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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

FO: Earthy Strips

Baby quilts are always fun to make.

FO: Earthy Strips

This one, for Bill and Meena, was no exception. Starting with Elizabeth Hartman's Xylophone quilt from her second book, I used Kona Stone, along with green and brown strips to make some (slightly) wonky wedged blocks. I decided to only use these two colors (although I considered yellow as well), mostly to avoid having a lot of wasted cuts. I do have a small pile of waste, but I intend to use them up as scrappy bits in some improv blocks.

The quilt finishes at approximately 48" x 52". I like to size baby quilts generously, so they can grow with the baby.

I'm remind of last January's baby quilt, for Wyatt. More green and brown, there!

First meander

As part of my ongoing free motion practice, I tried the meander stitch this time. Full disclosure: I started quilting this twice before landing on the meander. First, I tried pebbling, but it looked all wrong with the strips. Then, I started straight-line quilting, but I didn't think that worked here either.

So, the meander, which I did only on the Kona Stone.

Back of Meena's quilt

For the back, I used a long ago stashed Deer Valley cut, which I love. I think the yellow/brown print works perfectly! I broke it up with some white Kona and a lonely leftover block. I left an unquilted area for my mom and I to sign.

And that's it! Another quilty finish, and another one I wish I could keep.

12 comments:

  1. you are on fire! i love this one. the colors are fabulous and it's such a surprisingly pleasing look.

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  2. it's beautiful! i love the use of negative space.

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  3. I LOVE IT!! THEY WILL TOO! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING THIS FOR ME/THEM/US!!

    You are so very talented my Jacey!

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  4. You are rocking this year! I'm trying to have a productive week -- However, I keep getting sidetracked today! :p

    Anywho...LOVE this quilt Jacey -- you're amazing!

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  5. I love it! You are on a roll I need to get started on some new projects.

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  6. Ooh, can *I* keep it? Another great quilt! I love how modern it is and yet very baby-friendly.

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  7. You are rocking the FMQ, my friend! I am so jealous!

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  8. Wow, look at your meander. You are really getting it, girl!

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  9. Sweet Jacey, you are such a beautiful woman! These quilts are amazing and you are crazy talented. I would absolutely adore a baby blanket from you in the (distant) future when I have my first little one :) You are an inspiration! Craft on!

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  10. Sweet Jacey, you are such a beautiful woman! These quilts are amazing and you are crazy talented. I would absolutely adore a baby blanket from you in the (distant) future when I have my first little one :) You are an inspiration! Craft on!

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