Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New project!

My nephew and his lady are having another baby. I love it when my relatives have babies. That means I get to design another quilt. I know that daddy is a Philadelphia Eagles fan, so working in that fabric was a no brainer. But my challenge is what to make that would be boy or girl suitable? I've mulled over it for weeks, and here's a rough sketch of what I came up with:

It's a Dresden Plate pattern. The gray portions will be Eagles fabric. The red/orange/yellow/green/blue/violet fabrics are from the Krystal Collection/Michael Miller. I love those fabrics because they're striking and yet muted, and I keep a stash of ROYGBV on hand for placemats, backgrounds for pictures, or whatever calls for a color of the rainbow. I happen to get mine at the Fat Quarter Shop.  They're great to work with and their prices are fair. 

The wedges in the plate will alternate pointed tips and rounded. The center circle will be the Eagles fabric too. I have some baby hands fabric for the back. It's a flannel and beautifully colored. It looks like this:

I am ready to get started and can't wait to see how it turns out. I'll post a Dresden Plate tutorial as I go along. I'm using a pattern from Patterns from History and have changed the design ever so slightly. You'll see!