Monday, January 17, 2011
blue zoo baby quilt
I finally stitched up the binding on this quilt that I'll be sending to one of my friends from high school, who had her first baby in September. I'm a little late with my gifting! A look back through my flickr photostream shows that I sewed the top in early October. I think I had completed the quilting a couple weeks later, and then it sat unfinished until last week when I pulled it out in an effort to put off doing a different project. I've found that when I'm stuck on something, to go and finish up a different work-in-progress frees up my brain and gives me some quality thinking time to figure things out.
I used Alexander Henry's 2-D zoo fabric, various Kona solids, a teal crossweave, and a bit of brown Katie Jump Rope basketweave. If I could have a do-over, I would have quilted the navy areas with a darker thread and maybe done something other than the zig zags. I'm not loving the contrast of the white thread. But it's done!
pink and green bird quilt. Half way there!