Monday, January 30, 2012

Leftover Blocks








































Do you remember this quilt?  Some friends of ours just became foster parents to a beautiful little girl. I wanted to make a quilt quickly to honor this special time in their lives.  While I was searching for patterns and fabric I came across 17 blocks that I didn't need for the first quilt.  16 of them made a perfect baby quilt size - 36" square.  The pattern is "Easy Bake" by Cluck Cluck Sew.  It's hand quilted with size 8 pink perle cotton.








































For the backing I used a pretty retro kitty fabric that I had in my stash.  Isn't it sweet?  I encourage you to keep leftover blocks.  You never know when you will need something in a jiffy.  Three large blocks can be a table runner and one large block and be made into a pillow.  Your time is cut in half and you have a homemade gift in hardly any time.  Sew fun!


Smiles,

19 comments:

  1. Adorable. What a great gift it turned into. I love the fabrics and the retro kittie fabric.

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  2. Hi Renee!I so love the kitty fabric to sweet.

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  3. What a beautiful quilt!

    ~Cheryl

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  4. So pretty! Love the soft colors and the kitty fabric!

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  5. That is the sweetest quilt, Renee. The kitty backing is perfect. Good ideas for leftover blocks too. I see you are sticking to your resolve to use what you have.

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  6. How precious. A gift that will shelter not only the baby but the parents, too. Truly "sewn with grace."

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  7. Renee, it is so sweet and I DO love the retro kitty fabric. It is the perfect addition to your blocks.

    xo

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  8. What a beautiful quilt Renee!! The fabrics are so cute!!

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  9. Awww... that is such a sweet quilt for a dear little girl. And what great advice is saving blocks. I have a few stashed for when I may need a baby girl blanket. :0)
    Love ya. Trish

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  10. I keep everything - even applique pieces I end up not using!
    What a sweet little quilt. I love the backing! Perfect!

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  11. awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww Such cute backing fabric!! That little girl is going to be very happy with her quilt!

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  12. Such an adorable quilt! What a lucky little girl she is to snuggle in such a cute quilt

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  13. What a gorgeous quilt ,the colours are soo pretty xx

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  14. Darling. So sweet. I have a bin of blocks. Only I take them apart to salvage the fabric scraps. Smiles...Renee

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  15. I WANT that baby quilt! I love the pattern and the colors. I must talk my sissy into making me a quilt someday.

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  16. Oh great...now my sister is asking for a quilt just like this but in her size. She mentioned something this evening about wanting to know if I could "wip one up for her before she comes this weekend." Ha!!!! :)
    It is a darling quilt Renee....as all yours are.
    Hugs,
    Me

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  17. I LOVE it..the backing is adorable!!!! You my friend are soooo sweet. xoxox

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  18. This is absolutely adorable. You've inspired me to make one. Thanks for the link to the pattern. ~ Abby

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  19. Now that's making use of what's on hand. Nice job!

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