Monday, March 1, 2010

blue.

Most of my quilts begin in my head.
You know I have lots of quilt images in my brain from
all those quilt books, quilt magazines, quilt shows, etc.
that I see!!
When I want to make a quilt I will sometimes go to my fabric stash
and pick a color or wild print to get me going.

This time I started with these blues.
I only have a tiny bit of that blue on the right.
And, you'll find out later..if you read this whole post ...
that I didn't end up using that one on the left.
Oh well.
Maybe that will be the backing.
I had a germ of an idea and wondered......
That's also how quilts begin with me.
I wonder "how will this look?"
"How will that look?"
And then I try it!!

I pulled a bunch of fun scraps.
They are mostly strips.


I sewed those strips together (not pictured).
Then I cut those into these 1 1/2" strips of scraps.


Here's my beginning.
A 5" square surrounded by those fun scraps.

I really like the cheery reds
and the white helps soften it.
The last baby quilt had lots of white.
This one has a little!



My next step.
Easy, right?
This border is about 5" wide.






Another border of scraps and then
another blue!!!




I like it!!
My imagination didn't fail me this time!
You can see that other sort of blue I was going to use
would not have looked very good at all on the outer border!
Thankfully I had this solid blue.
Perfect!
2 baby quilts down.
(oops! not quite because they need to be quilted!)
and 3 to go!!


16 comments:

  1. I love this!! So cute. And I've really been wanting to work with blue too lately. Thanks for the inspiration! x

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  2. I really like that quilt A LOT! Easy peasy and yet so sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Super cute! More inspiration for me that it doesn't have to be difficult.

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  4. Oh Beth, this is a perfect baby quilt. Can I copy you?

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  5. Beth, this little quilt is fantastic. It makes me want to raid my scrap bins and make one just like it...right this minute!! Nice work. :)

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  6. So cute and what a good idea. Nice way to use scraps also. Love the way you put all those other colors with the blue to brighten it up. I'm always looking for ways to use up scraps. Thanks for your comments on my blog.

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  7. Wonderful story with a very happy ending!!

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  8. So, so lovely! Thanks for sharing your process. How will you quilt it?

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  9. How cute is that? So,sew creative of you! I may need to try one, thanks for sharing the as-you-go photos.

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  10. I love this quilt! I hope you post it on flickr so that I can favorite it! Great imagination!

    joan

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  11. I like it a lot. I especially like the bursts of color. Simple and beautiful :)

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  12. I love it, Beth! The blues are perfect together and the scraps add so much colour. Great idea for a baby quilt!

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  13. Love it!! I may have to try this one out as well, so simple and yet so beautiful!!

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  14. Beth, I love the way you work. This quilt is too cute!

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  15. I work by experimenting too! Very rarely, and I mean VERY, do I start by planning and figuring. This quilt is beautiful, I too feel like raiding my scrap-bins tonight!! Great way to use up scraps along with larger pieces in your stash. Keep up the great work!
    P.S. I tried some of your hexagon centerpieces today... they are so addicting! =)

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  16. What a scrap-deli-iscious quilt! I love scraps. . .they are my favorite! Nice quilt. . .baby will love!

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