Saturday, October 6, 2007

HEY YOU GUUUUUUUUUYS

IT'S THE ELECTRIC COMPANY!

At least that's what these fabrics reminded me of. When I bought them I knew they'd be just perfect for a little kid blanket. And just my luck, fellow knittyhead announced she had a baby on board. =) So I started working on a fun little brightly colored quilt. Because the colors and patterns were so vibrant, I decided to go for a simple four patch / solid block pattern. The larger blocks are 6" square, the smaller are 3".


As I started placing the the squares, working out the balance of colors - Sally decided to show her approval for the overall design.

I had the idea of doing a free motion swirly quilting pattern, and actually did a few lines of it. But I really didn't like how it looked on the reverse. So I set it aside to think about for a while. Finally I ripped it all out and decided to go with a zig-zag stitch.
I did kinda get distracted though... and didn't actually finish it up until last night.... the day before the shower. But, I was able to finish it, and that's the important part.

I used the bright yellow fabric for the backing.


So there it is... bright and fun and a little funky. Hopefully the little tike will enjoy it!


10 comments:

T said...

It is so bright and fun... I LOVE IT!

Zonda said...

That is awesome!! So colorful and fun and I love how you quilted it! :)

Bezzie said...

Very cool! Nice to know Sally likes your quilting hobby too.

Eryn said...

I love it! It's perfect for a wee one.

Magatha said...

OK, it's really beautiful! Lucky little baby! (really, great composition and color)

mlle b said...

i'll echo the above -- love the colors and patterns and everything. i just went to a babyshower last weekend and was totally jealous over the fun toys and cool stuff; now it's just increasing my jealousy factor!!!

Melissa said...

Ooh, I love that. I'm a sucker for bold jewel tones like that. You don't see them in quilts a lot. And the simple block pattern is perfect for the fabric.

By the way, Christy, Jessica and I are going to meet at Twisted at 6pm this Tuesday for some knitting and gabbing. You are welcome to join us!

Michael5000 said...

Extremely excellent.

Pretty kittycat, too!

Karin said...

Yummy yummy colors!

Rebel said...

Thanks everyone. I really got a kick out of making it. I like using really bright funky patterns... but it's not really my personal decorating style. I think it was well received. The mom-to-be got another (much nicer actually) quilt, that was more traditional baby colors, very soothing. So it's nice that the baby will have a couple different quilts.