Monday, November 7, 2011

Ruby flannel quilt blocks

Hello, happy Monday!

Look what I got to play with this weekend.  I just love the new Ruby fabric collection by Camille and Bonnie. I was so excited when it finally came out and I was even more excited to find out that I could get it in flannel, too. I've wanted to make a nice, cozy, flannel quilt for a while so when I saw this gorgeousness I couldn't resist.

This flannel is so soft and luxurious that I spent first couple of days just looking at it and touching it. Crazy, I know, but I'm sure I'm not the only one, right? Then I started thinking about what quilt to make. I usually use a lot of solid white in my quilts (not only does it look nice and modern, it also keeps the cost of the whole quilt down). Having bought 11 1/2 yard cuts of fabric I thought I might actually stretch it and make 2 quilts out of this stash. Well, not really! On Friday night I spontaneously decided to cut into my fabric. This was my plan:

Step One. Cut all fabric into 10 x 10 inch squares and 6 inch diameter circles. No solids involved!!!

Step Two. Pin the circle in the middle of the square, no measuring, just eyeballing, stitch around the circle using 1/4 inch seam.

Step Three. Cut the square (with the circle sewn to it) into 4 equal parts.

Step Four. Organize same squares into piles to get them ready for step five.

Step Five. Take four random squares, try not to put same patterns next to each other, and sew them into a block.

As you can see, since I only eyeballed the position of my circles in the middle of the squares, they are not in exactly the same position. I think it gives these blocks less formal feel and together with raw edges of the circles will add nice playfulness and coziness to the finished quilt.

Step Six. Make 49 of these 9.5" scrappy colorful blocks.
And, that's how far I got this weekend.

I'll show you more of my progress in the next couple of days.

Have a wonderful day. Svetlana

16 comments:

  1. Very fun block, that would be a good scrap buster too.

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  2. wow - you made great progress - it's looking great!

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  3. Looking good!!! I have only sewn with flannel once and I'm thinking that it sounds so cozy that I may just have to make something else soon. :)

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  4. Flannel Ruby??? Wow, that's awesome. I love your blocks so far.

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  5. Oooh, love the way this is looking with the wonky circles in the squares, a very drunk drunkard's path :oD

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  6. These are looking gorgeous! Pity we can't reach into the screen to feel them too!

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  7. Your fabric is lovely and your blocks are looking fab :)

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  8. What a great design! The fact that it is flannel makes it so snuggly. I love this line of fabric, too.

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  9. I like that you just "eyeballed" it. This is going to be a great quilt!

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  10. Great idea! Love what you are making!

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  11. Wonderful idea. Your fabric choice was just perfect for this.

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  12. Hi! Those are really beautiful blocks! I have been thinking to try that - perhaps I'll do it now inspired by you!
    x Teje

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  13. These look like fun and will make such a soft project!

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  14. do you think this square would look cute inbaby fabric flannels?

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  15. It's looking good. I do have one question - even if it is a dumb one - do you finish your circles ie. fold under 1/4" or is it raw edge? I do love the idea of raw edge.

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  16. This pattern, Snickerdoodle by Cotton Way via Bonnie & Camille, was the first quilt I ever made. It was at the time of the Japanese tsunami victims was a world wide call to help. Since those first 3 for Japan, I have made at least 10 (XL QN to baby sized). As I saw this pattern on the front of a Quilt magazine issue, I thought: "Maybe, I could make that!" And so began fun journey. I still love their patterns and ohhhh, their fabrics are fab.
    http://cottonway.blogspot.com/ scroll down and look on the right bar for this pattern on a magazine cover.

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