What a change, getting these two versions together gives a good perspective. The new one reminds me of Easter baskets and chocolates. A little more whimsical, less formal.
I think I have enough serious quilts on the go :)
Thanks to everyone who helped me on my last post by leaving a comment and giving me some feedback. I might just sit on this for a few days.
I won't go into how I auditioned the squares and blocks with different fabrics and colours, but these new alternate blocks pull the colours out of the flowers without being overpowering.
I have a limited amount of the background fabric and not sure if I'll have enough for around the edges because I do want to add another row lengthwise. I will have to do some maths.
You can see the quilt below that the white was leftover from.
Another big stitch lap quilt. I used a wool batting for this one and wasn't happy with the quality.The pattern is out of a feed sack book I have but with a retro theme going on and some minor changes.
Feel free to let me know what you think, it is appreciated, believe me.
By the way, I'm going to be a Nana again this year! My Daughter already has three gorgeous girls and is due again in August. I miss them terribly with them being in New Zealand.
My DH also has two of his children expecting, both in May. He already has three so together we will have nine grand kiddies.