Baby quilt moving forward

If Eleanor Burns hadn’t already coined “quilt in a day”, I’d be using it for this apple core pattern. 

Yesterday, I drafted the pattern and tested it by making a four patch. 

Today, I pulled fabric.  I had decided on a nice blue-green and yellow combination.


I like it so far.

Then, I laid it out on the floor.


Eh.  I rearranged.  I pulled fabrics out.  It just didn’t do anything for me.  So, I picked it all up and was going to head in a different direction entirely (blue and brown) when I realized it was the blue-green that I didn’t like.  So, I pulled a different stack of green.

I have three stacks of greens.  One is blue-green.  One is olive green.  And, the third and largest pile is what I think of as true greens; shades of emerald and kelly.

I laid out the olive greens with my favorite yellows and knew I had a winner.


I did a little rearranging, and then I cut out the blocks.  I even had time to piece the first four patch (upper left corner) before I had to leave to go to that pesky job.


The leaf print at the bottom will be the outer border, and just like I did the little 30’s repro quilt, I want an inner border of half blocks, all from the same fabric…maybe a solid olive green?  Who knows. 

Anyway, I think it’s going to be a very cute quilt, and there is a good chance I could finish it this week as fast as it is going.  That would be wonderful. 

Everybody have a great Wednesday.  I’ll be dreaming of sewing…and with my list of things to sew, there’s a lot to think about.



Mari said...

That's lovely so far! Very pretty. Where I come from, we'd call those Packers colors. Always good to start a new fan off right! Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

I think you should add a red one.

Lakegaldonna said...

Nice colors Lane, very pleasing indeed.