Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blue and Green Boxes

I pulled these coordinating fabrics from my stash, determined to make a quilt out of them. I have a sizable stash, but it is not particularly well coordinated, so it's a challenge to make an entire quilt from my stash. Fortunately I also had a large piece of navy fabric. I also ended up adding another fabric, which, along with the beige fabric, I'd already put a dent in making pot holders last year.

I had already used the two blue prints in my blue Crazy Nine Patch. I also had another blue print left over from the Decade Quilts, but they were already cut into 2.5" x 7.5" strips so I had to incorporate that as well. Then I saw a post on Crazy Mom Quilts about her Christmas quilts, and I knew the design pictured there on the right would be just perfect.

By the time I finished the top, I remembered why I have stuck to mostly lap size quilts the last several years. It's been a while since I've made a quilt large enough that it's difficult to photograph. Can you spot the odd block in the middle?

The back doesn't really go with the front, but I was pleased I was able to piece it without buying more fabric.

New items purchased to complete this quilt: batting and a second spool of navy thread

Finished size: 52" x 77"
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