Blue Daze…

by Kate on October 21, 2009

Over the weekend and after a few frantic messages to Rita I finally managed to put together Alfie’s quilt.

Alfie’s Blue Daze quilt is a result of the Around The Block quilting bee – what a FANTASTIC job the girls have done.

(I must apologise for the photo, it was quite tricky to get a good shot…especially with the wind blowing and my lack of knowledge of the white balance knob on my camera.)

I am so happy with how this quilt has turned out, it is bright, fresh and will suit him as a young boy but it will also grow with him.

There are still some blocks leftover which I am going to use as part of a pieced feature on the back of the quilt.

The thing about this quilt that I really love is that although no two blocks are the same, they all work so well togther.

Each time I look at the quilt..

I find small, teenie,

little details that I didn’t notice before.

Thanks ladies, this is a quilt that is going to be treasured in our house.

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{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

1 izzy inspired October 21, 2009 at 11:39 am

This is spectacular! A perfect quilt for a boy. It makes me want to do a block quilting bee, well I have been wanting to do one….but now I REALLY want to. All the blocks really do compliment each other well, and the creativity of each block is just amazing.


2 freshlemons October 21, 2009 at 11:44 am

It's beautiful! I love it.


3 Jenny October 21, 2009 at 11:56 am

This looks fantastic. Love your color choices and fabrics! Awesome!


4 Varenia October 21, 2009 at 12:03 pm

this is soooo amazing Kate! an amazing quilt for a little boy! love all the fabric choices, so inspiring!


5 Kate October 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm

Wonderful! fabulous colours!


6 Angela October 21, 2009 at 12:11 pm

it is perfect and so unique! I dont know how you aren't going to keep it for yourself! :)


7 Gina October 21, 2009 at 12:17 pm

I really, really love it. Little goldfish around the place making me laugh… gorgeous fabrics… great balance.


8 Becky October 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

It is fantastic!!

How exciting to look at that photo and see the two blocks I put together not looking out of place in with the wonderful efforts of everyone who took part :)

Even more exciting was winning the scraps from this quilt!!


9 Kerri October 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm

wow!! such a beautiful quilt, and the colors are gorgeous!


10 RED PEPPER QUILTS October 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

The blocks have come together so well, and make a fantastic quilt top. I love it, and am sure Alfie does too!! Bright, fresh and modern. I love all the little details too.



11 Cathy October 21, 2009 at 1:13 pm

Kate this quilt is gorgeous. I love the blue, orange and grey colourway, the colours jumping out from their white frames. The details are fabulous, the goldfish are gorgeous, the man floating on his back funny!! xo


12 Leslie October 21, 2009 at 1:14 pm

all these blocks are really lovely…


13 Tonya October 21, 2009 at 1:51 pm

This quilt is just great. The color are fabulous for a boy. It is so fun.


14 Polka Dot Daze October 21, 2009 at 2:06 pm

Oh wow you clever girl! It's fabulous! I have been thinking about you, because I have started working on my first quilt again. I have just started a patchwork class which is giving me a bit of motivation to get it finished! I am a bit nervous about the quilting side of it. The stacked coin quilt on Crazy Mom Quilts blog (I think you told me about it) has a strip of patchwork on the back too, I am just not sure how that works when doing the quilting. Anyway, wondering if I should just do a plain back for my first one, what do you think?


15 Sarah - Red Gingham October 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm

Oh that is just beautiful!! Absolutely amazing and perfect for a growing boy. You must be absolutely delighted with it.


16 Bianca Jae Makes Stuff October 21, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Kate! Totally awesome! What a lucky boy Alfie is to have such a unique quilt. Fantastic work xox


17 m.e (Cathie) October 21, 2009 at 3:15 pm

colours are gorgeous Kate! how is Alfie doing? ♥


18 CitricSugar October 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm

I love this quilt top! Blue and orange are my two favourites – I use them whenever possible…


19 Lara October 21, 2009 at 5:51 pm

Oh I love this Kate! It is so cool and will be such a great talking point for Alfie – I bet he'll just love pointing out all the different little details too and telling you all about them! I had a pillow case growing up which I loved! It had so much detail and after many years of touching the same spots (my favourites) it started to wear in those patches!
Do you know if the block swap is open to one little quilting Kiwi in NZ?
PS – I figured that you can peg quilts of windy days inside on your curtain rod to take great pictures – makes them look a little like stained glass! :)


20 Lorraine October 21, 2009 at 6:22 pm

This is such a great combination of blues ( my fav ) & orange.
Alfie will love all the perfect tiny HR details !!


21 Kirsty October 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm

It's just absolutely beautiful. You've (all) done a super job.


22 Blueberry Park October 21, 2009 at 7:01 pm

That is awesome, Kate and I'm sure Alfie won't let anyone else anywhere near it! I love the freshness of the blue and orange all set off with the white background. Fab!


23 sewjourn October 21, 2009 at 9:36 pm

It looks just gorgeous!! Well done.


24 Quilts on Bastings October 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm

Oh Kate, that has come together beautifully. Well done – I love it.


25 Stephanie October 21, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Yummy color combination and I love the free spirit style of the blocks.


26 Cass October 21, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Kate that is absolutely fantastic, well done


27 angela October 21, 2009 at 11:13 pm

Wonderful quilt! Your fabric choice for the quilt bee was perfect. I may try some of these improvised blocks for the series of minis I'm working on. I love the look


28 nicolette October 21, 2009 at 11:40 pm

Talking about blue and orange… love this quilt!!


29 Jen G. October 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

Love this color combination! Just lovely!


30 euphoria October 22, 2009 at 5:50 am

It is absolutly gorgeous!! All of your quilts are!!

Can't wait to see if all quilted!


31 Soo October 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

What a beautiful quilt! The blocks look great and the fabrics just gorgeous!


32 Mark October 22, 2009 at 10:28 am

It is really gorgeous! Love the colours too!


33 Mary on Lake Pulaski October 22, 2009 at 2:17 pm

Love every one of the blocks!! He will love it forever!


34 rachel October 22, 2009 at 8:43 pm

I love it!!! it's stunning with the hits of orange. Those little details are so sweet, Alfie is a lucky boy.


35 comfortstitching October 23, 2009 at 2:49 am

Love every block!! what a fun quilt!


36 Samantha October 23, 2009 at 8:51 am

It's gorgeous Kate!!! How lucky! Each block is just beautiful… wonderful!


37 Sweet Baby Jamie October 23, 2009 at 1:51 pm

Your colors are so beautiful!


38 Helen October 23, 2009 at 10:02 pm

WOW!!! It looks fantastic!!! We did a great job didn't we?! :)

PS – The word vertification below is PRIDE!


39 Aimee October 24, 2009 at 3:48 am

I love it, Kate! Alfie will love it too!


40 ChickieChirps October 24, 2009 at 6:52 am

Really nice quilt! I love the colour combo. Great for a boy.



41 erica October 27, 2009 at 6:13 am

This is awesome! Blue and orange are fantastic together….


42 Melissa L. November 7, 2009 at 5:02 am

This is WONDERFUL! I just love the color combo!!


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