Friday, April 20, 2012

Patchwork Quilt

 I think this is the first time I've ever made a quilt composed entirely of squares. Talk about quick and easy. And I love how it showcases all the pretty fabrics.


I cut way too many squares, so I'll try to use the rest of them in a pieced backing. I've been itching to try this quilting design and it looks perfect for this quilt. I'll let you know how it goes!


I think it wants to be an outdoor quilt ~ to be thrown on the ground for a Summer picnic!


Kathy claimed her prize and asked for beachy colors of aqua, sand and white. Here's what I came up with ~ I get to deliver it today!



Tomorrow I'm off for a week of California hugs and kisses. Hope your week is filled with love, too! ...Cindy


10 comments:

  1. Enjoy the hugs and kisses, best thing ever.

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  2. It's gorgeous...and PERFECT for a picnic/beach blanket!

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  3. The quilt is gorgeous - the colors are so fresh and pretty! I think that quilting pattern is just the ticket, too! Enjoy sunny SoCal...will you be in KC for the Modern Meet Up in May? Hope to see you there!

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  4. I'm also making a quilt entirely of squares for the first time and loving it. I want to make two of them, one for my granddaughter, 13 out of Ruby charm paks, that is the one I have started, and one for her 12 year old brother out of some more 'manly' colors, blues, browns, tans and blacks...I have to cut his squares and they will be 8". These quilts are for Christmas, and I want to quilt them myself (hopefully I'll be buying a Janome Horizon 7700 very soon that will make the quilting easier). Anyway, that is why I chose to use all squares, to make them them quick and easy. Hope they turn out as lovely as yours is. The fabrics are just beautiful. Hugs...

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  5. Love the pincushion Cindy! Thanks so much! Hope you have a great trip filled with XOXO's!

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  6. I love that the quilt matches your blog's colors! It's lovely~ have a safe trip!

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  7. Welcome to So. Cal. Enjoy your visit.
    God bless, Christine

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  8. Love the new blog header...I'm so far behind in reading blogs that I missed your new site, missed the pincushion giveaway and just noticed the new look...

    Have a great time with the grands...

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  9. Super cool summer quilt! Love the colors! Missed the pincushion giveaway but congratulations to the winner. Have a great time with the little ones.

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  10. Hi Cindy,
    I think you are awesome, as you know, and I shared a blog award with you over on my blog (and told all 14 of my followers what a fan I am!). ;) Hope you have had a wonderful visit in CA!
    -Elle

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