|First block of Milo's nursery quilt|
Anyway, after some reflection, I settled on a nature theme. All children love animals, and we have especially enjoyed a singing/storytime at our local botanical garden where we have even learned some new songs. Clearly, there is plenty of material, so I had to decide which songs would translate to a block, and come up with some drawings that I could appliqué and embroider. I love this idea. I even made a few blocks that I really like. But they weren’t coming together for me as a completed quilt. Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t going to finish this on time and I set it aside for later, settling on a very simply pieced quilt from Modern Minimal by Alissa Haight Carlton. I drafted her design to fit my desired size and pieced it using Kaffe Fassett's shot cottons. They are very soft and cozy, not to mention beautiful. I quilted it with perle cotton 12 and some sashiko thread, using sashiko designs that were interesting to me. Here's what it looks like.
He will be turning one at the end of this month and I’ve been spending time with my nursery rhyme blocks to see if I could complete it for him. Here are a few more blocks:
I have another couple of blocks that I’d like to make and then I’m going to try putting them together with some traditional pieced blocks. I’m hoping that it feels right this time.
I am going to link this post to Freshlypieced.com