My first pattern, called "Pretty in Pink," should be releasing in the next couple of days. I just need to finish quilting and binding the sample. I'm a little stuck at the quilting part, however. I've decided to use a pink and brown print for the backing and the binding. I think it does a nice job of toning down the "pinkness" of the quilt -- which is a good thing, since the sample quilt is actually a gift for my brother's daughter, who was born on 12/31/11, My brother is already a little overwhelmed by the "pinkness" of the onesies, tutu, and ballerina slippers little Samantha received from her Auntie Shelley.
Could you offer your opinions?? If you were doing the quilting (straight lines 1/4" in from the edges of the squares) what color thread would you use? I feel like white is too boring. I'm really leaning towards using a brown thread to match the binding ... but would pink be better? Please let me know what you think!
The second is called "Granny's Quilt" and has made it's debut in my etsy shop this morning!
Some of you may remember this quilt from my post on my 2009 Christmas Gifts. The sample was made using Glace by 3 Sisters for Moda as a Christmas gift for my Granny. One of my favorite things about this quilt is that it lives on my Granny's guest bed, so that anytime we visit her, we get to sleep underneath it. Believe it or not, this is the only quilt I've ever made that I've gotten to use!
The quilt finishes at 70" square and uses a Layer Cake, plus some yardage. The pattern is currently for sale at my etsy shop at $7.99 -- but remember that I'm giving my blog readers a 50% discount on all Poplun Patterns. Just use the coupon code JAN2012 through 1/31/12 when you check out.