long time no real post. school, crafting, working & blogging (plus everything else going on) apparently makes things hard to finish & post. so be prepared for a handful of posts these next few weeks. kicking things off is the first quilt delivered - which was actually the last one i began.
i've known elyse for years. as in almost all of my years. our older brothers were both the same age, and they lived down around the corner from us (just like cica & her family did back in the rio linda days). whelp, i got an invitiation to her baby shower, so of COURSE i had to make her something awesome. now that i've gone full force in to quilting, my grandma always gives me random quilt books & pattern freebies every so often that she doesn't have a use for. after pinterest wasn't inspiring me enough, i turned to these freebies and found this fantastic pattern. ususally i switch the color scheme up a but, but i just loved the pink, yellow & orange color combo. of to joanns i went, and grabbed up all the fat quarters i needed. everything went together so smoothly, and it was so much fun to get some girly-ness mixed in with all the boy colors i have flung all over our sewing table. here you go, more quilty photo goodness!
of course, looking at the full photos now, i see the big chunk of white all in one spot. but hey, it is what it is! i love that this pattern kept the variety up with having the binding mixed up of all the fabrics, just like the quilt blocks. this one absolutely ranks up there on the "would do again" list. it would be interesting to see it in different colors, that's for sure. before i close it off for the day, here are some photos from the baby shower :)
best of luck to the both of them. i know they'll be great parents.
the modern baby
designer: beverly sullivant
mccall's quick quilts - feb/march 2010 issue