Do you remember this? I liked it so much I made 40 of these pastel ones. But they've been haunting my sewing room for a loooong time. After I made them, I laid them out on my living room floor, decided I didn't really like them (too busy? too sweet? too something? I don't know), stacked them up again and put them away.
So now as I wade though my seemingly endless number of unfinished sewing projects - that I bothered to pack up and move - and try to decide which ones are worth doing and which ones are no longer calling my name, this one bubbled to the top of my "I really want to make you" list ... but it wasn't a random thing. I always need a reason to make something ... and I just so happened to find myself the best reason of all to make a quilt ... a baby.
A guy who worked a lot on our house is a new dad. He's a really nice fellow and - let's face it - making baby quilts is just all kinds of fun. Plus the baby is a girl and if ever there was a stash in the world that was meant for baby girls, it's mine. :)
Now to be perfectly honest, when I saw these blocks I thought, "Oh good, now I can get rid of you all." Admittedly, I was doing that thing we crafters do sometimes when we've invested time & talent & $ into a project and then we end up not liking it - not horrible enough to toss but not nice enough to keep - so we pawn it off onto some unsuspecting victim. I always feel a little sheepish when I do that, but that's what happened here.
At least at first.
But then I settled on this fabric - it's a cotton/linen blend and it so super nice to use - for the sashing (vs. white or no sashing at all which were my original ideas). Once the top was all pieced together, I fell in love with this quilt. Hard. And then I did that other thing we crafters sometimes do and wondered why in the world I didn't think of this idea before and why did it take me so long to finish?! LOL! Oh it is so pretty and soft and lovely. The taupe calms down the super busy flowers and cuts the sweetness to just the right amount. I'll show you the whole thing when I have it quilted and bound.
However, I still have 20 blocks left for another ice cream cone baby quilt so will someone I know please have a baby? And also make it a girl. ;)