Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Creative Process

A friend of mine is going to become a grandma in July.  It is a boy and she wanted me to make a quilt for him. His nursery is going to be light greens and tans with monkeys.  She wanted something to match that theme.  Other than that, I had full creative control!

So I found the cutest fabric that met all of her specifications, it couldn't have been more perfect.  I wonder if her daughter got the nursery idea from this fabric?? (I love the little monkeys!). 

I kind of had an idea what I wanted to do with it, so I laid it all out and just started cutting.

and sewing.

Then I had some designing to do.  What did I want to do with these 3 inch strips.  How did I want to accent the large monkey print.  Here are some of my ideas.

After making some decisions, the sewing started again! (Unfortunately there was some seam ripping to do.  Silly me for not double checking) 

More layout decisions

In the end, I found what worked best for this quilt top.   

The monkeys are obviously the theme, but (to me at least) they are not overwhelming!  I can't wait to see what the quilt looks like all put together and quilted. Pin It