Welcome! I am happy to be today’s stop on the Modern Baby Blog tour. I had such a great time getting involved with this project.
My contribution was this one.
Tiny, textured trees.
Some of my quilts start out in one place, go through some pretty serious evolution, and end up as something totally different. Then there are other quilts–like this one–that stay true to the original sketch. I’m always surprised either way.
Here’s my original sketch.
The colors in the scan come across a little (/a lot) on the yellow side, but all along I really liked the idea of a soft, minty green + lime palette.
Like all of my other current patterns, it’s a paper piecing project. I just love being able to dive into a project without too much prep work.
I also had fun incorporating a variety of substrates, most all of which are of the Robert Kaufman variety–corduroy, linen, essex, and radiance. The sashing is all corduroy and so soft.
In using a solid on the back, the design got carried over. I love those 2-fers.
Even though I have no babies, I do like to make a baby quilt. The size isn’t intimidating, and I don’t feel the need to go gender specific or pastel.
Some of my friends are just starting to have babies, and lately I’ve been on a bit of a baby shower circuit. What I’ve noticed are more and more handmade goodies at the showers, which is thrilling. It’s always the handmade stuff that to gets held up the longest and passed around the most. There’s just something special about handmade.
Win yourself an e-copy of this great new book! Just leave a comment in this post about anything you deem relevant by May 1st. I’ll pick a name at random for the prize. Make sure to stop by all the other tour stops to increase your odds of winning. Everyone will be giving one away, so you’ve got several chances to win.
April 18, Thursday Jenny, StitchThis! http://blog.shopmartingale.com/
April 19, Friday Shea Henderson, http://emptybobbinsewing.com
April 22, Monday Jake Finch, http://generationqmagazine.com/
April 23, Tuesday Audrie Bidwell, http://blueisbleu.blogspot.com/
April 24, Wed Carolyn Friedlander, http://carolynfriedlander.com/blog/
April 25, Thursday Melissa Corry, http://happyquiltingmelissa.blogspot.com/
April 26, Friday Jen Eskridge, http://reannalilydesigns.com/blog/
April 29, Monday Sarah Flynn, http://fairyfacedesigns.blogspot.com/
April 30, Tuesday Dana Bolyard, http://oldredbarnco.blogspot.com/
May 1, Wednesday Amy Smart, http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/
May 2, Thursday Carrie Bloomston, http://suchitysuch.blogspot.com/
May 3, Fri Victoria Findlay Wolfe, http://www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com/
May 6, Monday Lindsey Rhodes, http://lrstitched.com/
May 7, Tuesday Pippa Eccles Armbrester, http://www.pippapatchwork.com/blog/