Monday, July 2, 2012

Small Quilt for July


You will love the little quilt I have chosen for this month's small quilt challenge. It's one of  my all-time favorites from my book from long ago, American Doll Quilts.


(Photo in book by Brent Kane)

This is the first 2-color quilt we have made in our Small-Quilt-a-Month challenge. Great for those of you who do not especially like the scrappy look, although I used a lot of different shirtings and blues in mine for a rather muted scrap look. If you're not fond of blue - how about making it in red and white . . . or pink and green?? Or red, white and blue if you're feeling particularly patriotic. The possibilities are endless. And while you're at it, why not make 2? Christmas will be here before you know it and they're small . . .


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Here's something new you will want to add to your fabric collection. I just received some samples of a new line by Pam Buda for Marcus Bros. It's called Heart of the Prairie-



The line has a lot of great indigoes. I think these will be perfect for making this little quilt.  Pam's new fabric should be in shops now.


This week, pick out your fabrics and start cutting the pieces. (If I get inspired to make ANOTHER one, you can see I've already picked out my fabric.) This should not take you very long. Next week, you can piece the  hourglass blocks together. The week after that, put the borders on. No stress. Take it in steps and you will certainly finish by the end of the month.

One thing I love about this quilt is that border. I sewed a small decorative stitch with dark blue thread through the center of the border. You know, those fancy stitches on your machine you never actually use, LOL? Have fun with this one - you're halfway there!

Sweet and simple and summery

9 comments:

Shuttle, Hook and Needle said...

I have just bought some blue fabrics so this will be a nice little quilt to do!
Louise

Sue said...

Love this little quilt. I love the blue and white!

Heartsdesire said...

This small quilt is very cute. And the fabric, wonderful. I'm off to see if I can find some online. Of course, I have plenty of fabric in my stash that I could use, but, what a great excuse to buy more.lol

Marla said...

Oh I love this one. Ha! I love all your quilts, who am I kidding! LOL! Anyway this one reminds me of my mother's Blue Willow dishes she had when I was a little girl. Makes me just happy looking at this one!

Carmen y Prady said...

Las pequeñas colchas son preciosas, nos encantan el color que has elegido de tonos azules. Estan preciosas. Las nuevas telas que has recibido son hermosas. Un beso.

Jean said...

I was hoping you'd choose this one. It's my favorite one in the whole book!

Becky G said...

This is great! Thanks! If I read your shop info right, you don't stock this book, so I bought from Amazon, as indicated. I'm slowly, but surely acquiring your books, and loving them. Looking forward to making this top. THanks! and Happy 4th of July! b

Madame Samm said...

Oh my kathleen this is a beauty...sometimes our simplest quilts are those we treaure the most...love blue and white quilts

Sally said...

Really enjoyed doing this one--made one in indigos, cadet blues and creams. Then I cut out one in madders but a dear friend saw the first one (at El's Bucket List) and loved it so I gave her the cut-out "kit"! Guess I have to go cut out another one!!

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