Monday, February 13, 2012

Design Floor Monday

We got a little inspired on Saturday... because, not only was the floor clean, but my cutting table was too!!!  The boys thought it was a great idea to cut up their zoo fabrics... and so We did!!!


In the attempt at being honest... when we found these fabrics we kind of guessed at how much we would need for one quilt. Yesterday we made drawings of the strippy idea that they had, and we took measurements... and we can get two quilts out of what we purchased, and a third quilt if we add a little from my stash *gasp*   WHO KNEW!!!




To the left is Middle Bits Layout... and to the Right is Little Bits layout.  They overlap a little on the border, because big brother was laying out doing his homework, and didn't want to move... he almost got covered with fabrics!!

Middle Bits ^


Little Bits ^^




and Little bit started working on his, I think he should be done tonite... Middle Bit is pinning his..




For the zoo fabrics we used 6.5 inch strips, for the blues we used 2 inch strips, and for the outer zoo border we used 6.5 inch strips.... based on a half yard of each of the inner zoo prints... I have a 5 inch strip leftover of each print.  So we found a forest green, to replace the blue, and will make that one too.... it will be smaller, but should be fun!


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10 comments:

Connie said...

Those are such fun fabrics and it looks like the boys are enjoying themselves! How neat!

krisgray said...

How cool! I may bookmark this post to show my DS when he's a just a tad older that boys can make quilts, too. I think he'd like to try one now but he just turned 5 and I'm too sure about letting him loose on the sewing machine - lol!

Kathie said...

Very cute and so nice the boys were enjoying the process.

Debbie said...

How fun! Love to see those boys working with "power tools."

Bonnie said...

great ideas. I used to get my son to sew a bit. And, when he was in his mid 20's he made a "curtain" for his front door. Except, he didn't have a sewing machine and made it all by hand. Of course all it was was a turn over at the top so he could slide a rod through... not even hemmed! LOL but he was sure proud of himself.

AnnieO said...

Strippie quilts are so great and quick! Love that the boys are making their own.

Heather said...

Those are adorable! What a fun project for all of you to work on together. :o)

Tamera said...

Looking good! Can't wait to see them finished!

Gypsy Quilter said...

Do you think that these young fellas could stop by and help me polish off a few baggies? I could really use such enthusiastic quilters here, and Dolly would love some energetic company.

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Your quilt is looking very nice and your kids seem to be enjoying the fun.