Posts Tagged ‘square in square’

One of my (many, many) ideas I considered for my month of my bee was to make square in square blocks, destined for some sort of floating non-grid layout like Ashley’s (Film in the Fridge) Greenfield Hill Quilt I ended up going in a different direction for the bee – but here are some of the quilts I looked to for inspiration.

1. denyse schmidt greenfield hill quilt top, 2. animal sherbet squares quilt, 3. Squares Front, 4. Pink and Brown square quilt, 5. { bento box quilt }, 6. strawberries & champagne baby quilt, 7. Pretty square quilt, 8. Lemon Squares Front, 9. Red and Aqua Square in a Square Quilt, 10. Georgia’s Quilt, 11. Hadley’s Quilt Front, 12. hip to be square 3, 13. what a bunch of squares14. Not available15. Not available16. Not available



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A small project finished this weekend afterall:

handmade holiday potholders with cute red santas

Holiday potholders with the cute little gnomes from Happy Holiday fabric.


red and white handmade potholders for christmas


This adorable fabric had to be the focus fabric of a simple design. (and I got these little guys in blue, too.)


A pair of these potholders are  in the shop now.’

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This quilt spent the better part of a month on the design wall waiting for a decision about the border color. I finally decided on a leaf green border, and a soft yellow for the background. Both kona solids, to compliment the solids in the blocks.

quilt progress photo - improv quilt solid pastel colors and fussy cut trees

As you can see, it’s bordered, sandwiched, basted and well on it’s way to being finished. The quilting is bands of organic lines in the white sashing, and a square around each of the fussy-cuts.

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I finished this little runner a while ago – but just got around to photographing it this weekend.

And had a good time doing it, so pardon the photo-heavy post, if you’re bothered by such things.

The center fabric is “Sparkle all the Way”  – and I love how it blends a motif that’s Christmas-y, but not in your face about it, with a mod style and color scheme.


It’s a simple runner: Simple square in square blocks, paisley backing, striped binding, random straightline quilting.

sparkle all the way christmas table runner - striped binding detail


The table runner is now for sale in my shop

sparkle all the way modern quilted table runner with improv patchwork blocks

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A holiday weekend and an approaching deadline = quick progress on this quilt

patchwork quilt heather bailey nicey jane roses with pink gingham and green kona solid

It’s all quilted. Hot off the press — err, sewing machine, with a few basting pins still in place.

framed square fussy cut floral roses quilt

The quilting is simple – a combination of grid quilting, with a few diagonal/cross hatching lines to keep it interesting.

tage style handmade patchwork quilt

And, ivory is such an impractical choice for binding, but I love these little dots as the finishing touch.

sewing quilt binding - sewing machine and thread

Except for the Nicey Jane floral, this is all solids and super simple, classic prints: dots for the binding, stripes for the back and a tiny gingham in the top.

handmade sweet cottage style quilt - floral, stripe, solid and gingham fabrics

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I’m busily working on my gift-making, but, when I’m done, this little top is waiting for me on the design wall.

modern patchwork quilt top - square in square with fussy cut centers - pink, orange, yellow, green and blue.

Thoughts on a border? I need a thin border (then probably some more white – because my quilts always “need” more white) – but I hadn’t decided which color before I had to stop working on this one.

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