Thursday, September 8, 2011

A new project

This pile of fabric is for a project has been on my 'to-do' list for way to long. It's a baby present for someone who is approaching  his first birthday. Yikes. Part of my problem is that I couldn't decide on the perfect pattern.
 Then I came up with this. Now I don't want to stop!  Almost all the fabrics came from my stash (which is totally awesome) with the exception of the Robert Kaufman Metro Living navy circles (which I got here) and some Sarah Jane navy polkadots (available here.) I love that navy blue is growing popular again. It's been kind of scarce lately. I've always been a navy fan.
 And just for fun, I thought I'd share a picture of my lunch. Right from the garden. (The orange ones are ripe - I've never grown those kind before. They're equally good.) Another reason September is my favorite month of the year.

52 comments:

Kimberly said...

navy and september and tomatoes... all delicious in my book!

chris said...

I really like the blocks...and mostly from your stash? Way to go!

Krista Hansen said...

The blocks are beautiful and love the tomatoes. I had homemade salsa for lunch! Yum!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Lovely! I'd love to see how those blocks are put together. Very masculine!

sunflower cottage said...

Lovely fabrics

Debbie said...

lovely blocks! and those tomatoes - yum. My coworker brought in a bowl yesterday & boy are they good!

Julie said...
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Jeanna said...

Cute blocks! Waiting for your inspiration was worth it, this will be an adorable quilt!

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Julie said...

Perfect pattern for those fabrics! Now you just need to add a scoop of cottage cheese to those tomatoes to make my favorite lunch this time of year!

Katy Cameron said...

Love those blocks, and how I wish I had fresh tomatoes just outside my door (but I would need a garden for that lol)

Laurie Parrack said...

I love when my tomatoes start ripening also. They are so good just to munch on. I love the pattern you created for the quilt.

Emily {Creative Chicks} said...

Lovely blocks! I love blues and greens together for boys...

Dirt Road Quilter said...

Your blocks are over the top fabulous! I think that quilt will be worth the wait! Is there a pattern for that block? I LOVE the way the white frames everything and I agree...three cheers for navy!

the woolen cellar said...

Just love the blocks and especially the colors...just perfect. Can you tell where to find this pattern? I have a huge stash and this would be a very good choice to reduce some of it. Thanks so much!

Tracy J said...

I love the colors of this quilt, and would like to know if there is a pattern. It looks maybe paper pieced?

Karen said...

I love your 'baby' quilt... and I'm sure he will... it's such an attractive pattern in great fabrics... and as for your tomatoes, you have to see if you can grow some of the ones that are small (grape tomato size) and shaped like pears... they are delicious!

Jamie Lee said...

Looks great! I love how the white pops out.

Annaliese said...
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Annaliese said...

The navy and green are so fun, what a lucky boy he will be!

I'm with the other commentors on this one... pretty prettyyyy please, share the pattern, it's simple and beautiful!!!

Sorry for the deleted comment, I had a spelling fail ;)

Katie Doggart said...

I love this colour combination and the blocks that were made with it!! It makes me wish that I had some of these colours in my stash. I may have to go out to get some :)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute blocks. They will make a fabulous quilt.

Siuan @ Snowbound said...

I'm partial to the colors. Best it'll be great!

Sherri said...

LOVE the quilt blocks...perfect for a baby boy! I have the same problem...I wait and wait to start projects because I so want to have the perfect pattern for the fabric! Or vice versa!

Sharon said...

Love the blue and green combination! My son's room is blue and green too.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Pamela Nees said...

Really love those blue/green/navy blocks. Glad that navy is back, also. And I'm also loving those tomatoes!

Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy said...

Love the blue and green!

Barbara said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this quilt is coming together. The colors are great (I'm a navy lover too!) and the design is perfect for the fabrics. Can't wait to see it finished!

Cindy said...

Couldn't agree more! So glad to see navy popping up on the radar again. And gotta love those Summer tomatoes!

ANudge said...

I really like those blocks! And mostly from your stash - that's super!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Very cool blocks!~ I like navy in quilts too. Your tomatoes look yummy!

Caitlin T. said...

You're right about the scarcity of navy fabrics! I've been gathering fabrics for a navy and white quilt, and have been surprised how hard it is to find navy.

I love how these blocks have turned out!

Suzi said...

Can't wait to see the finished project. I love the pattern.

quiltnlady said...

I love the quilt. I find it's hard to find fabrics for "male" quilts. Your selections and patterns are perfect.

Rhonda said...

loving the look of your quilt. great fabric choices!

MaryMargaret said...

I adore those blocks! These colors and patterns remind me of men's ties- perfect for a little boy. I'd also love to know where we can find the pattern! And your lunch looks completely delicious. Our tomatoes are done for the season- it was just too hot.

Dawn said...

That quilt is going to be awesome!! I would say lovely, but it's a boy quilt. :)

Sau said...

The blocks are so lovely, wonderful colors/fabrics and the tomatoes look tasty!

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Gorgeous new project...I could see this working well with a jelly roll and a bit of yardage :o)

Michele said...

Very cool blocks. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. I am jealous of your tomatoes. We moved this spring so I didn't get to plant this year at all. I am anxiously waiting for the opportunity next year.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Wow! I love the blocks and combination of colors. Can't wait to see more!

Jeni said...

Those blocks are so fun! Love the colors! :)

Layne Bushell said...

I love the blocks! Hopefully you'll be putting out a pattern in your shop soon? I hope! I'm a huge navy fan too!

janae king said...

I love your blocks...very inspirational. I think I will have to go shopping in my stash and make some of those blocks. Good Job! Your toms. are beautiful too.

bethanndodd said...

I just fell in love with those blocks! The colors are so perfect together! I don't blame you a bit for not wanting to stop ;) Will there be a pattern soon?
Smiles~Beth

MollyP said...

Love your "mater" photo. We grew orange ones this year, too. We also grew pink ones and black ones. Makes for a cool looking salsa. Enjoy!

Anna said...

What a beautiful color combination! Can't wait to see the finished quilt! :)

Ginnie's Gems said...

Love your pattern work with the fabrics!

Can't believe you have such nice looking tomatoes - the Texas heat literally has done in our tomatoes.
Enjoy.

paige said...

Beautiful! These colors and the pattern would be perfect for my new baby boy to-be's room. I'm hoping you will share a quick tutorial on making the blocks. :)

Thimbleanna said...

I love the navy too -- and I LOVE it with the green -- VERY cute!

Micki said...

I love the blocks! I've been trying to find a good scheme/pattern for my almost four year old and this is the best I've seen!

Mmmm, tomatoes . . . :)

Amanda said...

Oh, those blocks are so beautiful! Please, please share how you put them together. I have a little problem with sewing in straight lines, but I would try to change my ways for these blocks!

BJ and Amber said...

I love the fabrics and the pattern! Where did you find the pattern? Is it one you're willing to share? Your blog is great, you're very talented!