Saturday, September 28, 2013

In the Blues

 Surprised at all the lighter blues I had, I started cutting 3 1/2" strips and squares.  I kept making HSTs until running out of lights, so I added in a few beige scraps (trying not to cut into yardage or fat quarters).   My favorite, the blue dinosaurs.  When my son was 3 (he is 30 now), my grandmother gave me this fabric to make pajamas.  I have a picture with him, but I don't think he would like me showing him with dinosaur PJs.

 I have been making the HSTs as "Leaders and Enders" (Bonnie Hunter fame) while putting together commissioned quilt tops.  The top came together very quickly when I realized how many squares and HSTs I had already done.  VERY scrappy indeed.

The blocks have already come down off the wall (each row labeled and ready to sew).  It will have to wait until later, as I have two chevron quilts and a red hearts quilt due in November.  Busy Busy.

The lighter blues chosen for this top are part of Angela's Rainbow challenge, SoScrappy, for September.  The border will eventually be added for a perfect sofa size quilt.


Sarah Craig said...

Oh, that's beautiful, Jamie!! Love those peaceful blues!!

Angie said...

I love seeing all those scrappy blues together!

fancystitching said...

I love that dinosaur fabric! When making my Farmer's Wife quilt, I used the very last scrap of fabric left from a maternity blouse I made in 1979! Hubby told me the fabric "jumped out" on the quilt, but I left it because it is a precious memory.

I am Just One Mom said...

This is a handsome quilt. You are making me think about my jars of blue fabric (squares) waiting to fulfill their destiny!

Karen said...

Very pretty quilt. I love the soft shades of blues.