I finished a little quilt.
This is the second half of a trade I did with a local photographer (she also got my "if it's a boy" quilt). Inspired by Kelly, and the quilts she makes for her photography friend, (I'd link you to her pinterest board but I can't see anything on pinterest right now???), I thought another photographer might want to use quilts as props, and happily, Nicole was interested! :)
Kelly had a picture of this little quilt done in Hunky Dory, that Nicole saw a picture of and really liked. But much to my chagrin, I do not have a Hunky Dory stash, and just had some leftover wonky nine-patch blocks from when I made this quilt.
Normally I would sash wonky nine-patch blocks, but Kelly advised me that for photos, keeping it as one solid background is best. I used a Bella pale pink for the border, as white is often too harsh. The corner blocks are just some coordinating kona solids -- and I think those two blocks might be my favorite in the quilt. I love the juxtaposition of the ordered solids, and the wonky, somewhat chaotic prints.
AND -- when I tested the quilt with my less than mediocre photography/photoshop skills, and my very adorable daughter, it turned out beautifully.
I decided to quilt in cross-hatch because I love the look of cross-hatch, and I thought it would be a nice contrast to the wonkiness of the blocks. I especially like how it looks in the border.
Because I wanted the quilt to be reversible for Nicole, I found a pretty Hunky Dory print on ebay, and used it as the backing.
I think it looks so soft and fresh and pretty!
I got to see a sneak peek of the family pictures that we got in exchange for the quilts -- I love them!
And I CAN'T WAIT to see what Nicole does with these little quilts, and all the sweet babies who will borrow them. :)