Have you been following the blog hop that has been going on by Carla from Creatin' in the Sticks? She designed 30 quilt blocks in 30 days and each day in this blog hop a quilter is showing what they did with one of the blocks. Thank you Carla for such a fun blog hop!
Today is my day to share a quilt project made with the fun Painted Window block by Carla. It is amazing how such a simple block and create such a beautiful quilt!
I pulled out some of my batiks so I could make a scrappy baby quilt. The background batik is so neat! I found it last fall when we went up to Minnesota to see Builder Bob's mom.....I bought the whole bolt! You can read about the fabric store SR Harris in this post.
Batiks are perfect for any size quilt
The Painted Window block is a 10½" x 10½" unfinished block and you can find complete directions for this block on Carla's blog. Carla has great tutorials for each of the 30 quilt blocks.
The Painted Window block uses just 6 pieces of fabric for each block
- 2 - 3" x 5½" rectangles of a colorful print
- 2 - 3" x 5½" rectangles of your background fabric
- 2 - 3" x 10½" rectangles of your background fabric
Just 12 blocks!
Isn't the baby quilt beautiful! It took no time at all to make this 30" x 40" quilt with just 12 blocks.
I decided to put flannel on the back of this quilt so it would be soft and cuddly. It has been a big challenge for me to quilt a large meandering free motion stitch. I prefer doing a small, very small meandering but I am trying to make quilts with more loft. I can't wait to throw this in the washer and dryer and see it turns out.
I always add a Shout Color Catcher to the wash whenever I wash a new quilt. When I put the quilt in the dryer I also throw in the color catcher in also. That isn't necessary but I figure why not.
Wouldn't this make a beautiful quilt for outside this summer?
Be sure and stop by Carla's blog Creatin' in the Sticks as she is giving away a bundle of All Stars fabrics!
I couldn't resist using Photoshop and a new filter I just bought. Doesn't she look cute!
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Here is the full schedule for the Blog Hop and links to tutorials for each block: