Monday, September 5, 2016

Shadow Block QAL - Reveal Day

Thanks so much to Janice and Debora for the super fun QAL.

Color Creating and Quilting (colorcreatingandquilting.blogspot.com)
A Dream and A Stitch (adreamandastitch.blogspot.com)




Now for the reveal....

I took off in a bit of a different direction with my Shadow Block Mini quilt.  Since it was a small size I thought it would make a perfect doll quilt for the many "babies" that reside at Grandma's house.  It was a HUGE hit!



It was fun digging through the novelty stash and coming up with blocks that I thought the children would enjoy.  Of course who doesn't enjoy Shrek?


Or Sock Monkey that was leftover from a summer nightgown?


Or maybe my favorite would be this happy cow - a leftover from a baby quilt made for a now college aged grandson.


Whatever the reason to like this sweet little quilt, it was fun to make and will be enjoyed.  The backing is a soft flannel to keep all of the babies toasty and comfortable.



Now...pop on over to these blogs to see more minis.  There are prizes to be won at the end of the hop for comments left on any blogs below.


Jen Rosin at A Dream and a Stitch
Janice Holton at Color, Creating and Quilting
Debora Exum at Studio Dragonfly
Amanda Everest at Quiltologie
Susan Arnold at Quilt Fabrication
Bonnie Stapleton at Institches with Bonnie
Jennifer Fulton at Inquiring Quilter
Jennifer Strauser at Dizzy Quilter
Joanne Harris at Quilts by Joanne
Anja Clyke at Anja Quilts
Mary Schuberg at Needled Mom

48 comments:

Janice Holton said...

Oh Mary! What a great idea to make a doll quilt! I am not at all surprised it was a big hit. Your background fabric is perfect for setting off those 3-D blocks of fun. You're a good grandma! Thanks so much for participating in this blog hop. :)

Bouts Choisis said...

What a brilliant variation on the theme! Lucky grandchildren! Lynne.

Sharon Denney Parcel said...

This is the cutest thing ever! I know those babies will greatly appreciate it! Adorable!

Dolores said...

That is such a sweet quilt. I think I'll make one of my own now that the twins are old enough to play 'house.'

Carol S. said...

This is adorable and so clever to put all those characters on each block. I love this!

Maria said...

Such a gorgeous wee quilt for the babies that live at Grandmas house.... Bet the kids will love it....

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

That was a great idea for that pattern. I'm always looking for new ideas for an I-spy quilt.

Paige said...

What a great idea for an I-spy quilt! Love your version, especially your background and binding choices.

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

Using novelty prints is such a great idea and I am sure this mini quilt will provide hours of fun. :)

sunny said...

It's adorable! You must be a very popular Grandma.

Bonnie said...

You hit a home run with this theme. I love the idea of cute little pictures in the blocks. I had thought I might want to take this shadow idea and upsize it but quickly realized I didn't have time to plan and execute a bigger quilt. Seeing these cute novelty prints I might start playing with a bigger starting block and see what transpires. First must finish baby quilt for my next grand who should be here by the end of the month. Thanks for some fabulous inspiration!

Susan said...

Adorable! Such great novelty prints in this - keep the kids entertained for quite a while

Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts said...

Fabulous!! I love all the fussy cut squares and using it as a baby quilt is a fantastic idea. It looks great and is sure to be well loved!

Jen said...

I just love all the little fussy cut characters in your version! What fun! Great job!

Debora Exum said...

I love this! So many things to see in this quilt, and your binding fabric is perfect.

Anne / Springleaf Studios said...

Very cute. It's a little like an I-Spy quilt too so I can see why it's a hit with your grandchildren.

barbara woods said...

beautiful baby quilt Mary

Vroomans' Quilts said...

This is very sweet - love the fussy cuts.

KimM said...

How absolutely adorable! It's so darned CUTE! What else can I say??
xxx

barcord said...

Such a lovely way to use your little quilt. The grandchildren will love cuddling their babies in this. It is beautifully made. I love the binding.

Marlene said...

This is just so wonderful and I'm sure it is keeping the 'babies' nice and cozy. I can see an I Spy quilt coming up to use all those smaller pieces of novelty fabric I have.

Vicki H said...

Cute mini quilt for your little ones to play with.

Mdm Samm said...

this is delicious, wakens up all of our senses..how cute are these

Vesuviusmama said...

I LOVE THIS!!!

Jen Strauser said...

That is so sweet! Now you have me wanting to pull out my novelties, too. I can see that several christmas gifts for nieces and nephews would be easy and fun.

rosemaryschild said...

I think your idea is great-love the children's prints you used for the dolly quilt-too cute!

My Sister Made Me Do It.... said...

that shadow block reminds me a bit of attic windows.......what a great way to use that novelty fabric too! I have some children's fabric I'm wanting to use and that is really a great idea for it!

hueisei said...

Kids will love it very much!! Lovely and cute.

GranChris said...

This might be my favorite. Who doesn't love babies?

OhioLori said...

How very Creative you are!!! Love this one soooo much! Great idea for the baby dolls we have at my house too! Thank youy soooo much for sharing this fun idea!! Awesome idea!! :D

Raewyn said...

What a fun and happy quilt - very effective too with the black - I am sure it will create lots of eye-spy fun with your grandchildren.

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Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

OH my soul......I love what you did with this pattern!!!

OPQuilt said...

I love the idea of a mini shadow quilt--as usual, you are brilliant! Very fun to use novelty fabrics, too, as then it can become sort of an "I Spy" fun quilt. Congrats on a very nice finish.

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great idea to make a doll quilt. I love that you fussy cut the centres. Great finish!

SuperMomNoCape said...

What a sweet little doll quilt made from "memories" of past projects!

Createology said...

I didn't know what a shadow quilt was until now. I LOVE your doll quilt wth all the fun little character blocks. Embracing Shadow Bliss...

Quilting Tangent said...

Perfect doll quilt. 24Tangent@gmail.com

Kathy E. said...

Gosh, I would've never thought to do this with fussy-cutting for a baby quilt! It is adorable and so much fun. I've been saving fabrics to make something like this and now I know what pattern to use. Thank you!

Susan said...

A great way to feature novelty prints - a great I Spy pattern.

Denise :) said...

Mary, oh my, this is just darling! I absolutely adore your spin on this -- I'm sure all the 'babies' will be fighting over who gets to use it!! :)

Summer said...

Ahh Such a pretty quilt ♥

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mangozz said...

What a cute quilt! I love the fussy cut novelties and colors! This is one of my favorites for sure.

Nancy J said...

Super blocks, and the backing, truly wonderful. I can see this will be well used, and maybe more will be ordered once this goes on show.

Soma @ whimsandfancies.com said...

That looks fabulous, Mary! You know you will have to make more now, one for each doll, right?! :)

-Soma

Connie Kresin Campbell said...

What a precious I Spy Shadow Box quilt Mary! I know your grandchildren will love it!

Havplenty said...

Wow you have some great novelty prints. The binding helps to set off the squares in your quilt. Great idea, great mini.

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Abby and Stephanie said...

Fun and a darling back.