A month since my last post? Apparently.
I while back, I was approached with a request for a custom baby quilt like this one, only done in beige, brown, and cream. Oh, light blue, navy and gray could be included, too, in little bits.
Needless to say, using a constrained and subdued palette was a challenge for me, but I was able to work with the customer to incorporate fabrics we both liked, with enough of a range of values to make the improv log cabins look interesting.
I think that while I really enjoy sewing with bright and crazy colors, they aren't necessarily the colors that I would always decorate a room with, so I also was interested in the project for the practical challenge.
While the original Dewberry trees weren't available in this color range, I found this cute but not cutesy print from the Storyboek line from Birch Fabrics.
I liked it so much that I fussy cut the cute animals and trees into a strip for the back.
I had never done a "repeat" quilt before, and I found it to be pretty hard. It felt more like work than fun, which is what sewing is supposed to be, for me. I would up LOVING the back of the quilt, though, and I guess that having to repeat the front pushed me to come up with something new that I'd like for the back.
I quilted it in alternating single and double diagonal lines, bound it up with cute beige dots, and sent it off to its new home all washed and crinkly.