Quip. One of my favorite words. A joke, a smart remark, a witty comment. And also, get this... A QUILT-IN-PROGRESS!!! Don't you just love it!?! I sincerely hope I made that up, I think I did... I've never heard it before. Has anyone heard it before?
This week I've been knittingquiltingcrochetingcookingworkingsleepingeatingquilting. I could really use a break...! I feel like it been chasing my tail all week, partly because I've suddenly been imposed with a few deadlines, and partly because I'm just dog tired. I finished my swap squares on Monday night, along with cutting all my fabric for my new quilt. Tuesday night was spent piecing pinwheels, and Wednesday night, my oh my what a flurry of activity! My quilt went from a pile of pinwheels, to a completed top!
I went for a sort of sunburst pattern, and its reverse. I couldn't very well just do plain red could I? I really like the 2 squares with the dark on the outside... not so sure about the ones edged in yellow.
It then struck me, since the only colour my lady had specified was red, what is she really only likes red! What if she hates yellow and orange and coral and pink and mauve? What if her one burning desired is to literally, paint the town (or at least her little corner of it) red. (The "red" count in this post is pretty high, 12 now to be precise. I'll stop yapping in a mo). I had to do a plain one, just to appease my nerves. Which of course I don't like as much, but maybe she will.
Moving on now to the quip, (Ha, qu-i-p, can't get over that! Love it). Its for a little girl called Gracie. Born 16/09/2010. My first commissioned quilt. Of course I'm not making any money from it, in fact I'm probably loosing it. I only charged for the prints, since I had loads of white at home.
Speaking of prints, this ones lovely! Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane range, bought here. I wish I hadn't cut the hst's so small though, in some of them the prints are really lost. Anyway, its a standard 4x5 baby quilt, I made a pieced border out of 5 jelly roll strips I had kicking around, I think its the Spring Magic range by Moda. 2 pieced white borders later, and the top is done.
I want to back, quilt and bind it this weekend really. Problem is, I need to order some yardage. I thought the darker pink fabric (below) would go best for the back, balance out all that green you know. What do you think?
Or maybe one of the white and pink prints and use that dark pink for the binding? Either way, if I can't find something good at Dunelm on Saturday morning (which is highly possible, their fabric range is atrocious!) then I'm gonna order yardage. Which means it'll have to wait till next week. Let me know what you think about the binding and backing... I love to read all your comments! ♥♥♥
And as a side note, today would have been my beautiful best friends 22nd Birthday. So, Happy Birthday to you Em. Miss you as always xxx