While I am hand quilting the green tiles quilt I want to make a start on my next quilt (as you do). This next project will be a baby quilt for a little girl who was born a few weeks ago so I need to get cracking.
Right so here is my problem - I really wanted my next quilt to be a log cabin-ish affair because the shape of these quilts just really appeal to me. BUT, I have a tonne of green squares left over that I would love to use (I got really carried away with the cutting stage - whoops!).
So here's what I'm working with
Initially I just got 25 cm of the pink fabrics at the top to go with the greens (I checked with the mum of said newborn first about colours and she did give pink the ok). Then I thought it just seemed a bit bland and remembered I had the Alexander Henry Spotted Owls which seem a perfect fit to me.
Then I wondered about bringing in a bit of orange seen as how there are touches of it in the owls fabric? Jamie has given me his opinion of this but I am keen to hear yours too. Oh and this photo was deliberately taken with the flash and is probably a more accurate reflection of the colours.
Now my dilemma is this: how do I do a log cabin-ish quilt and still use those green squares or do I need to ditch the idea of using those squares and find some uncut green fabric or ditch the log cabin idea and do something square-ish again? I am open to all suggestions!
And finally thank you for all the lovely comments about my day yesterday. I realised later that there were a lot of good bits too but I seemed to forget those. Today was slightly better apart from cleaning up the bottle of oyster sauce that Sienna managed to smash at the supermarket. That bit wasn't so fun ;) And I still smell like it.