The quilts are being commissioned by a friend of mine (who knows the brave mum ... twins - eep!) so I'm working on second-hand knowledge of what the mum likes and I need to balance what my friend has in mind ... after-all it's HER gift to the mother, not mine.
We all see and interpret colours differently, so when I was told that the nursery was going to be decorated in pastels; mostly pink, yellow and mint green ... I set about creating a collage of how I interpreted these colours and sent it to my friend to see if I was on the right track.
The colour palette is a winner - phew!
So next on the list is interpreting what kind of style she would like the quilts to be ... style ... yes, um ... no idea! So a few more collages coming right up!
Geometric shapes ... patterned quilts?
|Keep in mind that these are all examples from my Pinterest Boards|
Nope, not what she was after ... ok ... well what about pictorial quilts?
|Again, all these quilts can be found on my Pinterest Board|
Yes, it's a winner! This is the style she is after.
Now I have a good sense of colour and style and she also mentioned that the mum doesn't like anything too fussy ... so I'm left to come up with something within those parameters with a healthy dose of negative space.
Fabric shopping time!
A quick check in with my friend when I find these bolts of gorgeousness and the top two get the thumbs up, but the bottom one is coming across more aqua than mint green ... hmm finding this elusive mint green in pretty (baby appropriate ... don't ask!) fabric is tough.
I think I visited most Quilt Shops in Perth and the closest I could find was a Cotton + Steel fabric in their basics range. No hardship there ... I love the feel of their fabrics, but the pattern on the fabric was too geometric for my friend.
Then I remembered this wonderful, perfect, most magnificent shade of mint EVER in Aneela Hoey's Posy range ... but could I still find the yardage I needed?
Just! ... and exhale.
And what have I made with all this fabric loveliness?
|Deer pattern by Quietplay|
|Hedgehog free pattern found here|
I've now quilted the two tops in matching variegated yellow and mint green threads .... oh! and just found a yummy stripy binding at my new LQS called Materilise ... I think I want to live there, just saying.
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