"The Bruise Quilt" is Taking Shape

My daughter requested a black and blue quilt a few months ago. I have affectionately titled it "The Bruise Quilt" - something she doesn't find humorous in any way.

So, I ordered a FQ bundle of some Jennifer Paganelli Queen Street Fabrics, picked up some stuff from Fabric Shack and raided my stash for this loveliness:

Feeling good about this. I was quite frustrated about this color combo when she first announced it. But I've given her fabric choices and she's picked out a few blocks that she would like and it's really beginning to show signs of life.

I think I'll use my month in the One Block Over Bee to make this quilt for her. I think the idea of women, all over the country, stitching these blocks for her is a lovely sentiment - one that my 13 year-old, middle-school-drama-enduring, hormone-exploding, self-doubting baby needs right now. 

Have a great weekend!


  1. Andie, I like your fabric choices for the bruise quilt. It's so funny, because my daughter-in-law just asked me this week if I would make TWO black and blue quilts for my grandsons next year when they move and will share a room...however, she was thinking BATMAN! Oh, dear.

  2. I can't wait to see what its like all finished. I'm willing to bet it will be stunning.

    And as for turning me on to the Fabric Shack.....my husband would curse you if he only knew....

    And I have 9 of my 11 purple quilt tops done thanks to the Fabric Shop. Totally awesome.

  3. I'm a big fan of B&W prints, and I'm diggin' the blues you pulled together - can't wait to make a block for you!

  4. oooh...la...la I want some of your black and whites!

  5. I think it will look great! I love all the jennifer paganelli prints in there and the butterflies are sweet!


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