Thursday, January 6, 2011

Farm animals come out to dance in these quilt patterns

This set of patterns was designed around a specific line of fabric, but don't let that throw you. Any line with a big scale print and a border stripe-style print will be able to work into this Barnyard Boogie. (If you're curious, the cute farm animal fabric is the "Barnyard Boogie" collection from Northcott Fabrics, thus the pattern name.)

There are four different patterns in this package, one of which is perfectly sized for a large baby quilt. Of the other three, two of them could be scaled easily by cutting the number of blocks. If you're ambitious, you could figure out how to scale down the last one, but it would require changing the block size. Boo.

But hey! It's on clearance for just $4.39. That's barely more than $1 a pattern. Can't beat that!

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Cute farm animal fabric on sale


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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2011 Challenge: Baby's Fancy - Boy Start

This was the first quilt I got the fabric together for and it was just fun to see random parts of my stash come together for this. The way the pattern is set up, it just calls for a novelty fabric in the block center and I just happened to have one I thought would be perfect for a boy. But it was a pretty big print, so I did end up fussy cutting a few blocks to get the designs in. And I was cutting around holes where I had fussy cut hexagons for an I Spy quilt once.

The rest of the fabrics were in my stash, worked perfectly and I'm excited to see them come together. My only concern with this particular pattern is all those triangles. Me and triangles are not friends. So we shall see how well I am able to piece this guy.

(Realizing I need to get pictures of the individual patterns so you can see what I'm actually making out of this fabric pile. But I need to sew!)


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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Cute baby quilt pattern is drowning in daisies

Gotta warn you up front - this pattern isn't sized for a baby quilt at all. Which means you'll have to do math. Let me apologize for that right now. (And someone kick Amy Bradley for not providing more quilt sizes in the pattern!)

Still, this pattern - called Doo Da Daisy, taking it to cavity-inducing sweetness - caught my eye right away. It's a great option for a monochromatic feel like in the example or a totally wild scrap quilt. I'd even love to see it done with a black background and bright jewel-toned flowers. (Black is good for baby quilts, right? Barf won't show on it.)

The pattern involves appliqued daisies and comes with two configurations. Originals are sized for roughly a queen bed. I would think doing it up with just nine of the center flower blocks would work quite nicely for a sweet baby girl.

Page says it's a clearance pattern, but it hasn't been marked down very much as yet, so it might be around for a little while still.


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