Monday, November 29, 2010

Diamond Quilt

I've just completed a lovely baby quilt that happens to look very similar to a quilt I did earlier this year, Danielle's quilt, without the border.

 I wanted to give it a pieced back, which makes it fully reversible, I think.
This time instead of piecing each diamond from one large printed square and four smaller white squares (in Flying Geese fashion), I simply cut squares and arranged them with strips to form a diamond pattern.  It came together much quicker and used much less fabric.  This picture isn't lined up perfectly, but you get the idea.

And this is the finished product, fresh and crinkly from the dryer.  It's super soft and ready for snuggling! :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fresh and Funky- October

Here are the blocks I made for Cat.  She had us do some really fun blocks, and I got to work on my applique skills a little bit more!
 She sent out fabrics to represent the four seasons, and I got summer (which I happen to love).  She also asked that we use her owl print somewhere on each block, so I perched mine in the tree.
Since this block is all about summer, I figured I'd give her a few strawberries growing under the tree.
I also included a signature block that I forgot to photograph.  Oops.  I sent her some extra blocks for an earthquake quilt, as well.  Cat is from New Zealand and is making quilts for children affected by the recent earthquakes there.  

Thanks for such a fun block this month!