The first thing that I did, though, was choose my color palette. That was the fun part. I found a lot of blue quilting cotton in my grandma's stash, and after weeding out all of the flowery options, I was left with about 5 good sized pieces. I added an aqua remnant left over from a project I did with a friend and a cream piece that I had laying around. And just to give it some extra punch, I added a green snake-skin print. We just won't tell anyone that in a former life, that piece was meant to be a skirt. Anyway, with the fabrics chosen, it was time to proceed.
When my mind enters in to the creative process, it tends to fall back on its math skills. I basically just outlined a rough grid in my head. I would sew patches into rows, and then sew the rows together to make the quilt top. I measured enough to try to keep my quilt square, but once I got going, I just went with my gut. Here is the quilt taking shape.
So far, so good. I just love how the colors turned out. I surprised myself at how much I like this color scheme, and it was at this point that I thought maybe I should just keep this for myself. Nobody would ever know the difference. But that is not why I started this project, so I decided not to do this. I do have to admit that another thought ran through my mind, and that was that it might just be possible for me to have a son. If any of you tell my husband I will deny it up and down though. [Please don't read this as anything negative towards boys or parents of boys or people who want to have boys. I just have always wanted girls, that's all.]
Stay tuned for parts two and three of this project. There is a good ending.
Can we just look at the color combination one more time?