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A Quilt pour Moi

Mikey (boyfriend) pops into my sewing room to say hi, checks out what I’m working on today, and asks the usual question.  “So who’s this one for?”  Well guess what, my man.  It’s for US!  YEP.  This one will finally be for our house.  I’m stoked.  I’m making a spiderweb quilt using Essex cotton/linen blend and the Washi Tape collection by Rashida Coleman Hale.

These blocks come together quickly and are easy-peasy.  The only reason I made just one today is that I spent a couple hours cutting the background fabric and all the strips.  I could see myself making this quilt top in a weekend (it would help if I had Season 3 of Downton Abbey to keep me company, but National Geographic specials will hold me over until then).

Here’s Layla girl (a/k/a Beanie/Brownie/Brownlee/Weanie) standing guard to make sure my block doesn’t get stuck in a Ziploc bag, packaged and shipped to some lucky recipient across the country.  This is her “don’t even freakin’ think about it, crazy lady” face.

(She doesn’t stand a chance!  I could eat her in one bite.  It’s impossible for me to even look at her without gritting my teeth from the cuteness.  Do you know what I’m talking about?  That thing you do when you see something so cute you can’t even handle it so you have to grit your teeth?)  ANYWAY.  In case you’re wondering how I got the picture to look “Instagramy,” I used this tutorial, which I found–where else?–on Pinterest.

Here’s a picture of the back of the block, because I have a weird love for the backs of blocks and quilt tops.  I just think the seams look cool.

One block down, 29 to go.  As my dad would say: “i dats it!”  (Polish/English ebonics for “and that’s it!”)

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  • Christina Franklin

    Totally with you on the cuteness comment. I feel exactly that way with my four-legged kids. Oh yeah, by the way they each have AT LEAST a half dozen nicknames too. Hmm, I might have to do a blog on that one!

    May 7, 2012 at 7:16 pm Reply
  • mle

    This is GORGEOUS!!! Love that Washi line of fabric! I just finished up a quilt using the Washi Tape print too! The Essex goes soooo perfectly. It's my dream to make a spider web quilt someday too. Can't wait for Downton Abbey season 3 either!

    May 8, 2012 at 3:03 pm Reply
  • Rashida

    Okay….*faints* How darn cute is this block???? You did such an awesome job with it! Love! ^_^

    May 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm Reply
  • **nicke...

    you are so funny! i chuckled through this whole post! i love this block. linen and washi is a match made in heaven, this is going to be a BEAUTIFUL quilt. and if you do decide to send it to someone else, please, send it to me! your puppy is super cute too! i want to scratch her ears!

    May 10, 2012 at 1:22 pm Reply
  • randi--i have to say

    Pretty block, for sure! It's going to be lovely in your quilt!

    May 15, 2012 at 1:09 pm Reply
  • Rachel S

    I'm making a spiderweb quilt also! What size are your blocks? Are they coming out the right size or are you squaring them off? I'm having a hard time getting the blocks to line up with eachother.

    May 15, 2012 at 11:56 pm Reply
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