12 February 2016

Scrappy Baby Quilt

I had fun with this one. I didn't really start with a plan, just some blocks I like. A few pineapples here, a few birdies there, all surrounded in low volume prints.

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Racing through the orange grove. 


One of the aspects of making a quilt like this that I enjoy most is how putting everything together is like a puzzle. I know I mentioned recently that my 1/4 seams aren't always completely accurate. Some people would really worry about that, but since they're always off by the same amount it just kind of works out. 

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Leaping foxes. 

Also, I've become way less focused on 'perfect' intersections. Though, I admit, I do get annoyed if things don't line up the way I wanted them to. Here my measurements worked out. 

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The whole shebang.

I ended up with three central pineapple blocks. Each with a fussy cut center. They're surrounded by 8 birds on the long sides. I kind of wish that I had them both looking towards the center, but I'm ok with they way they've ended up. Then on the top and bottom are some low volume bricks, and its all finished with a set of novelty corners. 

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Still life: quilt draped over bricks. 

As you can see, I had fun with this photoshoot. I walked around the citrus grove, and it was a nice evening light. The only problem was the breeze, but I think I made it work in my favor. 


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Terrible editing, but I liked this picture so much!

I'm going to link up with Finish it up Friday. Tomorrow is our regional science fair. I've got to be at school at 5 am for the trip to the science fair. Then I get to wait around for hours while the students meet with the judges. I'm bringing a quilt to bind, so hopefully I'll have a finished quilt (not just top) to share soon too! Keep your fingers crossed for my little nerd squad. May they do well enough to continue competing in science fairs even if they don't win a prize!

8 comments:

  1. I love your pineapple blocks quilt!

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  2. Oh man, getting up early on a day off sounds like a long day. I hope that the hand binding and fair go well. And this is a lovely finish. I especially like the last photo. :)

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  3. I love it, the mix of pineapple blocks and bird blocks is funky and fun!!!

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  4. Lovely quilt and awesome photo with the sun shining through the fence!!

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  5. What a perfect, scrappy, delicious quilt!! Congratulations, it's gorgeous. :)

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  6. I hope your nerds won every prize there was! This is wonderful- and your no-plan process produced something stunning!

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  7. I love those colors with the low volume, great combination, nice top!

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  8. Love this one! Super cute with those birds and the low volume.

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