And this quilt is for the 4 year old. These are done with the Disappearing 9-Patch pattern, which I'd not tried before. It was easy and fun! Both quilts have mostly the same fabrics, except the whites are different white-on-white fabrics, the purple and the green (which are in the same places on both), and the borders are different fabrics. All of the fabrics used, except for the border fabric, were from my scraps. Even the backings! These quilts have no binding. The top one got lots of quilting, but when I realized that I was running out of time, I did less quilting on the 2nd quilt. I did straight-line quilting in the bodies of the quilts and "drunken bee" quilting in the borders. I don't know if it will show up well in the photos when they're enlarged.
The girls were over yesterday and we had a fun time. They both went home clutching their dollies wrapped in their quilts. *Smiles all around*
See what's in my yard? Spring can't be far behind. We had 55f today! Practially balmy!
But see what else is in my yard? Someone thinks this is a salad bar. I've also found two tulips bulbs unearthed and eaten. I'm not too happy about this. I'm pretty sure that it's the 4 big raccoons that have been hanging around. Grrr!
After doing the Disappearing 9-Patch, I have some "bonus" triangles hanging around. I don't want to just toss them. So, I was thinking of making a baby quilt for my DD's friend who just had a premature baby. I'm just not sure what fabric to put with them. So, I did a test of different color fabrics to get an idea of where to head with this.
Here are some of the triangles on blue. You see, they have small white triangles on their points which, if I put the triangles with white, would just disappear. So, that complicates matters.
I'm not sure I like the blue. Perhaps too strong with the pinks.
Then I tried a greyed purple. Kind of boring, huh? And the color didn't come out well in the photo either.
And here they are on a pink/white/green plaid. Cute, but perhaps too low contrast. Which is not necessarily bad for a baby quilt, I guess.
I'm liking the green and the pink plaid fabrics the best. But these probably aren't the fabrics I would use - I don't have enough of them for the whole quilt. The problem is, I don't have many pastels. They're not a favorite of mine, and I don't buy them often. So, this means a trip to the quilt store. (Oh, the hardship! But someone has to do it!) The triangles are 4 3/8 inches (raw edges) on their short sides, just so you have an idea of how big they are. I have 40 triangles, 2 of each fabric. I sure could use some opinions on which color direction to go. Also, if you have a better/different idea of how to put these together, that would be interesting also. Thanks!