Piece and Quilt With Precuts Blog Hop: Frequency Baby Quilt

Happy Monday! Today I’m down in Oregon watching the eclipse, but that certainly isn’t stopping me from enjoying the Blog Hop celebrations for Christa Watson’s new book, Piece and Quilt With Precuts!

Today I get to share with you the project I made using the third pattern in the book, Frequency. Also, I’m hosting a giveaway for an e-copy of the book! Details below.

But before all that, I’ve gotta talk a bit about the awesomeness of this book! Christa has done a great job making this a resource for both beginning and advanced quilters. Her opening chapters give a ton of information not just about basic quilting, but her favorite materials and lots of great tips. With each pattern, there is detailed instructions for a possible quilting motif.  She keeps the patterns simple yet beautiful, and gives tons of options for mixing and matching the patterns and quilting motifs. It’s like a choose-your-own-adventure quilting book!

My first task was fabric selection. I wanted something fall-themed, but not in-your-face fall themed! I started with the navy floral, Magnolia Nightfall from Amy Simbaldi’s Charleston collection. It had exactly the sophisticated fall palette that I was looking for. From there, I pulled blenders to coordinate.

Because I was pulling from my stash, cutting strips was the most tedious part of the process. I like Christa’s plan of using precuts much better! But once they were cut- oh boy- were they gorgeous of what?!

Chain piecing the strips was really fun because I got to play with combinations of background and focal fabrics and it all went super quickly. I love patterns where the process is so enjoyable!

When it came to quilting, I wanted to take advantage of the mix-and-match fun in this book. But of all the quilting motifs included, I really felt like the zig zag that Christa suggested for this pattern was the best for my project.

I decided to make four blocks from this pattern to make a baby quilt instead of a full-sized one. It will be donated to a local charity through my guild. I added a scrappy binding by machine for durability and to save time. I love hand binding, but I think that in the future, my quilts for kids will probably be machine-bound.

I love how it’s such a fun and quick finish, but has a lot of visual impact. It’s a great pattern to really draw attention to a beautiful fabric collection.

Now that you’ve seen my project, head on over to  Masterpiece Quilting and  Stitch This! to see what they made out of the same pattern. 

This book is a great resource to have. I will definitely be using it in the future to make more pretty things.

And because I love it so much, we’re doing a giveaway for an e-copy of the book! (Thank you, Martingale!) 

Simply leave me a comment letting me know which project out of Piece and Quilt With Precuts that you’d like to try.  I’ll be randomly selecting a winner at the end of the Blog Hop.  Giveaway is open to everyone over 18. I’ll notify the winner via email, so make sure you’re not a no-reply blogger or leave me your email in the comment in this format:  laurelpoppyandpine(at)outlook(dot)com

Good luck!

And if you don’t want to wait to see if you win, or want to score a SIGNED copy,  visit Christa’s website to purchase a signed copy of the book directly from her!

Thanks for stopping by; happy sewing! ~L


  1. I love the colour combination of your piece!! So far the blog hop has been great, I am enjoying everyone’s version of one pattern each day!! Too soon for a favourite from the book!


  2. Hard to say which one without seeing them all, but maybe the star quilt on the cover. Love the fact that she gives quilting instructions and patterns for each project.


  3. Each quilt has its own merit. Loving each blogger’s version; they’re so interesting. It’s hard to choose a favorite yet. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.


  4. I have two favs one is “Squiggles” and the other is “Frequency.” They look quick, easy and feature fabrics to the Nth degree.


  5. Great palette pull from your stash! I love stars, but I really like the looks of the Spool quilt.
    Thanks for the blog post.


  6. so far today, all the hops have Frequency in it! I have a stash of recent scraps, mostly 2.5 inch pieces, I”m thinking a version of that one would be an easy first! Love precuts, but I have SUCH a stash! Since I moved and am organizing a studio, stash is being found in odd places… I need to retire so I can pursue my quilting full time, sigh! Thanks for your sharing!


  7. Love your color choices for the frequency quilt. I am inspired to make this quilt with some grey that I have. Love all the quilts that I have seen on the blog hop. Thanks for give away.


  8. I love your version of the quilt. Very nice that it is going to a charity. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy.


  9. I like the look of the scrappy spools quilt on the front cover. I saw a couple pictures of the whole quilt at the Martingale site. Looks like a great way to use up the scraps after making a Frequency quilt with precuts.


  10. Not sure which one I like the most, but I like the spools and the arrow quilts. Simple quilting ideas shown, maybe I can do them! ndfromsd(at)gmail(dot)com


  11. I love your quilt. I know that is 1 I will be doung. I need to get the 2 done I have already started. I did the squiggles in a pillow sham and will be doing another blog post with the arrows quilt.


  12. I think of all the quilts, this one is my favorite as I have cut up lots of strips from my scraps that would work well in a quilt like this. Thanks for sharing the awesome giveaway!!


  13. I really liked the gridwork pattern. I would love to have the book to inspire me to FMQ. I have done one baby quilt which I just quilted on a diagonal grid with variegated thread. It turned out pretty good for a newbie, but I’d love to stretch myself on my next one.


  14. Hmm — hard to choose which block and color way I like. I love your take on fall — it is unusual and looks good. I also like the zig-zag quilting.


  15. I haven’t decided which one I would like to do yet. I do not have my book yet, however I really have enjoyed this blog hop!!! Your idea of a baby quilt with this pattern is wonderful. I love all the colors!


  16. Great quilt for using up a drawer full of 2.5 inch strips from scraps and I love the simple quilting. I love star quilts for show casing some of my favorite fabrics. So it is a toss up at this point. Thanks for the chance to win an e-copy of Christa’s book!


  17. Love the Frequency pattern & your zig zags! I have a top ready to quilt I was going to do loopies but now I am thinking zig zags… Thanks for the chance to win.


  18. The black and white star quilt! But I have one sitting on the pile that could really use the zigzag you did and those loopy figure eights! Thanks for the chance!


  19. Oh! Lorinda!… I love this baby quilt of yours!
    It’s wonderful!!
    I thought that Christa’s Gridwork pattern was my favorite, but your quilt has me convinced that Frequency must be it!!
    Thank you for taking us through your process… Your fabric choices are perfect!
    (I’m following you now… Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful work!)
    Pat T.

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