Dare to Be Square

Where have I been?? I’ve been crafting away but sadly cannot figure out how to download from my old camera to my new mac. So sad and frustrating. But I did make a gorgeous play mat for my friend who is expecting a baby in July. I modified the “Pokey the Play Mat” pattern from Boo Davis’s book Dare to Be Square. The colors are really appealing for a baby–bright but not harsh. Plus, I had almost all the same fabrics that she used, on hand–scary! Her pattern has a cute snail face; mine is just the log cabin square. Why? Because I don’t like snails. Sorry garden molluscs.

I highly recommend this book if you are looking  for a modern approach to quilting. Boo Davis makes heavy metal inspired quilts (really), so go figure. But she still respects the skills and traditions of old-fashioned quilting, which is a really appealing mix. I also like how she uses simple, traditional patterns, like a log cabin, and transforms them with the use of color and clever graphic design to make something totally modern. She also has a wicked sense of humor.

2 thoughts on “Dare to Be Square

  1. I’m so glad you’re back! When you figure out the camera-computer connection, make sure to show us the play mat. My goal for the summer is to try to quilt something, even if it’s a napkin–so I’ll check out Boo’s book. Thanks, Brig!

  2. Yay! You’re going to love it. I want to show you B’s t-shirt from her party, too. I’m really going to try and figure out the camera issue this weekend. It can’t be impossible.

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