Monday, March 31, 2008

As They Say in Texas, "I'm Fix'n To Get Ready"

I spent some time this weekend searching for easy and free quilt patterns and directions. I found this under the heading of "easy."

I am considering it for the I Spy Quilt. Forget the Asian nature of the prints, what I like (and I think kids would like) is the boxy feel. I think I would use navy instead of black and of course the "bottom" of each box would be one of the kid friendly prints to spy. There are easy directions on how to make the blocks with those mitered corners on this website.

I liked this idea so much I was almost ready to cut, then I stumbled on this...
and I can not get it out of my head! If this isn't the cutest thing I have seen...maybe ever! Plus, it comes from a really great blog called Two Straight Lines which I had not read before.

I think the piecing on this one is trickier and I may have to stick with the pattern above. Still, I am feeling very inspired by the colors and the playfulness of this. Maybe the next one? OK, so I should finish start the first one before I plan a second! It's just that the car and the colors and the white.... it makes me giddy!

Oh! And, as of today...I am officially out of the Crayon Box for a month! Whoo Hoo! So, I am already a bit giddy.


Sarah and Jack said...

Actually I think the piecing on option 2 is easier than the piecing on option 1.

For option 2 you are just going to sew those colored squares to the white sashing pieces in the middle to make big long strips, then piece the big long strips to white sashing and then to each other.

(That probably makes no sense, but trust, me, easy.)

Mitered corners are harder IMO.

Nutsy Coco said...

I can see why you were drawn to the second quilt. It's so fun and bright! Good luck with whichever one you choose!

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

I love the little car too! very cute! I don't know anything about quilting but I know that I am extraorinarily impressed by anyone that can do it, such a wonderful skill. I know it will turn out beautifully.

Katney said...

Those miters are doable, but if they give you trouble, contact me for an easier alternative.

Courtney said...

yes, I agree mine with the above poster, mine is much easier to piece than your image!