23 September 2010
This Baby Better be a Girl.
I have been working on this quilt for around three years off and on, because I didn't have a reason to finish it. I really think this baby is a girl, though. If I am right, she can have it.
I spent a lot of time feeling sorry for myself because when I quilted the two green side panels, they shrunk too small for the sides, and I dreaded lengthening them. It was actually incredibly simple when I sat down to do it. (I hereby roll my eyes at myself.)
Come to think of it, now that I am in the second trimester, so many things are much more simple. I clean the house without emotional distress. I don't feel like puking all the time. I have realized that it's okay for me to weep several times a week just because I feel like it. Everything is okay. I Love the second trimester—Love with a capital L, a hug, a kiss, and a toasted almond on top (so much better than maraschino cherries).
Here is the back of the quilt. All four edges will be green stripey when it is done. I don't recommend stripe fabric for a quilt-as-you-go that is made without a pattern, because when you unprofessionally shmoosh, the shmooshing shows up more.
I took the pictures above tonight, but the one below was in the day, and it has a more accurate representation of the awesome fabric colors. I think one of my faults as a quilter is that I get so excited about wild fabrics that I incorporate too many, and my quilts are overwhelmingly busy. I'll have to work on that, but I am loving this one in spite of its busy nature.