Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Le Challenge... Accepted!

On Sunday I promised a big reveal of my Le Challenge project and so... without further ado...

QUILT - Three Squared (top)

This baby quilt is destined for a new little miss, born last Tuesday.  As she came early, and I didn't know the sex beforehand, I hadn't really planned for this project and therefore needed a quickie.  This proved to be just that - with cutting started on Wednesday and binding finished early Monday morning.  Gotta love that turn-around!

I'm also pleased to brag share that this entire quilt was made from items I already had on hand.  Yay!  Of course, Mr C took this as another opportunity to point out that I have too much fabric (*gasp*) but I am choosing to ignore that.  Seriously, I know many of you have much, much, much more than me.  ;)

The finished quilt measures about 36" x 36".  Perfect size for bub - and it helped make the whole process even quicker as a pieced back was not necessary.  Now we're talking.

QUILT - Three Squared (back)

I absolutely love this funky print - and actually let it dictate the whole palette for the quilt, minus the yellow.

For the binding I originally imagined dark purple (Kona Mulberry, to be precise) but as I didn't have enough, I made do with a dark pink with just a hint of mulberry. 

QUILT - Three Squared (binding)

I have to admit, I actually love it.  Hopefully the mum (who is a purple lover like myself) agrees.

The quilting was based on this quilt, the obvious inspiration for the whole project.  You know the saying, if it ain't broke...

QUILT - Three Squared (quilting)

Basically, it consists of straight-lines, quilted in a random pattern (or "crazy lines"), just like I did here.  Let me assure you, this method also ticked the "quick" box!  For a bit of added extra I used a variegated thread in pinks, blues and purples.

So there we have it... a geometric-inspired baby quilt in less than a week!

QUILT - Three Squared (hanging)

How's that for challenge accepted?  ;)

Le Challenge

Linking up to Le Challenge.  Be sure to fly over and check out all the fabulous projects - and find out this month's theme.  ;)

Also linking up to this week's TGIFF linky party over at Erin's place.  She has a fabulous finish to showcase so be sure to pop over.


  1. Love the colours, the blocks and the random straight line quilting. Well done!

  2. Wow, that is fast! It's gorgeous Erin!

  3. Love it! Only in a week? The back fabric is great! Thanks for participating in le challenge!

  4. This is wonderful. The colours are beautiful, as is the back, and I love your criss cross quilting :)

  5. Excellent!! I love square-in-square patterns and solids so of course I love this. The quilting looks fun, too. I'll definitely need to try that soon.

  6. Erin this is stunning, purple and all! Drool-worthy. Is that a tag I spy down there??? Have you showcased it previously? Love to see it! ;)

  7. Lovely! I have to say, that backing fabric is Amazing!! I love the way you have quilted it too, just fab! :)

  8. I also have a considerable goos stash of fabrics, but am blesses that my husband is completlty oblivious to that fact ( or pretends...)!! I love the result and the bright colors!! which baby love by the way..so lucky little miss!!!

  9. I love everything about this. Beautiful!

  10. Fabulous!!! You're a star making that so fast. I love the backing fabric too!

  11. Oooh, err, a mid-week quickie, whatever next!

  12. I am so in love with this quilt!! Like I want a giant one for me. I'm a bit bigger than baby, so I'd need more blocks, but that's just more to love. Great job with color choices, design and quilting. This one is a winner!

  13. This is very striking. Love your angular quilting too!

  14. Fabulous! What a great, bright, happy quilt - and bonus you whipped it up in less than a week!

    Perhaps you'd like to point out to Mr C that there is no such thing as too much fabric? ;)

  15. Congratulations on your fabulous quick project! The solid colours are just yummy together!

  16. Lovely. Love the colors and simple quilting.

  17. This is my first visit to your blog and I have to say that this geometric baby quilt caught my attention. I love how simple it really is but adding the "crazy lines" quilting makes it look so much more than just concentric squares of color! Looks very cool and modern without being pretentious. Will be following from now on to see what other quilts you work on. By the way - amazing turn around for an entire baby quilt!

  18. It's beautiful, it's going to be used for years to come. Isn't that the nice thing about giving baby quilts, you just know that they'll always love them.