One of my co-workers is having a baby, so I get to make a baby quilt!
I've been doing some fabric selection by committee, asking everyone in sight (and a few far away) what they like.
This is the first time I've had a stash large enough to pull from for a project. A real abundance. And I think I'll be able to piece the blocks almost entirely from what I have on-hand.
I started with this:
And then this:
And now I'm down to this:
(The Xs are going away)
I think I'll add a yellow solid too.
The plan is a wonky log-cabin style block with largish strips. The elephants and birds will be the block centers.
To keep it neat-looking, I want to use a neutral sashing between blocks. I'm thinking Essex linen, which I've never used before. But the heavier weight might be nice for a baby quilt that will be washed lots.
Thoughts? Is it gender-neutral enough? Too boyish? I think the extra yellow will help.
On other fronts, I'm just about halfway done with the hand-binding on the Seattle quilt. I want to mail it by Friday.
(Ignore that stray dog hair. That's why you wash quilts before sending them)
And Tom and Chowder are, as usual, living the life.