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March: Quilting Bee Block

Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting Bee March Block

Back in the swing of things for the Sew New to Me Virtual Quilting Bee, March was Corey at Little Miss Shabby’s month. (If you are a fan of Flea Market Fancy, you *must* go check out the header on her blog!) Corey sent us a beautiful palette of fabrics – blue, green, gray, white. She asked us to make blocks using triangles and squares. Pinwheels, stars, whatever we wanted. She wanted attention to small details and piecing.

I’ve never made a block like this and it was really fun. It is certainly a lesson in precision and patience. I have a lot of respect for those that make entire quilts like this!

I added in a little Dolce fabric, as it matched perfectly! And you wouldn’t believe I used to be good at math. Heck, 1/3 of my degree is math…but I calculated wrong and ended up needing to add a border to make the square 12.5″. I think it looks cute though. :) I told Corey she could take it off if it’s not her vision though!

March 20, 2010   5 Comments

Beep Beep Boy Quilt

Beep Beep Boy Quilt Front

This quilt is a special present for a baby boy. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for who it is for, so I’ll just leave it at that. :)

I was inspired by a couple quilts found on Flickr. First, Christin at Hazelnut Designs used this fabulous Japenese fabric on a boy quilt she made recently. I immedietely went over the Etsy to buy a bit! I had originally intended on using it for something for my son….but then I just thought it would be perfect for this project. Maybe next time Kyler!

The design was inspired by a quilt by Sarah over at Looking In, Urban Amish. Isn’t it beautiful?

I added little blocks on the back, scraps for a minimalist modern feel. I used charcoal because I thought this would be a great play mat for the floor, and this way dirt won’t show!

Beep Beep Boy Quilt Back

I quilted this using straight lines spaced about 2.5″ apart. The binding is a fun stripe by Lizzy House. Seriously, who doesn’t like striped binding? The final quilt measures about 46″ x 40″.

Beep Beep Boy Quilt Back Close Up

January 15, 2010   7 Comments