Monday, February 27, 2012

A Family Affair - I mean - Finish

Miss O's Quilt
Miss O's Quilt
Ta da!

I know it is amazing...I actually SEWED SOMETHING.  In fact, not only did I sew I actually finished a quilt top!!!  It really has been soooo long.  I'm sure you began to wonder why I even bother keeping this blog anymore, after all, I just haven't made anything in so long.  

[In my defense, I made Chicken Parmigiano with "from scratch" tomato sauce, for Valentine's Day...but with everything that had happened the day before concerning my grandmother I completely forgot to take photos for proof.  Groan.]

I am really happy with how it turned out.  I LOVE the movement that is created by the alternating strip widths - almost as if about to spiral but still with subtle control.  I think it looks very similar to my computerized layout but even better...I love how the green is uneven and lends it a bit of a modern edge.

Computerized Layout
To be fair I cannot take all the credit for my hard work and motivation.  It was really a family affair.  First of all Miss V insisted on sitting next to me and watching as I sewed.  Maybe we have found the next generation of sewer in the family???  She hummed along with the machine as we went.

Then Miss E insisted on helping me take photos of the quilt top...  I even let her stand on a chair, normally a big no no, to hold it up high enough.
Miss O's Quilt with Notes

And you can see in my notes above, top right, that I was allowed to take over the whole table with fabric and machine while the girls and Daddy colored in a huge coloring book on the floor.

Miss E peeking over the quilt top
Then Miss E exclaimed it was "Daddy's turn" to hold the quilt and they all helped him hold it for Mommy.


Here are some detail shots...

Fussy Cut Shot
Girls Bending Over Pram Closeup
Now I just have to decide on what fabric to back it with.  I intend to fold back the brown dots and gingham to create the binding because I do love the brown framing the overall piece.  I'm leaning towards the green dots as a backing...but I think I'll sleep on it before I decide.  That swirl of salmon pink really does stand out beautifully so perhaps I should go with the pink dot instead.  Hmmm...

Thoughts Anyone?  

Oh, and then I have to figure out how to quilt it...  Hahahahaa...

- rebecca lynne


Kelli said...

Oh, I LOVE it! It looks just like the plan! I'm liking the pink for backing, but I do love green.. pink would def. be more traditional "girly".. Oh, are you for sure having a girl? Did I miss that? Your little ones are soo cute! xo

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Oh Rebecca this is so beautiful!! I love it! Girly, modern and the design is brilliant. How gorgeous is your family?! So cute. Love that cardigan you're wearing too :)

Archie the wonder dog said...

It's FABULOUS!!! I love it! The pink or the green would be great as a backing but my vote is for the green!! Your girls are adorable!

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful! I love the combination of dots and checks/strips/plaid/whatever you call it in the same color. I like green for the back, but pink would also look great.

Snoodles said...

Your hubby and the girls are so cute holding it for the photo! I think either way you'll have a stunning finish for the quilt, but I personally would go with the green. Just my humble opinion! LOL

Simone de Klerk said...

Very pretty! Just love the wonkiness in it!

Sana Saroti said...

Oh, it looke like the greens are winning, BUT I am voting for pink since it is not too dominant on the front.
Your post made me smile! Very cute - very part of it!!!!

Katie said...

Becca, you are making something very important, so don't say you're not making anything. Are you to the nesting phase where you have tons of energy that I hear about?

I love this quilt top so much! I am so not a cutsey baby person and would steal this if I was pregnant.

Your girls are so adorable and I love that they helped you. Love your sweater too!

Cherie said...

OMG that looks amazing!!! The prints work so well together. Thanks for the pictures of the detail, it's often missed otherwise.
Where can I get my hands on some of those fabrics??

Allison said...

what a sweet quilt! & aren't you lucky to have a house full of helpers :) I know it wasn't one of the choices, but i'd back it in the blue animal print. Maybe with a piece each of the brown gingham and dots. I think you have a great balance between the green & pink on the front, and using one or the other on the back might change the balance. {maybe not since it's on the back, but thats my 2 cents worth} :)

Janine said...

I don't know what is more adorable - your quilt or the way all your family join in and help!

Debuko said...

This is so beautiful!! I love that design. You have wonderful family (beautiful girls) :)