Sunday, July 8, 2012

Design Wall: Indigo Blue & White

On the wall this week is the beginning of my July Small Quilt project.  Kathleen Tracy's adorable Indigo Blue And White Quilt was my favorite quilt in her book "American Doll Quilts", and she chose it for this month's project. The first time I paged through her book I thought, "I hope she picks this one!"

Of course I can never seem to do anything according to the pattern, and this is no exception. Before we headed North for the Fourth of July I pulled out blues and whites from my scrap basket.  Her original pattern started with 3 1/4 inch blocks, but that's an odd size for me.  So I pulled from my 4 inch strip bag and decided to use that size rather than re-cut everything smaller.  I had enough to make exactly two center sections.  With a narrow 1 inch border and a wider 4 inch border they are set to finish at 21x26 inches.
At first I thought I'd join them and make one quilt, and that would finish 26 x 31.  But, I've been thinking lately that I should be making some small quilts to give away as gifts.  So, making two might be just the thing.

I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times to see what's on some other design walls this week.  See you there!


  1. I'm making this quilt too. I like your fabrics. this so reminds me of Blue Willow dishes.

  2. Very sweet little quilts. I love using blue.