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I would love for you to join me (a retired senior)in my zany crafting adventures with quilting (waaaaay too much fabric); scrapbooking (will I ever catch up?); redwork; counted cross stitch; crossword puzzles; reading; and cooking.

Friday, September 25, 2015

STEVEN'S FIRST BLOCK


The first block of Steven's "going away to college" quilt; orange is his favorite color and he is into Math and Music...I love this pattern for spider web.  I am using Jenny's tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co. --my only change is to fold back the wacky web papers so I only have to tear off the centers.....

It's not too baby-ish, ....right????  Let me know your thoughts.....thanks....


Here's a shot of those white with light black prints forming the stars...

there are 4 sections to each block and there will be 5 across, 7 down =ing
35 blocks with 4 sections to each block SOOOO...140 parts to make--

NOW you see why I began early??? He graduates in June 2017....

this gives me enough lead time to gather oranges, and sew s l o w l y.....

I will be joining in with superscrappy tomorrow for the RSC Orange in September
Challenge.....

hugs, from an "on and off" quilter, lately"  Julierose, La Blageuse  (on a sorta break)

30 comments:

  1. Smart lady to get a head start. It will be a smashing quilt.

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  2. Oh he is going to LOVE this Julie! Keep up the good work - slow but sure as you have plenty of time to have this all ready. Take care.

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  3. No it is not babyish at all. I made a similar one for my youngest she's 22 now...so fun to make...and I love love the Orange. Hugs Mary

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  4. babyish? no it is going to be such a fun quilt. love the mathy fabrics......

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  5. Oh that is lovely. The texty fabric is great.

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  6. Love the background fabrics you are using. Enjoy collecting enough oranges. It is always fun to have a shopping goal long term.

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  7. It's not babyish at all! Black and white makes it striking. It's hard to judge from just one block, but this promises to be suitably manly!

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  8. Its fabulous! No way is it babyish, it will make a great quilt for him.

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  9. I agree that the quilt is fabulous and not babyish. Your choices are great.

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  10. Awesome pattern and fabrics you chose for Stephen's quilt!
    How smart of you to begin this quilt now.

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  11. He's going to love it because it's so awesome after only one block. Spiderwebs are great fun to sew, aren't they?

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  12. Incredible - not babyish one little bit. I need to go check out her tutorial - I used the BH version last time. Happy stitching on this one!

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  13. Definitely not too babyish. Looks like a very fun quilt for a graduate. I'm in the same boat you are, with one that will graduate next year. i'm supposed to be making quilts for her two best buddies, I best get busy!

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  14. Doesn't look babyish at all. Like a modern I Spy with all that text. Really like it. Should use a lot of scraps. You're wise to start now.

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  15. I don't think it's babyish at all--he will love it! I love it too--always wanted to do a spiderweb.

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  16. This is definitely a man block. Love the bold scrappy colors, good contrast with the printed center. He will be one lucky guy when it's finished.

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  17. Pas de doute JulieRose ! Steven va complètement a-do-rer ce quilt que tu lui prepares !! J'adore le tissu de fond que tu as utilisé !!
    That's a great job !
    Bon week-end et grosses bises !

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  18. Looks awesome. Great prints and pattern with a very modern look. It will be 2017 before we know it.

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  19. Uh, huh...uh, huh...that's the way I like it! Not babyish...just plain fun.

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  20. Not babyish as all, and good for you for getting a start on it so early. My son's favourite colour is orange as well.

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  21. It is a great block. I know what you mean about starting early. My granddaughter will graduate 2017 and I have found a pattern and purchased the background fabric. I am hoping this will be one of my winter projects.

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  22. Not babyish as all. It looks quite modern to me! Great idea to start early. Deadlines come much faster than you think!

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  23. not babyish at all! It's just fabulous. I love it and so will he.

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  24. It will make a great quilt for him, hugs friend

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  25. Great head start on that quilt. It is not babyish at all. It is a quilt that includes his interests. Math and music....sounds like my daughter. She majored in Math at Boston College while playing flute in the wind ensemble there. She is now a successful actuary in Boston at 24. She still goes to see the concerts at BC. Enjoy your stitching.

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  26. It's perfect! I love those mathy neutrals. My granddaughter is a math and music sort, too, so I'm hunting for those kind of prints for her quilt. (I've got until 2019, but it's never too early to start!)

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  27. This is going to be a wonderful going off to college quilt. I love the block.

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  28. I'm with everyone else - that's not babyish! It looks great!

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