Monday, March 12, 2012

Cutting Squares for a New Quilt

 I must say that I'm a big fan of simple patchwork quilts -- as in just squares, nothing fancy.  So that's what I'm making now.  I had the fabric above leftover from a quilt backing.  It really is very cute and my daughter loves it.  So I started cutting 6 inch squares.
 Then I started looking for matching fabrics in my stash and scraps. 
 Then I looked for more coordinating fabrics.
 And more.
 And more.  These are all cut from fabrics which I already had. Many are large scraps leftover from fabrics which I used for backing or sashing in other quilts.  I need 238 squares and I think I have about 200 cut.  I think the quilt will end up being double-sized.
And finally, thanks for the great comments on the Lego Sewing Machine.  I tweaked it a bit to make it look even more like my real machine.  I fixed the base, widened the top a bit, added that little thing near the needle (I don't know what it is, but my machine has something similar there).  Eli found a different perfect little spool of thread too.  I think it is the inside of a tire for a little Lego car.
Have a great week.  Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U


HollyM said...

You have a great eye for color. The fabrics for the patches are really pretty. It is so much more fun to pick out all the fabrics yourself as opposed to using a collection.
The little sewing machine is neat!

Teje said...

Hi Riel! What happy bundle of fabrics you have there! I love also simple patterns and squares! I think they are the best to show lovely colourful fabrics.
x Teje

Kim said...

My DH and I had a good chuckle over your lego sewing machine. ....
engineers appreciate a break from all the quilty talk :0)

Happy Sewing, sweet new project on the cutting board :0).

Live a Colorful Life said...

Your quilts are always so fun. And you know I'm completely obsessed by your Lego sewing machine!