Friday, October 16, 2020

Winsome Quilt + Woodland Songbirds Fabric

I took a look around my sewing room the other day and had to laugh - all four seasons were equally represented. I really should have gotten a photo of it. 

There was a completed fall-colored quilt folded on the chair, a Christmas quilt on the design wall, a stack of red, white and blue star blocks on my cutting table, and I was at my machine binding this very spring-ish quilt. 

This quilt is called Winsome and it's made with a fat quarter bundle of Woodland Songbirds fabric (Poppie Cotton).

Winsome quilt made by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter pattern - love the scallop border

Have you ever added a scallop border to a quilt?  I've always been completely intimidated by the idea, and honestly afraid I'd ruin a perfectly good quilt.  But then I found a secret weapon of sorts that makes scallops super easy and a lot less scary.

I'll be sharing a tutorial all about scallops next week so if you don't want to miss it, be sure to sign up for my newsletter  --you'll be notified when the tutorial is ready. 

Winsome quilt made by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter pattern - love the scallop border

 The Winsome quilt pattern needs just 10 fat quarters, but for this version I used a little of each of the 19 fat quarters in the Woodland Songbirds line. They're so pretty - I couldn't choose just ten so everyone got invited to the party ;)

Woodland Songbirds fabric from Poppie Cotton found on A Bright Corner - you have to see what she made with these fabrics!

Woodland Songbirds is the newest fabric line from Poppie Cotton (ask your local store if they've ordered it, or you can also find it on etsy from HunnieQuilt shop and PandoraLLC Shop.)*  It's such a soft and pretty line, and I love the contrast of the dark gray prints.

**This post contains affiliate links, which means I may receive a small commission (at no additional cost to you) when purchases are made through links found in this post. Thank you!

Winsome quilt pattern from A Bright Corner - Woodland Songbirds fabric - I love the scallop border

The Winsome pattern is found in my book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts but the original quilt looked just a bit different.  The addition of the scallop border is new to this version and I'm in love!  I wish I could go back in time and add a scallop border to the original quilt. (You can see a photo of the original Winsome quilt below.)
Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner - so many great quilt ideas all fat quarter friendly

Winsome quilt pattern from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book by Andy Knowlton of A Bright Corner

Isn't it fun to see how a quilt changes with the fabric choices? 

I designed this quilt block to be a mix between a Card Trick block and a Pinwheel block.  It's a fun one because it LOOKS far more complicated to piece than it actually is - I promise!

Winsome quilt pattern by A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt with a unique pinwheel quilt block

Want to make your own version of Winsome?  You can find copies of Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts here in my shop (autographed copies & free shipping), here on Amazon, and here from Martingale.

Winsome quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt pattern and a unique pinwheel quilt block

Quilt Details:
63" x 72"
Pattern: Winsome - found in the book, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts**
Fabric: Woodland Songbirds by Poppie Cotton



**If you're a quilt shop, Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts books are available wholesale through Checker, Brewer, United Notions, and Martingale.

Winsome quilt pattern with the Knit 1 Purl 2 longarm panto quilting design

If you make a Winsome quilt I'd love to see it!  Be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook (@abrightcorner) and use the hashtags: #winsomequilt #freshfatquarterquilts and #abrighcorner so we can all see what you create!



Would you like to see more projects made with Woodland Songbirds fabrics?  Check out the following makers who will be sharing their creations:


Monday  10/5/2020    http://www.happyquiltingmelissa.com/
Wednesday  10/14/20    https://thisandthatpatterns.typepad.com/
Friday  10/16/20    http://www.abrightcorner.com/
Monday  10/19/20    http://mywanderingpath.com/
Wednesday  10/21/20    https://amerooniedesigns.com/
Friday  10/23/20    http://theredfeedsack.blogspot.com/
Monday  10/26/20    https://www.nannygoatquilts.com/
Wednesday  10/28/20    http://blueribbondesigns.com
Monday   11/9/20    www.primrosecottagequilts.com





Winsome quilt pattern by Andy of A Bright Corner - a fat quarter quilt pattern and a unique pinwheel quilt block

Winsome quilt pattern by A Bright Corner from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book - love the scallop border


Woodland Songbirds fabric from Poppie Cotton found on A Bright Corner - you have to see what she made with these fabrics!

Winsome quilt pattern by A Bright Corner from the Fresh Fat Quarter Quilts book - love the scallop border


2 comments:

  1. This is one of my favorite quilt patterns from your book. Love it with the scalloped edges - and the beautiful Woodland Songbirds fabric line.

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  2. Pretty quilt- the scalloped edge makes it perfect! I have done several quilts with scalloped edges. I bought the scalloped edge ruler from Quilt in a Day and it works wonderfully!
    Thanks for sharing!

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