Monday, February 21, 2011

Max's Robot Circle Quilt



Yes, another circle quilt. I made this one for my new nephew Max, at the request of his cute mom (my sister-in-law). When she found out she was having a boy, she told me she was going to decorate the nursery with robots. I remembered seeing the David Walker robots fabric and thought it might be perfect. She liked the main robot print but thought the coordinates were too bright, so she picked out the other fabrics she wanted to match. I threw together a couple of designs in EQ and let her choose the one she liked the best, and this is what we ended up with. I think it turned out really cute.


The circles were made with my favorite fusible interfacing method (roughly explained here)...it never fails! It was super fast to do these on the squares too. For the quilting, I got a little crazy. In the past I have struggled a little bit with how to quilt circle quilts (See my issues with stippling here). I wanted it to seem kinda sciencey (new word I just made up) so I did all the robot blocks with a grid around the circle and then a few randomly placed squares inside--they are all different--so that was fun. And I got pretty well acquainted with my mini ruler.



Then I used rulers to make this pattern--it's supposed to look kind of atomic...



...then on alternating rows I did this swirl with a groovy board--so fast--I love it!





And here it is in the nursery!

3 comments:

  1. C!U!T!E!;) I love it!!The quilting looks great in the light there in the last picture...very creative;) I wish I could make some different stuff for the grandbaby, but my daughter wants it all jungle themed;)
    Happy Quilting!!

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  2. I really love the little squares you quilted in the background of some of the blocks. Makes me think of a periodic table or something. You know, if you were closer and shipping wasn't an issue I would talk you in to quilting all of my tops for me :D

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  3. I LOVE Max's quilt! thank you so much cynth!

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