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Thursday, 18 October 2012

Mia's Quilt

So I posted about my WIP's last Wednesday, and I put somethings on there that I haven't really discussed before, so do you want to see what's swimming in my head????

Of course you do!!

Well, when my little next door neighbour was approaching her first birthday I decided I would make her a quilt.  As she is now coming up to her second birthday, I really have to get a wiggle on!  I was inspired by the colours her mum had chosen for her room - so muted and lovely and I wished I could have my room decorated like this!  I borrowed a little doll she had and went on the hunt for coordinating fabrics.

I have the most beautiful bundle of fabric! I really just wanted to keep it for myself.  I can picture a lovely scrappy blanket for my study (which is my little feminine corner of the house).  But I was determined not to be selfish and to persevere and give this away.  But I cannot come up with another pattern.  All I can picture is traditional patchwork. Lots of little squares.  I'd love it! But it's not the right fit for this family.  It needs to be a lot cleaner for this family.  Does anyone have any ideas???
 If not, that's fine, because I think I am abandoning this quilt as being for Mia and just accepting that it belongs with me.  I think I have to make Mia something else.  i may already have an idea brewing for her.
You see, I picked up these cute little charm packs at Spotlight a few weeks ago.  They're so bright and lively and to me they are screaming little girl happiness.

I am wanting to combine two standard square charm packs to give the quilt size, but I thought I might add in some random blocks made out of hexagons and triangles (because I may or may not have bought packs of those too.)
 
First draft of Mia's New Quilt (excuse the bad camera photo)

But I was playing with these colours again, and now I'm not sure... I go from loving it to hating it.  Oh what to do!!!!




Ooh! Ooh! Does this count towards Think Tank Thursday????? I hope so!! :-)

2 comments:

  1. well i'm loving it! i have the same problem, i get into a project and then get to a love/hate stage that makes it hard to finish. then it's time to start something NEW! haha. which is what i'm doing RIGHT NOW!

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    1. I'm glad I''m not the only one!
      I'm heading to yours to see what is your latest distraction :-)

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