>> Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I must confess, I don't like strawberry ice cream. Never did. Which meant I never liked Neapolitan ice cream. Vanilla is lovely, chocolate is fine, and strawberry can go away (sorbet is a different story, it's the mix of dairy and fruit that doesn't work for me).
That notwithstanding, I really love this quilt. I received several of the pinks in it through a swap earlier in the year and, as I don't use pink all that much, took a while to figure out what I wanted to do with them. I finally decided that pink and brown were the way to go; toss in some cream, a dash of yellow, and a spot of blue, and it all turned into this delicious stripy quilt.
I went improv-ish on this one, in that I cut strips of varying length, sewed them together, and then trimmed each of the 4 bigger sets into strips of the same length. I added a little cream sashing between the stripe sets, and, voila, the quilt was complete. I quilted straight lines down the cream sections and alternating zig-zags down the strip sets. I like it. And it's now washed, crinkly, and really soft.
Except for the back, of course. Where I opted for a cream with dark brown flowers and added a composite of strips leftover from the front. I then bound the quilt with a brown fabric with cream flowers.
And now it's off to my friends' Lauren and Aaron's new girl, currently referred to as Pickle, to be named for real on Friday.