Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Crib Quilt - Side "A"

Just a couple quick shots of the beginning of our own baby's crib quilt - let's call it side "A." I'll be piecing some blocks for side "B" which will make it reversible... no front or back per se. Quilting decisions are hard for me, obviously, so I like to keep my options open, and in this case, have two quilts in one. Nothing wrong with that, is there? Hmm...

Fabric:
Joel Dewberry - Aviary in Green Woodgrain
Lizzy House - Red Letter Day - Woods
Erin McMorris - Park Slope - Birds in Teal
Heather Ross - Lightning Bugs in Orange
Amy Butler - Lotus - Full Moon Polka Dots in Cherry

Now - how to QUILT this yumminess is the real question. Pebbles, stippling... time will tell!
If you have any suggestions - do tell! AND I need a NAME for this quilt - ideas? Anyone? Buehler... Buehler? Otherwise, it will probably remain "Baby's Crib Quilt." ~hehe~

17 comments:

Mary Perrine said...

I think maybe quilting in echos around the squares on the other side would be good. Another option would be squiggly lines on the horizontal. Not even straight, but a little off. It looks great so far : )

9patchnurse said...

Wow! Love it! And you used all of my favorite designer's fabrics. I'm terrible at naming quilts, sorry. Lately I have really been drawn to graphic straight line quilting. Some parallel lines varying widths apart, you can have them go horizontal and up and down, or at angles to each other. Some description huh? I did one quilt like this, I'll post it on my blog later today. ps I love all of your quilts!

Katie B. said...

Love the fabrics! I really like that this quilt isn't too "baby."

Sunshine said...

Oh Cristin, this will be a darling quilt!!

Cheers,
Christine

Simply Sandy said...

How about "stacked plates" for the name. Perfect quilt for your little one.

whatktmadenext said...

Loving the fabrics! Does side B use the same ones or different ones?

Names are hard. My current quilt is the imaginatively titled "Baby Quilt 4" so I don't think I'll be much help! You could always have 2 names, one for side A and one for side B, if that makes it easier?!

Sarah said...

Love all the fabrics - especially the birds!

Calico Road said...

Wowee! I LOVE THOSE COLORS!!! Perfectly beautiful and whimsical at the same time.

Stephanie said...

Very nice! I am planning to make something just like this but to be used as a wall hanging in my family room. It's hard to say how to quilt it until I see the reverse side, or are you planning to quilt both the front and back seperate then attach with binding?

Deb said...

I love the fabrics you chose! It's like a giant stacked coins quilt so maybe you could call it the Stacked Susan B Anthony :)

Cheryl Arkison said...

Ooh, ooh, this is great! I would wait until you make side B before you decide how to quilt it. Right now I see vertical lines, maybe with a few loops thrown in?

PS I'm going to link to this post for WIP Wednesday tomorrow, okay?

felicity.quilts said...

Beautiful, beautiful quilt. The fabric choice is fresh and not too babyish - perfect.

How about "Baby Steps" as a name?

I agree with Cheryl - wait for Side B before choosing the quilting design.

Jenny said...

This is a beautiful quilt front Cristin! It sort of reminds me of spines of books and that is what I did with my children even when they were newborns ... we read!

I've only ever done stippling but I think it would detract from the design you've got going on the front. Maybe a nice hand-quilting in horizontal rows would be a nice touch.

brzeski said...

You could name it after the baby - or wait a while, and let the baby name it.
As far as quilting, I wonder if it wouldn't look nice to do angled straight lines - that would work with the stacked rectangles and the squares, without making either side look like the "front".
It's so pretty. I love Park Slope.

elle said...

Looks like some slices of life so far. I'd see some swirly, lazy eddies of water but that could change with the blocks on the reverse side. Good start.

sandra said...

it looks GREAT! i think maybe it depends on what you do on the other side as to how your going to quilt it.

Love the name Eli, it's my nephews name, you don't here it very often, which is nice.

Crafty Girls Workshop said...

I love that quilt. It looks like one I had a pattern in my shop which was called Another Brick in the Wall but I guess that name is already being used. I like Stacked Plates too as was suggested by someone else. You've done an awesome job, I love your blog too! I'll be stopping by again soon.

Anna
P.S. Congrats on the baby!