Wednesday, May 20, 2009

A Scrap Quilt for Bella

You knew it was coming.

Bella's scrap quilt is done in blues, like the one for Felix, but with a slight shift of the color wheel I left blue-green behind and went with blue-purple.


Something about these blue variations is so powerful to me--very eye-filling.


See what I mean?

22 comments:

Allison said...

Completely. It's jut beautiful. Quilts are such a treasure and an amazing gift.

Regan Family Farm said...

Your color combinations are inspirational!

Happymom4 aka Hope Anne said...

I wish I knew how you figured out how to arrange the blocks! More photos please?! ;-)

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lesthook said...

I love blue! It's beautiful!

Lady Farmer said...

What an amazing amount of sewing your must do to have so many scraps of blue fabrics for both Felix and Bella! And where do you find the time? You are truly amazing! What a lovely gift for Bella!

Nadine said...

Very beautiful! Your children are indeed very blessed to have such a loving, talented Mom!

Anonymous said...

I LIKE YOUR QUILTS :)VERY NICE

Chas said...

I *LOVE* it!!!! Blues are my cup of tea. Thank you for sharing these. I have it in my head that I *AM* going to get one of these made and then shoot for making each one of my four children one as well...
We will see how quickly I can turn them out.
Blessings,
Chas

http://www.homesteadblogger.com/chas

Rain said...

Beautiful!! I'm still collecting bits of fabric with the hope that one day I will make a quilt. Love Nigella Lawson too!

Quiltin' Jenny said...

Ohhhh...my color palette as well.

Love it!

jess1979 said...

It's beautiful! I was so inspired by all of your quilts that I just started making a twin-sized quilt for my son, for when he moves out of his crib and into his first bed. I had to buy most of the fabric, since I didn't have many scraps (just started sewing again in January, after probably a 15 year hiatus!). I've never made a quilt before, but your pictures and instructions made it sound easy enough, and I finished piecing the top in about a week, and am looking forward to working on the backing and quilting this weekend, once I decide which way I want to do the quilting. So thank you for the beautiful photos and instructions you've posted recently!

~MG said...

I've loved every single one of them! Simply beautiful works of art. Nice work.

Sharon said...

Oh Anna, you quilt so beautifully. I love Bella's quilt, it's gorgeous :) Your children are quite blessed :)

AnnaVallance said...

That quilt is totally awesome-lucky Bella.

Lisateresa said...

Very soothing, esp. in warm weather days. I was just thinking a few hours ago, "where's Bella's quilt?" :)

Jen said...

Mmmm...love the hydrangea color.

the W. family said...

Beautiful!! I love the blues and purples.
~Alyssa

Holly Marie said...

Simply beautiful! Scrappy quilts are my favorite. I find I gravitate toward them whenever I look through magazines for a quilt to make.
The color combination you used is lovely, very soothing to the eyes.

Anonymous said...

Your lovely quilt reminds me of looking into a swimming pool!

Bethany Hudson said...

It reminds me of September...and not just because sapphire is the birthstone. Something about deep blue skies and a touch of red. It's beautiful.
~Bethany

Margo said...

shades of blue are my favorite. It's beautiful! do you have any scraps left??

Bethgem said...

I think this is my favorite. I'm feeling a little bitter about missing those quilt totes.

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