Tuesday, December 15

mountain baby blanket round 2!

a boy version. I won that pack of I-spy quilt blocks from Lyanna, after sorting them into boy, girl and neutral, I was able to use just over 50 of them in this quilt for a boy.

mountain baby project

I think almost every quilt I work on I think to myself during construction, oh man this is not going well, those seams are crooked, those colors are silly, why can't you cut a straight line, the self talk goes on and on. And then when it is all said and done, I am always pleased with the final quilt. All that stress about design and unevenness just don't bother me after the quilt has a nice trip in the wash. This quilt was no exception, I was so hating it but after quilting and binding I was in love.

mountain baby project

mountain baby project

I think I had such a hard time liking this one from the beginning because this is my first quilt using I-spy fabrics, the randomness of the colors was really hard for me to deal with. It just looked so messy but like I said I really like the finished product. I used a brown sheet for the backing and gray thread to quilt wide random vertical lines. So this and the girly quilt are off to warm some babies in the mountain baby project! yay!

finished size: 49" x 49"

so now I can focus on a little project for Lills. Santa sent word from the workshop that I am way behind schedule! yikes!


Trin said...

I love the randomness of all the colors!

And for what it is worth, I do the same thing during the assembly process, constantly going over how not perfect it is, but when it is all said and done I am always happy with the results (so far!)
I also have a hard time with the mismatched fabrics, I love them in others quilts but when I try it, it seems to not work.. until the end!

Lovely quilt!

Stephanie said...

I have a feeling that your crooked lines and my crooked lines are two DIFFERENT kinds of crooked.. but I could guarantee my crookedness could turn into one of your beautiful quilts I might be a bit more willing to finish the "crooked crazy" that I started before summer!

Anonymous said...

You do such beautiful work, Jenni. Please stop doubting yourself. :-)

Better get crack-a-lackin' on the things for Lilly. Santa is coming to town!

gina said...

i love it! it is so pretty. random, shmandom. this is a beaut! it reminds me of something my grandmother would have made. (that's a compliment)