Friday, October 17, 2014

why re-invent the wheel?

after receiving an invitation to a baby shower for early November, I figured I better get busy on the baby quilt I was planning to gift.

my stash of 3" squares is pretty impressive, so I knew I wanted to use those. (even with these 3 quilts, and RSC14, the suitcase is still overflowing!) as far as I know, this particular quilt is an original that I've designed. I'm know I was inspired with other quilts that I've seen, but I don't' remember seeing this particular design before.

the pink/yellow/purple quilt is for our church's sewing group. we like to give a quilt to each new baby that is dedicated. now we'll have 4 quilts in reserve for the mamma's to choose from - 2 for a boy and 2 for a girl.
the second quilt is for a dear friend's daughter- M is expecting her first baby in early December. the nursery is teal/grey/white. I threw in some yellow just for fun. I love how it turned out- but wish I had remembered to put the side pieces on the center square before adding the top and bottom borders. oh well.

the last quilt is for a dear friends daughter (same dear friend, different daughter.) H had her second baby girl in july (?). I did ask for some input on the colors- H wanted purple/sage colors. the fabric that I used for this quilt is hand dyed fabric from Vicki - I won it last month (I think it was last month!) while participating in Judy's Tell It To The Stars  mystery quilt. the background is Kona thistle. (the light purple didn't show up too well in this picture)
the quilts finish about 40" X 50" (I think!). what made centers particularly easy, I think, was that I used the solution to a Sudoku puzzle to lay out the centers! I chose 9 fabrics, 9 of each, and just followed the answer key to lay out the center patchwork. easy-peasy!


Deanna said...

I really like this pattern. Well done. And the grey backgrounds work really well. Nice job!

Suzy said...

These are so fun, and as a math geek I love the sudoku layout!

Cathy said...

I've never seen that design either, so I think you are a unique and clever designer. The three quilts are fantastic!

The Joyful Quilter said...

What FUN it is to work in a series! Each quilt looks so different from any of the others. The same is true when I do Mystery Quilts with a group of friends.

Same pattern + Different fabrics = Amazing differences!!

Deb A said...

Neat pattern and such great baby quilts.

Quiltdivajulie said...

That greens/purples is SO vibrant . . . lovely, lovely quilt tops!!

scraphappy said...

What a fun pattern. Solving the sudoko would be a fun puzzle. Great progress on all of them!

Jennie in GA said...

Great quilts. Love the design. The recipients should be thrilled.


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