Okay, so it's not just BUBBLE gum, it's the quilt Bubblegum dreams I've been working on! :-)
Yesterday I finished the 2nd part of the blocks - the bubble gum wrappers...
Then I laid them all out on my table- instead of the design wall and started sewing them together.
here's the main part of the quilt top done, without the border.
The picture showed a square quilt, I guess for a different size, so I was kind of surprised this was a rectangle, which of course I don't mind.
The border will have LOTS of applique, so I'm waiting a little bit on that.
Then I started playing with EQ7 again.
for some reason at church today I started thinking about log cabin blocks
(Hey, I WAS still listening!)
I thought of an appliqued motif in the middle and then having the log cabins go around, so I found this cute butterfly block and I matched the colors to fabrics and added to the log cabins.
of course, I can't just leave it at that, I had to play with the layout of the log cabins.
Here I just changed the center of the flower to a dark orange and then changed the outer border as well
now this is kind of cool!
But I liked this better!
Back to a different log cabin block and a focus block with candy canes
Oh, this is SO traditional!
I saw this cute space ship block too and oddly enough, the colors were the same as the butterfly block so I just had to plop it in the middle and take the colors from the log cabins and add them to the space ship, is it boyish enough?
the other day I started playing with animal blocks in EQ as well
I think I got inspired by that from the simple series in quiltmaker ( I think that's the magazine, with just squares and HSTs to make cute animal layouts)
So I thought of an elephant.
a cute boyish quilt!
the giraffe block was very complex so I figured it needed to be BIG, I'm not really into the brown and yellow combination though, reminds me too much of growing up in the 80s :-)
Then I found these penguin blocks, I actually really LIKE this layout.
How about a cute simple bunny? without being too much like easter!
and here's a smaller version
My daughter then came in and was wearing this shirt that had a chick on it and read CHICKS rule!
so of course I had to copy that :-)
This layout is better
I like to have little blocks in the corners and then I centered the text
here's I added more of the "diamond" blocks and colored them differently and added an ! in front of the text
I also tried to create my own little chick.
When I got tired of the chicks, I searched for a bear block, there were so many, but then I figured I'd create my own again like the chick and of course use a bear claw block also.
I also added a "double diamond" block instead, don't think that's the name of it, but that's what I'm calling it for now :-)
here's another update on my 2012 list
#4 pumpkin star pillow- just needs to be stuffed and sewn together
#7 Connecting threads KIT fabrics- all 12 blocks are done.
#8 giraffe wall hanging - still working on needleturn applique, mommy giraffe almost done
#9 pineapple black and blue quilt- giving these a break now
#10 Blue star quilt- lots of blocks done
#12 Next Stitch STAR- quilted! and binding attached
# 17 Bonnie Hunter ORCA mystery - top done- skipping the border
#19 green, red, yellow flower quilt- top done, just taking forever removing the papers
# 21 spring swap blocks- got plans but no background fabrics ordered yet
# 22Making memories embroidered panel- needs to be made into a cute wall hanging
# 25 fall leaf blocks swap- top done
#29(jan) bubble gum quilt kit won at quilt show - main quilt top done without border
#33 (mar) won 9 march BOM from pine tree guild- make into quilt top
#36 (all year) Round Robin swap -May mailed out
#38 (april) blue strip pieced blocks - top done
#39 (april) won a pattern and two charm bundles- top done and backing and batting ready
#40 wonky block swap block- wonky houses- top is done, May is done and shipped out
#42 (may) blue and white lil' twister- main part of top done, waiting for border fabrics