RILEY BLAKE QUILT KITS AND YOUR CRICUT MAKER. PART 3 OF 3.
Hey everyone! I am back for the third and final post for the Riley Blake Designs quilt kits and the Cricut Maker cutting machine. If you missed post 1 or post 2, you can go check them out. Today I finally get to share with you the finished quilt! I even made a super fun youTube video of piecing and quilting it all in fast forward (I am a sucker for quick/ fun videos like this).
This is a sponsored post, however, all opinions are mine.
I choose the “Around we go” quilt pattern and the “Daisy Day’s” quilt kit. I love how this quilt turned out. There are many other quilt kits to choose from too if these girly pastels aren’t your taste. The colors are so pretty. The best part, this is the most square quilt I have probably every made – seriously! Having perfectly cut squares makes a HUGE difference. I love the maker for many reasons but cutting precise fabric pieces is by far my most favorite.
In post 2, I pretty much had my quilt top all pieced together so all I had to do was quilt and bind it. I made my quilt back about 8-10″ wider and longer than . my quilt top. This makes it easier to quilt. I find it easiest to use masking tape and tape the quilt back to the floor. Lay the fabric so the right side is down facing the floor and the wrong side up. You want it to be fairly tight so you don’t get any puckers or ripples on the back when you quilt.
I used this really great Hobb’s batting. I recently fell in love with Hobbs when I used it on my summer quilt, the Tuscany silk batting is beyond amazing so I was excited to try this cotton batting. It quilted so nicely – I am now hooked! Next quilt I am going to try the wool batting. just lay it on your quilt back an cut it to be about the same size. Save your scraps. I have a few patterns that are great for using those up, like the free pot holder pattern and the super fun (and free) crazy chickens table runner pattern.
I pin basted my quilt using saftey pins, i like the curved ones best for this but I could only find this massive box of regular ones. I pin every 6-8″ through all 3 layers. This holds everything in place while quilting. I quilted this on my Baby Lock Crescendo, which was designed for quilting with the large throat space. I also used Aurifil 50 weight thread for the top and bobbin. I love free motion quilting but I didn’t have a whole lot of time to finish this so I did some easy free motion quilting. I always do the “stipple” fmq when I am in a time crunch.
For that that don’t know, Riley Blake Designs and Cricut teamed up to provide beautiful quilt kits and patterns, designed specifically for the Maker. There are two sizes of kits: Baby & Throw size. The throw size quilt kits features 6.75 yards of fabric making it so versatile. There are many patterns in Design Space that allow you to use the pre arranged fabric kits. This is great for those that have a hard time picking fabrics that coordinate, or for those that just want the ease of sewing a quilt without the headache of picking fabrics, arrangement and of course, cutting the fabrics. The adaptive tool system on the Maker includes a rotary blade, changing the way we can cut our projects. It can cut nearly any fabric with ease. The best part is getting extremely precise pieces for your projects. You can see more Maker / Explore Air projects by searching “Cricut” on my site. I also have a bunch of free patterns too!
Be sure to check out some other amazing makers using the same pattern or same fabric kit!
Thanks for reading! Hope I have inspired you to start a quilt!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.