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.