Thursday, May 31, 2012

What I've been making

 Can you tell that the sun was behind the pomegranate tree and garden gate?

I did it!  I finally started cutting into my "layer cake" of Ruby fabric designed for Moda by Bonnie and Camille.  It has been in my sewing room for months purchased because I wanted my granddaughter, Ruby, to have a quilt from a fabric line carrying her name.  Her birthday is in July, so it was time to cut. I purchased a "layer cake" of 10 inch squares because I wanted Ruby's quilt to have a bit of all the fabric in the line.

For months I have been pondering and looking and surfing through books looking for a project that would work with 42 of those 10 inch blocks.  I was finally inspired by a picture from Spring Quilt Market showing the new line Marmalade also by Bonnie and Camille for Moda made into a quilt and hanging in their booth.  I got out my graph paper and began figuring out a block.

Each block uses two 10 inch squares, one for the inner square and small half squares and the other for the outer squares.  I used one additional dot 10 inch square for the corners.  I could get nine 3 inch squares out of each 10 inch square, so that meant enough squares for the corners of two blocks.

When I purchased the "layer cake" I also purchased additional ruby dot and  aqua with grey dot fabric for sashing and corner sashing.

The ruby dot was also used on the corners of the squares for the rounded effect.  It took some thinking and planning but I love the final look.

The pomegranate tree was perfect for this photo shoot.  Those unripe, green pomegranates look like they are currently color coordinated with that touch of ruby pink!

There were left over rectangles from the 10 inch squares from which I had cut the center squares and some dot fabric, plus that 9th square from the 10 inch squares providing the corners, so this is what I came up with this morning.  I can't wait to put them together for Ruby's baby sister who turns "2" just three days after Ruby.


Betty Lou said...

How sweet, both girls will receive a quilt. Beautiful line for the girls.

lobunker said...

absolutely adorable--perfect use and so fast--very impressed!!

LaNell said...

So. fresh. It's looks like little stained glass windows.

Anonymous said...

Pretty! Just adorable, Ruby will LOVE it.

Anonymous said...

I have officially read all posts newer than this...