Saturday, January 2, 2010

January Rainbow

Happy 2010!!!

January is my month for Snip.Sew.Send. Woo hoo! Since I'm having a baby in April, I thought it would be fun to have you help me make a baby quilt. We aren't finding out the sex of the baby (I tell you, the suspense is killing me!), so I'm going with a sort of gender-neutral color scheme: rainbow!

These are my fabrics:

fabrics sent to SSS ladies
I've sent a different color grouping to each of you, and welcome you to include fabrics from your own stash if you are so inclined. I mailed them out on 12/31/2009, so hopefully your fabrics will be arriving soon.

I'd like 9.5" log cabin blocks. They can be traditional or they can be wonky-- I'm looking forward to some variety, so do whatever strikes your fancy.

As for potential layout, I'm kind of torn between a couple of options.

log cabin layout A
This one appeals to me because of the open center. I could to some kind of applique, or a spiffy quilting motif. But, it is a big expanse of white for a baby quilt. So I may end up trying something simpler like this:

log cabin layout B
Any thoughts?

I found some pretty nifty pictures in flickr and a couple of other blogs that inspired me that you may want to look to for inspiration as well:

Rainbow Cabins
Rainbow Block Quilt
Wonky Log Cabin Rainbow Scrap Quilt
Color Wheel Quilt
Wonky Log Cabin Inspiration mosaic

And here are a few tutorials, if you are looking for some guidance (I'm sure there are lots more too!):

Traditional Log Cabin Block and Variations
Tallgrass Prairie Studio: Wonky Log Cabin Tutorial
Quilt Dad: Wonky Log Cabin Block
Quilt Dad Wonky Quarter Log Cabin Block
blempgorf: Advice on Making Wonky Improvisational Log Cabin Blocks

I can't wait to see what y'all create!!!



Zonnah said...

I can't wait to see what color I get :)

modernquiltlove said...

I LOVE the idea of a large white center with and awesome quilting design on it. And it's a baby quilt, if it gets stained it just means it's well loved :)