Hey, y'all! I feel like it's been forever since I've posted, even though my last post was only last Wednesday. Maybe it's because I've started and finished a new quilt without even giving you a glimpse of it (sorry!). Yesterday I finished a quilt that was really a struggle for me- an entirely low volume quilt made with fabrics that I don't love at all.
I purchased these fabrics over five years ago, thinking that they would make a pretty baby quilt. At that time, shabby chic decor was all the rage and plenty of people used pastels when decorating nurseries. Unfortunately, not long after, I hurt my wrist and had to have surgery, surrounded by a long quilting hiatus.
Well, a LOT changed during that break. Fabrics with bolder, more saturated colors came out and really took over the modern quilting movement. Since that time, this bundle of fabric has just sat in my cabinet, taunting me and daring me to put it into a quilt.
I decided that I just couldn't look at it any longer and needed it out of my stash. So, I made a giant log cabin with THIS method, knowing that it would be a quick way to put these fabrics to use.
Because the colors are so soft, the backing fabric was a little bit tricky to find. At first, I thought the colors were simple baby pink, baby blue, soft green, and lavender, but when I went to find a backing fabric, I had a much harder time getting just the right shade. I realized that the hues are more subtle than I thought.
The pink is really more of a blush, and the blue is really a very soft aqua. What I thought was lavender is actually a periwinkle color, and the green is the softest shade of sage. I'm thinking that if the colors were just a little bit more saturated, or maybe not all used together, I would like them better.
I ended up using a soft sage tiny polkadot fabric on the backing and a shade of aqua for the binding. Overall, the quilt has a lot of the blush color, and I really didn't want to add more.
Incidentally, I do think it looks better against the white iron bed. This bed actually came from my great grandfather, and we are repainting it navy for my wild thing. It was sitting in my garage, and I thought it would make a nice prop for this quilt!
I still think that even though this quilt is not my style at ALL, that it will make a very sweet quilt for a brand new baby girl.