Friday, February 22, 2013

bee blocks, a finished quilt top, and quiltcon

For our DGS Wish circle this month, Lynn asked us to make green and blue blocks with a gray background.
february wish circle blocks
These were fun and fast to put together.  I didn't realize until I was done that everyone else was using the same color of gray for the entire background so I hope Lynn doesn't mind that I raided my scraps and came up with lots of different grays!

I spent the last couple days putting together a quilt top for a friend's newborn who is in the hospital for the next few weeks.  I was helping my friend learn to make her first quilt when they moved to Boston last year, so I wanted to do something when I heard the story.
16 patch quilt top
I finished up the quilt top last night and then basted it today during nap time.  I think that Adrianne and I must be on the same page because I added 16 patch to my quilts-I-want-to-make list after finish my the scrappy trip along.  I am thinking about trying orange peel quilting on this one.  Would that be ok for a baby boy quilt?

My friend and fellow Wish-circle member Alyssa was kind enough to take a photo of my Posy quilt at Quiltcon.  I wish I could have been there to see it in person, thanks Alyssa!
I spotted Ericka Jackman's posy triangle quilt! #quiltcon

11 comments :

  1. To my husband (a mathematician) orange peel quilting looks very similar to some geometry proof he rattled on about.... so very appropriate for a boy, or really anyone who might not like flowers.

    And I love your Posey quilt!

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  2. I LOVE your bee blocks. And yes, I think an orange peel design would be perfect quilting.

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  3. Oh my those two blocks are gorgeous! Hope baby is ok.

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  4. Loving your bee blocks. Yes...orange peel is a good one for BOY or GIRl!!!

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  5. Love the bee blocks with the varied grays!

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  6. Your blocks looks great--I love the mix of grays!

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  7. those bee blocks really shine with the varied greys - a great idea

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  8. The blue and green blocks with the different shades of grey are beautiful!!

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  9. Really like your bee blocks. Love the color combo.

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  10. Thanks for the shout-out Erica! Your 16 patch looks great, and your bee blocks are stunning!

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