Monday, January 19, 2009

Back to the drawing board - darker greens for Mr. A's quilt

Well, I am just not feeling it w/those green fat quarters I picked up last week. I keep envisioning them with pinks and that certainly won't work for MISTER A, now will it? I think I need darker greens for him and am considering giving this group of darker greens I found online a try -


Maybe I'll be "happy" with this assortment :) and it'll save me a little time in going to my local quilt shop and picking out a variety on my own.

Also, I'm thinking about a stacked coin quilt....like this or maybe a rail fence or some variation thereof....we'll see.

.still thinking.....

7 comments:

Amanda Deardorff said...

Thank you very much for the well wishes. I hope all of you are doing great!

Lepidoptera said...

You are learning so much about quilting. I hope that you can find some greens that you really like soon. Dark greens do seem more manly somehow, don't they?

Anonymous said...

I definitely prefer the dark greens. It'll be beautiful whatever you decide to use. I wish I knew how to quilt... maybe one day when get a spare minute...

Leandra

Courtney said...

I think I'll vote for these greens. I really liked the first ones but I think even though these are floral they will follow him into adulthood easier. How big do you plan to make it? Sounds fun. You should start an old fashioned quilting circle.

CAB said...

That'd mean I'd have to know some other quilters :)

I'll probably not use any of the fabrics that are terribly floral, leaves are ok, but no actual flowers. I'm thinking lap quilt size, not baby quilt for the rest of the children.

I showed the greens to Mr. A and started with one fabric asking him if he liked it or not, he liked them all, then got tired of looking at them :) I'm sure he'll be happy as long as there's green in it!

Heather and James said...

Hi there! Thanks for writing on our blog! I didn't know you had one and the pics of your kids are beautiful!! So I see your expecting any day now...how exciting! So...I was reading your blogs about quilts and it sounds like it s a boy but your countdown says its a girl....maybe I'm reading something wrong but I'm interested in knowing and if yall have a name?? Good luck in the next few days!!

Sarah in CA said...

I Enjoyed looking at your girls quilt work. For Mr. A's quilt I like the rails much better than the stacked coins. The rail quilt will look stunning with the green assortment. What a treasure.
Sarah