Friday, June 10, 2011

All the pretty triangles...

Pin It Steiger wants to live outside.

Other than gardening, that means Mommy doesn't get much done...

So today, we compromised. And I accomplished this:

Bringing baby home quilt WIP

Yes, that is right... While Steiger rode his four-wheeler, 

While Steiger played...

Mommy got her extension cord, portable table, pretty triangles (from this fabric) and set up shop.

Yep... outside

The deal was that when we had sunshine on the table, we moved to the back (where he played with the hose, and the sewing machine did not follow...neither did the camera).

These are in no particular layout whatsoever yet, just sewn together however... but I am going to love this Bringing Baby Home quilt.

Bringing baby home quilt WIP

In my opinion, gender neutral is difficult to achieve, but by-golly, I think I've done it.

Bringing baby home quilt WIP

35 comments:

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a great compromise!

Kate said...

Gorgeous!

Jenniffier said...

Wonderful! The color choices are great!

Cherry Red Quilter said...

great compromise and qreat quilt - I think you are right about getting the gender neutral colours right!

felicity said...

GREAT IDEA! Love the fabrics.

Poppyprint said...

It's awesome, Tracey!!!

Little Bluebell (Adrianne) said...

Tracey!! I LOVE it! What a lucky baby to be you have. : )

Rebecca said...

The quilt is just beautiful!

Kati said...

So smart! I need to start taking my machine to the back yard too.

Katie B. said...

Ha! I love it. I'd do that too, except it's been in the upper 90s here, so I wouldn't last long.

And, yes, that is an exceptional gender-neutral baby quilt! Well done!

Lee said...

Nice! I would love to sew outside! Except around here, every day for the last week has either been 95 or 50 and raining. (Seriously, we had 95 degrees followed by 50 the very next day. Why do I live here??) Either way, not ideal for outdoor sewing.

Emma said...

I think you did achieve gender neutral! I've done a few gender neutral quilts, but my route is to go bright. Bright, primary reds, blues, yellows, and very saturated oranges, greens, yellows, and maybe a touch of purple. Mix it all together in a big shebang and there are usually enough colors to hide the blues so it isn't too boy, but also hide the purples (or pinks if you've used them) so it isn't too girl.

Fiona said...

Your quilt is going to be so beautiful and I like your sewing strategy :)

Marg said...

Your quilt is so pretty, I love the colour combination, and such lovely fabrics.
Great idea for a compromise.

Manda said...

Love the compromise! The quilt is beautiful!

Julie said...

I find gender neatral difficult too. I have a little stack of fabrics waiting to be made up for our baby (two more on their way from superbuzzy, wish they'd hurry up!) in yellow and grey with a little orange, pink and teal blue....I hope it will have a similar effect to yours - which is beautiful. Juliex

Sara said...

My 3yr old son and I have this debate as well!! I remember you doing this before and so I always think of you when I want to bring my machine outside. But I never do it because I think of the weight of THE machine. Although I do have a screened in porch I can sit in with it. These are the games my mind plays with me! Sorry for rambling;)

Your top IS well done,colors are very appropriate.

Joy said...

Beautiful! I love gray fabric!!

Elsa said...

Lovely quilt. I used to go out to the edge of the garage with my sewing machine set up, while my son rode his scooter up and down the street and played in the drive way. It was always a great compromise.

Meg said...

Great job! I am loving triangles right now!

Cille said...

What ever it takes, right? Love The out-door-sewing-concept. And the triangles as well of course ;)

Tanya said...

Well played! Love the triangles, too.

pinksuedeshoe said...

Love Love Love. This might be one of the prettiest quilts I've seen, gender specific or not! It's going to be beautiful!

Stormy Days said...

That's beautiful. I've often thought of taking my machine outside, I'm not sure how much I would get done especially if I had someone super cute to be watching.

Kelly Irene said...

I like the sunshine on the table deal! I totally agree that GN is tough to get...it almost always swings toward boy! BUT, you totally got it here! That will even work for a girl and is oh-so-cute!

Sarah Craig said...

That's a beautiful little quilt, Tracey! I've wanted to take my machine outside before, but I'm afraid the squirrels would want to come help!!

Leanne said...

This is going to be a wonderful quilt too! I like the idea of sewing outside, I am going to have to try that too!

Jessica said...

Love it! I definitely think you achieved making a gender neutral quilt :) and sewing outside sounds divine!

a little bit biased said...

So cute!! A great gender neutral quilt! I have never brought my sewing machine outside, but I often bring hand work out there and watch my kids play :)

Katie said...

Beautiful. I followed your lead and sewed outside on the weekend for a couple hours while the kiddies played!

AllieKatMom said...

I think youve done it too! Very gender neutral, I love it!!!

I think its going to be a great and awesome experience for you not finding out.

I have always wondered how it would feel...that moment of birth. So exciting.

Meghan said...

Amazing!!!!! You have nailed gender neutral if I do say so myself!!! I love that you sewed outside as well-if I had a portable table I would follow suit!!!!

Pinky said...

LOVE IT! I have close friend here who has just passed 19 weeks and I know that I want to make them a quilt for the new little one, but they're not finding out what it is (I wouldn't either!) so gender neutral it must be :)

Hollie said...

I love your idea of taking the machine outside! Awesome! And the quilt is amazing!

Vesuviusmama said...

I agree - not just gender-neutral, but also lovely!

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