I was visiting the blog Blue Yonder the other day and saw this idea for a Bread Quilt. Gosh, this blogger’s bread quilt is beautiful. I wanted to do a few on my own. I was inspired by how simple and quick a project like this would be. I’ve been overwhelmed with big projects not getting done thanks to not having dedicated time set aside. 

I decided to make more than one, in the hopes of giving a few away to those who inspire and enrich my life and those who may be able to use a gift like this. I even thought I could do a giveaway with one, if there was interest.

I got stuck on this one design. Originally, I planned to do all different designs but this one was fun and easy. Less work for my brain, while I was tag teaming my task with nursing, food preparing, hair braiding… Anyway, I stayed with the same pattern but they really are all different. Sewn with love! I just need to pick the right backing for a couple and actually quilt them. 

They’re about 45 cm square and I just want to say that these all look so much better irl! My darn point and shoot camera is good for so little. I just wanted to give a little preview…

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11 Responses to Bread Quilt

  1. I had no idea you had such a stash of fabric – I’ve been working at reducing mine but I think you have me beat for fabrics that will go together in a quilt. And wow, you’ve been sewing even more than in the old days! These look great and now that you’re this far are you sure you don’t want to put them together into one larger quilt?

  2. andrea says:

    These are so beautiful!
    I definitely think you should do a giveaway. :)

  3. omgosh I am sooooo making these for christmas presents this year!!!!!!

  4. Krista says:

    Oh my. I am such a huge fan of strip quilts, I had no idea that’s what you were going to do, I was imagining bigger squares of fabric, which would have been nice too, I’m sure. But I love all the little teeny bits of fabric sewn together – all that work amazes me! The colors you chose are warm and comforting, like a loaf of bread! And so retro too, no? They remind me of the prints on pillows and quilts and my dresses etc. when I was a small girl!!

    I am inspired by you, Annie, now I want to get sewing again before spring planting, gardening and the chicken project keep me outdoors away from the craft room…
    See you soon, hope your weekend was OK.

  5. paxye says:

    omg… they are gorgeous!!! they turned out so well!!! the fabric choices are perfect!!!

  6. Annie says:

    Oddly, I was feeling really unsure that others would think what I was making was as beautiful as I thought it was. Thanks so much for the encouragement! I’ll for sure do a giveway when they are done.

    L- Ha! I definitely don’t think all these would look good in one quilt! I didn’t have any of this in my stash actually. I was so inspired that I knew what I wanted to do but didn’t happen to have any of the material to make it work. I found the perfect fabrics and just went crazy. They are that simple to make.

    Krista- I totally love strips quilts (?) too! I had a really beautiful white duvet cover that was strips on the front. I loved it so much but darn Cam is always making things filthy and his side started to stain a bit around the edges. I could have done bigger squares but with the wild fabric choices, I thought they would be better in smaller doses, yk?

    Really, thank you everyone for your thoughts!

  7. Anie says:

    i am inspired!

  8. Kate says:

    Oh my gosh, I LOVE these. I may even have to try it, I love them so much. I haven’t been quilting lately because it’s just too overwhelming, but strips are so very manageable, and the results can be just as lovely.

  9. Annie says:

    That’s exactly it for me too, Kate! This is a easily managed project. You should definitely make some!

  10. I love looking at all the colors together. I’m impressed by your handiwork!

  11. lisa says:

    These are beautiful!!!!

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