Thursday, February 3, 2011
so, this isn't on my list at all. but i don't care because i love it.
in the spirit of the process pledge (remember that?) i will tell you how this came about. i saw this napkin on pinterest. and, obviously it looks a lot like a quilt. but i loved the colors and had become quite smitten with the idea of making an all-solids quilt.
so i sketched something out. roughly. and pulled some fabric. and then realized that i wanted some brighter shades in the mix, so i added in the tangerine and bright pink to complement the papaya and carnation.
and then i cut and cut and sewed and sewed and cut and cut some more.
i wanted my squares to finish at 4 inches, so i cut 5-inch blocks in my selected colors, sewed them together at random and cut in half to make two half-square triangles, and then trimmed the blocks to 4 1/2 inches square. i know some people like to cut the initial blocks to 4 7/8 inches, which should leave you with a perfect 4 1/2 inch square when you're done, but these people have got to be magicians or something, because my half-square triangles never come out that perfectly. they're seriously all kinds of wonky. so i don't mind doing the tedious work of trimming them down to perfect squares when i'm done.
and then i randomly laid them out so it looks like all kinds of crazy.
i am not nearly done yet. i have some more half-square triangles to make, seeing as how i ran out of fabric half way through. yeah, i'm not so good with the planning. but more kona cotton was ordered and has arrived and i'm ready to make some more blocks so my little quilt can grow.
i had no idea what this quilt would be for when i started it, but i'm liking the idea of this being my first baby quilt. since we found out that our little snowdrop is a girl (a girl! squeeeee!) i am really in love with this insanely bright color palette for the nursery.