Monday, April 8, 2013

Design Wall Monday--April 8, 2013

On my design surface is the second of two baby quilts that must be completed this month.  This second one started is actually due first.  One of the ladies in my Bunco group who has two school-aged children and had been told by doctors that she was in early menopause turned up pregnant, to everyone's surprise, least of all hers!  A baby shower is planned for late this month and she is having a girl.  I have wanted to make THIS houndstooth check block quilt ever since I first saw it on Tracey's blog several years ago. 

On her sidebar, Tracey shares a tutorial of her bias-free way to make the blocks.  Clever one!  Mine is of brown and pink Kona solids and I'm hoping it turns out well.  All my pieces are cut and ready to mark with diagonal lines--or I may just use the painter's-tape-on-the-machine-bed method.

This hasty sketch shows the two different pieced blocks along with the two different colored solid squares that make up the layout.  These finish at 5" and the setting will be 7 x 7.  I may use Minky on the back but haven't decided on that either.

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11 comments:

Stephanie said...

Surprise, Surprise! Well I think all of the adorable baby things at the shower will be fun. Love houndstooth! Great colors.

Chris said...

Oolong. I can't wait to see the finished q unit. That design is so modern!!

Patrica said...

This looks like it will be a great quilt. After the initial surprise a wonderful gift all around.

Janet O. said...

What a challenge that will be to go back to mothering a babe.
When I was doing my wool applique on a houndstooth background recently I came to think of the pattern as frogs in rows. That is the first thing I saw when I looked at your photo of your houndstooth pattern. : )

Quilter Kathy said...

Yippee...a new baby quilt to sew!
And a surprise baby at that...how fun!

Rhonda said...

As Gomer Pile would say, "Surprise, surprise, surprise!" You quilt will be a wonderful shower gift. Love the design!!

Kate said...

Love the colors you've chosen for the baby quilt. That would be surprise, think you are in menopause and then find out you are pregnant. Oh boy!

Shay said...

Chocolate and pink is one of my favourite colour combos. This baby quilt is going to be so pretty!

Lorraine said...

Yikes...that is a BIG surprise! lovel the colours you have chosen for the quilt....it will be stunning....!

Brown Dirt Cottage said...

I LOVE this houndstooth pattern!

You are sooooo good!!!

*karendianne. said...

How cool. I love how you think, plan and draw thing out ahead of time. I should do more of that instead of flying by the seat of my pants!!!