Monday, June 22, 2009

Milly's Quilt... the Beginning!

At last I have started sewing a quilt for Milly's bed. It has been on my To Do List for awhile and now I have officially started. I was originally thinking a Stacked Chinese Coins, simple but effective, have never sewn one..... But then it all changed directions and I thought wonky log cabins? The girls will be in bunks soon and then they'll sort of match, both having log cabin quilts. Note the word sort of..... rainbow colours and 2 inch strips for Grace's verses pink and purple on with wonky strips. But they are at least log cabins!

So I pulled the above fabric from the stash. Thinking light to dark, pink on one side, purple on the other, framed by white and then smaller log cabin blocks down the sides.

Something like this? These are the first 4 blocks. There will be 8 for the top, about 16 inches square each, roughly. I'll frame each with a white border, about 4 inches? Not the most practical colour for a 4 year old but I love the crispness of white.

Here's my favourite. Onto the next four!

13 comments:

maria said...

The blocks look great. I love the little snowflake (?) motifs in the centre of the blocks. I'm about to start a new quilt too and have to decide what blocks to use.

Donna said...

This is going to be adorable! I'm sure your Milly will love it. (And sometimes we just need to do what we need to do and worry about "practical" some other time!)

Emma said...

Oooh, nice! That's my favourite block, too. Got a bit of a thing for pink and purple at the moment have we?!

byneedleandthread said...

looks great so far Helen! I love the middle fabric. I actually just bought some in Orange this weekend at the Vermont Quilt Festival and got some for Lisa too. It is the softest fabric i've ever felt.

Molly said...

This is lovely and I love the centers of the blocks--very pretty!

KateKwiltz said...

Love the centers! It's going to be beautiful!

Andi said...

Very sweet!!
I especially love the Prints Charming fabric used for the centres. Brings all the blocks together.
Have fun.
Andi :-)

Natalie said...

Just stunning Helen, this is going to be a gorgeous quilt! I agree with you on liking white too, Cheriese has quite a lot of white in her wardrobe, it looks lovely for the first half of the day at least ;)

Cass said...

Looking good Helen

Cascade Lily said...

This quilt will just sparkle Helen! Are you going to include Milly's quotable quote about you going to be a nanna one day? Maybe on the label or embroidered on the back? LOL

Rachael in NZ said...

That is going to be beautiful!
My two favourite girly colours!
(from a mum of four girls and a baby boy)

Meredith said...

This is breathtaking.
You have such a gift.
And what a precious gift it is going to be for Milly.

AJ said...

YUMMMM!!!
There is nothing better than a bit of pink and purple girly-ness!