First off, thank you for giving me so much advice on my big orange wall quilt! It's funny that the opinion is divided pretty evenly between making it square or rectangular. Lucia gave me some really great ideas for changing things up even more. I've been busy making up more blocks so I can play around with the layouts and make a final decision.
I've been hit with a case of insomnia, which obviously is not good before a big race. I haven't slept well for over a week. I was up at 2:30 this morning and was not able to go back to sleep. It's not normal for me at all. The only good that came out of it was that I finished up this simple baby quilt for a cousin who is due next month (the baby's gender will be a surprise).
I sewed up the top and back and basted everything together yesterday while Cooper napped. This morning I was able to quilt and bind it in a couple of hours. Super fast.
While I really like the log cabin square and the pieced back, I feel kind of "meh" about using the Kona Snow for the background. I wish I had used something darker to set off the yellow. I'm trying to use items in my stash though and the only dark solid I had in yardage was Kona Charcoal. Too dark for a baby. I'm also wondering if the quilt as a whole is really right for a baby and if I should try another color scheme. Hmmmm. Maybe a good night's sleep will help me gain some perspective!