Thursday, October 31, 2013

2011 Challenge: Baby's Fancy - Neutral


Well, dang it. Another one that I apparently forgot to take a picture of before giving away. I have got to fix my process so I don't do that any more. As in, out of the dryer, out comes the camera.

I really loved the mixing of patterns here with red watermelon, black gingham and red polka dot, all to match the cute dalmatians that are in the center squares. I believe the outer border was in white with a small border of red polka dot in between and as the binding.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

2011 Challenge: Diamonds Royale - Girl


This was definitely one of my least favorite patterns in the book, from the tons of bias edges to cut and sew to just a waste of cutting off half the diamonds around the sides. That said, I do love it in purple!

The back is a purple fabric with pink and turquoise ladybugs on it and a wee bit of glitter to it. I went back and forth on this because the front is kind of elegant. Should the back be elegant or fun? Does it really matter? (To which, my answer was obviously no.)

Quilted in a big loopy fashion with purple thread in the center and a leaf pattern in the border.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

2011 Challenge: Baby's Fancy - Girl




I loved this pattern and really how it all came out this time. (Funny. I just realized that in the neutral version of this, I also used gingham and polka dots. Great patterns for mixing, obviously!)

The fabric in the center square is a white with tiny dots and sprigs of purple flowers with a pink-purple ribbon. You can see where I pulled out all the different colors from.

I really had no other use for any of these fabrics so worked my darndest to use up as much as possible on the back as well. I love how that came out.


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Thursday, October 17, 2013

2011 Challenge: Baby Squares Jamboree - Neutral




Got some sunglasses for this one? Man, I used some bright colors here!

It's next to impossible to see (and I didn't take a close-up) but the white on the front is a Paddington Bear fabric, basically just outlines of him in different colors. I had a few fat quarters of the coordinating solids and tossed in more in the same colors as needed to make up the squares for the center. The back is plaid left over from a t-shirt quilt I did for someone. (Obviously bought way more of that than I needed!)

The border is quilted in a squiggle, while the center follows the lines of blocks with "x"s through them.

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Friday, October 4, 2013

2011 Challenge: Amish Sparkle - Neutral




I went round and round and round and round about just how gender-neutral that plaid fabric really was. The blue wasn't really blue-blue, but a slightly purple-blue. Finally decided if the yellow and green were played up more, it would work for either gender and just went for it.

Tried something different for me out in the borders by quilting circles, then stippling around them. As you can see in the close-up, I can sort of follow a drawn line to do a circle. Sort of.

The tight stippling meant the back had prominent circles visible, which was cool. It was getting too windy for pictures by the end, so no close-up, but the fabric was a green-on-green with leaves. Very pretty. 

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