Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang ~ The Tilt a Whirl Baby Quilt

Merry Christmas Eve everyone! It’s the Art Gallery Fabrics Fat Quarter Gang time again. Today I’m excited to share my third project with you, the Tilt a Whirl Baby Quilt.

Tilt a Whirl Quilt Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

This baby quilt features fabrics from one of Art Gallery Fabrics newest designers, Sarah Watson. The fabric line is Luxe in Bloom and it is starting to arrive in shops now. It is absolutely stunning!

Tilt a Whirl Quilt Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

This quilt pattern is a simple paper pieced pattern. If you have never paper pieced before, no worries, I have a tutorial right here on my blog! The quilt goes together quickly and easily. I backed mine with minky making it perfect for keeping a special little girl warm this winter.

Tilt a Whirl Quilt Pattern by Fresh Lemons Quilts : Faith

You can find the link to my new pattern on the Art Gallery blog.

As a celebration of the release of this *free* pattern for all of you, Art Gallery Fabrics is giving away a fat quarter set of each of the prints used in this quilt.

Luxe in Bloom by Sarah Watson for Art Gallery Fabrics
Top Row: LIB-8205 Extravagarden Bold, LIB-8206 Crystalline Reef, LIB-7205
Extravagarden Hush, LIB-7204 Flumes Citron
Bottom Row: LIB-7200 Marquise Azure, LIB-8204 Flumes Indigo, LIB-8208 Petite
Petalie Pearl, LIB-8207 Jeweled Peony Boreal

To enter, you just have to do a couple things.

My rules:
β€’ Leave a comment on this post

Art Gallery’s rules:
β€’ Follow Art Gallery on your favorite social media platform (Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook) and Subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog.

I will pick a winner Friday evening, December 28th.

And don’t forget to add photos of your finished quilt to the Fat Quarter Gang Flickr Group. Happy sewing everyone!

+++ Closing comments to pick a winner! +++

The winner is #55, Linda! Congratulations Linda, I will email you for your address! Thank you for commenting everyone. πŸ™‚


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    I love this fabric and quilt. I’m just learning how to paper piece and am on the lookout for more introductory examples. Thanks!

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    This is a great pattern! I love that it’s an easy way to start paper piecing for beginners (really less scary than it seems!).

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    Ooh thank you for the chance at these gorgeous fabrics! I love art gallery ! Off to follow them too – don’t know why I haven’t already!

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    This is so stinking cute, Faith! Question, though — have you ever posted a tutorial about your method for using Minky as a quilt backing? I’ve tried it for baby quilts twice, two different ways (once where I used a poly batting and hand tied the quilt instead of quilting, to retain the pile and texture of the Minky, and the other time I tried quilting the pieced top just to the backing, THEN layering with Minky and machine tacking with random eyelets to hold everything together). Both times, despite prewashing my cotton fabrics, I found that the quilt tops continued to shrink when the finished quilts were washed and the Minky did not, so the backs of my quilts were like saggy elephant skin. Any tips or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! Happy Holidays!

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    Anne Jenkins says

    LOVE this quilt and fabric! Would make a beautiful quilt for my friend who is having a baby next year.

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    Thanks for the wonderful pattern! I’m always looking for adorable baby quilts. I’ve never done paper piecing before but I’m excited to give it a try. I already follow Art Gallery on Facebook and subscribe to their blog. (I’m so obsessed with anything Pat Bravo right now!)

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    I love this quilt! Looks so cute!!!! Thank you so much for sharing the pattern with us!!! I follow Art Gallery (on everything!)
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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    chelsea says

    Such a lovely quilt! I’ve been waiting for this line since they announced it, I think a lot of those prints will be great for clothes. That flumes in indigo would be particularly awesome for a tova!

    Thanks for the giveaway Santa Faith!

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    natski says

    I love those fabrics πŸ™‚
    I follow art gallery on facebook and their blog
    Merry Christmas!!

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    Cecilia says

    This is simply adorable! I love pinwheels and these prints re very cute. Thanks for the pattern and the giveaway.

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    Julie says

    My neighbor is having a baby girl and this would be perfect! Thanks for the chance and Merry Christmas.

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    lisa m says

    I love the easy precision of paper piecing…I may use this block for a girly quilt for my tween neice.

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    Becki Seay says

    I follow and subscribe to AGF. Love thevfabric and am excited about trying my hand at paper piecing.

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    Sandy A in St. Louis says

    I love pink and gray together! This is such a neat pattern, too!

    I follow Art Gallery Fabrics through Google Reader and on Facebook.


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    Nancy Cantril says

    Beautiful soft and stunning fabrics! I follow on Pinterest and subscribe to the AG blog! Enjoy Christmas!

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    Amy in UK says

    You sure have a knack at making gorgeous quilts!!! I follow all the rules of AGF and love their fabrics!

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    Deborah says

    Gorgeous quilt, gorgeous fabric. Thanks! I follow AGF on FB (jdgunthorpe at yahoo dot co dot uk) and subscribe to their newsletter.

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    MarciaW says

    I like the movement in your quilt. Thanks for a chance to win the fabrics you used. I follow Art Gallery on Pinterest and Facebook (under a family account Margaret W) and subscribe to the AGF blog.

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    Sarah Hannon says

    Love the pattern and fabrics! New baby coming in May to friends. I would love to make this for them!!!

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    Patty Page says

    I love the fabrics in the baby quilt and the pattern! I’m a follower of Art Gallery blog & connect on Facebook.

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    Diane says

    I love the pattern AND the fabrics!! I’ve got Art Gallery’s blog on my Google Reader πŸ™‚ Thanks for the chance! Happy Holidays!

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    Lori M says

    Such a pretty quilt! Love the colors and pattern. I follow Art gallery and love love love their fabrics (and your designs!)

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    Erin says

    Love this art gallery line & I love your blog! Hopefully I followed all of the instructions properly!

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    Mona says

    Love the quilt! Am interested in the instructions for using the minky!!! I’ve had the same experience as an earlier poster with the saggy minky backing….but it is so cuddly….

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    Andrea says

    Lovely fabrics and beautiful pattern. I look forward to giving it a try. I am also curious about tips you have for using minky as a backing )
    (I saw another comment asking too). Thanks for the chance to win.

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    Nichole says

    Beautiful quilt ! I have been told that sewing with minky fabric can be very frustrating…I’d also love some tips/comments on your experience with it. I follow AGF on pinterest and subscribe to the blog.

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    Diane Kennedy says

    Love the new pattern! I too would like to try using minky with some quilts. I follow AGF on Facebook.

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    hey, Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to win the fabric and make a similar quilt(at least try to make a similar quilt) !!


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    Thank you, Faith, for the opportunity to enter the giveaway. The fabrics are so inspiring for a spring quilt! I love the fun and movement of Tilt a Whirl

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    I’m now following Art Gallery and liked them on FB. I know I’ll be returning to your blog. (I see you are speaking at the DeKalb quilt guild – I think I’ll make plans to be a guest that night with a friend who is a member!)

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    Becky S says

    Adorable quilt!!! Thanks for the tutorial.
    I follow AGF on Twitter and subscribe to their blog.

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    Jada says

    I love these fabrics and the pattern is so cute! I love paper piecing. I am going to be following these guys on pinterest. Thanks so much!