I have been working on this quilt for a little munchkin for quite some time! It started out as a lighthouse quilt in pink and tangerine (here and here). Then I morphed it into a strip quilt after seeing many in the bloggy world (prior to Rachel’s Festival of Strings I’m talking September of 2012). Then again I was rushing to finish for the Festival of Strings and well I missed finishing the top by an hour :/
I’m okay with that because the top is done and it is so beautiful and scrappy; I normally don’t like scrappy! I decided to make the quilt look like concentric squares. I really love the affect of the broken up squares, the imperfection. I love the owls!
This beaut will have the most beautiful back! I have Patty Young’s Textured Basic Shoreline Tangerine, Sarah Jane’s Out to Sea ship panel in blossom, and the pièce de résistance: Sarah Jane Out to Sea mermaid print in blossom!
I planned to applique a crab on the back as well but I haven’t found any cute patterns so I think I’m going to try to make my own template. I took Sarah Fielke’s Big Techniques from Small Scraps class on Craftsy and I feel confident I can do needle turn applique!
Check out the back view with the light shining through! Looks like stained glass :)
So I changed my mind again on Stephen’s quilt! Not surprising if you know me :) I really wasn’t liking the idea of such a traditional quilt for a little boy and I found out the quilt needed to be larger so I didn’t want a super time consuming block. Instead I’ll use the block I made to make a little pillow!
I decided to make “Flocked Together” by Sarah Fielke from her book “Quilting From Little Things“. Its a feathered star block with lots of y-seams! (A little scary) The pattern was for a queen so I had to do some quilt math. Kind of difficult even for an engineering major!
Well I figured it out after making a block diagram! I drew the block to scale and then measured everything! I’m wondering if the Quilt Design Tool on Threadbias would do the math for me. Has anyone used this?
I’m loving the fabrics I chose for this quilt! All red, white and blue with a pinch of yellow and green thrown in! The fabrics include Sandy Gervais, Denyse Schmidt’s DSQuilts for JoAnn’s, Maude Ashbury (the awesome jumbo lobster print), a little Kona not sure of the color but I want to say Cobalt, Jack and Lulu “All Hands On Deck” (the little lobsters), and various other prints from JoAnn’s and my local quilt shop!
All the pieces are cut and I’m ready to get started!