Don’t worry, normal erratic blogging will resume very soon. I’ve just popped on quickly to ask for some advice. I love being at home but there are times when Islay and the dog and cats, and not forgetting the rabbit, really aren’t quite up to speed and I need a real grown up to bounce ideas off.
So, the problem is this. My lovely sister in-law has asked me to make a cot quilt for my nephew. Brilliant, I’m so chuffed to be asked. She has also given me an off-cut of the material she had his curtains made from and would like that incorporated.
A couple of days ago I ordered some more fabrics from Saints and Pinners to balance out the fabrics I had started selecting for said quilt (and they arrived, usual S&P fabby service, in less than 24 hours – most of the fabrics shown here were already in my stash, I think pretty much all of them came from Saints and Pinners originally). Today I planned to start working on it and that’s where I hit the problem.
The colours in the curtain fabric (see last photo) are quite murky so I’ve tried to lift them up a bit. My first thoughts were to make a simple quilt from fairly large square blocks (maybe 5x 5″). Then to cut out and applique onto it three of the animals from the curtain.
BUT I think they are far too big and will look really heavy against the quilt.
Then I wondered about using the three fabrics in the second photo to make three smaller animal shapes from – rhino (brown/green), giraffe (green spots) and zebra (stripy mushrooms). What do you think? I would be delighted if you could let me know, it would help so much. Even if you think it’s a crap idea and that something completely different would be better.
And then I can go back to my sister in-law to have a chat with her.
P.S. Photo quality is appalling I know, and has been for the last few posts (even worse than normal). Sorry. The light here at the moment is dreadful and I can’t find anywhere that works well.