25 October 2011

Cot Quilts

A year ago I finished off a stack of baby/cot quilts that I'd been making to try out a few different designs.  Michael and Peta's friends had a baby boy in August and they gave him the Bento Box quilt.  He is such a beautiful baby.

Baby A on his quilt
For my birthday a few months ago, Diann gave me a book called "X Blocks" and the X-block ruler.  I had a play with them on Sunday using some of the left-over cot quilt fabric and a yellow stripe.  The designs able to be made from simple 9-patch blocks using colour placement and the ruler are fantastic.
The cut-off pieces are used to make a border.  Very clever.

I also started another cot quilt using the left-over Teddy Bear fabric plus a couple of other fabrics from my stash.  This pattern is based on Joanna Figueroa's Petite Fleur quilt design. 

Teddy Bears
Lots of chain piecing for both quilts so they are made up quickly.

Rest in Peace Marco Simoncelli.


Sue W ♥ said...

cool blocks, love the lemon and green

Lucky-1 said...

Lovely quilts. Cute little bub too:)


Lorraine said...

Nice work Lynda ...might have to check out that book / ruler combo. Still can't believe Marco is gone! Thinking of his family, friends and the whole MotoGP "family".

Maria said...

It is just sooooo nice to receive a photo of a baby lying on a quilt you stitched.

The new block is fabulous.

gracie said...

they are so pretty...and the baby looks cute.

Bev C said...

Hello Lynda.

Great X block.It is always fun to try new things. Lovely cute baby.
Happy quilting.

Bec said...

The pink teddy bears is gorgeous! Loved the Bento Box quilt when you made it, love the green and yellow colour combination - something a bit not the norm is great to see! Sounds like 'X Blocks' is a great book, love what you did with your left overs.


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