Monday, February 20, 2006

Will the baby need sun glasses?

I became obsessed yesterday afternoon with making a baby boy quilt. It could be caused by my recent use of too much pink. Pink is not in my usual palette so too much use must have caused a few hours of insanity. I had pulled these fabrics to make a boy quilt for a friend who is due in June. Aren't I ahead of the game? I like all the colors and textures together, but I am wondering if it is a bit too busy for a baby boy. What do you think? It won't go to waste in any case. I'll turn it into a wall hanging and hang it over my sewing table. Please feel free to give me your honest opinion. It is a good size right now so I don't think it will need a border.


On the pink front - I got a baby girl quilt top together. As usual, lack of planning on my part caused for a little "Maverick" thinking! I was planning on using the lighter brown with pink squares for all of the 3.5 inch squares. Once I got into it I realized that I didn't have enough of these squares. So I improvised and used a darker brown with pink flowers. I like how it makes a medallion in the middle. This one will need a outer border. I am hoping to find something with medium sized cabbage roses on it.


Both pictures are clickable for a larger view.

17 comments:

Leah S said...

I love the center! So what if you ran out of fabric? That Pineapple Blossom looks great and I'll probably steal that idea in the future. :)

As for the boy quilt, I think it's just fine. I would imagine young kids are drawn to busy items, wondering how many more different aspects they can find it in. It's certainly pleasing to my eyes. :)

Elizabeth said...

I think you and I need to find some friends who aren't so .... prolific!

mom

Sandra said...

I love how the pink quilt turned out - especially the dark brown centre! as for the boy's quilt - it's perfect! Babies need lots of stimulation and although the pastels are very pretty and nice to make, I like bright and busy so they have something to focus on :-)

Nines said...

Love, love, love the blue! Recognize alot of the fabrics. I've missed your blues.

cindyquilts said...

I love em both ... looks planned to me.

Deb R said...

I LOVE the blue quilt! And I don't think it's too busy at all. If there's lots to look at, it encourages the baby to use his eyes and that's a Good Thing.

Melzie said...

As a mom of 3 boys the blue one is perfect :) Your pink is beautiful, the pink and brown go great together.

Sharon said...

Love the blue one (and the pink one is cool too), and it's definitely not too busy! Its HAPPY!

Laura said...

The blue one will work perfect for baby. I love the pink one and what a happy mistake you had!

JudyL said...

I like the blue quilt a lot. The pink and brown one looks great all finished! Good for you!!

Judy L.

Laurie Ann said...

They are both just perfect! Yum!

Finn said...

I don't find the blue on too busy at all...it seems very happy to me, and lively..just like little boys.*VBS* And the pink pineapple is great..love what that darker color does in there. Keep up the great work Sarah!

Lucy said...

You are so quick !! A few days ago I saw only four blocks and now it is already a beautifull quilt :c)

Samantha said...

Love that boy quilt- I don't think it's too busy at all. Of course, my baby quilts are often pretty busy, so who am I to judge? I think it's really fun, and the colors and textures are perfect compliments.

Darcie said...

Oh, the Maverick-ness! I love both of these quilts, Sarah. Well done!

cher said...

Sarah,,,you did awesome! both are great, great quilts...

Dawn said...

I LOVE this pink and brown pineapple quilt! I love the colors. I"m catching up on your whole blog but I"m not going to post comments for everything - I'd give you a headache!