Sunday, May 19, 2013

Blue and Black Granny Squares Quilt

I love this quilt! It turned out so nicely.

I've never made an over-sized block for a quilt back, but I really like the effect. The tiny one was an after thought as I was putting some scraps away.

I used some black polka dots left over from the shark quilt:

This black print is from Amanda:

And I had just enough scraps from the pink star quilt to make two of these blocks:

I decided to use the bright white fabric to make these two blocks stand out a little more.

New items purchased to complete this quilt: one spool of blue thread

Finished size: 40"x50"

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Brown Hexagon Quilt

This was the original fabric pull for this quilt, before I even had a design picked out:

All the fabrics in the center were fat quarters. The first five came together; the bright green was an add-on. I was debating between the green and the brown to complement them. It's a bit small, but that's because there wasn't much fabric to start with since so much was fat quarters. I wasn't even sure I'd have enough brown to back and bind it. Fortunately, I had small pieces of two other complementary fabrics to supplement the design. I could have added on a row at the bottom instead of the two half columns on the side, but that would have made it really narrow.

Since I normally work on square graph paper, designing a hexagon quilt was rather tricky. I ended up printing out triangle grids to design on. I don't know that I'll plan another quilt with hexagons or equilateral triangles anytime soon. Cutting 60 degree angles with just a rectangular ruler was not particularly fun, and I'm pleased that it came together so nicely. My other hexagon projects have been smaller in scale.

New items purchased to complete this quilt: one spool of brown thread

Finished size: 39"x45"
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