In the mean time my aunt has commissioned me to make a baby quilt for my second cousin who is expecting her first child. So I thought I would share a little bit of my planing process with you guys. And I'll admit I am scared to death of this quilt for a lot of reasons. The biggest one being I have never made a commissioned quilt before and the pressure of knowing someone is requesting this special gift and paying for it has me breaking out in hives. While I am confident in my abilities I am also my own worse critic.
I started with this photo of bedding that is on my cousins registry. I wanted something that would coordinate but not be super matchy. The first fabric I picked was the Michael Miller Forest Life in Watermelon which features some very cute owls and other wild life. From there I built my fabrics around the colors. I am still planning to add in a few more but I'm starting with these. It is so hard to match fabrics online that I want to see how these look and then decide what else I am going to need.
For the pattern I sent my aunt several photos of baby quilts that I thought she might like and we ended up choosing this one as the starting point. I am considering changing it up some by replacing some of the large squares with 4 patches and possibly changing out some of the rectangles into stacked squares just to add a little more depth and interest. I had even considered going with a scalloped border but since the owls will be the backing I think it might look funny from the back and think I might skip the scalloped border but I am still considering rounded corners. Have any of you used rounded corners? What do you think? I'd love any feedback you guys have because this one needs to be perfect.
|This baby quilt was made by Christine @ Punkin Handmades|
Be sure to head over to Lee's to see what everyone else is up to this week as well.