November 19, 2013

A Canadian Blogger's Party!

There's a party going on and everyone is invited! Visit Sew Sisters to see the list of great Canadian bloggers participating and check out the great prizes to be won.
I grew up in Nova Scotia, 20 minutes away from iconic Peggy's Cove.Peggys Cove Nova Scotia Lighthouse
Now I live in beautiful Newfoundland with my husband and our 3 boys. 
In Blow-me-Down Provincial Park in June 2012.
I spend as much time quilting as I can and dream up plans for quilting I'll never be able to accomplish in this lifetime!

My newest work in progress is a baby quilt for a friend whose little girl was born a little over a week ago. I had planned to make another one similar to the one I made for little Maddie, but plans changed when I saw this cover quilt. That Disappearing 4-Patch block was calling my name!
 I knew I didn't want to make a big quilt, so a simple 3 x 3 arrangement seemed doable for a baby quilt. And, since this quilt is actually on my Finish-a-Long list for this quarter, it's not really adding something new (or at least that's what I'm telling myself).
 

So, with the center finished, I dug through my stash for a border fabric. At first I thought I'd use this grey...
but it's too dark. There's too much contrast for my liking. Then I thought this pink would work. It's a little darker than the main pink I used, but not dark enough. There's not enough contrast this time. The whole quilt looks a little too sugary sweet, even for a new baby girl's quilt.
So, off to the fabric store I went.
And found exactly what I wanted. With this aqua there's just enough contrast and the blues stand out a little more, reducing the sugary factor.

I can't wait to get this one quilted so I can share the finish!

Be sure to come back on Thursday for the
Blog Hop Party with Give-Aways

12 comments:

  1. Your quilt will look lovely with this border , it really picks up the Colors well ! Visiting through the blogathon , nice blog :-)

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  2. Love this little quiltie. You picked the greatest colors!

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  3. Thanks for doing a special post for Blogathon Canada!
    Carol

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  4. Thanks for sharing, and I love your little quilt

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  5. Very nice post Leanne...glad to have you on board

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  6. I grew up about 20 minutes from Peggy's Cove too! The aqua border looks great. What a sweet quilt. I love the disappearing 4-patch.

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  7. great little quilt and you found the perfect binding

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  8. I've been dreaming about the disappearing 4-patch for a few days, now. Beautiful version.

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  9. I love the aqua you choose for the border.

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