Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Art with Fabric Blog hop


I’m SEW excited to be part of Alida’s blog hop again from tweloquilting

her blog hops are always “different” and a fun challenge!

This time the “theme” was 1+1=3

and I googled it and came up with quite some different answers

First this bible verse came up Genesis 1:1-3

Genesis 1:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

The Beginning

1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

3 And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.

In the art world 1+1 elements, like two lines next to each other, creates a 3rd element the background! (I can’t find the site I read that on, but you get the idea!?)

Then there’s also the real life version where 2 people, a man and a woman come together and have a baby so they are 3 now!

With this in mind, I first thought of the secondary (3rd) design of adding 2 things/blocks together and it looks like something else.

So I started to play in EQ8 and with Accuquilt QUBE sets and the Angles set in mind, I came up with this.

It creates a secondary design AND it’s a BABY QUILT.

alternate secondary design

And because of the bible verses, I knew I had this outer space fabric, or at least scraps so that fits well with the verses Winking smile

so that’s pretty much all 3 points!

So I set to work and cut out the pieces with my 8” QUBE and Angles set and had this in no time.


If you follow my blog, you might know that I try to sew as much as possible together in one sitting before I get up to iron, so here’s the 1 round.


2nd round


and 3rd round


and before long I had all the blocks done


Then I sewed the middle together like this


and added borders


And I quilted in yellow thread with a meandering design with random stars scattered all over it, then did the binding in the green


The finished quilt measures 34” x 42” so a nice baby sized quilt!

Here’s the other participants

Spring 2018 schedule

Monday, May 21st, 2018

Janeen: http://quiltartdesigns.blogspot.com/

Andrée: http://quiltinglearningcombo.blogspot.com

Carol: http://www.quiltedfabricart.com

Melva:  https://melvalovesscraps.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Shannon: http://imworkingonaproject.blogspot.com/

Terry: http://www.terryaskeartquilts.com/

Bea: http://www.beaquilter.com/

Wednesday, May 23th, 2018

Kat: http://www.katknapcrafts.blogspot.com

Julie: http://juliebagamary.blogspot.com/

Karen: https://tunaquilts.wordpress.com/

Wendy: http://www.piecefulthoughts.com/

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Alida: http://tweloquilting.blogspot.com/

Heather: http://heatherquilts.blogspot.com/

Tami: https://thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com/

Dione: https://www.cleverchameleon.com.au/

Thanks Alida, for putting this fun blog hop together!


Andree G. Faubert said...

Hi Bea, what a lovely baby quilt. You really found all kinds of ways to get to the 1+1=3 theme. Thanks for sharing your process with us.

Lisa J. said...

Awesome baby quilt. Love those planets.

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

Precious baby quilt Bea!

Dione Gardner-Stephen said...

Fabulous quilt Bea, and love your interpretation of the 1+1=3 theme.

Vicki in MN said...

Some little boy will love this Bea!

Shannon said...

Finding secondary and tertiary patterns is one of my favorite thing about pieced quilts. This is lovely! Your piecing is so precise. I love the inspiration, I get chills reading the first three verses of Genesis. So powerful.

quiltedfabricart said...

Nicely done! I love the space fabric and how you placed the planets.

Tu-Na Quilts said...

Well-done!! I enjoyed reading your thought process on the 1+1=3.

piecefulwendy said...

Those bright colors and that fun design will make some little guy very happy! Thanks for sharing your thought process as you made this quilt.

Brenda / Songbird Designs said...

Such a great baby quilt, Bea. And I love your interpretation of 1+1=3!

Marian said...

I backed out of this hop because I just couldn't think like 1 + 1 = 3... you've done a beautiful job tho, this quilt is really beautiful Bea. Love the colors and the design. You make piecing look so easy.

Heather Pregger said...

Lovely quilt!

AlidaP said...

Absolutely amazing quilt!! Such a creative way of interpreting the theme, to create a very beautiful finished piece!! Thanks for joining the blog hop!!

Michele said...

It turned out really cute. Nicely done.