Thank you so much everyone for the lovely birthday wishes and all of your wonderful suggestions. Some of you are wild and crazy! I love it! I’ll have to save some of those suggestions for a rainy day. We did end up going to our friends’ house in Chicago and spending some time with them and their 3 year old twin girls. Caitlyn had a blast and I loved seeing her play away! That alone made my day.
I mean, really, she can’t be any cuter! My sweet watermelon!
Having fun (carefully!) in the sun.
So as you can imagine between my birthday and the 4th, life was pretty busy over the weekend. We’re hoping to move into our next temporary location this week, so who knows what sewing I will get done… so that meant I needed to do some work last night.
At first I laid out some blue painter’s tape and started laying out my blocks from my Katie Jump Rope quilt. But I quickly decided that I just wanted to throw some fabric together and use some up!! I’ll get back to this layout later…maybe tonight.
In an effort to make this quilt more masculine, I pulled a bunch of the KJR prints that I consider at the very least not overtly feminine. And then I started throwing them around.
I experimented with some of the patterns and colors and figured out which ones I like together…even if they are all jumbled. I didn’t want anything that stood out too much from the other fabrics. That bright orange wasn’t cutting it. I decided it will be perfect for a binding though!
I started piecing together different fabrics in a moderately lame attempt to have an interesting free pieced backing.
I had some slightly different intentions when I started vs what I ended up with. But the general idea was there and I’m just happy to really use some fabric. I cleared out a bunch of my (let’s face it) lesser favorite fabrics from this line. But I’m a girly girl…so brown, orange and green together is not a color scheme I gravitate to.
Brown florals are masculine right? 😉
It’s pretty hard to get a good picture of this back, both because of the size and because of the little patterns on the fabric. They are difficult to photograph. But here is the backing. I think it’s going to look very yummy when the quilt is all quilted and washed and quilty!
Trust me, it’s pretty fun up close!
Now to work on that front! Oh and I’m still celebrating my birthday. I’m off to get a pedicure (poor me…life is rough sometimes) and I’m definitely still eating cake!
so feel free to continue entering the giveaway for the FFAIII fabric! Reality will kick in soon and I don’t know when the celebration will end. 😉