Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Square in a Square Quilt in Progress


My sweet husband has been asking for another quilt.  Because it is his birthday this week, I figured I should start working on it. He wanted a large outdoorsy wall hanging.  So we went together and picked out some fabric.  He really liked this "Pine Ridge" panel made by Robert Kaufman, so I decided to make him a square in a square quilt.

He helped me select some other fabrics to go with it.  I love the wood grain print.


The top print is also from the "Pine Ridge" fabric line, and it will be my backing.  The green plaid will be in the quilt top as well as my binding.  Making it up as I went along, I decided to use some of the scraps from his Christmas quilt, Bear Tracks, to add some variety.


Luckily, the fabrics went together very well.

I figured out that I could cut the large animals out in an 8 inch square and the smaller pictures in a 5.5 inch square.  Adding 1 or 2 borders of 1.25 inches (1.75 inches cut) would make the blocks finish at 10 inches.  I was happy that it worked out so well.  20 finished blocks will give me a quilt that is 40 by 50 inches.  The perfect size for where he wants to hang it.


I was even happier when I started cutting and laying things out on my design wall.  I don't have to go and purchase any more fabric.  :)


What do you think?  I think I have been looking at it too long.

XX,
Jasmine

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10 comments:

  1. I think you've got your colors spread out nicely. When you come back after taking a break, you'll know if you really like it.

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  2. Looks good to me :) I wuldn't have guessed that the wood grain was fabric! I thiught the rest of the fabric was lying on a lovely wood surface.

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  3. I am in love with the adirondaks and this reminds me of it. I like it a lot. The mix of fabric is masculine too.LeeAnna

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  4. It looks great Jasmine! What a great birthday gift.

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  5. I think it looks great and that you have done a wonderful job balancing the colors and tones across the layout!

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  6. Yes, yes, yes! It looks fantastic...go for it! :-)

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  7. What a great guy quilt-your Hubbs will love it, wish him happy BD!

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  8. Guess I'm going against the flow of comments here, and don't get me wrong; I love the rich colours and the square in a square blocks you're doing. However, there are two leaf blocks in the third row and two pine cone blocks in the second. If you switched the two brown-surrounded blocks on the right of each row, that would balance the distribution. Just a thought; feel free to ignore me! Lucky husband to have two quilts; mine has zip. That's pretty bad! I should rectify that.

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  9. Wow!! Love this! I agree with the masses - I think the way you have it laid out looks fabulous. And the wood grain fabric is awesome!

    Happy birthday to your hubby!

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