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:
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.
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:
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 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!!!