I knew I was going to be making a table runner, I wanted to show how the Jackknife block repeat looks when the blocks are tiled together, so I snapped a quick photo of the four blocks I pieced on my design wall in a mini quilt / two by two tiled layout.
I quilted all around the central blocks in the Jackknife blocks using 50wt Aurifil #4662 (Creme de Menthe). Then I went in and carefully free motion quilted around the darling rabbits and moon in the center block using 50wt Aurifil #2784 (Dark Navy).
The table runner looked almost like it was meant to decorate the back of the rocking chair in my living room, but I think it has found a better forever home with my parents. When my mom saw the rabbits, she said the fabric “made her heart sing”, and I hope she gets a lot of joy using the table runner.
Please visit the other designers who are participating in this blog tour:
November 13 Our host Sharon McConnell ⋅ @colorgirlquilts
November 14 Karen O’Connor ⋅ @ladykquilts
November 16 Amy Friend ⋅ @duringquiettime
November 17 Kate Basti ⋅ @katebasti
November 18 Yvonne Fuchs ⋅ @quiltingjetgirl
November 19 AnneMarie Chany ⋅ @genxquilters
November 20 Maureen Cracknell ⋅ @maureencracknell
November 21 Sharon Holland ⋅ @sharonhollanddesigns
November 22 Lucy Brennan ⋅ @charmaboutyou
Art Gallery is running a contest related to these block videos. You can find all the details on the Art Gallery Fabrics Blog. Basically, choose a block, watch the video and sew the block, share it on IG using #agfquiltblockcollection, cross your fingers and wait to see if you have won a FQ bundle of Art Gallery Fabric! It’s easy, what are you waiting for?
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