Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Owls in a wonky nest

My husband's cousin and his wife are expecting their third child in the middle of the year, so I'm getting started on a baby quilt. I don't know if it's a boy or a girl so I thought I would go with universally acceptable orange ... well, it's universally acceptable to me - I love orange, and yellow, especially for little ones. I went with liberated log cabins - easy and cheerful.

It will be nine squares (they finish at 13 1/2") plus a border, so about 50 inches finished. The real inspiration was this excellent owl fabric - in both orange and grey. I think maybe it was Halloween fabric? Or possibly not. If I cared, I would google and tell you. But I don't.

The next photo probably shows the colours better without the flash. Some of the blocks are perhaps a little too liberated to lie perfectly flat ... I'm hoping it will quilt out! A vain hope, but after a few baby barfs and washes it will all be lovely and crumpled anyway.

1 comment:

  1. cute blocks! i've learned that a good steam ironing really flattens out almost anything!