Sunday, September 11, 2011

Blue on Blue Mosaic Tile Toddler Quilt

Today I finished my blue on blue mosaic tile toddler quilt with a boy theme.  I made it all out of scraps of fabric, batting and backing.  Nothing new had to be purchased for this small quilt. I have so many scraps, I've got to think of creative ways to use them up without adding any additional expenses!  A couple of months ago I made a pink on pink mosaic tile toddler quilt with a girl theme.  Click here to see that post.  I pinned the blue squares onto a piece of batting and then sewed the fabric squares on using a zig zag stitch.....
After I got all my squares made, I used my rotary cutter, self healing mat and a plastic ruler to trim off the excess batting........

I made a total of 15 blocks, making 3 rows of 5 each.  I pieced together blue fabric scraps for the backing............
I then used a wide zig zag and stitched in the seams.  No serious quilting done on this project.  Just something easy and fast!
Here is one of my favorite blocks......
And here it is completed.  I wish I would have trimmed the seams after I sewed the blocks together.  I had some difficulty with bulkiness.....
Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out and love all the blue!
This can also be an "I Spy" quilt with all the different dogs, dinosaurs, airplanes etc....
I used scraps for the binding too..........
This blue on blue quilt now has a special place in my quilt storage cabinet next to my pink on pink quilt.....
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19 comments:

  1. So cute, and what an interesting way to put together a quilt!

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  2. What a cute quilt, neat way to put it together!


    Quilting by the River

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  3. Beautiful finish! Thanks for linking up to {Sew} Modern Monday and have a great week!

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  4. Love it! Looks like a great way to make a quick quilt. Love colors.

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  5. This came out great! I love all the patterns to catch the eye.

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  6. thanks for linking to Take-a-Look Tuesday - you were featured today!! - Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  7. I love the quilt. I must admit I am partial to the pink one since I have 3 girls. I love that you were able to use everything you already had.

    I am a new follower from Idea Sharing Wednesday. If you have a moment, stop by www.messforless.net and say hi!
    Thanks!

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  8. Love your I Spy quilt. I am going to have to make one of these for my grandson. He loves and has every I Spy book so I know he would love this. Thanks for sharing. I found you on Cindy's MY Romatic Home blog. I don't have a blog but I love to blog hop and see all that people create, there are so many out there that have so much talent like you.

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  9. I am sorry, I should have left my e-mail
    reeree1949@bellsouth.net

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  10. What a sweet quilt! It looks great!

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  11. Hi,

    I found this post using Pinterest and really love the idea for this quilt. I would like to make one but I don't understand why you chose to attach the batting to each blue square instead of stitching a larger piece to the finished quilt top. What are the benefits of doing this, and I can't help but think it would probably add bulk to the whole quilt. I will wait for your answer before I get started. Thank you!

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  12. What a fun quilt! Great for a little boy!

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  13. Love all the blues together and I love the concept of an I Spy quilt!!! I know nothing about quilting, but this seems like a relatively easy way to put a quilt together.

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  14. I've featured your quilt today...
    http://threadingmyway.blogspot.com/2012/05/threading-your-way-features_13.html

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