04 May, 2009

Your Parents Are Cool


Because I can't get motivated to quilt this quilt, I thought I would share some overdue pictures of the surprise baby quilt I posted about months ago.  My nephew was born two months ago, but we were only able to share the quilt with the little guy last weekend.  And of course I forgot to charge the camera batteries to take pictures.  These ones come courtesy of my sister-in-law.  I'll post some more detailed shots next week.

Can you see where I got the inspiration?  My brother- and sister-law are very funky decorators.  Once I saw the pictures of this graphic I knew exactly what to do for the quilt.  Out went the circles and in came this improvisational piece.

Included in the fabrics are oranges I won from Sew Mama Sew, the sheets and bed skirt my mother-in-law made for the nursery, and a few from quilts both The Monster and Smilosaurus have.  A most excellent use of stash.

I struggled with the back for a while, I wasn't quite sure how to use the fabric I had.  Ultimately I went for another recreation of the graphic.  The label is simple and I left it unadorned so it didn't distract from the design.  Can you see it there on the right hand side?

There will be more pictures, I promise.  You should see the quilting pattern on this.  Very funky and it was so easy!

In the meantime, I'm just opening a beer and watching 24.  Hubby is out of town and I have no energy to quilt.  Maybe tomorrow.  Oh, and don't tell Hubby, but I also bought some fabric on-line.  Bad Cheryl.

12 comments:

Holli said...

What a gorgeous quilt!!!

Cynthia said...

Wonderful. I never would have seen the design. I guess I should start looking in new places for inspiration! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your down time.

Amy Sp said...

I goes perfectly in that room! Looks great :)

Amy @ Park City Girl said...

Great interpretation of their decor! I'm excited to see more details - great quilt :)

Jackie Russell said...

Love the quilt design and colors!

Betty Crocker Ass said...

This is awesome...
I did the same thing with buying fabric on line when mine was out out of town! Thankfully I do the bills.

Can't wait to see the close up of the quilting.

jacquie said...

love how you echoed their design...can't wait to see and hear more about the quilting too.

True Blue Nana said...

I love what you did with the back of this quilt. You are a girl after my own heart, playing while hubby is away!!

Jenny said...

Gorgeous! I love the room too.

amandajean said...

that quilt is amazing! it fits so well in the beautiful nursery. nice job, cheryl! and good for you for buying fabric. :) even if your husband doesn't think so.

Samantha said...

Oh, what an amazing quilt, and I love your family's design sense! That room is stunning, and the quilt just makes it all perfect. you have such an eye!

Erica said...

I love this quilt! I love how the quilt pattern mimics the room! I love this nursery, too! What a lucky baby!