Monday, January 31, 2011

My first quilt

In accordance with my love with all things tactile, beautiful, and useful, I am planning my first quilt. "The Quilt" will be for G and will be (roughly) crib size. A crib quilt measures 45" x 60", but the pattern I am adapting from calls for 9" blocks. So I figure 5 x 7 blocks this quilt will be, for an estimated finished size of 42.5" x 59.5". Close enough for a first-timer, if you ask me. I've already begun acquiring fabric (and batting) and have chosen oliver + s "City Weekend" for the colored bits. This fabric line is quite delicious, don't you think?

I am focusing on the bolder colors: turquoise, gold, orangey red, and blue. It will be gorgeous.

The "real" City Weekend Quilt is beyond my patience I'm sure, and certainly beyond my newbie skills, but it is oh so lovely.

I am not going to use a pattern, but will borrow construction method from Crazy Mom Quilt's Ragged Quilt. However, I like the look of color on white blocks and was truly inspired by quilts like this Land & Sea quilt by Alyssa. I suppose I'll have to think of a clever name for the quilt when I'm finished.

On another note... This post has been brought to you in part by... Traditional Medicinals Gypsy Cold Care Tea: it works! Steep covered for 15 minutes, add a teaspoon of honey, and you've got (momentary) sweet relief. Gypsy Cold Care Tea: it works! This is by no means a paid endorsement, I just love the stuff.

But seriously, the plague of the wee daycare G attends is making it's rounds, and the Puffs Plus (with lotion!) tissues are flying off the shelves. And desks. And nightstands.

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