Friday, March 8, 2013

Quilt for Kristen's Baby #3

Wine of the Day:  The Winery at Olney - Montepulciano

My lovely coworker Kristen is pregnant with her third!  Which of course means I am embarking on a new baby quilt adventure.  She and her husband have decided not to find out the gender, so neutral palette it is.  I decided on gray and yellow for a number of reasons.  First, she told me she was thinking about painting the nursery a light gray.  Second, I like gray and yellow together.  Third, I thought I could make a mature baby palette out of these colors.  Upon fabric selection I decided to include light tan as well to add interest while staying neutral. 

I once again am making up the pattern as I go along.  This will include 3 strips of 2"x6" fabrics in grays, yellows and tans with strips of a yellow/gray patterned fabric between and around.

AKA this:

I decided all of this and cut all my 2"x6" strips in the same day.  Then, I laid it out how I wanted the colors to look.  Clearly, Kahlua approved so now I can move forward.

Here is a close up of the fabrics so you can get a better sense of the patterns.

I do think the fabrics are mature for an infant quilt but I didn't want to go too baby or cartoony with this one.  Also, I find that a lot of baby fabrics are not gender neutral so that eliminated a good deal for me.  I think with the light yellow as the dominate fabric though, it will still give it a softer, babier feel to it.  Thoughts?

Bria helping was a rare sight so I had to make sure I captured it!  That's her hiding in the hole in the background.  Actually, she is the most helpful because she stays out of the way!!!  

(I think I made up a few words in this post, no judging)