Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Quilt for Second Granddaughter

My son Dan and his wife Carrie are expecting a baby girl at the end of March. I asked Carrie if she had a room theme and color preference for a quilt. She replied that they had no "character" theme and for colors she opted for "brown and green" with a "bit of pink" to know it is for a girl. Their color tastes are far more elegant and refined than mine. (I admit that I tend to go overboard on the bright and flamboyant and thought I might have trouble cutting back a bit.)

During Christmas I showed Carrie some fabrics from my stash, noting which she liked. Here are the fabrics I picked. There are ten of them. I only had fat quarters of the seven on the left and half yards of the three on the right. The large scale paisley (third from right) will be featured. I positively love that one and have been saving it for something special. Yes, I plan to sneak a bit of turquoise in there but in a very small dose, like a phantom spice in a great recipe. Never fear, Carrie, the quilt will be mainly brown and green. I tried to rein myself in. The backing is not in the picture; it will be a surprise where I mildly indulge my whim for the wild.

I started the quilt top today and am using an abstract pattern that favors large scale prints. Of course I needed to incorporate my signature polka dots. But, after all, I am just echoing what is already in the paisley print. Here is a sneak peek of one portion of the quilt. It really showcases that knockout, to-die-for paisley! So far I am happy that it says fun little girl to me. I hope it will please her mom and dad as well. Stay tuned.

Whoops! I forgot to say that since this is Work In Progress Wednesday I will hook up to WIP at


  1. I love the fabric choices. They're perfect!

  2. What beautiful fabric choices, Diane. It is going to be a stunner of a quilt. I somehow missed the post about your gorgeous circular knitted piece. It is a beautiful piece of work. You are amazing!

  3. I love the fabric, especially the key paisley print! I'm excited for our daughter to use this quilt and am already planning on using it in her newborn photos!

  4. Paisley and polka dots - a fabby combination :)