Subject: Picnic Quilt
So here's the finished quilt I was telling you about. You've seen it before, here and here. (Yes, Kay, you told me that I was making a nine-patch and I didn't believe you! I forgot! Forgive me.)
The original plan was to make a king-sized quilt for our bed. But as I started laying out the several dozen/hundred-ish blocks that I needed for the king-size quilt, I realized that it wasn't turning out as I had envisioned. My color scheme was that it would be red, white, blue, and pink (very Cath Kidston) but heavier on the pastel range, with just a few more lively, brighter reds and blues for spark.
I realized that I had been making an equal amount of pastelish blocks and bright blocks and that it was going to be way brighter than I imagined. Don't get me wrong, I love the brighter range too, but it just wasn't what I envisioned for the bed quilt. However, it would be beautiful for a little picnic quilt. (I keep calling it a "picnic" quilt--it is about 65" square. I guess some people would call it a "throw". But it doesn't belong on the back of our sofa--it belongs at the park, the back of the car, the floor of the girls' room.)
So I pulled out a lot of the brighter blocks and a few of the pastel blocks, and sewed up this throw-sized top. There are still several dozen of the pastel blocks that are waiting in the basket to see some action, so the king-sized bed quilt is still on my list.
Sophie was delighted to help me stylize the photo shoot. She could play tea party all day.
Me, I like to play "what is your favorite square?"