Monday, March 30, 2009

Red and Aqua Improv Quilt

My Project Imrov quilt is finished. I finally got the top quilted and bound last week. Its already spent a few nights on my little guys bed.
I'm really happy with how it turned out. It was a fun quilt to make and I think its a fun one to look at. I love the cheerful colors and the scrappiness of it.
And I'm really slow this year. This is my first official finished quilt of 2009.

Friday, March 27, 2009

thank you to everyone who commented! i really appreciated all the input! its so fun to hear all the different opinions on fabric and color.

in the end i went with the darker blue. i decided i wanted it to have a little more color so that's what i went with.

its a very simple blanket. i don't feel right calling it a quilt because there is no piecing. although, technically, it is quilted so i guess it is a quilt. a whole cloth quilt.

here it is, all gussied up and ready to go to its new home. i hope they like it!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

help please

i'm making a baby blanket for a newborn boy and need some fabric advice.

i love vintage/retro baby prints. this is what i picked out at the quilt store.

the alphabet print on one side and the light blue polka dots on the other with red bias binding.

but i came home and was feeling like it was a little bit lackluster.

i turned to my stash for help and found that i had this darker blue polka dot that also works. i immediatelyl felt like this was a better choice.

however, in these pictures, i'm not sure again. which do you prefer?
and as a side note, I LOVE SANDY KLOP (American Jane for Moda) . i would love to have a little bit of everything she's ever done in my stash. and her patterns are all so great and inspiring. that's where these polkadots came from.
now, back to my blanket, i need some opinions, please!

Monday, March 9, 2009

my quilting sisters

my quilt group has exchanged quilt blocks again.

friday night was the exchange party, full of delicious food and conversations between old friends.
there were pieces of advice and opinions thrown around to be taken or not and encouragement and love for 'kindred spirits' (yes, I'm still reading the Anne series).
there were giggles and pregnant belly comparisions.

atleast that's what i hear and what i imagined.

i was 2000 miles away sitting on my couch playing dr. mario with my hubbie.

i love my hubbie. and i love dr. mario.

but i was sad about not being able to spend the evening with my quilting sisters.

here are the blocks i recieved.

great work girls!
and now i'm mulling over the endless possibilites of sashing, settings, alternate blocks, and borders. how fun!