Sunday, August 11, 2013

Untitled Baby Edition

I had trouble naming this quilt. My husband and I tossed around a couple of ideas.... Down by the Sea, Vintage Flower, Blue...



I think I am going to just call it untitled. That sounds artsy, right?

That name sort of goes with my process for this one. I just started pulling fabrics from my scrap bins and cutting them into 6 inch long rectangles of varying widths. I intentionally did not let myself pick favorites or cull the stack. If it was long enough, I cut it.



The quilt is mostly blue because I started in my blue bin. I started in my blue bin because it was too full to close. At some point I decided this was going to be a baby quilt and stopped cutting (side note: so many baby quilts this year!). Then I decided it was going to be for girl, so I dived into the pink bin. Then I threw in some grays to give it some fun.

Ta Da!



I love it. Somehow the craziness works. Is that a metaphor for life? Maybe, sometimes the little bits of ugly will make something pretty.

Too sentimental. Probably.

This quilt is heading off to a baby in Canada soon, eh.

xoxo,
Sarah

Quilt Stats:
Size: 40" x 44"
Pattern: Scrappy Coin Quilt. Idea has been floating around the world for awhile, no pattern needed.
Fabrics: So many. The solids are probably all Kona cottons and Essex Linens.
Quilting: Free motion infinity, pieced and quilted with Aurifil thread.
Finished: July 2013

P.S. - Photos were taken in front of my neighborhood fish monger. Yeah, I have a fish monger within walking distance of my house.

7 comments:

  1. Pretty coins. It is a seafood kind of week I suppose. Whatabout "Untitled, Eh"

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  2. "Fish Mongering" just doesn't have the right ring to it for a title, does it? Least of all for a baby! I was reading your post looking at the photo thinking, "Where in the hell is she?!" Then I scrolled down... Even for a fish monger, that's pretty wackadoo! Quirky quilt though!

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  3. Word verification. Why oh why, Ms. Bacon?!

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  4. I agree, it totally works. You mixed in just enough neutrals with the bright blues and pinks--it's got good rhythm, you know? So...those are probably crayfish not lobsters painted on the wall, right. Great place for photos.

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  5. It's so pretty! Your scrap bin must be full of goodness.

    Looks very vintage. "Vintage Baby" "Baby Vintage" I'm just spit-balling here...

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  6. I love the spontaneity of this quilt.

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  7. Lovely quilt and great photo location! Very cute, and I agree, so many babies this year! I'm working on my 4th baby quilt, and that's just the ladies in my office! I have a 5th to get going on, too!

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