Monday, December 6, 2010

With a little help from my friends...

I need some opinions and asap!
This arrived in the mail today and I just finished cutting it up into 120 little bricks to sew 2 quilts for the girls for Christmas. One of their favorite things to do is to empty the linen closet of every blanket and pillow to make a nest on the playroom floor where they curl up together to look at their books. I can't wait to give them their own special blankets use!! :)


But, I don't know which to do.
A traditional brickpath quilt where all of the rectangles are touching...

Or something more like this where they are divided by some white fabric. I like how the fabric pops better against the white background, but it looks like a lot of extra work and I only have T minus 18 days and counting...

So which do you like better?
P.S. - and oh yes, these would be my first official quilts if that makes a difference!
P.P.S. - and no, I'm not finished with all of my other Christmas gifts yet...


  1. Ahhh Heather Bailey Pop Garden...sigh :) I love adding white to quilts since it makes the fabric stand out. I think a coin quilt would look great. Just make rows of the fabric touching with white strips in between rows and around them. Here is a link to one I found on flickr.

  2. I really love the second!
    . . . and after you do it . . . can we have a class?

  3. I really like the way the second one looks. I have no idea about the difference in the time it takes to make them though.

  4. I think Amber's link is great middle ground, you get the white but doesn't look like it should take as long as the second one. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  5. I love the traditional! Can't wait to see the finished project:)

  6. I've never made a quilt before, but would white rick-rack make an easy border around the squares? Love, love the fabric!

  7. I love the traditional as well.

  8. I like the second better, especially since it's cutesy fabric and not the usual "old dress" scraps like Caws's. Let me know if you need me to come help you top stitch them after you get them put together. I helped Mama with Charlee's dress quilt earlier this year and I have to say I did a pretty good job! HA! :)

  9. PS: When are you going to put up the red coat pictures? I'm anxiously awaiting them... :)