Sunday, August 12, 2007

#1 Twin Quilt


OK, top is DONE - and holy cow, it's BRIGHT! The blue inner border actually toned it down a bit. Maybe using a colored variegated quilting thread will tone down the overall quilt, but I'm not sure the quilt is asking for that. ???? Suggestions would be appreciated. What about using a creamy thread in an all-over meandering pattern? Somehow I'm wanting to blend the colors to soften the affect, just a little. But the animals are simply darling, and I'm guessing a baby will love it.

The size is about 48 x 68, and since the babies are now almost 9 months old, I thought the quilt should be a larger than baby size. And since I dislike pink so much, I just couldn't make it pink! Now, on to Quilt #2.


Now, I'm away from blogging for a while to attend to family business out of state. And my Janome Platinum, and associated stuff, is coming with me. I'll have a LOT to catch up on upon my return. And maybe it will be cooler! Expected to be 105 here Monday.

Happy quilting, everyone!

23 comments:

sMC said...

HI Elaine, you continually inspire me so I have given you The Nice Matters Award. As I consider you a 'truly nice matter'

Mary said...

Elaine, I'd go with a cream thread to match your background if you're going to do an allover design with the quilting. I'm probably in the minority but I'm not crazy about variegated thread on light backgrounds.

Su Bee said...

Before you go, I've crowned you with the Inspirational Bloggers Award - go see my page! Have a great time!

Fiona said...

I agree with Mary - I'd go with the cream, not because I think the quilt needs toning down, I love it as it is, but because I think it will look better on the cream background.

San / Gypsy Quilter said...

Bright is lovely! Bright is wonderful! The babies will love them. Let there be Bright!

meggie said...

Babies need bright! I think it is lovely.
Have a good trip. See you on your return!

joyce said...

Babies love bright and I also think the cream thread on the background would look fabulous. Enjoy your trip.

Patti said...

Babies see bright much sooner that pastel - this is perfect. Not too bright at all. I'd choose a quilting thread that blends the best or a nice variegated.

Screen Door said...

Hide under the air conditioning! This quilt turned out darling... Lucky Baby!!!

Angie said...

That is a darling quilt, Elaine! I vote for the variegated...just cause. LOL

Laurie Ann said...

That quilt is just adorable! I think the baby will love looking at all the bright colors and fun animals.

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

Yep, I agree all over cream to yellow to bring out the stars a bit more. It's lovely either way.

Anonymous said...

Great child's quilt - keep up the good work.

Faye

Darlene said...

Might be bright but it's adorable. Thanks for visiting my blog recently! I appreciate your kind comments!

Esteemarlu said...

What a pretty quilt. I love how the red and yellow go together. Perfect points.

Jeanne said...

I love the baby quilt! It isn't too bright IMHO.

atet said...

Oooh -- love this quilt. No such thing as too bright for a baby quilt -- and I'd be looking for ways to pump UP the volume so no suggestions from me!

JudyL said...

I'd probably use the cream thread but I surely don't think it's too bright. It's beautiful!

Rose Marie said...

It's bright and it's adorable and what baby would not love this quilt!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

When I looked at it close up I thought maybe a lemon to go with the stars. It is bright, but that's good for a child's quilt.

sMC said...

might be bright for our eyes.... but the kids will love it. don't tone it down. I would use a creamy coloured thread. Have a good trip.

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Those babies will just love it, you are very sweet...and as usual i am no help when it comes to anything resembling quitling! Tracey

Morah said...

It may be bright but I love it! I once asked my DH what my favorite color is and his response....BRIGHT! I;ve not been reading lately....hope to stay caught up for a while....miss you all!