Friday, 29 November 2013

Building Blocks Doll quilt : Scraps 101


Is anyone else inspired by the colours of their kids' lego blocks?  A couple of lego towers Ruby had left lying on the carpet gave me the inspiration for a quilt so I thought I'd try it out using the brown bag technique. 

I took some of the small blocks, matched them to solid scraps from my scrap stash then put the lego blocks in a brown bag and drew them out at random to make two towers, one taller than the other.  I wanted the quilt towers to be the size of the real towers, so the scraps are quite small - they were 1 3/4 inch x 1 and 1/4 inch before piecing.  The background white is scrap pieces left over from Ruby's quilt.

Front and back have two towers, vertical towers on the front and horizontal on the back.  I quilted around the towers (front and back), then added quilted towers of varying length in the negative space.

Front (left) and Back (right)
Good view of the quilted towers
If I make one like this again I'd have more towers and have them stacked at angles like in the photo at the top of this post, to make it a bit more interesting.  This is project 5 of my Scraps 101 series.

Linking up to:
Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts
Can I Get a Whoop Whoop at Confessions of a Fabric Addict
Made By You Mondays at Skip To My Lou 


  1. Looks fab, great inspiration and quilting and love the pic with the doll :D

  2. This is such a cute doll quilt. I like how you quilted it. I get inspired when I look at the bright Ikea dishes in my gray dishwasher.

  3. The doll looks like she loves it - she co-ordinates so well!

  4. Cute! Cute! CUTE! My kids would love that - they're both really into Legos!

  5. Very cute! I love the variety of places ideas come from.

  6. What a novel inspiration for your quilt, which came out fabulous! Love the quilting, too.

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