making my own napkins and loving it

babies better get ready
March 10, 2009, 12:52 am
Filed under: crafts

a new quilting project has begun!!!!

my friend laurel is pregnant (i believe she will be close friend #3 to birth a child, friend my age #2).  this is weird, but quite exciting.  so, of course, a quilt must be made.  i had dreams of making this quilt all organic, given laurel and her husband’s inclinations towards such things, and my love of all things green.  but alas, organic fabric is either boring as dirt or crazy-expensive.  so then i considered making a scrap quilt, which wouldn’t be organic but wouldn’t involve purchasing anything new.  while this would appeal to both of our sensibilities, as well as my general lack of all things monetary, alas, i don’t really have enough scraps to generate any sort of cohesive color scheme.  soooooo….

i gave in/indulged myself and went to spool, one of the gosh-darn loveliest places in this fair city, and bought oodles of adorable fabric in what i consider to be a gender-neutral color scheme.  here’s a sneak peek (in very poor lighting):


these six fabrics (minus the cat) will be combined in various ways to make 12 different pinwheel squares, which will be arranged in a grid on top of a pretty heather blue background:


then comes my favorite part, the backing:


for the binding i have a super bright orange fabric, similar to the orange in the fish and the seahorses.

i can’t wait to start piecing together my pinwheel squares!  hopefully there will be updates soon.

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i love it! keep the updates coming

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