Friday, April 5, 2013

big finish!

Yay, a big finish for me!

I've been pretty quiet lately, because I have been working on this. A baby quilt for a new cousin.





Pattern: disappearing 9-patch, in an attempted random arrangement
Fabrics used:
Lizzie House Pearl Bracelet Tin Man,  Riley Blake Ombre Dots Navy and Green; V and Co Ombre Solid Graphite and Lime Green; Print and Pattern Boy Toys Let's Go Sky (2 prints); Michael Miller Clown Stripe in blue and green (not sure of exact names); binding is Kona Glacier

I am entering this in the Mar/Apr Le Challenge, since the theme was geometrics and I was making a baby quilt this month. How's that for perfect? A geometrics theme and a baby quilt came together the same month. Did the theme affect my quilt? Not consciously, but I think it did because I had geometrics on the brain. I had been thinking of doing a much simpler (or maybe I should say "simpler") quilt of strips of my fabrics, different widths, etc, but all WOF. I think this worked out much much better. I love patchwork, and the trick used to get the disappearing 9-patch makes the patchwork look more complicated, but I also think it helps match up those corners, and it helps move the different fabrics around the quilt.

Linking to:
Finish it Up Friday
Show off Your Stuff
Happy Hour Friday
Sew Darn Crafty
Take-A-Look Tuesday
Show and Tell Tuesday 
Fluster's Creative Muster 
Fabric Tuesday

23 comments:

  1. Love your fabric choices! Gorgeous

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  2. totally love your color choices! would love to pin this with your permission? great job!

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  3. visiting from finish it up friday. I love love this. The pattern is fantastic and the colours are so great. Cheers Karen

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  4. That is a gorgeous quilt! Love the blues, greys, and greens. Very little boy. It will be a keepsake for years to come. If youre linking up this weekend, I'd love for you to show off the quilt at All Things Pretty. http://sparklesandastove.com/all-things-pretty-thursday-2/

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  5. Congratulations on the family addition! This will be such a fun heirloom that will be loved much! Great pick of colors and fabrics! Awesome finish!

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  6. What a beautiful quilt. Love your fabric choices. I am sure baby and mom will appreciate it.

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  7. visiting from sew darn crafty. This is gorgeous. I love the colours especially and that it looks quite boy like. I am thinking that I will have to go through my stash to find similar materials

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  8. Your fabric choices are great!

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  9. A great quilt' and perfect entry for Le Challenge!

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  10. Nice quilt, I love the airplanes.
    Amandak@whatthebobbin

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  11. Such a gorgeous colour palette and the 9DP is such a clever design - it's a beautiful baby quilt :)

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  12. It's going to be the perfect gift! Your choice of fabric is brilliant, everything goes so well together!

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  13. The colours look really good together. I know exactly what you mean by "attempted random" as I am having the same problem with a quilt I have just started for my son.

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  14. Ah! Beautiful quilt! I love the colour combinations :)

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  15. Such a gorgeous baby quilt! What a great combination of fabrics, I love them all! Thanks for linking up to Le Challenge :)

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  16. This is gorgeous! Congrats on the finish :)

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  17. Love the colours of this quilt. The DP9 is magic isn't it!

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  18. Very cute! What a great gift for baby. Disappearing 9-patches are so great for attempted randomness. The colors in this quilt are just right.

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  19. I love this quilt! What size squares did you start with to make the blocks? I want to make one with larger squares starting out and it looks like you did but I'm not sure. Thank you!

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    1. I believe my original squares were 12 x 12 or 14 x 14. It has been gifted, so I no longer have it to reference!

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