Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Dick and Jane, II

Here is a second Dick and Jane quilt, this time with a royal blue in place of the red, and a sky blue in place of the blue in the original. I really like how this turned out, and I liked being able to rethink the colors. Sometimes when I choose fabrics, it's hard for me to see things a different way. This was a great exercise for my brain.

Now the question is the border. With the first quilt, I had chosen a light yellow with corners made out of the Dick and Jane bubble fabric. I liked how it worked with the first, because all of the primary colors were prominently represented. I think it also looks nice here, and has kind of a soft feel, perfect for a baby. I also really like the bubble fabric, with the characters in circles, also pulling in the dots found in the main part of the quilt.

Here is option two. It keeps the yellow in the quilt, but uses it as a narrow first border. The outer border would be this fabric that I like to describe as a bead curtain.
Any thoughts?

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Brown/Green/Blue Quilt

This quilt was delivered this week. Sadly, I did not take a picture of the whole quilt. Andrea -- if you're reading this, please email me a picture of it in use!

This quilt is made up of 20 large blocks. I had one block left over, so I made a throw pillow to match.