Quilt of the Week
Barb showed this gem on Flickr this week. Made for a friend who thought she was having a girl but was surprised with a boy’s arrival instead, this quilt was a quick and stylish option for the last minute switch of the stork. But really, what girl wouldn’t also love this. The quilting is simple and stylish, and the offset “eye-spy” portion is great for kids to have fun identifying things without being a messy barrage of images, not that there is anything wrong with a busy, boisterous quilt. Bonus points for this quilt are that she needed something quick and this fit the bill. We imagine there is a more complex ‘pinker’ quilt in the wings waiting for the next accurately predicted baby girl.
Blog Post of the Week
Marta, Marta, Marta……what a great quilt she has here. Adapted from a pattern by the ever so talented Camille Roskelley, this quilt for a boy is just right. We love the taupey-grey background solid and even though you see just a hint of the Minky back, we can feel the cuddle-up-bedtime-story reading feeling already. (Where was Minky when most of our kids were little?!!) Little boy prints in soft but not pastel colors of bugs, snails, and snakes. A nice juxtaposition of the creepy and the cuddle. Marta’s post also comes with great close-ups of the piecing, basting, quilting, and love that went into this great quilt. We love her boxy all-over stipple quilting. Bravo, Marta, well done!!