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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.

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    Kimberly
    September 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

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

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    chris
    September 8, 2011 at 2:19 pm

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

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    Krista Hansen
    September 8, 2011 at 2:20 pm

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

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    Melanie@Crafty Cupboard
    September 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

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

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    sunflower cottage
    September 8, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    Lovely fabrics

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    Debbie
    September 8, 2011 at 2:38 pm

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

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    Julie
    September 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

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    Jeanna
    September 8, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Cute blocks! Waiting for your inspiration was worth it, this will be an adorable quilt!<br /><br />http://becauseisaysew.blogspot.com/

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    Julie
    September 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    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!

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    Katy Cameron
    September 8, 2011 at 3:01 pm

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

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    Laurie Parrack
    September 8, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    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.

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    Emily {Creative Chicks}
    September 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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

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    Dirt Road Quilter
    September 8, 2011 at 3:12 pm

    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!

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    the woolen cellar
    September 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    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!

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    Tracy J
    September 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

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

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    Karen
    September 8, 2011 at 3:52 pm

    I love your &#39;baby&#39; quilt… and I&#39;m sure he will… it&#39;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!

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    Jamie Lee
    September 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Looks great! I love how the white pops out.

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    Annaliese
    September 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

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    Annaliese
    September 8, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    The navy and green are so fun, what a lucky boy he will be!<br /><br />I&#39;m with the other commentors on this one… pretty prettyyyy please, share the pattern, it&#39;s simple and beautiful!!! <br /><br />Sorry for the deleted comment, I had a spelling fail 😉

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    Katie Doggart
    September 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    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 🙂

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    Happy Cottage Quilter
    September 8, 2011 at 4:03 pm

    Very cute blocks. They will make a fabulous quilt.

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    Siuan @ Snowbound
    September 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    I&#39;m partial to the colors. Best it&#39;ll be great!

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    Sherri
    September 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    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!

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    Sharon
    September 8, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Love the blue and green combination! My son&#39;s room is blue and green too. <br /><br />Can&#39;t wait to see the finished product!

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    Pamela Nees
    September 8, 2011 at 5:04 pm

    Really love those blue/green/navy blocks. Glad that navy is back, also. And I&#39;m also loving those tomatoes!

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    Jackie @ Fred-and-Cissy
    September 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Love the blue and green!

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    Barbara
    September 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the way this quilt is coming together. The colors are great (I&#39;m a navy lover too!) and the design is perfect for the fabrics. Can&#39;t wait to see it finished!

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    Cindy
    September 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Couldn&#39;t agree more! So glad to see navy popping up on the radar again. And gotta love those Summer tomatoes!

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    ANudge
    September 8, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    I really like those blocks! And mostly from your stash – that&#39;s super!

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    Sandie ~call me crazy
    September 8, 2011 at 6:40 pm

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

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    Caitlin T.
    September 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    You&#39;re right about the scarcity of navy fabrics! I&#39;ve been gathering fabrics for a navy and white quilt, and have been surprised how hard it is to find navy.<br /><br />I love how these blocks have turned out!

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    Suzi
    September 8, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Can&#39;t wait to see the finished project. I love the pattern.

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    quiltnlady
    September 8, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    I love the quilt. I find it&#39;s hard to find fabrics for &quot;male&quot; quilts. Your selections and patterns are perfect.

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    Rhonda
    September 8, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    loving the look of your quilt. great fabric choices!

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    MaryMargaret
    September 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I adore those blocks! These colors and patterns remind me of men&#39;s ties- perfect for a little boy. I&#39;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.

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    Dawn
    September 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    That quilt is going to be awesome!! I would say lovely, but it&#39;s a boy quilt. 🙂

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    Sau
    September 8, 2011 at 11:27 pm

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

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    Sew Create It - Jane
    September 9, 2011 at 1:57 am

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

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    Michele
    September 9, 2011 at 5:39 am

    Very cool blocks. I can&#39;t wait to see the finished quilt. I am jealous of your tomatoes. We moved this spring so I didn&#39;t get to plant this year at all. I am anxiously waiting for the opportunity next year.

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    Kim @ NewlyWoodwards
    September 9, 2011 at 7:36 am

    Wow! I love the blocks and combination of colors. Can&#39;t wait to see more!

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    Jeni
    September 9, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Those blocks are so fun! Love the colors! 🙂

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    Layne Bushell
    September 9, 2011 at 8:31 am

    I love the blocks! Hopefully you&#39;ll be putting out a pattern in your shop soon? I hope! I&#39;m a huge navy fan too!

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    janae king
    September 9, 2011 at 8:59 am

    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.

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    bethanndodd
    September 9, 2011 at 9:38 am

    I just fell in love with those blocks! The colors are so perfect together! I don&#39;t blame you a bit for not wanting to stop 😉 Will there be a pattern soon? <br />Smiles~Beth

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    MollyP
    September 9, 2011 at 10:45 am

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

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    Anna
    September 9, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    What a beautiful color combination! Can&#39;t wait to see the finished quilt! 🙂

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    Ginnie's Gems
    September 9, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Love your pattern work with the fabrics! <br /><br />Can&#39;t believe you have such nice looking tomatoes – the Texas heat literally has done in our tomatoes.<br />Enjoy.

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    paige
    September 9, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Beautiful! These colors and the pattern would be perfect for my new baby boy to-be&#39;s room. I&#39;m hoping you will share a quick tutorial on making the blocks. 🙂

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    Thimbleanna
    September 9, 2011 at 9:48 pm

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

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    Micki
    September 12, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I love the blocks! I&#39;ve been trying to find a good scheme/pattern for my almost four year old and this is the best I&#39;ve seen!<br /><br />Mmmm, tomatoes . . . 🙂

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    Amanda
    September 16, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    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!

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    BJ and Amber
    November 23, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I love the fabrics and the pattern! Where did you find the pattern? Is it one you&#39;re willing to share? Your blog is great, you&#39;re very talented!

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