green/blue/yellow quilt for a baby:
then as Patriot's Puzzle (the red/white/blue quilt):
Yesterday I pulled out my stash and sifted through it, looking for some kind of inspiration for a baby quilt (the one I've been trying to design for a stack of gray fabrics) - the baby is due in a few weeks so I'm really feeling like I need to just settle on something. I decided to pull out every color that was not 'girly' since the baby is a boy. I made a pile of every blue, green, yellow, and black fabric, as well as a few oranges, reds and purples that read as blues and grays. Here is the pile:
I'll post Part 2 later, once I've picked out which fabrics I've used and once I've cut the squares for the half-square triangles (follow the link to find a tutorial for making half-square triangles). If I cut 6" squares, then square up the half-square triangles to 5.5", each finished square would be 5" (since it's 10 squares x 10 squares), so the finished quilt (without a border) would be 50"x50", a fine size for a baby quilt. I only need to cut 100 squares for this quilt, but I'll cut 120 to give myself some variety for the design wall auditioning process. I just counted my rows of fabrics and there are 202 - so that's plenty to choose from and narrow down to 120. I think at this point it really does become an intuitive process- I sift and sift and just keep getting rid of things that don't 'feel' right for the project.