My cousin April is going to be a 1st time grandma (but she'll NEVER let anyone call her that! HA!).....and she asked me if I would make the little peanut a baby quilt. She had looked at the few I still had left from my stash, and they were just too girly......the little peanut is a boy. Turns out, her DIL has 'designed' the baby's room to be teal, grey and white. It is very sophisicated, modern and stylish......NO BUNNIES OR FLOWERS! lol
I emailed April dozens of pics of quilts to help her decide on a pattern or style.....she's not a quilter, so I figured this would be something for her to look at and feel she was making some of the decision. And she fell in love with a particular quilt......she wanted THAT quilt! I told her it would probably be impossible to get the same fabrics, but I would duplicate the general mood of it.
So, I started with my stash.....and of course, I have 1 teal fabric! It's just not my color of choice! So I headed to a few fabric shops, and picked up a few more teals. I was loving the fabrics together, but they just weren't matching the mood of the picture quilt. So yesterday......I drove the hour and 45 minutes to Keepsake Quilting in NH. Woohoo......I hit the mother lode! I picked up 6 new pieces, and together with 3 of the others that I had......it's perfect! I think it captures the mood perfectly.
Here is a pic of the fabrics.....of course, this was taken at night with the fluorescent lighting, so where it is brown is actually a nice grey.....do you think the combo has style, sophistication, and a modern look?
The pattern of the quilt is a simple chunky coins in strips......so the biggest piece will be about 6" square, and down to 2x6"......with pure white separating the strips. Bound in black.
I will be cutting and piecing over the weekend. I'm hoping to get this quilted and in the mail before the middle of January. The baby is due in early March, so I don't want April in a panic. It's an easy pattern, so I should be able to whip it up fairly fast.
I guess the hardest part......and always for me......is picking the fabrics! Why is that?
I guess that's why I love scrappy quilts......toss everything together, and it looks great! But tell me to pic 6 prints that go together......OY! I'm stumped!
As I've been reading blogs today.....so many have mentioned what their goals for 2012 will be.....like resolutions, but I like the word 'goal' better. So my goal for 2012 is to get this place organized.....my sewing room is.....why isn't the rest of the house!?! And it's been making me a little crazy lately, too, so I guess it's time! We'll be having another yard sale this summer (had one 2 summers ago, and it was GREAT!), so I think I will be putting stuff aside for that again! I'm pretty excited about this, cuz there is nothing I like about clutter, and yet, I seem to be surrounded by it! Yuk!
It always worries my husband when I get in this kind of mood......he's so afraid he won't have anything left when I'm done! HA!
Hope you all have a safe and Happy New Year!