Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Making Waves Quilt

 This blue and white quilt was made a year and a half ago for my oldest son.  I have been on a blue and white kick for a while now.   
My original thought was to make a blue and white quilt that looked sort of like ocean waves.  Once I got started though, I knew it needed something.  My son really liked the addition of the orange fish. 

The binding is a solid navy and the backing reminded me of waves. 

Munchkin #3 likes it too.  Or at least she likes the camera.  :)

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Little Boy Blue Baby Quilt

This quilt is old news around here.  My baby that this was made for turned two last Monday.  I have decided that for me, the simpler, the better for baby quilts.  This is one of my favorites and it is so simple!  About 10 different blue fabrics + one yellow fabric to make things interesting + white + one block (equilateral triangles in this case) = the perfect baby boy quilt. 
 That's my third little munchkin peeking at the camera up there.  She loves to help. 
 I was worried that the backing and binding (a teeny blue gingham) were going to be too boring, but once it was on I loved it for a baby quilt.  The front is the star of the show. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Girlie I-Spy Sqare in a Square/ Economy Block Quilt

 I started this quilt over three years ago when I was pregnant with my second daughter.  The economy block that is all the rage right now is just perfect for an I-spy type quilt.  I made all the center blocks square in a square blocks and then let it sit.  I got busy with three and then four kids and put any quilting that required much thought on the back burner.  I really love this quilt though.  I finally finished it and had it quilted this last fall. 
  I have a really hard time making quilts smaller than twin size.  I guess I am just too darn practical.  If a quilt can't fit on a bed and keep someone warm at night, I almost feel like its a waste of time and materials. One of the reasons why I love quilting so much is because it is both creative and practical. So when I got tired of making the economy blocks, I put it on the back burner until I could figure out how I wanted to finish it. 
 The fabrics are all scrappy.  I LOVE love LOVE scrappy quilts, but I'm getting tired of my scraps.  Sometimes I daydream about how fun it would be to use other peoples stashes/ scraps.  Well, that and having a million bucks to spend on fabric. :)
 My mom quilted this for me and did a beautiful job!  I love it.  Can you see the flowers in the center white squares?  So fun.   
The back is polka dotted- my favorite!  And the binding is scrappy pinks.