Saturday, February 9
Thanks to Trina from Woven Chains I found a pattern for the baby quilt. She loaned me a stack of baby quilt books filled with patterns. I decided to go with the Chinese Coins pattern. One that I've wanted to make for some time. The pattern would showcase the sock monkey fabric but also allowed for a random, scrappy look. I bought some additional sock monkey fabric from ebay and also picked up some coordinating reds, browns and creams at The Quilting Loft in Ballard.
Today my quilt club met, so I had 5 glorious hours to work on this project - in between eating, talking, showing, telling and then more eating. Always more eating. Food highlights included Thai coconut soup, Valentine sugar cookies, and candied nuts. Surprisingly I did get a lot done on the quilt. I finished the 4 columns and now need to decide on some fabric to go between the columns. Some suggestions have been to use solid chocolate brown with a thin red outer border or to do just the reverse. Take a look at the columns or "coins" and help me out. What do you think?