Monday, October 17, 2011

Habitat, It's All Happening

Habitat Challenge, The Plan

Here's a quick snap of my design wall today.  My project is coming along for the Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild Habitat challenge.  I'm using a block idea from the book Liberated Quilt Making II by Gwen Marston.  I've been wanting to try out this block for a long time.  They're a lot of fun to put together.  You start with a square and a rectangle and then piece them at whatever angle you like.  Each one is a little different from the next.  I cut all my fabric into pieces and then just sat at the sewing machine and went for it.  Today is the persnickety part, fitting all the pieces together like a puzzle.  I think once it's all put together it will have a cool kaleidoscope effect.  Switching the focus back and forth between the pattern of the Habitat fabrics and the solids.

You may have noticed that one piece up there doesn't look like the others.  That's my daughter's contribution.  She made that block at make and take booth at Quilting In The Garden.  Eye brows were raised when she chose tropical fish for the background for her poinsettia.  I secretly admired her determination when they tried to steer her towards the Christmas background, but she knew what she liked and wouldn't be swayed.  Fish it is.  She is so proud of her quilt, she showed it off to anyone who would listen.  She added it to the wall and said I could give it to a baby that needs to stay warm.  My heart swelled with pride.  I love that girl!!


  1. Great block, Adrianne! I hadn't seen this one before, but I'm really liking it!!

  2. Such a fun looking block--I can see why you were wanting to make it!

    Your daughter's block is darling and what a sweetheart for wanting to donate it to a baby!!

  3. I love the way your Habitat quilt is shaping up! It's one of those fabric collections that I was a bit "meh..." about until I saw what people made from it and it changed my mind completely.
    I love your quilt too Hannah! Poinsettia's and tropical fish are the perfect combination for a Southern Hemisphere Christmas!

  4. How sweet, your little girl's independence - love it, and love your Habitat liberation!

  5. What a kind & generous girl you are raising. Her quilt is perfect!! Sometimes you just have to let the fabrics speak to you & not worry what others say "should be".
    Those are cool blocks you are making too - looking forward to see what they become. :D

  6. I love that your daughter stuck to her guns, so to speak. Her vision for the block was spot-on, in my opinion. That independent vision and playful rebellion will serve her well in life!

  7. Great blocks. And yay for your daughter sticking to her guns!!

  8. I love that block and am going to try something similar today.



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