Sunday, January 3, 2010

Snip. Sew. Send. January

January is my month for the Snip.Sew.Send. virtual quilt bee! This means it is my turn to send out my block requests and fabrics.

Since I'm having a baby in April, I thought it would be fun to make a baby quilt. We aren't finding out the sex of the baby (I tell you, the suspense is killing me!), so I'm going with a sort of gender-neutral color scheme: rainbow!

These are my fabrics:

fabrics sent to SSS ladies
I've sent a different color grouping to each participant, and have asked that they include fabrics from their own stash if they are so inclined.

I've requested they create 9.5" log cabin blocks. They can be traditional or they can be wonky-- I'm looking forward to some variety.

As for potential layout, I'm kind of torn between a couple of options.

log cabin quilt A
This one appeals to me because of the open center. I could to some kind of applique, or a spiffy quilting motif. But, it is a big expanse of white for a baby quilt. So I may end up trying something simpler like this:

log cabin quilt B
We'll just have to wait and see how I feel when the blocks are all here!

I found some pretty nifty pictures in flickr and a couple of other blogs that really inspired me to go in this direction. Check them out if you get a chance, because there is some beautiful work:

Rainbow Cabins
Rainbow Block Quilt
Wonky Log Cabin Rainbow Scrap Quilt
Color Wheel Quilt
Wonky Log Cabin Inspiration mosaic

Woo hoo! I can't wait to see some rainbow blocks!


  1. I love this idea and can't wait to see what color I get! What about some maverick/wonky stars in the middle?

    Have you seen this one with a rainbow vibe to it?

  2. Can't wait to get started! Our daughter was born in April, so it's a good baby month!

    Hope your New Year is going great!

  3. What fun!
    I love the rainbow of colors.

  4. I am so happy I got red! It is one of my favorite colors.