Finished! No. 5 of my Proposed List of Finishes for Q2 from the FAL is done #YEAH
THE quilt is a quilt of firsts: It’s my first baby quilt finished before the baby was born, the first quilt with a pieced back and the first to be photographed outside. Unfortunately it still has no official name. So besides enjoying some pictures help me out with that :)
The quilt is for Thorge, the baby boy of dear friends. Mother and father took part in almost every little step in the quilt making process and so this construction was the total opposite of my #RainbowMiniSwawpR2. If I had to choose I would rather have feedback on almost everything then feeling so forlorn without it. But I guess as with everything the middle might just be the wisest choice.
First they picked the pattern Hopscotch by Camille Roskelley @ Thimble Blossoms. Then filled in a coloring sheet …
… and rummaged around in my stash to handpick each fabric.
So now it was my turn to cut the pieces …
… and to start with sewing the blocks and of course the top. The first blocks where tedious but after one or two it was not difficult at all. Most of them turned out really nice. But be sure to think about the angles twice before putting the blocks together – I had quite some “fun” with unstitching some wonky, awkward rows.
After the top was finished we discussed the backing options. I really wanted to try a pieced backing and fortunately I could convince them. The offer was to piece some more blocks for a vertical strip on the back. This is the only part of the quilt they hadn’t seen before receiving it.
I picked scraps from the initial cutting process and cut just one trapezoid of each, put them together in “monochrome” blocks and finished a rainbow strip. One scrap piece though was not of the original pile and somehow walked over from a different project. Can you spot it?
Quilting designs were a bit harder to come up with and they could only decide on one after seeing the mockups. This designs idea was to connect the triangles in a random way to form an odd shape and then to radiate outward (and inward). It reminds me a bit of a topographic map.
Taking advantage of the – for once – beautiful weather I went to a nearby park and photographed the quilt outside in my lunch break. The playground looked ideal to me …
and the skateboard ramp did just have to be in the pictures.
I would have loved to have more time especially to be more careful with the picture details … but for a spontaneous session with an unacquainted quilt holder it was quite addictive. I see more hunts around the city for beautiful picture spots in my future. Maybe even with an assigned quilt holder?
But now to the important question: What’s the name of the quilt? The ideas so far where Land of Stories relating to the topography quilt pattern and the handpicked fabrics in ‘I spy’ or story quality and TriAngels a beautiful wordplay a colleague came up with.
So what’s your verdict? Any of the names suitable? Do you have a great idea? And pleeeaaase tell me about your process in naming quilts.