I posted some of the pictures of this quilt on Facebook already, but just for consistency (and in case any of my readers are still out there after this giant hiatus), here they are again.

Willy Wonka (the womb name) was born yesterday and this is his quilt. Can you tell his mom likes purple? I have to admit, I was very leery about making a purple quilt. I was worried it would be too purple. It really almost is, and I doubt I’ll use purple fabric for anything in the near future, but overall, I’m pleased with the outcome.

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For the stars, I used a stack and whack approach. I started with 9 inch squares of fabric and these blocks ended up just over 6 inches when I was done. I kept swearing to myself during the first round of stars (I did 8 at a time) that I would photo the entire next set for a tutorial. Unfortunately, I ended up trying a different method on the second set. (If you look closely you can see that in some of the blocks, the points extend all the way to the edge. Those are the first batch.)

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There were definitely not enough tutorials (here’s one and I can’t even find the other one) on how to do this out there, and I still have two stacks of squares left, so maybe — in my copious spare time — I’ll get around to making more blocks. Would anyone want those when I’m done? Because, I don’t know that I could bring myself to keep them. I’m just all purpled out. Gasp! Maybe I should have a contest!

Wow, that looks even ickier typed out than it did in my head. A contest? really? Someone call a doctor.

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And just because I’m feeling daring, here’s the next project on the blocks (ha ha… no pun intended). Someone is having baby number two. I think she just wants another quilt.

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You can see just how not purple it is.

Comments

3 Responses to “All purpled out”

  1. Shawn on October 18th, 2009 12:22 pm

    I’d love purple squares! Can I win for “FRST POST!!!1!ONE” comment?

  2. Rebecca on October 20th, 2009 4:38 am

    The midwife oohed and ahhed over this quilt at length. :) She’s a purple person, too. She said, “Someone must love you!”

    Thanks again. It’s on the rocking chair. I love it!

  3. Lainie on May 2nd, 2011 1:40 pm

    Nice alternate fabric! We actually made a quilt (nowhere near as nice as yours) with similar polka dot fabric for my friend, Nicole’s baby.

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