This quilt started as test blocks for an idea to make a quilt for one of my grandsons, age 4 at the time.
It was quickly determined that I didn’t want to make more than 300 fiddly blocks for a child’s quilt. He should be able to build a fort, or wrap a cat, or race around with a long cape…you know, child things.
But I did have cute blocks. A few more were added and it turned into this baby quilt, which has been languishing for about a year waiting for quilting and binding.
Now it is done and put into the to-be-gifted pile waiting for the perfect baby to come along.
YAY! A finished quilt is a wonderful thing.
Black and bright started as a bunch of black and white print fabrics leftover (mostly) from three black-based quilts I made a while back.
Add the bright pieces and you are off!
And a scrappy binding. And a suitable back.
Ta-dah, a quilt
Sparkle Jane (daughter) finished the quilt for her friend’s baby, due the end of the summer.
Scrappy Happy with bees, flowers and sweet touches of pink.
With a minky back.
A true gift of love.
For some time now I have contemplated making a Trip Around the World (scrappy, of course) out of solids. There have been some beautiful ones out there as inspiration and today (Friday) was the day.
I hauled out the solids bin and got the little pieces. Ta-dah! The first block.
You will notice that it is not strip pieced. There are some scraps that will only give a single square, and I want to be able to use those also. It might take a bit longer on the front end, but the results should be worth it.
It is based on 2″ squares and will take at least 90 blocks (depending on my ambitions) for a quilt. But, long trips start with a single step, and that step has been taken.
It started as a color experiment. My black and white scraps were overflowing, as were the solids.
Not a bad combination.
It seems a little too much like other designs I have done recently, but I ran out of scraps before it could go further.
The binding will be scrappy solids to mirror those pieces in the quilt. I hope to quilt it in the next few weeks and we’ll see how it looks as a finished piece.
68″ square. Not very big, but as big as I could go with what I had. And that is OK. Nice couch quilt size.
Sparkle Jane (Daughter) has reached that age where friends are getting married and having babies. Her friend of many years is due this fall and Sparkle Jane wanted to make her a wonderful and unique quilt.
Here it is!
The bee blocks are her own design. The sunflower is adapted from a picture. And the squares, of course, are scrappy goodness.
It will be quilted soon and ready to go when the baby arrives. Minky is planned for the back. Any suggestions for quilting?
It just feels like pebbles. Well, really big pebbles. And I have never seen blue and green pebbles…Anyway, I call it Pebbles because that is its name.
And it is finished. Mainly because it was rainy here this morning and I was able to justify a binding blitz!
I LOVE the back. It was such a lucky find.
And the quilting went well. Just a pantograph called Zest.
It will be sent to the bride and groom soon.
No special pattern here, just 4-/2″ squares and a four patch of 2-1/2″ squares. But I love the look. I also used it HERE a few years back (Very different quilt, obviously, but a good idea of how versatile it is.)
The Black and Bright blocks are complete.
It was breezy out and I couldn’t get better pictures, but there are 9 in all. Trying to decide what to do next. Sashing and setting…borders? I’ll share more when there is more to share.
Just a note, I did about 15% bright in the black/white blocks. I tried 10% first, but it wasn’t quite enough. This feels about right…
Well, this is wedding quilt #4 for the year. And it is only June.
The daughter of a friend of Husband is getting married in July and he asked me to make a quilt. As he supports (endures) my quilting every day, I try very hard to accommodate on the rare occasions he asks me to make something specific.
The couple have a modern/earthy look to their apartment. Hmmm….
I hope to quilt it before the end of the month and have a finish to share then.
The Star Kissed tutorial/pattern is written for four different sizes, and I just HAD to make all of them. Tops were finished for three sizes and the fourth is in the works, but it was time to get one truly finished:
This is a single block based on 2-1/2″ squares, with borders added.
Finished at 36″ square. A fun table topper, wall hanging or baby quilt. Or, make four blocks for a bed size quilt (with borders, of course).