Wednesday, June 27, 2012

WIP: Backyard Baby Boy Blocks

I started sewing my blocks together for my "Backyard Baby" quilt! I really do love this fabric-- I think it's adorable. I'm using Amanda Jean's Filmstrip quilt, although my blocks are a little bit bigger.


This print is my favorite! I love the little jars.

This is the first time I've worked with directional fabric, and that's been interesting. It meant I had to do some very careful planning for how I was cutting out pieces (I drew it out on a piece of graph paper so I didn't get confused-- I think I ended up with about six square inches of scrap of each of my prints, so I cut it very, very close with my quarter yards!) It also means I have to pay attention when sewing, or this happens:

Oops.

Nevertheless, the blocks are going well and quickly. It's a super-simple quilt to chain piece, and a pattern I'll likely use again.

Unrelated to sewing, but I had to cross an old stone bridge and walk past this on my way to campus yesterday. Pretty terrible, huh? :)


 Linking up with Freshly Pieced. Happy Wednesday!


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12 comments:

  1. Those blocks look great: it showcases the fabric really well.

    And that is a gorgeous view on the way to campus. Lucky you!

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  2. I like that center animal print with the snake.

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    1. It's hard to choose a favorite! Great fabric.

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  3. So sad for you, with that view on your way to campus. ;)

    I am loving your project! The simple blocks are really going to let that fabric shine.

    Thanks for linking up to WIP Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for filling in so that we could all link up. Looks like a huge response today!

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