Blue Squared

Blue Squared Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

It is now officially that moment of the year where I look at the calendar and freak out that I only have one month to make teacher gifts. Throughout the year I ask my kids to try to get hints as to what color quilt their teacher might like. Yes, I even go so far as to suggest they ask what color their family room is painted. I am always met with a look of horror by my children, so I am left guessing which fabric to use. This year my daughter provided me with “she wears blue, black and white a lot.”

Blue Squared Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

So. I present to you a blue, black and white quilt!

Blue Squared Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I have been wanting to make a quilt of big scrappy squares for quite some time. Although I came up with this on the fly, you could achieve the same look by using my Starfall pattern layout diagram, and simply using large squares of fabric in place of piecing the stars.

Blue Squared Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

Bonus ~ I was able to cut and piece this quilt in one day! And most of the time I didn’t even sit down.

Blue Squared Quilt : Fresh Lemons Quilts

I am very excited with how this quilt top turned out. My daughter wants to embroider the tag for the back, just like she did with her teacher’s quilt last year. That should give me just enough time to decide on the main fabric for the backing and then I will finish it up!

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10 Comments

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    Ivy

    April 20, 2016

    Man, oh man! Lucky teacher! That is gorgeous!

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    Kerry

    April 20, 2016

    So Beautiful!

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    Tammy

    April 20, 2016

    Beautiful job…what a special gift for your daughter’s teacher! She will never forget your daughter or your kindness…those are the best gifts to give!

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    Anne Beier

    April 20, 2016

    I wish I was her teacher!! Beautiful job!!

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    Diane B

    April 20, 2016

    What a precious gift this will be. I’m reminded of teachers whom taught my children years ago and each time they or I see them, the positive reflections are verbalized. Labeling this quilt w/the personal touch will ensure happy, thoughtful memories.

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    NY Quilter

    April 20, 2016

    Nice! I like the pattern & you always make great fabric choices.

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    Barbara Macey

    April 20, 2016

    Thank you Faith.
    I’ve been looking for a quick pattern for a little girl who needs some caring & with Sarah Jane’s fabrics this will fill the bill.

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    Motherfrog

    April 20, 2016

    This is definitely terrific! And what a lucky teacher! Thanks for sharing this great idea.
    I was an elementary school teacher in my previous life, now enjoying retirement with my new found love of quilting. This is a sensational gift that the teacher will treasure forever, and I mean that-FOREVER.

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    Jennyroo

    April 20, 2016

    I am working on a navy and mustard/gold quilt right now. Love the layout of your quilt, might borrow a few design elements if you don’t mind! πŸ˜‰

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    Tami Draxler

    April 20, 2016

    That’s really nice! Good sleuthing by your daughter, too! Her teacher is going to love it!

    Tami @ sewmuchforfreetime.blogspot.com

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