Wednesday, 13 February 2013

I Will Not be Defeated


Thank you so much again for all your comments about that baby quilt...you know, the one for my sister in law whose baby girl is due next month? Whether it was to change it up a little, abandon ship or persevere, they were all appreciated.

In the end I decided to persevere.  I can't explain it but I didn't want this baby quilt to beat me which is weird as I'm the least competetive person you will find...or so I like to think.


So I went more scrappy, added in more of the green (not grey as I previously thought) fabrics and made it much more random. I passed it by Susan and she suggested I have the red HSTs meeting up as pinwheels so that the eye had somewhere to 'rest'.  I liked that idea and that got me playing and thinking and using more of the solids to meet up but not as pinwheels but as squares - kind of stepping stones through the cabbages and roses if you like.

So that's where I'm at.  It's a beautiful warm and bright sunny day here. I'm so much happier with the quilt top, which is good considering my husband was on the 'phone to his sister last night and told her I was making something for the baby.  No pressure there then.

Linking up for the first time in ages with Lee at WIP Wednesday.


37 comments:

heather said...

I like it.

Canadian Abroad said...

Yay! I love your stepping stones. Looking good.

dutchcomfort said...

Love!

Charlotte said...

love LOVE the stepping stones! Such a fantastic idea!

Sewing Mom said...

That's definitely different! I'm sure it feels good to have persevered! Looks nice!

linda said...

well it is snowing here and your quilt makes me all warm and summery with that lovely sun shining through it ...........it is gorgeous !!

Leanne said...

That is so pretty, it will be the best baby quilt. You will be finished in no time now.

Cindy Sharp said...

Well done!

Dee said...

This is so pretty and it looks like a photo from a Kaffe Fassett book against the warmth of the rooftop(?).

Such a beautiful quilt and lovely story behind the stepping stones!

Patchwork and Play said...

The stepping stones idea was inspirational! It looks fabulous! These colours look great together!

diane said...

The stepping stones were a great idea and it will be a perfect baby quilt

Kelli said...

I really like it. It's calm and quiet, but then the pops of color in the solids does give your eye somewhere to rest. Keep on. It looks good!

Lisa said...

I love what you did, love the POP of red. My next suggestion would be to take the pink/w roses fabric in the bottom right hand corner and make your borders out of that, then do your binding in red... Oh that would be one happy baby!

Heather D. said...

I'm really not a competetive person either, but I also don't like being beaten by a project!!! The baby quilt will be very sweet and much appreciated, I'm sure.

Chris said...

It looks great :)

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

That is coming together nicely.
I made a quilt from the same Cabbages and Roses fabric...and had the same problems! I especially was not happy with how the striped fabric fit in. Glad to see ou have it working together better than I did

PippaP said...

ohhh that's so much better,I love the stepping stones, isn't it weird the red/white stripes... like the red/brown in my glamping pack, it really didn't feel like they *gel* at all with the pastels, what is it with the designers atm ?????

Indianna said...

Looks great now, very soothing, I would sleep under it if it was bigger!

heart of charnwood said...

It looks great, glad you could find the right choice for you, it's really difficult when you're struggling, but you've done great work. : )

Judith, Belfast said...

Love the C&R line! It's taking shape beautifully! Jxo

barbara woods said...

lovely baby quilt

Kelly said...

It looks fab, love the stepping stones.

Fiona @ Poppy Makes said...

I really really like it. I love those solid squares :)

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

It's looking lovely!

Catherine said...

It looks fantastic, great idea to have the solids together like that. Glad you are nice and warm - we are not!!

Trudi said...

No pressure at all! It looks beautiful!

Ellie said...

Awe it is such a pretty quilt - I love all of those pretty colours. Perfect for a wee baby girl. :)

Martha said...

It looks beautiful. I love the soft colors with the pops of red. It is going to be a lovely quilt.

Janine said...

This is looking great now! Really lovely :)

Flying Blind... said...

It turned out beautifully xxx

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, Mr LRP was just proud of you!

Carla said...

It's lovely. Enjoy the quilting part.

Tamie said...

I like where you went with this. Can't wait to see it finished- no pressure.

Elisabeth said...

It looks very pretty.The stepping stones really do make a difference. Lovely!

Prof. S (the enchanted bobbin) said...

That totally works, Annabella -- and I think you are a determined problem-solver not competitive :) xxx Happy Valentine's day!!

Julie said...

Annabella, it came out so sweet! Haven't heard from you in a while but I wanted to say "Hi". I follow your blog but have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to stop by. Hugs!

Collette said...

this looks awesome!! love it and the idea of the stepping stones is fab! great !