Hey, it's yet another snow day here! What is happening to our weather? It has snowed more since mid February than it did all of the winter previous to that and we are in line for some serious snow the next few days. So, yes, pretty much everyone has a snow day today. Our homeowner's association even sent out a message that they wouldn't be able to pull people out of ditches in the snow, so everybody stay home and don't bother us. Really!
Since it's a snow day, I am hoping to finish off a special baby quilt before Friday. One of my very best friends just became a grandma for the first time! Her grandson is really cute and obviously he needs a special baby quilt. His mom and dad chose mountains and the colors gray, navy, and aqua for him, so of course I want to combine all of those for his quilt. Here's where I am:
That's the most important part of the quilt, the mountains. I think they look okay, don't you? And of course there is a lot of gray in there, even in the green at the bottom.
The mountain panel is pretty big, about 24 by 40, but the quilt needs to be bigger. I want it to be about 40 by 50, and I want to incorporate some other colors. I thought about just putting a light gray at the top and a darker gray at the bottom, but that's a little sedate for a baby, don't you think? So I tried using some aqua and green tumblers, along with some gray ones, at the bottom:
Hmmm. That's not good at all. I thought I would use some light blues along with the grays for the upper part, but now I'm not sure what to do. Maybe strips instead? Dark grays at the bottom, lighter ones at the top? Four patches? Anyone have any other ideas? All I know for sure is that I'm using navy for the binding.
Well, I'm sure I'll figure it out. Half the point of experiments is to figure out what doesn't work, right? I just want it to be really nice for the tiny boy and his folks and grand-folks. I have the back and the batting all basted and am ready to quilt this just as soon as I figure out the front, and with a snow day I should get it worked out really soon. I also made these baby blankets for the little man, which are supposed to coordinate with his quilt:
Those are really cute, aren't they? I was surprised by how many different grays there were to choose from in the baby section of the flannels. Who knew?
Hope everyone stays safe in the different weather events happening right now. Before I head back to the sewing room, I need to ask you all to head over to Preeti's blog (right HERE) for a very important post. She's hosting a fundraiser for a special little boy and offering some prizes for participation. There are also pretty quilty pictures, but the story will really touch your heart, so be sure to hop over and read it and consider donating.
Of course, if you have good ideas about the mountains quilt, send them along! Otherwise, stay safe!
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