Monday, April 19, 2021

A Baby, a Palette, and a Plan

 But first, thank you to all who commented and offered advice about my HEIC issue. Turns out, several of the conversion programs may work for Android as well as iPhone photos. And a helpful commenter suggested searching for advanced settings in my phone's camera app to see if I could set it back to jpg. Problem solved!


Another niece - this time on my side of the family, my brother's daughter E -  is expecting a baby girl. My brother and his other daughter N live in the Phoenix area, but the mom-to-be lives in Florida. N says she likes Art Deco colors and design. Very fitting for Florida!

I can certainly create a baby quilt with that inspiration. The problem is, I have a May 1 deadline to get it finished and delivered to N to take to Florida. So not much time for a tricky or complicated design. 

As for colors, I'm going with black and white plus the colors of Miami architecture. Who can resist turquoise and coral! I popped in a vibrant dark pink to make it just that much more more girly. 

Like I said, I have to keep the design simple, so I'm going with quarter log cabin blocks inspired by Cynthia of Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  A few of these...

... and a few of these...

... and a few more yet to be made but you get the idea. I'll set them on point with the nine patch at the bottom so they radiate upward. 

I'm going to have to stay focused in order to get this quilt finished on time, but fortunately it's only baby-size so I'm sure I can get it done. I have a potential backing fabric on hand, but I'm going fabric shopping with a couple of new quilter friends on Wednesday and I'm hoping to find something I like better. 


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  1. Looks like you have a good start on the baby quilt. I look forward to seeing more, and how nice that you can give the quilt to N to hand deliver.

  2. Best of luck on getting that adorable baby quilt done, Jan! I have a boy baby quilt to make on the same timeframe, but I'm not falling for that shower gift trap. They will get the quilt in due time.

  3. Love your color pallet Jan! Can’t wait to see this one finished!

  4. I have no doubt you will meet your deadline and it will be beautiful.

  5. I love this design ever since I saw it on Cynthia's blog, so I'm really glad you're making it. Now I can enjoy another version of it! It will make a super baby quilt :)