Thursday, August 21, 2008

baby quilt week-day 4


Today's quilt is called Little Bits and the pattern is in this book. I used solids for both the brown and the blue. I liked working on this one an awful lot. Quick, easy and super cute. I do wish that I would have gotten the little bits spread out a bit more...they are kind of bunchy.

Thanks for all the sweet comments on my log cabin quilt yesterday. Now, just to clarify, I made the tops for the plain spoken and the log cabin quilts before I started baby quilt week. (I don't work THAT fast.) The remainder of the quilts I have started just this week, but they came together fast because they are pretty simple. Sorry if I misled any of you, that certainly wasn't my intention.

27 comments:

Jacquie said...

glad you clarified...i was just about to do a post on amandajean the bionic quilter.

Marie' said...

You are making me want to start another "little bits quilt". Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

Hannah said...

How are you going to quilt these simpler ones?

The Jen said...

Its nice to see quilts that just say "boy" because I know many of the ones I make only say "girl". Great little brown & blue. ~jen~

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

That's really cute! I love the simplicity of it too :)

Beth said...

So cute!

Thimbleanna said...

Whew! I'm so relieved that you haven't been completely neglecting your family LOL! Love your baby quilts -- esp. that log cabin from yesterday. Just beautiful!

Amy Jo said...

again. Love. it. Love the simplicity of it. Can't wait to see how you quilt it.

kat | Taylor Made designs said...

well I would have believed it... as you are so prolific in your quilting :) I love the simplicity of the quilt too.

ginger said...

What a fun quilt... can you tell us how you feel about the instructions in the linked book. The reviews on Amazon say the instructions aren't that great. Thanks!

Alissa said...

It's so nice! Love the colors. And now I know why it seemed like you were the fastest quilt top maker in the world! Not that you aren't incredibly fast and prolific! You're inspiring... I need to go get started on my next quilt!

house on hill road said...

i have loved this pattern since i saw it in the book. yours is wonderful!

Linda said...

I like this one, too!

Kristy said...

Funny, because I never even thought that it was weird that you made them all this week! You're just amazing like that! And I LOVE the simplicity of this quit. The little bits are just so sweet!

amandajean said...

hannah,

I am still thinking about how I am going to quilt these simpler ones. for the yellow, blue, green stripe one I will probably stipple it. for this one I may do vertical stripes like in the book. it kind of scares me, but I really like the finished result, so I may give it a shot anyway.

aj

amandajean said...

ginger,

I thought the instructions in the book were ok. i am not one to follow patterns or instructions, so I may not be the best one to ask. when I quilt, I usually get inspriation and then run with it rather than following the instructions step by step.

aj

sulu-design said...

So I broke my no-computer plan to see what quilt you'd be posting today. Very cute. I love the direction you took with several of these - they're so my minimalist style.

Anina said...

Lovely! I like the modern spin you've put on the last couple of quilt tops.

Tine said...

It looks gorgeous! It works well with the solids?! It looks good in the picture ;-) This is on my to-do list, I think it just got bumped up a few places!

the pesky bombolino said...

I like the placement of the little blocks, they don't look bunched up to me.

pratima said...

This is such a fun quilt. Your's look wonderful! I've been meaning to try this for a picnic quilt. Probably by next summer :-)

denitza said...

This one is so lovely! Great colors!

She sure is strange! said...

Ooh the little bright bits look like chicklets(those tiny square chewing gum things in case you don't know). How adorable! Love the brown, btw.

Molly

amandajean said...

tine,

I think this quilt works very well with solids. :) Solid fabrics were all I had in this color scheme in my stash, so that's what I used.

aj

Rebekah said...

I love this top! That last minute patchwork book is my most underutilized craft book. I really need to pull it out and use it more!

Blabby said...

What was your finished size? Did you make it big like the pattern? Great work - I'm excited to make one of those now :)

amandajean said...

blabby,

the top is about 45 x 60. smaller than the pattern in the book, but worked well with one width of fabric (selvedge to selvedge).

amandajean