[Excuse the slight creases in the quilt. I folded it up before our guests came and well, I wasn't going to dig out the iron again. I know - LAZY.]
Unlike the "girl quilt" I didn't plan this one out at all. As some of you know, I always buy all my fabric from shops online and in this case I bought from different collections and different shops. So, to coordinate my fabric I used my usual computer layout method to match up the designs and colors but I didn't work on a layout...I totally winged it. There came a point at the end where I was completely stuck and the Mr. stepped in and helped me get over my issues. I literally made this in a few hours Saturday afternoon...and still had time to clean the house and cook dinner for guests. Um, I'm gonna say it, amazing.
Sheep Park (Laurie Wisbrun)
Ta Dot - lime and teal (Michael Miller)
Wooden Horses Royal (Michael Miller)
Chick Chick - the lime dots, blue dots, and the chicks themselves (Robert Kaufman)
Blue Solid and Dots from the Maman collection (Anne Marie Murphy for Cloud 9)
When I thought about it later I realized that if I do have a boy that is kind of how things are going to go. I really planned things out with both of my girls...but when it comes to a boy I have no idea! So honestly, like this quilt design, I will be winging it. Winging it or not, I really do love it. It is better than I expected and every time I look at it I find new things I adore about it. Simple, fun, a tad loud, easy-going but still interesting - just how I'd imagine a little boy raised by me and the Mr. to be.
|Chick Chick, Ta Dot, and the Dots from La Maman|
|The Sheep that started it all the those horses...L-O-V-E|
|This fabric FEELS amazing. It is So Soft.|
Miss E saw her Daddy taking all the please hold the quilt for me while I take photos glory and begged to be included. She got so caught up in doing in a good job that she didn't smile until I reminded her to smile and look like she liked the quilt. This face was her compromise to that request below:
|Vana White - the Next Generation|
I plan on backing this with the Sheep Park - I contemplated the Wooden Horses but I have a green theme going on at the moment. Before then I will be starting two more baby quilt tops this week for a friend of mine who is having twins. I think I shall have plenty of scraps and am thinking of gifting them away so do stay tuned as that will probably happen over the next week or two.
I hope you all had as productive a weekend as I did! Get anything finished? I'd love to see...
- rebecca lynne