My old roommate had her baby! A healthy happy baby boy from the pictures! And, I've just about finished the top. I was going for an abstract beach day, to go with the estuary theme of the nursery.
|Quilt up on my living room wall! Small picture is postcard size if you're determining scale.|
I think it went a little too abstract, so I'm going to piece the back in rows with a bunch of cute prints. That way she can use whichever side she wants! My favorite part is the sun, where the curves all meet up. I think the part I don't like so much is the ocean - I should have gone a little darker with my 'foam' color. It's too close to one of the sky colors.
|Close up of piecing.|
I made simple quarter circles and cut every block down to 6", then pieced the top together. The curved piecing was a lot simpler and faster than I thought it would be, I just used a pin at the center and one at the start and worked my way around.
|Blocks laid out - colors are off!|
I had fun playing around with the blocks before I settled on the layout. I liked the feeling of this image, even though the colors are way off. Maybe I'll make a half square circle quilt...that's the curvy equivalent of a half square triangle, right?