Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Spy a Cute Quilt for Someone!

My great-nephews Phenyx and Kingston recently got new beds.  Big boy beds!  I noticed that one of them has been sleeping with his Gramma's Hubba Hubba Quilt, so I decided they need their own quilts and set out to make them this week.  I have lots of novelty prints left over from other kid quilts.  This is what's on the design wall so far...






This Over and Under Pattern by Paula Hughes looks complicated but it's really simple.  The prints are cut in 4.5" x 6.5" blocks.  Then a green 1.5" x 6.5" strip is sewn onto each side.  






Alternating the blocks results in a woven pattern.  Black sashing gives a really distinct look as seen in this Halloween quilt.  


I'm making one quilt in green and one in blue.








I can't wait to get these done so the boys can have their own quilts.  AND so their Gramma can have her Hubba Hubba quilt back!











7 comments:

  1. Oh they are too cute - the boys are going to love them! Happy stitching grandma!

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  2. Love the Over Under pattern! That quilt is on my to do list!

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  3. Yeah....I think they are a little YOUNG for hubba bubba anyways. Those quilts are going to be so cute, but you can really tell the "woven" effect with the black sashing. Can't wait to see these completed. You are such a good aunt, great aunt, momma, gwamma, etc.

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  4. I've loved this pattern ever since I saw your Halloween quilt at retreat. It's on my list to make. I didn't think you were old enough to have great-nephews, but I counted, and I have nine great nieces and nephews, myself! Doesn't seem right.

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  5. This is a fun pattern. They will look great in blue and green as the border strips. Your Halloween one was so cute. I bet your stash is getting smaller and smaller right?

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  6. What fun quilts! Any boy would love them. Where did you find that hippo fabric?

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  7. LOL, the new ones will be much more appropriate than the Hubba, Hubba quilt.

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