Wednesday, May 9, 2012
New person - New quilt
"Modern Quilts" fit a particular model, with simplified piecing. They often feature large areas of white. Not naturally what I'm drawn to - I did dress up the original with the striped bands at the top and bottom. But they have determined that babies see contrast and pattern before they see color and can distinguish shapes. Happily for old great-aunts, the back will look more like a traditional baby quilt - cozy and soft out of a pastel flannel with cute little toy animals on it.
Now I have to figure out the quilting - nothing too fancy to fit with the Modern Quilt Movement, and besides, this quilt is probably going to be a backup for dragging around since his grandmother, my sister-in-law Joanna, was already knitting blankets for his room in January.