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« on: August 15, 2012 01:54:49 PM »

I'm so excited for this quilt! My cousin is having a baby boy, due tomorrow. Her nursery colors are red, black, and white.  I made her a quilt top, then decided that I hadn't used enough of the fat quarter set I had bought (First Sight from Michael Miller) so I started on another one, which I ended up completing first. The other quilt is basted, just needs to be quilted and bound. Hopefully I'll have that one done to share tomorrow, I want to send these out friday!

I had found a quilt online on the blog SquaresandTriangles.com that was made really simply with half square triangles, with half of each triangle being white, and they were all oriented the same way. I used white kona, added in 3 different shades of gray fabric, and made half square triangles like they were going out of business! I liked the idea of keeping the red as squares to break up the hst's. I added in the four solid gray squares for more visual interest + a desire to not make any more half square triangles. The dark gray is an ikea sheet set that I've used on a couple projects now.

I just made 16 patch blocks, then arranged them in a 4 x 4 grid. Simple pattern, but it did take me quite a bit of time to complete!









I really like the quilting I did on it, I first did a diagonal line going through each large block, then quilted one walking food length on each column of blocks, then turned the quilt and did the same on each row.



I don't know if I've used a striped fabric for a binding before but I like how it looks! I found the striped fabric in the close out room of my fabric store and it fit perfectly! And was like, $5 a yard! Cheesy



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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2012 02:15:01 PM »

Soo cute!  Very nice and perfect for a baby!  Even though these are not my colors, I love it! Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2012 02:17:44 PM »

That came out great!
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« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2012 02:21:12 PM »

great fabric choices for those colours, it turned out awesome!
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« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2012 05:28:27 PM »

GASP!! I love that, Mare! I really like the randomly placed grey squares. They add such an interesting dimension.
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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012 05:44:34 PM »

Absolutely beautiful, Mare. Your quilts are so well done. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012 06:31:20 PM »

I think this might just be my favorite quilt that you have shown us!!!!

Mare--you are always willing to share your techniques and process in making your quilts...they are so inspirational...just WOW!
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2012 08:28:09 PM »

Very visually stunning!  I love it!!
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2012 08:29:56 PM »

Thanks, everyone! I need to get off my heiny and go quilt the second quilt!

I think this might just be my favorite quilt that you have shown us!!!!

Mare--you are always willing to share your techniques and process in making your quilts...they are so inspirational...just WOW!

Aw, thank you!
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2012 09:54:34 PM »

Ha! I thought this was a MineSweeper quilt from the thumbnail. It's very nice though!
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