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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Brandy's b-day quilt progress

9-patch blocks on White background

I have all (36) 9-patch 9" blocks completed. I'm still undecided on what color to use for the back ground solid blocks...I may even make some strip blocks to go in between the tradition 9-patch blocks to spice up and modernize the quilt. I wanted to stick with a traditional feel, but will see how I feel about it.

Here are some pic's of my trial layouts....

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Brandy's birthday quilt started!

My SIL requested a bed quilt with Brown, Purple and Green as the main colors for her birthday on August 3rd. Here are some of the fabrics that came just in time for me to get started on it this weekend. These show salvage names... I picked an assortment, Benartex, Moda, Quilting Treasures etc...

I have made almost all the 9-patch squares (11 more to go!) this weekend.

Pic above is a few of the purple, plum, lilac and brown blocks just to see the colors together, I am making the primarily green & brown mixed ones tonight.

I plan to decide if I want all one color filler of solid Brown or light green or if I'll use scrappy fillers of all colors, OR if I have a wash of dark to light colors. I will try out variations and if I remember to take pics I will post them.

Dora Quilt for friend's 5 year old daughter

Well I finished the Dora quilt over the weekend. It is larger than the normal lap/ kids quilt. It finished at about 48 x 56. It is backed in a bright fuchsia pink fleece, no batting since the fleece backing is so plush it would have been too bulky for a little 5-year-old girl to drag around.

I only did sparse quilting to outline the blocks, just enough stitch-in-a-ditch to keep it from bunching when washed.

I plan to make another Dora themed quilt for my "niece" (my cousin's daughter) for her 2nd birthday which is on August 8th. I also have my SIL's B-day on August 3rd!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Update on Pink Brown Kaleidoscope quilt

Traditional Kaleidoscope layout

This second layout choice is just random blocks.

Well the blocks are done. They are 64" x 64" without border. I can either add 10 more blocks of green, blue or purple colors... or keep it just pink and brown and add a couple large borders to box it in and make it a Queen size quilt. OR I can just make it a kid / lap quilt and make a better one. The values don't really show up as much as I had hopes. I need to use more solid fabrics and less patterns. Oh well, trial and error.