I have been working on this quilt for awhile and it has taken forever. I'll get to that in a bit. First though, I need some help. I need to choose a color to go around the large middle part between the outside rows. I don't know what to go with.
The fabric line I used was Fresh Cut by Basic Grey. The colors are really vibrant.
There are some bits of navy in the fabric, so I thought about that. I just don't know. Your opinions are very appreciated.
So where the heck have I been for two months?
First, I found out I'm pregnant so screw sewing any clothes. Honestly I'm really not into babies or baby stuff either, so I have lost all motivation there. Quilts it is! If anyone has any ideas to help me get my joy of sewing back, please share!
Second, we had some roof damage from a hail storm and the ceiling caved in. It is already hot and humid in Houston, and this room is upstairs by my sewing room. It gets sweaty up there real fast!
Third, the weather has been really nice to go to the beach, and we've been taking advantage of that. A lot!
Fourth, we've started a couple gardens. Yes, that poison oak I planted on the fence is doing even better than the vegetables, but what can I say? I have a green thumb like that.
Fifth, I have been hanging out with my cousin. We did a five mile race in April then last weekend we went and saw Britney Spears perform in Las Vegas. I love a good girl's weekend!
Now that the ceiling is back in place, and school is about to be out for summer I should get more time. Don't forget I need color suggestions first, so I can finish this one. Thanks for sticking with me during my hiatus!
Congrats....when will the little bundle of joy be here? Sounds like you have had your hands full. I see a lot of red/pink in this quilt, what about like a vibrant light green?ReplyDelete
I'm due in October. My husband agreed with your light green suggestion. Thank you so much :-)Delete
Ooo, light green is a good suggestion! Didn't think of that one. :)Delete
congrats on the baby..[I just bet that the baby, will get your sewing mojo back.. and maybe a few maternity tops, will be fun to sew]. So happy for you.
The quilt is beautiful.. I like the navy idea.. but the green in that block would be pretty and go wit the other colors.. Cant wait to see it finished].
SO sorry about the hail damage, that stinks..
Bet you and your cousin had fun at the concert.. and know your excited that school is almost finished.. [my daughter is jumping up and down with excitement.ha]
Thanks Judi! I'm hoping I get it back soon. I may just wind up going with green. :-)Delete
Congrats! The hail damage is lousy timing, I hope it all gets sorted before bubs makes an appearance. Your class will be so excited.ReplyDelete
Now have you heard of the squint test? You squint at the quilt and what colours jump out are the ones to go on. I saw red or dark grey (or it may be navy). Also I'd go for a tonal not plain, they are too harsh. All the best!
I do use the squint test. Taking pictures works well for me too. I like your tonal suggestion. Thank you so much!Delete
AAAAHHH CONGRATS!!! That's super exciting.ReplyDelete
Hmm, for the quilt, my vote goes to some shade of grey. I think it'll ground the bright colours without taking away from them.
Also, yay for gardens! I just got mine in this week. :D
Thanks! The garden is fun and rewarding. I have some huge squash plants I am highly pleased with. :-)Delete