Saturday, May 17, 2008

May gift (in progress)

May's baby gift is a big one, both literally and figuratively. It's a quilt for the babe. We are quickly running out of time until we meet this little one. It seems I lost a bit of plug this weekend, which doesn't really mean much except that things are gearing up for a Birth Day.

The size of this project is a little bigger than I expected. I think I have bitten off a bit more than I should have with the time constraints I've got to deal with. But how can I resist the Eric Carle fabric?? I've redesigned the quilt a couple of times, trying to keep it simple. Hopefully I can get the quilt top pieced by the end of the weekend and get it ready to quilt.
The picture below shows the size a bit better with the zig-zag border on the top and bottom. I still have the side borders to complete as well as cobbling together a nifty backing. I have some green flannel I really love, but also a bunch of batik swatches I keep laying out next to the fabric.
My original intention was to have a bunch of accent blocks around the main panel done in "coordinating" batik prints, with the food as the sashing or border around the outside. It's funny the way things change when you get started putting things together.

So, here it is in it's picked apart and reassembled state. Verison 2.0, I guess. No guarantees it'll look the same when it's done!


amanda. said...

that looks great!! noah has a hungry catepillar quilt too, but it's just a store bought one.

Katy said...


We are big Eric Carle fans in our house. My favorite is the Grouchy Ladybug.