Monday, January 27, 2020

Houndstooth Round Up . . . .

First, thank you for all the welcoming comments on my last post, it felt great to get back to blogging but even better to hear from so many blogging friends, thank you for your support and kind words. 

The last few months I've gotten on a houndstooth quilt kick.  I've always loved the look of houndstooth quilts and had several different patterns for this block but it was the Missouri Star Houndstooth Made Easy YouTube video that convinced me that this was a quilt I would enjoy piecing, and I did!  



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 270
I've named it Red and White Houndstooth
It finished at 57" x 70"
The fabric is Moda Bella Solid 9900-16 Christmas Red and 9900-98 White Bleached.
It has approximately 437 pieces.


The Jenny Doan video goes with  5 inch blocks for her houndstooth quilt.  I went with 3 1/2" blocks and used 1 3/4" strips for the diagonal stripe block and trimmed them to 3 1/2".

 A request for a houndstooth baby quilt started this whole journey and this is my first effort.


This is Lifetime Quilt 267
It's named Riley's Houndstooth
It finished at 45" x 45"
I used the Missouri Star Houndstooth Made Easy video for my pattern
The fabric is the heart fabric from The Good Life by Bonnie and Camille for Moda
The blocks finish at 3"
There are approximately 561 pieces

I wanted to make a personalized quilt for the new baby but couldn't figure out how to add a name to the houndstooth pattern, so I made a second quilt.


This is Lifetime Quilt Number 268
I've named it Oh Baby - Riley Elizabeth
The pattern is by Anka's Treasures from her Little Quilts 4 Little Kids book.
It finished at 42" x 50"
The font for the letters is Sign Painter

Riley Elizabeth is a beautiful and healthy addition to a very good friend's family. 


Nothing makes a me happier than pictures of babies on quilts! 

So after I made two houndstooth quilts I figured out how to add a name and keep everything looking neat and not losing the feel of the houndstooth design.  I also cleaned up the partial block pieces on the outer edge, I prefer this cleaner look.  



This is Lifetime Quilt Number 275
It's named Parker's Houndstooth Quilt
It finished at 51" x 51"
The blocks finish at 3"
The fabric is The Good Life by Bonnie and Camille
It has approximately 660 pieces
The name font is Sign Painter 



Navy and grey seem to be very popular nursery colors this year, for boys and girls. 

8 comments:

  1. Houndstooth quilts are so cute and love that you put the baby's name on it. Very interesting and will have to check that out as I do have to do a baby quilt and having a name on it might be a nice touch. Perfect background for those baby quilts and I am hoarding a small Heart B&C bundle of it....;)))

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  2. the baby quilts are fun!!! don't you just love it when the parents send a picture of the quilt that you made together with the baby that they made?!?

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  3. Love the new look of your blog. You have had a great start to 2020!

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  4. I love the four quilt blocks to the side of the quilt. What are they? Framed fabric? Pictures? Please share!!

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  5. Thelma, you certainly have been busy making quilts! They are all gorgeous. Have you ever thought about being a pattern designer? As one retired accountant to another, there is just something about things being balanced and even.

    Thanks for sharing....glad you are back

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  6. Great idea to add the names to these simple quilts! I like how you cleaned up the edge of the houndstooth design too.

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  7. Where did you find the alphabet?

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