For a mother of boys I can't believe how many pink and violet fabrics I collected. Here is part of my stash:
It was good to pull out all these fabrics and design a small baby quilt. But then I had a surprise: the fabrics were all small print, similar to each other, and quite outdated (bought in the 90's). I had to add lots of new fabrics with large print to give the quilt more life and interest.
For some reason I really struggled with this quilt. I was not happy with the first design. It looked washed out and just not right. So I added some large print fabrics and deleted some of the very light fabrics which read almost like white:
This looks much better, but still something was missing. Maybe some blue? I added some blueish flowery fabrics:
No. These fabrics are simply wrong. Maybe I should give up the white sashing?
No. I like the quilt with the white sashing better. Maybe I should put the squares on point?
Much better. I think this is the way I'll make the quilt top.
No sewing for me yesterday, I went to Be'er Sheva (2 hours train ride) for my son's graduation (the father of baby G!). Thank god for all these happy occasions.
I'm linking to Fabric Tuesday Quilt Story and to WIP Wednesday.
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