Monday, May 23, 2016

Design Wall Monday--May 23, 2016

On my design floor today are blocks for a quilt for our second grandson, Hunter, who will be 3 months old next week.  I know, I know, but better late than never, right? I did get the curtains made for his room... 

DD Elaine wanted black and white prints and I bought a bunch at Superbuzzy.  I love that store!  It has a great online presence for Japanese designer fabrics and modern prints and solids, and is very fun to poke around in. A few prints from my stash dresser were added to round out the selection.  
Loved this monkey print and it will be the backing as well.  I found this quilt pattern on Pinterest, it is called Adam's Rib, from Fons and Porter.  The crib size called for 10 fat quarters.  I did note that there are errors in the cutting directions, as it called for cutting the same number of strips as for the next size up.  I only needed to cut ONE strip, not 5, for the center squares, and only TWO strips, not 5, for the smaller squares and rectangle.  I discovered this during the second fat quarter cutting so was able to avoid having a ton of extra pieces cut.  One thing about Fons and Porter--they do not include pressing directions.  I figured out from my test block which would work best so I can nest the seams when I sew the rows together, but I do prefer to have pressing directions in patterns!

 Completed blocks.

 Love that white block that appears between the prints. 

Since this picture I've sewn four of the rows together. the gray looking block is a black print on white. I want this quilt done before Hunter's 3 month photo shoot next week.  His mama has been posing him on a handmade quilt--but not one made by his Mimi!  

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Browndirtcottage said...

Oh! Yes Yes. I like that this is more white than black. Excellent! I really like the block design too!

Janet O. said...

I think the grey-looking blocks give it more depth. It really is a fun design. Great monkey print, too.
If you ask me (which you didn't) if you had curtains made for the newborn, you shouldn't be expected to have a quilt ready at the same time. : )

carol fun said...

Great looking quilt! Love the monkey will be the perfect back.

Joyful Quilter said...

Cute quilt...LOVE the monkey fabric. Don't you hate cutting instruction errors!

Soma @ said...

Whimsical and classy at the same time! Love the monkey print. Hunter is a very lucky boy to have his Mimi make this fabulous quilt for him :)


Kate said...

Love the monkey fabric. It's going to be a beautiful quilt, very dramatic.