Something Wicked QAL Week 2 – Fall 2020

We are coming to a close on Week 2 of the Quilt Along!

I want to give a shout out to our awesome sponsors.

Bernina of Naperville is one of our sponsors. They are a local to me quilt shop a short drive away in Naperville, IL. They have a lovely selection of modern fabrics, notions, threads. They hold classes and can teach you to use their longarm to rent time. You can make an order online and use your coupon from the Quilt Along newsletter. Also check out my Something Wicked Halloween quilts on display in the shop the month of October.

Bernina of Naperville

Ruby Star Society is an icon fabric division of Moda. We probably all know the Ruby Star Ladies and love their amazing fabrics and expanding line of fun sewing related gifts and extras. We will be having a giveaway sponsored by Ruby Star in Week 3. One of my all time favorite fabrics from them is the starry print from their re-released darlings prints. Pretty much any color in that print and I hope they keep making it and more. hint hint. Pretty much all of their fabrics are just a dream to add to any project.

Ruby Star Society

Windham fabrics is a company full of amazing designers. I have worked with several of their designers for fabric releases and it is always a pleasure. My direct contact at Windham is just the sweetest and always willing to help out with a giveaway. I really love the designers Annabel Wrigley, Dylan M, Heather Ross, Heather Givans, and Amy Gibson. But they have so many others as well. Windham has sent a handful of bundles so they will be coming up in giveaways soon.

Windham Fabrics

Lol, clearly I am a sponsor since I am hosting this shindig. But I did purchase some of the prizes to share with you all as a thank you for all your support and for following along on my little quilting journey. It is one way I can give back to you and I hope to be doing more giveaways during non quilt along times too.

Okay onto Week 2 of the QAL. This week is all about cutting out your pieces. I shared a private video with some cutting tips in the Newsletter and I will link that here. You can only access it with a link, you won’t be able to find it by searching on Youtube.

Something Wicked QAL Week 2 cutting tips video.

I share some tips I use to get the most out of my fabric and cut quickly. By the end of Week 2 you should have your whole quilt cut out and be ready to sew up those angled rectangles and finalize your layout in Week 3.

I also wanted to share the weekly schedule in case you need to jump ahead and get it done but still want to participate. Don’t forget to take pictures so you can share along the way.

Okay I hope you have enjoyed week 2 of the QAL. Don’t forget to comment and like on the hastag to build this little community of ours.

Check out the other QAL weeks at the links below.

Something Wicked QAL Info

Week 1

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Something Wicked QAL Week 1 – Fall 2020

As the Something Wicked QAL Week 1 comes to a close I wanted to share a bit here for future Something Wicked makers.

Something Wicked Quilt

I don’t know if you can tell from this quilt but I LOVE fabric. I love collecting fabric, and using fabric, and I really really love selecting fabrics for different color stories, projects, and just sometimes to relax. Which may be why this fabric is so scrappy and fun.

Week 1 was all about picking fabric. The Something Wicked Quilt and all the expansion pack versions call for 26 background fabrics, and 7-9 fabrics for the main feature weather it be a witch hat, santa hat, candy corn, or a tree version.

While yes this is a lot of fabrics it allows for the super scrappy look of the quilt above. The beauty of this pattern though is you can really make the look your own by using as few or as many fabrics as you choose. We have some fun fabric pulls popping up on the quilt a long hashtag on Instagram. Some good inspiration for sure.

For the Halloween pull above I started with The Spooky and Sweet Line from Art gallery Fabrics and pulled some coordinating blenders and a couple Halloween fabrics from my stash. I also decided to use the Rifle Paper Co. Black and gold stars for the witch hat. Yes, that’s right, one fabric. I will still cut it up into the pieces the pattern calls for and piece it as normal. While having larger sections in the hat may be nice this way will work just fine.

I am also making a Santa Hat version. I am using the above fabrics. The full line of Flurry from Ruby Star Society, all the striped blenders from Rashida Coleman Hale’s line POP, and blenders from my stash. I pulled a bunch of other reds and blenders from my stash and decent amount of those are Alison Glass.

If your interested in more of the detailed process of how I pulled these extra fabrics to coordinate with the Flurry line you can hop over to Instagram. I took you all along for the ride in my stories and saved it to the Something Wicked highlight so you can reference it at anytime in the future.

Just something to keep in mind, while I am using specific holiday lines of fabric for these respective quilts many of the blenders are not holiday fabrics. The very scrappy nature of this quilt allows you to not use any Holiday fabrics at all. You can simply use fabrics of a specific color palette which is helpful if your on a spending break or a fabric diet. Of course using the cute holiday fabrics is so much fun as well. The scrappy version above is made from very minimal Halloween fabrics because would you believe me when I tell you I did not used to have many Halloween fabrics. But my goodness it is hard to resist them now. ;)

Okay I hope that gives you a little something fun to think about and maybe go and watch to help you with fabric selection. I hope you are inspired to make your Something Wicked Quilt version completely unique.

If you missed the Something Wicked QAL Week 1, and are jumping in on a later week or a later time altogether don’t forget to hop over to the etsy shop to purchase your pattern. Don’t forget the expansion pack as well if you making one of those versions.

You can also stop by the Something Wicked QAL info post for lots of pictures and inspiration.

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Something Wicked QAL 2020

All the Details for the Something Wicked QAL 2020 are below.

Something Wicked Quilt

The Something Wicked QAL will run from September 26th – October 31st.

If you work at the timeline pace or ahead you can have a fully finished quilt for Halloween. And in my opinion the Halloween quilt are great quilts to cozy up with all the way to Thanksgiving.

You can SIGN UP HERE if you missed it on the Sew Along Landing Page. This will also sign you up for the weekly sew along newsletter as well.

I will be sending out a weekly email with all the details for that week and any tips and tricks you need to know to help you that week. It will be fun info each week to help you make the best version of the Something Wicked Quilt to enjoy for years to come.

We have some amazing sponsers joining up and providing prizes, kits, and discounts. Each week there will be a prompt in the email and I will post it on Instagram. If you do the prompt each week you will be entered into that weeks prize. We will start over each week for the giveaways so even if you don’t participate one week you can jump in the next week and still enter to win the current weekly prize. BUT if you enter every week you will be entered to win the Grand prize! I am going to make it a good one.

OUR SPONSORS ARE


Click on any of the logos to check out there sites and all the amazing events and products they have. I will be sharing all the prizes and what I love about each sponsor as the Quilt A Long starts and progresses.

It’s going to be a fun Quilt A long with lots of amazing inspiration! So join in the fun by signing up and then post the graphic below so all your friends can see what your up to and join in the fun. I bet you’ll make some new quilting friends along the way too. p.s. You can find the graphic on my Instagram too.


You are welcome to sew any of the versions in the Expansion Pack during the sew along. I have some examples below.

The Candy Corn version is a fun alternative to the witch hat for Halloween. I have a tester making it in some alternative colors that I will share soon.

The Tree in Snow is a lovely winter themed quilt that can be out for the Christmas Holiday season and extend beyond into the winter. I love seasonal quilts because they are so fun to pull out and brighten up your space.

The Tree with Trunk version is a fun take on a Christmas tree. It would be very fun to add some “hanging ornament” embellishments with quilting or applique. It can also be made as a tree quilt for any tree or nature lovers you know and lots of scrappy nature or fun non holiday prints.

The Santa hat version is so much fun for a Christmas quilt. It sparks of whimsy and magical make believe to me. The background coloring can be modified to match your Christmas color decor.

I really hope you join the Something Wicked QAL 2020 community. It is going to be so much fun to see all the different versions come to life just in time for the holidays.

Don’t forget to SIGN UP to be eligible for prizes. There’s a discount code for my esty shop on the pop up after you sign up as well. Also the Expansion Pack will be releasing September 19th at a crazy low introductory price for the first week, so if you are going to make one of those ever it’s a good time to buy. Remember you also need the full Something Wicked Pattern for the pattern pieces and instructions.

Purchase the Something Wicked Pattern Here.

Purchase the Expansion Pack Here are the special introductory price.

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Beatrice Bulldog FPP PDF Pattern

Introducing the cutest bulldog quilt block around. The Beatrice Bulldog FPP PDF quilt block pattern.

Available now in the woollypetals ETSY shop.

This pattern is a Foundation Paper Pieced Pattern that can be finished at 14″ square or 18″ square by adding borders. The pattern is a PDF download available in my etsy shop. It comes with printable pattern pieces, full instructions, and lots of diagrams to help you along the way. Even though this pattern has lots of diagrams and detailed instructions it is considered an intermediate level FPP pattern.

Okay lets get to the fun stuff. More Bulldogs. Let’s take a look at all the cuteness my amazing pattern testers made.

This cute was made by my talented friend Jackie. Jackie has a bright, colorful, little bit retro aesthetic that always brings me joy and her bulldog… ahem Boston Terrier… did not disappoint. Check out her Instagram @jaxco to see all her amazing makes.

This little cutie was made by my friend Kate. Kate has an amazing style and does all these long term projects with a commitment that impresses me every time. She is an amazing tester down to the last little detail. I just love the little X on her bulldogs nose. Check out her Instagram @shecansew to see all her awesome projects.

This adorable bulldog has sparkle eyes and was made by an awesome renaissance women, Megan. Megan is always wowing me with her cool projects and her cake baking. I wish we were neighbors so I could eat all her cakes. ha! And steal her Harry Potter quilts. ;) She made this adorable Bulldog into a pillow for her daughter. Check our her Instagram @megruth for lots of fun projects and I highly recommend her stories.

This handsome devil was made by my lovely friend and almost neighbor (we wish) Stephanie. Stephanie is my hanging out and sewing all day, grab yummy treats.. well last year.. lol, craft show partner, and she makes the cutest stuff. I love her Bulldog and her willingness to always test my patterns with the cutest outcome. Check out her Instgram @stephkthomas for all her cuteness and come see us next time we have a craft booth. Fingers crossed. ;)

This beauty was made by Brittany who has the cutest style. Everytime I scroll her feed I am swooning over her fabric combinations and seriously this bulldog when I saw her… I was floored and wanted to copy Brittany immediately. Brittany as been a wonderful newer addition to my pattern testing team and she is full of encouragement and moral boosting along with making items that have the perfect balance of vintage and modern. Check out Brittany’s Instagram @bmariedavis to see all her adorable makes.

Can you all believe how lucky I am to have such amazing testers. I have a handful more that are so awesome as well they just weren’t able to jump on this project.

Well this about wraps up the Beatrice Bulldog Tour. You can purchase the PDF Pattern Download in my Etsy Shop by clicking the link below. The Beatrice Bulldog Pattern will be at a introductory price for the first week.

BEATRICE BULLDOG FPP PDF PATTERN – WOOLLYPETALS ETSY.

Check out the Pattern and Tutorials Page for links to purchase any of the patterns in my Etsy Shop and all my free downloads as well.

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Sparked Quilt Pattern

The Sparked Quilt Pattern was released on July 4th 2020. It is currently available in PDF format in my Etsy Shop. The Sparked Quilt pattern comes with both throw size and baby size yardage included in the instructions.

Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

I designed the sparked quilt while tile shopping for a design project I am currently working on. Sound familiar? That’s how the Floored Pattern came to be as well. Unlike the Floored Pattern though, the Sparked Pattern changed a significant amount from the original inspiration tile to what it is now. I think it changed for the better. One of the names was Sparkler quilt which I think it emulates very well. But there is a quilt pattern by another designer of that name. A quilt name with spark or star in the title or similar to firework is a hard name to come by. Sparked is reminiscent of sparkler and since it’s release coincided with my daughters 4th of July birthday it seemed fitting.

Baby Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Spark Quilt has FPP sections combined with traditional piecing to achieve the finished quilt. FPP can be daunting if your new to it. To be very honest with you this FPP is very simple and doable by even a beginner. I have a YouTube Video you can watch of me piecing the FPP sections on the Sparked quilt. The video is linked in the Sparked PDF Pattern for easy access. You can also access it at the link below.

SPARKED FPP SECTION YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL.

Lliana Baby Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Sparked quilt is a great pattern to use with large printed fabric just like my Floored quilt. It can be made scrappy, or with a full line of fabric, or with all solids, or used for applique or cross stitched panels. There are so many options. If you are on Instragram you can check out my pattern testers quilts on the hashtag #sparkedquilt to see different verisons. I can’t wait for that hashtag to fill up.

The Throw size measures 60″w X 72″ t, and the Baby size measures 36″ w X 48″ t. Since this pattern is sashed between the blocks, it would be simple to size up or down. Keep in mind you fabric requirements would change from the listed yardage when changing the size.

Flying Sparked Quilt

The Rainbow Sparked quilt above is made using Karen Lewis textiles fabric, with a few solids sprinkled in for the main squares. The background is scrappy Low Volume, and the sparks and sashing are Kona Black.

Baby Applique Sparked Quilt by woollypetals

The Gingham Sparked Quilt above is made with Lizzy House Constellations as the background, a black and white gingham as the sparks and sashing, and a collection of prints and neon solids with applique for the main squares.

Baby Sparked Quilt

The Lliana Sparked Quilt above is made with Ruby Star Society Lliana Fabric for all the Main Squares, Ruby Star Society Starry Darlings for the background, and Tula Pink Mojito for the sashing and sparks.

Don’t you kinda think “windy, can’t see the whole picture” pictures are the best?

Stop into my Etsy shop to purchase your own Sparked PDF Download Pattern. You can use the code BLOGREADER2020 for 20% off your purchase of two or more patterns in my shop 8/2/2020 through 8/10/2020.

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June and July AG 18″ Doll PVC Pipe Tent

An 18″ doll tent Tutorial made with PVC Pipe and Fabric. A downloadable PDF with supplies and detailed instructions on what you will need and clear instructions on how to make the tent frame along with how to sew a tent cover for it.

Some of you all may not know my daughter and I are very into American Girl Dolls. I had a few when I was 9+ years old and my daughter has dived in the past couple years. We love to make rooms and DIY projects together for them.

Follow us on Instagram at @juneandjulyag for regular updates on our doll adventures.

18" Doll PVC PIPE TENT

Every summer we head a couple hours away from home to enjoy life on Lake Michigan for a few weeks and this year we decided to make a “Tent Home” for my daughters Joss doll before we left. I couldn’t find an actual tutorial for what we were looking for anywhere, only a few pictures on Pinterest of finished ones. So I used some of those and came up with our Tent and thought I would share the tutorial for all of you.

I made it into an easy to download PDF so you can save it to your device or just view it online. Click any of the links in this post to take you straight to the PDF TUTORIAL.

The tent is made from inexpensive PVC pipe you can buy at most hardware stores for a very inexpensive price. I purchase ours at Home Depot. All of the supplies can be purchased at your local hardware store like Home Depot and Joann Fabrics or a similar Fabric and Craft supply store. You will need a saw to cut the pipe and a sewing machine for the fabric tent cover. Or someone that is able to help you out with those parts.

The tent has a vinyl window on one side of the top, which you could put on both side of the top by repeating the instructions for the window side twice. You can also eliminate the window by just cutting out the piece for the no window side twice.

The front swags to each side and holds in place with sewn in ties to stay open. The back is a solid and doesn’t open. The sides can roll up and tie into place at the top with the sewn in ties. This allows for a nice breeze to drift through and of course easier access when you are playing or styling your tent.

I didn’t spray paint our pipe frame before our little lake photo shoot but I plan to in the future. The Tutorial talks about spray painting it so you don’t see the printed labels on the pipes. The Tutorial also shares how to glue it together, or only parts of it together so it is able to be taken apart and stored easily. We are keeping the ability to take ours apart for easy storage.

I hope you use this 18″ doll tent tutorial and make something fun for you or your child.

Please please share with us if you make the tent. Email us pictures if you like at woollypetals@gmail.com or tag us on instagram @juneandjulyag We would love to see what you make.

JUNE AND JULY AG 18″ PVC PIPE TENT TUTORIAL DOWNLOAD.

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Wash Your Paws Quilt

Whoa it’s been awhile and so much has changed since I last popped in here. I hope this finds you all safe and healthy at home if possible.

As promised if you follow me on Instagram I have finished my Giant Bear Paw Quilt Pattern and have named it “Wash Your Paws” to remind us of the times we are living in. I hope you all love and make this pattern and share your process and finished quilts.

I have always loved quilts made from enlarging traditional quilt patterns. I used this technique for the first time on this quilt for a swap I do every time my Quilt’N’Sisters retreat together.

The one I made for that swap is an all scrappy version which you should be able to adapt the pattern to easily. I just kept the fabrics in each color within the same color range so it still has the same look and feel as if used one fabric in each color.

The quilt I made while writing and testing the pattern I used a single fabric for each color. It gives us a good visual of two distinct look with the same quilt. I definitely love them both for different reasons.

The Wash Your Paws Quilt is a very quick pattern to cut and sew, which provides almost instant gratification. I plan to make a few more for gifts for some people who have been on my heart lately and for some charity quilts as well.

You will find this pattern is written in the same format as all my quilt patterns. If you haven’t sewn with one of my patterns before than this is a good introduction to my work. Which brings me to the fact that this pattern is FREE for anyone who wants it. You can click on the link below and it will take you straight to the PDF which you can download and use for your own personal use. I just ask you don’t use this pattern for classes or to sell without written permission from me.

WOOLLYPETALS WASH YOUR PAWS QUILT PDF PATTERN download here.

Lastly I would like to just let you know here that all the patterns in my Etsy shop are 50% off for awhile. I wanted to extend a discount since so many of us are stuck at home during our pretty much world quarantine. No code is needed for the discount, the sale price is adjusted in the shop already.

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Handmade Holidays

Hello All! How are your Holidays going? I am working on some gifts and final custom orders this week and wanted to share with you all that I updated my Etsy Shop. I added a few Handmade Items back to the shop for the Holidays including some pretty cute Snowmen that I made a couple weeks ago.

I am still working on a Tutorial for these guys but other stuff is taking priority at the moment.

I of course has a few animal pouches in the shop a few pillows, some oil pouches. Pretty much there’s a gift for all the people on your list if they like cute handmade things. wink wink.

Please stop by the Etsy Shop and pick up something Handmade or a pattern to make something Handmade for gifts this Season.

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Advent Calendar Tutorial

Tutorial Link at bottom of post.

Here you go! I have written up a tutorial for my advent calendar. It is a little different than you normally see and was inspired by ones from my childhood. My mom made me and my brother something very similar to these.

woollypetals advent calendar

I made simple long thin quilts basically, but easier than a quilt. ;) I then added felt stars and ties for each day of advent to tie a little gift, candy, or activity.

For the base I used a simple white fabric with black pluses so the stars really shine. The backing is a fun green and white triangle nod to Christmas. For the stars I used wool felt from Benzie Designs in a variety of colors. They have the best felt and bonus if I have time for a little drive they are relatively local to me. Benzie has this amazing product called glitter felt that you iron to any wool felt and it makes it sparkle without the mess. I used it on a couple of my stars for some sparkle. I used a Hearth and Hand ribbon I found in my stash. The ribbon is wide and has a beautiful woven detail that adds a nice bit of interest, don’t underestimate the ribbon. Lastly I grabbed a white cotton yarn from my stash. You could go as subtle or extravagant as you choose with your colors and supplies.

I wrote a list of my advent activities in case you aren’t sure what to do beyond gifts and candy. We do all these anyway so having it be a part of the advent calendar adds a little fun for the kids and cuts down on sweets.

  1. Get Christmas Tree
  2. Decorate Christmas Tree (sometimes these first two can be one, this year did not work out like that for us)
  3. Cozy Pajamas – I do this several times throughout advent since I can’t seem to resist a cute pair of matching Christmas Jammies.
  4. Decorate Gingerbread Houses
  5. Make a Christmas craft
  6. Watch a New Christmas Movie
  7. Have Hot Cocoa (I usually make this special since we have hot cocoa frequently in the winter, this year its fun cups with a cookie slot)
  8. Go to Grandparents (we are lucky enough to live close enough to do an overnight at my parents)
  9. Drive around and see Christmas Lights
  10. Wrap Christmas Gifts
  11. Watch Elf (our favorite)
  12. Donate new toys to an organization (I let them pick out a toy and we go do a drop off at a toys for tots or something similar)
  13. Volunteer (our favorite is Feed My Starving Children)
  14. Shopping trip with parent to buy gifts for family member

Other than all that I fill in with a couple little gifts, and then a special candy on the rest of the days. It’s a fun month for the kids and my favorite season!!!

My old advent calendar made by my mom hanging with the ones made for my kids. If your on Instagram you can see a bit more about these in my story highlights.

A little peek of the glitter Felt. The black on the left and the silver on the right are both the glitter felt from Benzie. It is so magical when used in any application and this is totally not sponsored. ;) Oh and bonus it does not shed glitter all over, the glitter stays put.

Okay and here is what you have been waiting for. Download the WOOLLYPETALS ADVENT CALENDAR TUTORIAL PDF here.

I would love to see what you make from this Tutorial so feel free to comment on this post and drop a link, tag me @woollypetals on social media, hashtag on social media with the hashtags in the pattern, email me, DM me on Instagram, flag me down in my car…. you get the picture. I would LOVE to see what you make.

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Echinacea Field Block SAL Final Week

Hello All. It’s our last week together. LOL. Not really, only for the Sew A Long but lets stay friends. Mkay.

In this last Sew A Long Week I would love to see what you have made!!! A finished project, be it small or big,all your blocks together if your still going, a completed quilt top or table runner. Whatever you may have accomplished I would love to see and am so happy you have sewn along.

If you have time in these last few days to finish up what your working on GO FOR IT!!!

Above is a 20″ Pillow made with one block and borders. You can find the downloadable planning worksheet with border dimensions in the Week 1 post linked at the bottom.

Next is a table runner using three blocks. No borders, although you could add them. This ends up being 36″ x 18″. A downloadable planning worksheet is available for this as well.

I quilted this table runner with free motion flowers and loop d loops with a bee. It is hand bound in a star print. I am now dreaming about quilting my quilt this way. hm…..

Lastly a 60″ x 72″ quilt top. It uses 20 blocks and I went for an ombre effect with the pinks and purples. A downloadable worksheet is available on the Week 1 post for this as well. Linked below.

I really look forward to seeing what you have made and can’t wait to share more with you.

The Prize for Week 5 is a specially curated by me Fat quarter Bundle. One of my favorite parts of designing a quilt is pulling fabric so I thought I would pull fabric for one of you to make a quilt from. Check in with Instagram to see what you need to do to enter.

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Week 4

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Week 3

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Week 2

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Week 1

Echinacea Field Quilt Block Sew A Long Sing up Post

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