Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Embracing Little Blue

Here is Little Blue again with all 12 blocks completed and rotated randomly. I can't tell you how much I appreciated all the suggestions for how to "fix" this. I tried a couple of blocks with another color fabric added and that would have really helped the quilt if I had started that way. I simply didn't want to rip it apart and change everything. So all 12 blocks are done. I made a giant red polka dot applique flower that I thought I would add, but that's just what it looks like, an afterthought. (no picture..it was embarrassingly hideous!) I think I need to embrace the gentle colors and to paraphrase Wanda (so wise, she is) all quilts aren't stars. I do like the design of the block and how the outside logs hook in randomly to their mates in the half log cabin part of the block. I'm thinking about a simple white border. I used every inch of the fabric I was given so I need to think about the backing and binding and see what I have. Time to finish it up so it can be on its way to a child at KU Med!

38 comments:

bettyninja said...

Wow- loving this quilt. Great colors and fun wonkiness

One Shabby Chick said...

It looks great!!

Dawn said...

Again, you have done such a beautiful job with such a simple block and simple fabrics. Your quilts always come out looking so wonderful!

Diana said...

Some little one is going to love this!

gardenymph said...

I like the outcome, well done. :~)
It looks really comfortable too.

Joanna said...

Oh yes it looks lovely! Just so sweet. If I realized you'd have to unpick I wouldn't have suggested adding sashing - geesh I hate unpicking lol!

Did you see that you won a giveaway on Two Cold Feet?! Congrats!

Michelle said...

It looks great! I'm glad to see that you didn't do anything with it. I believe it will be much loved.

audreypawdrey said...

I like the way it cam out! It is very serene and peaceful. It will be wonderful for some lucky person to nap under and feel calm.

Julie said...

It turned out great and quirky. The KU patient will feel lucky and comforted.

The Calico Quilter said...

Your finished quilt top is adorable. You did a lovely job. See, you didn't need ideas from the "peanut gallery" - you trusted your instincts and it worked out fine. (Although we all, I'm sure, are happy to chime in with an opinion! You just don't necessarily need to listen to us.)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Love your sweet quilt. The colour is very fresh and relaxing. Hope it raises lots of money for the hospital.

QuiltedSimple said...

It looks awesome - fantastic job!!!

Kris

Penny said...

I really, really like it. It is just adorable - so sweet. Reminds me of a puppy.

John said...

From one Tar Heel to another, how could you doubt the fact that the colors on this quilt are PERFECT?? I'd be happy to take it off your hands ... I'd put it on my son's bed and start trying to make him catch Carolina Fever early. Maybe you should applique a big basketball on it?! Or Roy's head??! : )

Rebekah C said...

so pretty! I don't think it's a cast off quilt at all...I'd take it in a heartbeat : )

Kieny said...

I love this quilt. It has a very tranquil feel.

driftwood said...

it's lovely, and you are so generous to be making it to give away, someones going to love it!

upstateLisa said...

Love its wonkiness! very soft looking.

MightyMom said...

OK, I just came your way via Pinky,...not sure what you were trying to fix on this lovely little quilt, but it looks quite perfect to me, as is.

I'm here because you said you were a teacher....I was wondering if you had any insight to this situation.....

http://texassiren.blogspot.com/2008/05/i-cried.html

thanks, Sarah

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Jacquie, you should be pleased it looks lovely...

Stephanie said...

It's beautiful. Any child will love it. I love that you kept it soft.

Victoria said...

I think it's just beautiful!
The colors look so cool, and restful.

Lunden said...

I think it is beautiful!

amandajean said...

I like what you've done with this quilt! it looks fantastic. I think sometimes a second opinion is just the ticket. i have a quilt that I was stuck on for months and yesterday when my friend was over we decided how to change it to make it better....something I couldn't have done on my own.

kathyann said...

Jacquie,I am amazed this is so beautiful,what a wonderful gift!!Love from Kathyann and the girls from meg's mum's muffins

Regi said...

The quilt top turned out beautifully. I love the wonkiness of it.

Exuberant Color said...

A very calming quilt that someone will love very much.

Shanna said...

Jacquie
I love it!! You did a great job with the alternating and the colors look great! Another beauty!!

jovaliquilts said...

It's a lovely quilt. It's soft and sweet, just perfect for a sick child. And I agree with you -- Wanda is very wise! I've learned so much from her.

magikquilter said...

Lovely, serene, crisp quilt Jacquie. Outstanding work ...let us know how the hunt for backing goes....how large is it..... just in case?

Wendy said...

I think it looks terrific. Sometimes just sewing them all together changes how they look.

Sweet and soothing.

Stephanie said...

It turned out great! I love the colors.

Catherine said...

I think it's wonderful. It's actually very calming and soothing, as well as being very fresh. What a wonderful treat for a little one!

susan said...

what about using a colorful thread in the quilting??? again i think its lovely as is

erica e said...

i absolutely love this quilt. it doesn't need any fixing. its so gentle and soft- so perfect for a baby boy.

Nancy said...

There will be a family who thinks this is the best quilt EVER! It is indeed a star.

(but I do completely understand the post-game analysis)

Thriftin and Craftin said...

LOVE this. You know how much I love random scrap quilts. This one ROCKS!

Nichole said...

this is a beautiful quilt! some little boy is going to be very lucky!