Quilty

I had a tiny bit of spending money and used it to get some beautiful fabrics to make a quilt for Grace. I think it’s important that the children each have a quilt that is entirely their own. Sam’s is crib sized, so Grace’s will be too. I happen to know, through extensive research, that crib size is exactly the same as lap size and therefore will be useful approximately forever.

This is Sam’s (remember?): sammy-bed

Yellow is definitely the dominant color, though there are actually several prints with little to no yellow in them at all.

For Grace I ordered various red and pink prints. There aren’t as many sweet kids’ prints out right now as there were in summer of 2007 (when I bought the fabric for Sam’s quilt) so it is primarily florals and abstracts. I had to order from two different stores to get the prints I wanted. About half of them have arrived:

gracie-fabric-1

The three prints on the left are actually one fabric, which will be the backing. For the patchwork top, I’m thinking of doing squares, like this. What do you think? I want something simple, but not too simple. I briefly considered doing a stacked coins quilt, but discarded the idea because I want a pattern that will work with what I bought (quarter yards of about 11 prints).

4 thoughts on “Quilty

  1. ewokmama

    February 23, 2010 at 2:34pm

    I love the combo you have going. Also love the bright colors instead of the pastels that are the boring norm for babies!

    If you want something a little more than square, maybe this? http://quilting.about.com/od/blockofthemonth/ss/not_bowties.htm?terms=not+quite%20bow%20ties%20quilt%20block

    I have this saved for a future quilt. No pattern but I like the subtle randomness of squares and rectangles together:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/cbcyr/370100276/in/pool-heatherbailey_freshcut/
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  2. georgia

    February 23, 2010 at 2:38pm

    i love the charm quilt pattern. and quilts made of all squares are my favorite. they seem more usable or something.
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  3. ewokmama

    February 23, 2010 at 2:52pm

    I came back to mention that you should choose whichever pattern you think will be most likely to help you complete the quilt…considering the two little people and all. ;)
    .-= ewokmama´s last post ..Habitual Oddities =-.

  4. Annika

    February 23, 2010 at 2:55pm

    Oh yeah. It took me like two years to finish Sam’s, so I’m definitely aiming for easy here.

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