May 1, 2013

Ollie's Quilt

I have started a new quilt.  This is not to say that I have finished any of the other projects that I have in various stages of completion (or should I say non-completion?). This is exactly what happens to me. I am going like gangbusters on a project and then life gets in the way and I have to set it aside for a bit while I do other things, like family weddings and new grandchildren. (I know~it's a tough life, huh?) Then a new project comes along and I don't seem to get back to the "old" project for weeks. OK, let's face the truth here~lots of times I don't go back to that project for months or even YEARS!!! I just lose my momentum and I find it hard to get excited about it again. 

But this new project is different. I will finish it and it will be done soon. I am making my newest grandbaby a quilt. My daughter picked out the fabric and I picked out the pattern. I think it's going to be really cute. And since Ollie is almost three months old, it's time this Grammy got cracking. 

I found a pattern called Taking Turns by the Happy Zombie. The pattern was featured in Quilts and More magazine last Spring. This was my inspiration. I decided that I wanted to make 11" blocks, so the quilt would come out the size I wanted it to be, so I tweaked the design. But I have to give credit to the the Happy Zombie! Her quilt is perfect when you have fabric that you want to showcase.

The fabric I am using is called Robotex by mint blossom for Northcott. Since several of the fabrics have a white background, I am going to do all of the sashing in a dark grey. I think it's going to be really cute. 
















Here are the blocks cut out and placed on the design wall. I am pleased with the color arrangement. I think I have struck a good balance. 













I took close up photos of some of the fabrics. They just say "boy" to me. I love the green fabric-it gives a great pop of color to the quilt.



















I just had to fussy cut some of the robot heads for the small squares. They look so cute! 



















I am going to cut all my sashing strips now and get started. I hope to have this quilt finished to give to my daughter on mother's day. 

Happy Quilting!

1 comment:

  1. You are so talented!!!! Great job Marcia! Love it!

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