Monday, 12 December 2011

1001 Sleepless Nights

Baby George has arrived and he is totally gorgeous....and big, weighing in at 9 lbs!  He`s my cousin`s baby and I`m hoping to catch up with him and his mum and dad when Zaki and I are back in England over the holidays - just 5 more sleeps before we`re off and I have so much to do!

So today I finished the top of what will be known as the 1001 Sleepless Nights quilt (it`s not that bad is it?) and while I like it, I don`t love it.  I feel like it needs a contrast colour to shake it into life - perhaps an orange binding.  Any thoughts or suggestions?


Like baby George, the quilt is going to be a healthy size and will really only be used in the coming few months for a bit of rolling on (I love it when babies roll) as it is far too big to put near a newborn but I like to give and receive something a child can grew in to.


In my ramshackle way of making quilts, I haven`t given much thought to the back yet but this baby needs to be on the plane on Saturday so a decision needs to be made soon.

You are of course a very clever bunch and guessed straight away that the fabric I had received was of course Echo in the warm colourway.  To say I love it is a slight understatement.  I ordered it from Julie during a manic sale over Black Friday when she had a crazy 20% off everything in her shop.  It was a bit of a tussle and very hit and miss as to whether I would get some but in the end, all was well.


I have no idea what I`m going to do with it but it`s mine all mine!

Off to check out all the amazing crazy giveaways - so wanted to join in but didn`t get to make anything in time.  Stupid flu.

28 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

Love the quilt and an orange binding would look great!!

Ellie said...

Wow, 9lb that would make your eyes cross. I bet you can't wait to see baby George. There is nothing quite like a new baby!!!
I really like your quilt, I love all the shades and colours, they look great together.

Sarah said...

I think a really skinny orange border, (like papaya) would look very striking. But I have to say I like it a lot as it is!

Little Island Quilting said...

Pick out the colour that I can see on the top of the castles...not sure if it is a citrus yellow or a lime green - and use that as your binding to tie it all together.

Rebecca Lynne said...

I'd do a bright back... It just seems to need something to liven it up...all the fabrics go well together - too well? Needs something vivid. Congrats on Echo - hoping I will find some in my stocking!!!

Catherine said...

well, I love your quilt. An orange border would look nice, but it really is lovely anyway

Twinkle Toes said...

oh Echo!! I love it!

I got some from Julie in the same mad sale!! I succumbed and got the cool one too!

diane said...

yes, orange will set it off nicely

Katy Cameron said...

Love the cool tones in the quilt, but the orange binding would be fab!

Jenelle said...

The orange would be amazing!

Sheila said...

Think the warm Echo is my favourite.
I do like the 1001 quilt as it is too altho the orange binding is a good idea........whatever, you need to crack on with it!!

Debbie said...

oh your ECHO is beautiful and I agree - an orange binding would be fun! Maybe even one with some of the teal in it? Just a thought.

Flying Blind... said...

Orange would be stunning - do it!!

Jennifer said...

this is a beautiful quilt!! the colors, the pattern, everything.. stunning

two hippos said...

The quilt top is fab!! How about the lime green in the onion topped buildings, the zesty orange would be a real contrast too.

Cindy said...

What if you quilted it with a colored thread...like one of the dark blues in the fabrics?

ScissorsandThread said...

Lovely quilt, a contrasting binding would be perfect.

Dolores said...

I was also picking up the top of the castles as a possible binding colour. Orange could look great too.

dxx

susan said...

I'm catching up on my blog reading way past my bedtime. I cannot possibly give you quilting advise that would be useful now. It would just all go horribly wrong!

Ella said...

Oh. I agree with the green in the onion domes! I think it's lovely as is!

Ms. Becky said...

hmmmm, I see what you mean about a contrasting color, and I agree with another commenter about perhaps papaya, or an off-orange color, something between orange and yellow? I love the quilt, it's beautiful and will be a treasure for years to come. what a lovely gift for a child. I hope you're feeling better. Safe travels to you and your family. and happy holidays too! take good care Annabella.

Leanne said...

I wonder if an orange back is more the thing? I am sure it will be lovely when you are done, I really like it now.

Sarah said...

Love the quilt! I agree with the others, I would pick up that citrus type colour, although I think an orange binding would work great too!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Yellowy-Orange would be good, but I love it already! I adore that pearl bracelet print.

Knit Witch said...

Orange would make is z(s)ing! Can't wait to see what you do. I think I've said before - but I'll say it again - love your use of colour! Happy Christmas travels xx

Danny said...

Totally gorge! Love the quilt. I want to make a plus quilt soon! I think I am going to use my Outfoxed fqs.

Jill@northstarquilting said...

I had a similar experience with Echo. I saw it on sale, fell in love and bought it on the spot. Now I have no idea what to do with it! Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be gorgeous!

Rachel Hauser said...

What a clever (and funny) name! If you haven't already settled on a plan for the plus quilt, what about adding some embroidery or hand quilting in the white section? Maybe that could give it some zing?