A few days ago (last week?), instead of working on my various and numerous quilt tops in progress, I decided that what I really was another WIP (Work In Progress). Yeah, right…
So I grabbed 2 charm packs of the same line, that I had bought what feels like a lifetime ago and which had been languishing in my stash since then. See, I love(d) this line dearly, but it is very VERY pink and girly and probably a bit too girly and despite my love for pink and green combo, it is probably a bit TOO pink even for me.
The line was called Sent With Love and was designed by Sandy Gervais – I love her designs, they are always bright and cheery.
The idea with this quilt was to have a somewhat finished product very quickly. So, all I did was pull from the top of one charm pack and from the bottom of the other and sew my squares 2 by 2 until I had 20 pairs, then I pieced these double blocks into 4 by 4 blocks. And finally put together 5 lines of 8 by 2 charms. And then I sewed the lines together. Simples. (Really, my explanation is much more confusing than what I actually did) I chain pieced the whole lot and the whole thing took about 3-4 hours top, including going up and down the stairs to press the seams.
I love it very much. Right now, its size is about 36 x 45 in (90 x 110 cm). It would be perfect for a baby girl. But we seem to be quite bare of those right now in the extended family. So I’m thinking I might make it bigger by adding borders and just keep it for myself. Mwahaha, indeed.
This what I thought could work: a white inner border about 3 inches wide, followed by a green centre border of the same width, and then another white outer border about 1.5 inch wide. Or thereabouts.
For the white, I’d use the old faithfull Bella Solids 9900-97, which is only very slightly off-white. I find the pure white 9900-98 a bit too white (if you see what I mean), sometimes. The green, I’m thinking maybe Bella Solids Green 9900-121, or maybe Bella Solids Kiwi 9900-189.
And finally, I would finish the quilt with a bright pink binding. Something like Bella Solids Berrylicious 9900 214 or Bella Solids Boysenberry 9900 217.
But those are just plans, borderline wishful thinking, as 1) I’d need to find my Bella Solids shade card before making any final decision, and 2) I don’t have the spare cash right now. Boo. Pants.
That’s something to look forward to. And I love making plans like that. I have full blown quilts and other projects in my head. It’s almost as pleasant as making them for real. Am I the only one who spends hour browsing the web, “working” on those imaginary quilts which, some of them at least, will never be made?