Thursday, May 24, 2007

Red and Yellow and Pink and Green, Purple and Orange and Blue

Anyone recognize the sequence of colors in the title of this post?


I tend to like making more monochromatic quilts (see here and here and here), but I think I have spring fever! I just love all these fabrics (mostly 30s repros and some Kaffe Fassetts, plus a few other things thrown in there) and this pattern really showcases them. I usually make such small blocks, but these are 10" finished.

Care to vote on the binding stripe (fabrics below)? I thought briefly of putting a row of striped sashing between the blocks, but I've decided against it. My baby quilts tend to get quite large - this one is just 30"x40" as it is. How big do other people make theirs? At a certain point, I might as well make the kids twin-sized quilts! I don't really intend these for cribs, but dream that these in-between crib/twin quilts will make good magic carpets, capes, picnic blankets, etc.


Below is another 1:30am photo from my window (exactly halfway between sunset and sunrise). No wonder I have spring fever! Notice there are leaves on the trees now. They even cut the grass yesterday at the university for the first time this year!

20 comments:

julia said...

Hey. I love the sky in the picture from your apartment. It's pretty. My opinion for the stripe thing: I'd go with the one on the bottom. Good night :)

Vicki W said...

I vote for the bottom one too - on the bias!

Laurie Ann said...

Great flowers! The bottom one, definately!

Libby said...

Wow - you do get a lot of sunlight *s* Never past 8 p.m. here . . . even on the longest day.
I like the second fabric also.

Connie said...

How odd it would feel to have the light at that time of the morning. But it's so beautiful!

SiouxSue said...

Well, I vote for the second or lower fabric for the binding. Love the quilt AND the photo is priceless. You are already into summer with that sunlight...huh?

Fiona said...

Pretty colours - and definitely the bottom fabric.

Marc said...

I feel compelled to vote for the brighter striped fabric on the top. I am definitely in the minority. I usually make baby quilts about
40" X 52", or thereabouts. The sky is beautiful.. why are you up at 1:30 AM?

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I am Marc, was on another computer and hadn't logged on as myself, sorry!

Lily said...

I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too!!!!

I sing that song to my daughter all the time :)

The second one. Definitely :)

The Calico Cat said...

the bottom one - & All of my quilts finsh when they are done - there is no magic size.

Helen in the UK said...

I love the top fabric, but it looks like the colours might be a little strong for the blocks. So my vote goes to the second fabric.

I usually make my donation quilts approx 40" x 50". With this size I don't need to seam backing fabric, can get 4 battings out of a purchased queen size and it makes a nice cuddle quilt size without being unmanageable for dragging around!!

Your quilt is going to be real pretty :)

Diana said...

I am voting for the bottom fabric, too. Your flowers are lovely, so spring-like!

We were in Stockholm last summer and I kept waking up in the middle of the night, confused about the time. I loved the long, long twilight, though.

Linda_J said...

Looks like you are having fun with those blocks, Jen!

Lovely scenery pic.

anne bebbington said...

I can sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow, sing a rainbow too.......

Love the flowers!

goneaussiequilter said...

I think I would chose the tope fabric, but that is because I really like the binding to stand out. Either way it will be very pretty.

Michi said...

Aw... i learned that song in Girl Scout camp, along with the sign language that went with it. Unfortunately, don't remember that bit tho..

Morah said...

Too funny! I looked at your picture from 1:00 a.m and realized that you are not in the states. I then looked at your "about me" and THOUGHT it said Vaasa, FL...that's Florida. I looked back at the picture and thought "Man she has a great camera!" It took about 3 more looks to figure out that it wasn't Florida!!! I can be so dense at 12:00 a.m.!!!

Jenni @ Fairybread said...

I think the 'less bright' stripe would be the best. I'm liking your little flowers.

ruth said...

I can sing a rainbow...

Love how it looks so far, I like the top fabric.