Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone

I have a new quilt top I just finished for my neighbor who is due with baby #2 in a few weeks.  I found this Hoffman "In The Wild" fabric on sale and loved it.  The pattern came from Quilt Taffy's Speedy Baby 2 Pattern.  The pattern calls for charm squares but I used the Hoffman and some out of my stash.  Now that I have it together I'm not sure about it.  Part of me loves this and part of me is hesitant because its not traditional "baby colors".   My family says it looks great don't change anything, the neighbor will love it.  I plan to use bamboo/organic cotton batting and quilt lots of circles. 

This indecisiveness usually happens to me when I am putting a quilt together but most times I am very happy with the result.  Is it just me?

I'm actually amazed I got any sewing done since I jumped into blogland. Geez I want to follow everybody! I just love seeing the other projects and ideas. That's how I came across Quilt Taffy's blog. I was just blog-browsing, found their site and here I am. Corrie and Des have a lot of cute tutorials and projects.  Take a peek.

Until next time....



  1. Lisa, It looks great! I'm planning a Speedy Baby 2 out of Goodnight Monkey. It's fun to see it out of different fabrics. Congrats on your new blog!

  2. I love the colors, and sometimes it's really nice to think outside the box and not use the go-to baby colors.
    I'm indecisive about my quilting too. The quilt I'm working on now is only my second and it is my first full-sized quilt. I'm nervous about it, a lot because I'm quilting with someone who is an amazing quilter, and I'm sot sure I'm going to like how I did the applique, but I think when it is finally finished I'll be happy with it.

  3. I love the colors you chose for the quilt! I am currently making a boy's quilt with bright blue, bright green, and orange. Not exactly traditional colors at all, but I love it!! I'm excited you've found quilting!