Well my theory has been proven correct, once again. When I'm held accountable to others, I'm really quite productive! Amy over at Amy's Creative Side is at it again with her awesome One Thing, One Week Challenge. I signed up and listed the one thing I wanted to get done within my one week; my sister-in-law's baby quilt. Her super cute (I'm figuring he will be) little boo-boo is due in October, and her shower is in less than 2 weeks. (I'm super confident she doesn't read the blog, so I'm safe to post pics.)
I had cut the pieces out last week. I'm using a great fat quarter pattern from All People Quilt. I ordered a fat quarter bundle from my peeps over at Hawthorne Threads and it was the perfect number, with 13 fat quarters, plus some yardage for borders and binding. It's really a great pattern that has come together quite quickly.
Here came the hard part: designing the layout! Since it was such a colorful collection, it was a challenge laying it all out. My rules were that each 4-patch block would have 2 large and 2 small scale prints, no 2 colors would touch, and no 2 identical prints would touch. I think that really helped me put together a great design where all the prints and colors are spread out well and are balanced.
I laid it all out on a piece of batting and brought it downstairs so I could design while watching an American Pickers marathon with the hubs. He pretended to help by saying ooh and ahh when asked about my progress.
Done!!! It came together really well, and I was able to get it all together on Sunday. I'm really happy with how it came out.
Here's the obligatory macro shot! Love that macro button! :)
My fave little block in the whole quilt. I really adore this section of this print.
Right side up! Walk down the little path, into the little house, look at the little flowers....
I had to wait for the hubs to get home to get a shot of it standing up...those are his super toned legs. :) That little munchkin sure is going to have lots to look at when he's having tummy time on this beauty!
Now this week I'm onto basting and quilting. I'm thinking straight-line quilting, on either side of each seam. I've been wanting to try straight-line, plus that way I have less marking to do. :)
How was your week? Did you meet your goals?