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A Finish: Idea Design Create

It has been on my list to finish since April, and its finally done.  I think it is one of my favorite quilts, I have made. Idea, Design, Create.

This quilt was designed to show my design process of making one block – Mind the Gap. The pattern, for this final block, is available on Cloud 9’s blog and in my quilt it is Block 9.
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The design process shown in the quilt is:

  • Block 1: decide on size, single square
  • Block 2: Decided on an uneven split (ie. two parts).
  • Block 3-5: Was deciding on how many white horizontal stripes to include in the block.
  • Block 6: Decision to add the vertical stripe at just over the center of the block
  • Block 7: I didn’t like the vertical bar going all the way to the top as it took away some of the flow of the block.
  • Block 8: Now that I reduced from the top, I also did not like the vertical line going to the bottom so I pulled the end up about 1/2 “
  • Block 9: Final design: Now that the vertical stripe had been reduced I though the horizontal white top and bottom stripes would be more balanced if they did not run edge to edge


The words “Idea Design Create” has always been my tagline. I loved adding the text as it also represents my design process. Perfect combination.

As part of my prize for the “Mind the Gap” Block was a fat quarter bundle of Cirrus Solids. I used those along with Sarah Watson’s Biology line for this quilt. The left overs and the Biology Panel print were used for the back for consistency.

I even included some of the selvadges on the back. The quilting was done by Sarah @ Crinkle Love (which I highly recommend!!). I finished it off with some mustard solid binding. I plan to hang it up in my sewing studio this weekend as constant inspiration.


Name: Idea, Design, Create
Designed by me, Pattern of the last block can be found on Cloud 9’s blog.
Pattern: For the text, Paper Piecing Pattern by Diane Bohn @ From Blank Pages “My first alphabet #210”
Fabric: Cirrus Solids; Biology, Sarah Watson both by Cloud 9.
Dimensions: 36″ x 45″
Quilted: Sarah @ Crinkle Love

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it up Friday.

Linking up with  Adrienne for 2015 Finish along, as this was one of my goals for Q2 to finish.

2015 FAL at On the Windy Side

Cirrus Solids Block of the Month Challenge

Have you see the Challenge that Cloud 9 is running for a whole 12 months?? You design a 12″ block (finished) and submit it, and you may be in for a chance to win a full FQ Bundle of their new Cirrus Solids (21 colors). Your entries are cumulative…so if you don’t win this month your design is still in for a chance for the rest of the year. More details on how to submit and rules can be found here.

Why I am telling you all of this? I am “Miss February”. My design “Mind the Gap” won the Block of the Month for February.

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You can now go over to Cloud 9 and get the directions (pdf) to make my block. They also have mock-ups of how the block works in 4 different layouts in a quilt. Here is an additional layout example, which I used in my submission:

For the other previous winning Cirrus Solids BOM check out these:
January: Lattice Block by Stacey Day (staceyinstitches.wordpress.com)December: Brat Pack by Amy Gunson (www.badskirt.blogspot.com)
November: Ethereal Star by Erica Jackman (www.kitchentablequilting.com)

I hope you go over and check out the BOM and the new Cirrus Solids!! Have fun!!

Linking up with Lorna@Sew Fresh Quilts for Let’s bee Social (see button on the right).