I'm nearly finished with the quilting on Owen's, so I've been taking inventory of what I still need to cut for Luke's quilt. I had run out of a few colors when I was initially cutting. Turns out my new yellow and green don't match what I already had. The yellow I think I can pass off in the quilt as long as it's not caddy corner to an original yellow. The green though, not so much. Seeing as I was planning on backing Luke's in green anyway, this isn't really too terrible a happening, I had to buy more green anyway. Luke's green won't be quite the same as Owen's green, but the bunk beds should take care of anyone noticing.
The only down side is that now I have to cut all new green squares and rectangles as I can't use the ones already set aside for Luke. I suppose my eventual dollhouse quilt just planted a garden.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
I've known this sister-in-law now for going on eight years and I've seen some of her fabric choices and how she's decorated. I have a theory that people have fabric personalities whether they know it or not. So with that theory I tried to go with a geometric, clean, graphic look that can sometimes be bold. It was about that scientific. Although I did use graph paper when I was planning this one, so maybe it was a little scientific.
I did robots and a bunch of checkerboard bits. Deconstructed checkerboard is the glorified name I've given it, but really it's just overlapping checkerboard bits.
There are a few things I would do differently and a couple squares I wouldn't include again, but I had fun on this one. I love the wrenches so much that someday I might just make some crazy quilt with tools everywhere.