Tuesday 9 October 2012

Thinking About a New Quilt

After Thanksgiving dinner, after the company had left and the dishwasher was running, I looked at my dining room table and knew what I needed to do. I needed to layout some ideas for a new quilt.

My table is expanded with two leaves, so it has a large surface to do the fabric play, and I didn't want to start hauling all my sewing stuff (machines, mat, etc) out of the basement where it was hidden from visitors. I work tomorrow, so I couldn't be up too late. And besides, I have pretty much decided on the fabric for one side of the new quilt, so why not jump in?

This quilt will be for our close friends' new addition coming February 2013. This is boy #3 at their house. I thought of my Riley Blake Rush Hour charm packs, which I've had squirrelled away since my fabric obsession really began (about a year ago). I also have some city print fabric that I bought at an awesome clearance sale. Let the planning begin!

First I had this layout- 5" squares followed by a 5" strip of city fabric, repeat.

But it looks too busy. And the cuteness of the fabrics is hidden by the busy pattern. So I tried this pattern, with the city fabric as a border:

Much cuter, no? I now have to reflect and let it sit for a little bit to see if I change my mind. Maybe a 2" strip of white between the squares and the city border? Hmmmmm.

I'm excited to be committed and get sewing!

Lynn (aka Buttons)

1 comment:

  1. I agree that the second layout looks better. Much more pleasant to the eye. I also think your idea of a white strip to separate the border from the body quilt is worth trying. It should make the city border look a lot better.
    Good luck. It will be a lovely gift!