Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Oh Baby!

Some friends are expecting their first little one....and it's a boy! I realize some think Alexander Henry's 2-D Zoo print is majorly overused in the nursery department, but I love it.  {grin}  The coordinating fabrics are from of all places, Joann's. Dots are stripes...oh my!

I have several Kona solids that coordinate, too, but right now I'm stuck ---- I really like the dots and stripes, so much so that I want to use them together. Too busy??? Is the secondary pattern (whirligigs) lost??? I did another mock-up, switching up the placement of the stripes and dots. Not sure which I like better....

The block is called "Barney's Block" by Ursula Reikes from her book, Even More Quilts for Baby. I like that it's a single block simply rotated and the block construction is pretty straightforward, too. Ursula uses strip-piecing to arrive at the two major block components --- sweet, sweet! With the shower less than a month away and a side note that I'm also working on an original design for my brother and his wife (they're expecting their first, a girl, and the showers are the same day!), I'm all for 'quick' on this one.

I still think it's a super cute quilt and the fabrics make it ever so much fun. I have a somewhat coordinating zoo print in home decor weight for a baby changing mat and diaper pouch, too. I really like the approach of Craft Buds' tutorial for an all-in-one design, but am adding 'wings' for wiggly baby arms.  {grin}

Ever so fun to sew!

1 comment:

  1. You can never have too much 2D Zoo! I've made 2 quilts with it so far one blue and one in the primary for a girl :o)