Saturday, January 13, 2007

Next Quilt

Well, OK. I've got three quilt tops ready to quilt. Well, I need to get it all pinned into a quilt sandwich and stuff, but they're pieced. And, strictly speaking, the next quilt top in line should be the one for the monkey. Except I haven't figured out the pattern yet. I need to make some sketches and show them to him. The choices are rail fence or log cabin, basically.

I have these reproduction flour sacks or feed sacks or something - a charm pack I bought online. They remind me of a quilt my great grandma Lanning made for me when I was LaLa's age. The little squares are pretty bright. I don't know how but they're soft and bright at the same time. Putting them all just next to eachother was too much. But leaving a space between them wasn't really right either.

Here are some of the things that were "almost good"

more quilt thoughts

quilt thoughts

I also had trouble figuring out what the solid color should be. The squares are basically red, orange, green, blue, yellow, pink and purple. So I didn't want to pick any one of those colors. And white seemed too white. And chocolate and black weren't what I was looking for and khaki or cream seem dingy to me. I finally settled on grey, after reading about modern color combinations - they mentioned orange and grey, which I hadn't really thought of before but sounded interesting. [I have no idea who wrote it, I go link hopping sometimes.]

ETA: Ha! I think I found what I read before, and I may have extrapolated from the intended topic.

Also visited Darlene Zimmerman's site (she was featured in a recent magazine, and the quilt they showed was, again, almost what I was looking for) - and was struck by the "feedsack patches kit" [shopping page, about 1/2 way down]. That is it!

I got to the fabric store with about 10 minutes to spare and picked up gray Kona Cotton.

Here's my mockup:

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2 comments:

Cambria said...

I really like the gray. It's just boyish enough, and hopefully it won't look dirty the split second after he starts to use it!

krista said...

I've always wanted to learn how to quilt... I like what you've done here.