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Monday, June 2, 2008

squares

It happen to me all the time.....when I don't have a clue on what pattern to use..... I always end up making squares.
It must be my favorite figure! I think because a square is nice and simple and has four equal sides. And by using different colours and fabrics all kind of patterns can be made. Plus it's easy to sew, no difficult curves.
So guess what pattern I use for the cribquilt???
The fabric with the roses comes from Biggiebest and was also used to make the curtains from.

babyquilt (peek)

This is the old cribquilt from my daughter. It seems that even back then I already developed a soft spot for squares! I had the whole babyroom decorated in Laura Ashley. I was a big fan of all their fabric and wallpapers.

cribquilt for daughter M

I'm curious, what is your favorite shape/ figure to use in quilts? I'll bet we all have one!
DD is checking up on me every now and then to see how much the cribquilt is progressing.....so I better get back behind the sewingmachine!

32 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

I love how the 2 quilts are similar yet obviously different due to the age/trend of the fabrics. I'm also a sucker for squares, I keep meaning to try different things, but if I ever need to whip up a quilt, it's almost always in squares!

The Calico Cat said...

I have to claim squares too. I like ot play with fabrics & colors not complicated piecing.

Heidi said...

Are there still BiggieBest stores in Holland? I thought they closed.

I don't really have a favorite block to quilt. I think my favorite is what I am doing at the moment. I think that is good as it means I am enjoying what I make. I like trying too many things to have one favorite. Right now I am doing a medallion quilt project for the quilt group that I have in my home and it is everyone's favorite as it is such a special and personal quilt. They work according to my assignments. This week they get the last assignment. We will all be sad to say farewell to this project when it is completed.

I can't wait to see the crib quilt finished. The fabrics are so pretty.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Jacquie said...

Both of these are beautiful! We used to have a Laura Ashley store here. It was fun to go in and just look at all her fabrics. I'm actually starting to embrace triangles...never thought I'd say that.

craftydiane said...

Love your quilt! Looks so light and airy and summery. I do mostly hand applique. So don't have a favorite. When I do piece by machine I think I, too like squares best as they are easy to sew together!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

craftydiane said...

Love your quilt! Looks so light and airy and summery. I do mostly hand applique. So don't have a favorite. When I do piece by machine I think I, too like squares best as they are easy to sew together!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

craftydiane said...

Love your quilt! Looks so light and airy and summery. I do mostly hand applique. So don't have a favorite. When I do piece by machine I think I, too like squares best as they are easy to sew together!
Have a Blessed Day,
Diane

nicolette said...

This quilt will be another wonderful one!
Up to now I love squares. Nothing wrong with a good square quilt. You can play with the colours and fabrics. I also love the look of half- and quarter squares combined with white and I love logcabin quilts with lots of colours.

Mirre said...

The quilt is lovely already!
I like strips in a quilt, or log cabin.

Janet McKinney said...

I love squares too - or triangles, or stripes. Anything that is simple to cut out, and really allows the beauty of the fabric and the combination of fabric to show through
Janet McKinney

Bloom said...

So nice to have you back in blogland! I have a weakness for the common 9-patch. It is just so simple & always looks great I think.

Belém said...

I confess I am a square fan too. Simple with multiple effects.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Both are beautiful I can see why you do squares..........

Levin (and Emily) said...

i really like squares too but maybe that's because i'm too scared to try and do triangles???!!!
i love your daughter's quilt and i love the new one for her baby. it's such a lovely thing to do.
l
x

Elly said...

Ik zat die laatste quilt eens goed te bekijken en de blauwe stofjes kwamen me wel héél bekend voor! Toen ik nog klein was had ik een blauwe Laura Ashley-kamer, precies zo met deze stofjes! Je nieuwe quilt vind ik trouwens ook prachtig, mooie kleurtjes! En vierkant vind ik zelf ook erg mooi, geeft vaak een rustig effect.

Moorea said...

I love squares too- they make such a beautiful pattern when laid out like you have done. That fabric is so fresh looking! I wish I could hand quilt like you, we will be machine quilting ours. We'll see who gets done first!

Belvie said...

Squares! Looked at my quilts and other small items. I have several nine patch things, bags made with squares, pillows with squares...so guess squares it is!

Both the new crib quilt you are making and the old crib quilt from your DD are beautiful!

Peti said...

Wat wordt je dekentje mooi, Corry!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are back on your blog, as I love reading it.
I never thought about a favorite shape, so I don't know what to answer. I'll think about it.

www.french-patchworker.blogspot.com

Tanya said...

Glad to see you posting again ~ missed you! The crib quilt is lovely - such a great combination in color and fabric.

Tanya

Rachael Rabbit said...

I like the simple but pleasing square too :-)

meggie said...

How fresh & sweet the new quilt is looking!!

Christine said...

I have really loved reading your blog and it gives me a lot of inspiration in doing a bit more blogging. Thank you.
I live in Australia, but am originally from Germany, good luck with your first grandchild, ours will be one this month and we love her to bits.

cheers
Christine

Nicky said...

Heel lief dekentje...Ik kom zelf ook meer en meer tot de constatatie dat eenvoud toch nog het mooiste is...Je dekentje is zo lief in al z'n eenvoud. Ik mag ook heel graag vierkantjes gebruiken.
Veel geluk met je eerste kleinkindje.

willywagtail said...

Hello. Glad to see you're still about! My all time favourite is the log cabin especiall when done with scraps. I find it sooo relaxing and soothin and will work even if you are cranky and just tear the strips ;-) Cherrie.

gillie said...

So good to see you back again. I've missed you.

My favourite quilt is one I have finished! I'm not advanced enough to have progressed beyond squares and strips!!

Guðrún said...

My favorite???? something with four corners, that is simple, fast and easy.

Annie said...

Very nice quilts.My favorite shape is the triangle, I seem to always end up with tons of half square triangles in my quilts.

Annie
: )

qusic said...

My first favourite shape was the rectangle.Now as I work through the other shapes, one at a time which could last quite long I actually discovered I love them all with their different possibilities. I did a sort of trip around ..... and I was very fond of it. The roses fabric is simply delicious.
Ch.

Niki said...

I have a new quilter's list if you'd like to join, we'd love 2 have you
http://justusquilters.blogspot.com/

Berglind said...

I agree with you on the squares, they never led you down!! I also love the "Turning twenty" pattern, a simple but clever one, great for fats, see: http://www.friendfolks.com/store-detail.php?cat=22&ID=3
Good luck with the quilt!

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