Monday, September 20, 2010

I have to remember to title my posts...

So, I have been working on this quilt for a while now, but I couldn't post anything about it until now because the recipient reads this blog!
One of my good friends is having a little boy(hopefully next month, right Kristin? :) ), and her baby shower was on Saturday, where she recieved this!

I went for fun, bright primary colors this time (as you can see...), and most of the prints are from Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel line. Can I say I love this line? It is so fun! 

I quilted vertical lines about 2 1/2" apart in white thread. I wanted more quilting on this one than most I do since I have a feeling this will get used pretty hard :)

The back. Ok, so originally the front was going to be bigger, but once I got the blocks layed out, it looked big enough without this last row. Now it lives on the back! Let me tell you, basting this was a little tricky, since the front and the back were EXACTLY the same width. Lots and lots and lots of pins went into this baby! And guess what? Totally matched up! And didn't shift!

I wrestled with what binding to use on this quilt, and finally settled on Kona Turquoise (partly because it looked good and partly because I had it!)

This one finished at 45"x45". Oh, and the solids are all Kona cottons- cardinal, royal blue, kiwi, and either tangerine or orange...I have both of those shades of orange and now I can't remember which was which!

Now these last two pictures are courtesy of Spencer. He was laughing at me for the crazy setup I have to do to get halfway decent pictures in our apartment and stole the camera to document my madness.

See, it takes a big mirror, my laptop(very important to the setup!), a lamp, and something to prop the lamp on(in this case, my gypsy gripper). Pretty crazy, but hey, you gotta do what you gotta do! And please ignore the disaster area that is my house in the background!


Taylor and Kristin Williams said...

YEA!! :) Both Taylor and I love it!! :) I can't wait for him to use it. HOPEFULLY next month... whether he likes it or not. haha!

Lisa said...

So bright and happy, very nice!

Mandy said...

I love it! I also love the pictures of your photograpy setup...I do crazy things to get good quilt pictures, too! It's not as easy as you'd think!! :)

Melanie said...

funny that we post Cosmo Cricket quilts on the same day!! This is awesome, I might amalyze your layout and use it. Ever thought of selling patterns too?

Kelli said...

This is stinkin cute! I love the brights and plains matched with the prints!
Lovin the last 2 photos! Very clever! : )