Some Green for March

Batik Circles quilt

Here’s a little green quilt I made with left-over pieces from a larger quilt.  This one just makes me think of St. Patrick’s Day and spring. The big quilt had big circles and then these smaller circles.  I had some pieces left from cutting the big circles so I was able to make a lot more of the smaller circles and actually I had enough to make a whole new quilt!

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Spring Quilt

OK so I’ve been lazy lately and haven’t been doing much sewing or blogging!  Spring is starting to show it’s face here in the Midwest so I thought I would share a quilt that I finished last year.  This quilt is very spring-y!  The pattern is called “Swoon” and I saw it somewhere on the internet and tracked it down on Thimbleblossoms.com.  I just loved the big blocks and the simple design plus I thought it might be a quick and easy summer project.  The pattern calls for 18 fat quarters and I had a bundle of 16 fat quarters that I had recently purchased and needed something to do with them.

I bought this fabric at the Arts & crafts center on post in Stuttgart where we were stationed.  The fabric line is called “Hideaway” and it’s from Moda.  I liked it because it reminded me of Germany and I thought it would make a nice souvenir of my time there.  I fussy cut some of the pieces for the center of the stars so you can really see the cuckoo clocks and little villages.

Fussy-cut fabric stars.

The quilt does look easy and simple but I figured each of these blocks contained something like 50 pieces.  It went together quick though and I’m really happy with the finished quilt.  My pictures are not good so you can’t tell that I used left-over strips of fabric pieced together for the binding.

Swoon quilt