Sunday, May 27, 2007

Ladybug Building Blocks Finished

This is my second finish for this weekend. I have had the luxury of spending my time this weekend working on my own projects. I have been "making hay while the sun shines", making full use of the opportunity.
This quilt is now quilted (using my new Swirls template) and bound.

Detail of the quilting.

I have been asked what I did to alter my quilt from Debbie Mumm's pattern.

Debbie Mumm's quilt is crib size, finishing at 46" x 58". That size was a little too small for my needs so I enlarged the pattern to 51" x 75".

This is the layout from Debbie Mumm's pattern.

If you compare this diagram with the photo of my quilt you will see that I have added....... extra row of blocks and....

one extra strip down the side.

My handwritten notes indicate that you need to cut the following numbers of strips of the different fabrics:

6 - 3 1/2" strips of Fabric A (blue)

5 - 3 1/2" strips of Fabric B (pink)

4 - 3 1/2" strips of Fabric C (green)

5 - 3 1/2" strips of Fabric D (yellow)

2 - 6 1/2" strips of Fabric E (orange)

3 - 3 1/2" strips of Fabric E (orange)

First border: 1 1/2" strips (green)

Outer border: 6 1/2" strips (print)

Binding: 7 - 2 1/2" strips (pink)

This pattern works up fast and will definitely be one that I do again.


  1. That turned out great! I love the black one below, too. I'n thinking I may take my crumb blocks and put black borders around them. It wouldn't look exactly the same, but it would be similar, and I didn't want to set them together without something! Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Oooh, I just love this one - the ribbon design, the beautiful colors, the swirly quilting design. It looks great.

  3. Very cute ladybugs. I just love the colors. And the swirlies were perfect to quilt it with.

  4. beautiful Norma! love the colors and the ladybugs are too cute. great quilting pattern-you are amzing wtih the circles

  5. Very nice, I love the woven looking pattern... and the ladybugs! I haven't tried the string blocks on dryer sheets, but I like the design possibilities of the rectangular block!

  6. yes, those swirls are perfect on that quilt-and I have some of that ladybug fabric too! in a different colorway and just love day it will show up in something-nice way to enlarge that quilt Norma-thanks for sharing how you did it.

  7. I love this pattern. There was a woven quilt in Quiltmaker I believe, and it was so difficut with partial seams ect. Was this a purchased pattern.