While on a recent trip to the City Quilter to cash in a gift certificate that was burning a whole in my pocket, I picked up a small fat quarter bundle of Moda's Breakfast at Tiffany's line. The colors are somewhat muted and classic. Because I love all things scrappy, I added a few other fabrics to break up the similarities and beef up the yardage. I usually don't like as many florals as this colorway offers, but by combining the damasks and the polka dots, I love it.
After mulling over several patterns, I dusted off the Irish Chain Quilt pattern I used last winter and committed to the triple.
|2.5" strips hanging on the rack awaiting their turn.|
|Six out of twelve blocks completed.|
I'll need to figure out how I will frame the squares. I like the idea of using browns. The nursery is sage green so I thinking (hope) these colors will "pop" in the room and wear well through the abuse.
|I love stripes and polka dots together.|
There are several other projects in the works for Baby Denmark including a Christening blanket and a series of bonnets/hats. I bought these books to further inspire me.
I do not have ANY baby friendly and machine washable yarns* in the stash...so I must go shopping.
While I do not personally care for acrylic blends and superwash yarns, I refuse to saddle a new mom that also works outside of the home with a bunch on hand wash/soak only items. The baby hats in this book are so cute that the stylish spinster aunt will not settle for anything else/less. ~ksp