Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My New Favorites - Part Two

{scroll all the way down for Eli}

These red, grey, and black blocks will soon (ahem, tomorrow) turn into a quilt top! I'm thinking this design will be a new favorite for sure! Said quilt is a belated Christmas gift for my little sister and new BIL. All of the red fabric is the red colorway of the Tufted Tweets collection which is just too fun... I was inspired by Ashley's quilt and just had to give it a go. Each block is 12.5" square and the grey is Kona Ash, love it!
Speaking of favorites...
Columbus finally has its own branch of the Modern Quilt Guild! We've met twice and meet again this Thursday at 7pm. If you're near Central Ohio and love modern quilts/sewing... come check it out! We also held a little Sew-In this past Saturday and that's how all the above blocks came to be finished so quickly! Its amazing what one can accomplish in 3 hours of uninterrupted sewing time!

And here are more new favorites!
My family finally noticed I'm addicted to fabric so for Christmas I received this gorgeous FQ set of the "Sanctuary" collection by Patty Young. I am SO saving this stack for a quilt... if you have any suggestions on a pattern that uses fat quarters, do share! I'm awful at deciding on a quilt design!

More fabric favorites from Christmas!
In particular, the top fabric has numbers in handwriting and I just love it! Ready? Its from Ikea!
Which means NOT expensive!
Perfect for a quilt back, no?

And last but not least - Eli! I had to get a few shots of his messy self after eating squash and beets... no babies or small animals were harmed, I promise! I realize he looks like a carnivore here. The red stuff is BEETS, people!


DianeY said...

Love that picture of Sli. I have a similar one of my grandson Finn. It was strawberries & broccoli & looks very similar! But I'll have to say, I have such an aversion to beets, no kid of mine could have wor this face with such a smile! Love it!

entredeuxbetweentwo said...

The Sanctuary line is beautiful! I especially like the gray and white swirls on the bottom of the pile--but I'm a sucker for grey and white :) How thoughtful of your family!

As far as quilt pattern ideas, I'd suggest taking a block pattern hat would normally be 8"/12"/whatever and turning it into a full sized quilt. I just finished doing that with the spiderweb block pattern and I love how it turned out! (Check my blog for pics and more links to what inspired me to do it, if you're interested)

It turns traditional into modern and depending on what pattern, you can use bigger pieces of fabrics. Perfect for FQ's!

~The Bargain Babe said...

Cute baby! And I can not wait to see what the quilt top looks like. I love gray, it will be interesting to see it used in a quilt.

AnneMarie said...

Glad to see those blocks finished! I forgot to ask what you were making at the sew-in!

Carolyn said...

Oh, I love lattice quilts! I can't wait to see it all sewn up!

Beth said...

Can't wait to see your top all put together Thursday!

Agnes said...

Anyway of sharing with us what that fabric is with the handwriting/numbers? Thnaks for the great blog!!

Amanda said...

will I get to see Eli again on thursday?!

Jen said...

Oh I love those blocks! Kati from "From the Blue Chair" posted a tutorial for a lattice quilt too without paper piecing but the blocks are for 6inches. I'd love to hear how you did yours! Can you share it with me???? Pretty Please??!! How wide are your center strips and did you paper piece?

And Eli is just one of the cutest little boys I've ever seen! He's a doll!

Lauren @ Craft My Life Away said...

Looks like you have been busy! It is so exciting to get a quilt guild near you. I am still looking for a modern one in my area. The new fabric stack looks great, can't see what you make!