i did not complete the ‘paint’ quilt, make any holiday themed projects, or make any gifts for anyone during my time off. i did, however, turn on my sewing machine and finish the top of the ‘paint’ quilt. so i am satisfied.
here is some progress being made, while i watch call the widwife, a bbc show about midwives in 1950’s london that is, for me, strangely conducive to quilting:
as i’ve mentioned, i did not know where i was going with this quilt. originally, i wanted to do 10 mayflower blocks in a stripe across the quilt with negative white space filling in the rest. this is when i was imagining a larger quilt. but then, either out of laziness or some other reason i can no longer remember, i decided this would be a baby-sized quilt for some mystery baby. so, then i came up with this:
it’s only 9 mayflower blocks (laziness) with a 4 inch white border. i actually like it. i like that when the blocks are together it makes the white diamonds. and, i like the bright colors. but, it’s still a little weird and so i will have to wait to gift it to some weird little baby.
i also spent some time this weekend thinking of an idea for a new baby quilt for a baby who is not a mystery. why not give this actual baby the ‘paint’ quilt? i don’t feel like the ‘paint’ quilt is right for this actual baby. mainly because this actual baby is going to be a boy and the ‘paint’ quilt seems a little girly. (i do not love the idea of ‘boy’ colors or ‘girl’ colors, but when gifting a quilt i try to conform to social norms.)
i spent a lot of time trying to find cute boy fabrics. i probably could have pulled together some fabric from the ‘pow wow’ quilt i made for the boy twin, but re-using that fabric seemed boring.
(i do not support these internet things — writing anything next to an old-timey drawing does not make it funny. (i am so cranky!) but this one, stolen from cluckclucksew, actually did make me chuckle.)
after much socially acceptable boy fabric searching, i found this!
adorable. i went with the blues, of course.