September 05, 2014

Looking Dapper?

My summer goal was to get my WIPs down from twenty to five ... well, that didn't happen. It was a very ambitious goal! I was able to complete ten projects over the course of the summer, still calling that productive! Even if I was five shy of my goal, each project got worked on so they are all closer to completion! That should count for something. I also made a vow to myself that after I got all my projects under control I would only have five going at any given point. So, here's to project eleven!



Here's what I figure, since I got so much work done I deserve a new project! (pretty sure this justification is exactly how things got out of hand last time!) While working on my Thimble Blossom's sampler, I feel in love with Camille's Dapper block from her book Simply Retro.  Funny this is, it never drew me in until I actually made the blocks.  Does that ever happen to you? Once I saw these blocks with my own eyes, I was in love. 



She had made this pattern for her son's with two different variations on the pattern. It was a good idea for a baby/young boy pattern. For some reason, I always have a hard time finding good boy patterns/fabrics. Plus, it's only fitting to have at least one baby boy quilt hanging around. From this decision I pulled some "boy" colors, aqua/orange/gray and went with the idea.  



The backing is the blue dot behind the book in the photo above, it's flannel. I have made full quilts from flannel, but never just the back. This smoky blue dot was perfect with the colors and will be the perfect size for the backing. Plus, adds to the overall snuggle factor of this quilt.

Love it when stash fabrics work to my advantage! 

-Patch & Chels

15 comments:

  1. This is going to be one awesome quilt :) You cut the number in half - that is a major accomplishment, which deserves a reward ;)

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  2. I love the fabric you selected. Great for a little boy. I have never been much of an orange fan, but it is my youngest son's favorite color. I had to use it for his quilt which will also have orange and blue, similar to yours.

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  3. That's a great achievement ! 5 is a totally respectable number ......funny how that works sometimes Dapper was the first quilt I made from the same book, can't wait to see how yours turns out 😊

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  4. Congrats on your 10 finishes. That's great work! And you bet that deserves a new project, including a trip to the fabric store :)
    I love your dapper canon fabrics. It will be absolutely darling in those lush fabrics.

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  5. Congrats on finishing 10 projects this summer! That totally justifies starting a new one!

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  6. Love the fabrics you've pulled together - the pop of the darker teal is going to be stunning! Sounds like you made amazing progress with your wip's this summer

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  7. Hooray for accomplishing so much this summer! And Yay for stash fabrics. I love the fabrics you choose - project 11 is going to be so cute! I've never used flannel in a quilt yet but would like to try it as a backing. Have fun!

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  8. Ten projects finished and progress on the others is amazing. That would be all the justification I would need to start something new too. I know what you mean about the challenge of choosing fabrics for baby boy quilts, but it looks like you have a great plan.

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  9. That looks like a fun quilt to make and the fabric pull you made is lovely! Have fun and enjoy it - who cares how many WiPs you have. :)

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  10. AAAAAAH!! I want those fabrics. They are right up my alley with lots of polka dots and 2 of my favorite colors - aqua and orange. You're really selling me on this book. Need to get my hands on a copy, I think.

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  11. Ha, that is how I justify starting new projects as well! Never mind that I then end up with a trillion wips on the go. Wow on completing so many projects!! This new quilt is going to look great- I love those colours!

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  12. Wow, ten finishes is an amazing accomplishment...of COURSE you deserve a new project!!! Nice fabrics!

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  13. Looks good! I love backing baby quilts in flannel. They're jus so cozy :)

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  14. Holy cow, ten??? Teach me your ways girl!

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  15. I am drooling over those colors and great block choice for them! Can't wait to see NUMBER 11 all done! I think it deserved a new project as well! Next summer you can wind that down, just keep adding until then! LoL I have not worked with flannel yet, but I bet it does add to the snuggle factor.

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