I've made great progress on my quilt for my new niece, Meeka. First I have to share a recent picture my mom sent. If all goes well I will be wrapping Meeka and her quilt in my arms next week. <3
|Ready for her first photo shoot|
|Meeka came home from the hospital on Halloween. Cutest treat ever!|
Nothing I make can compare to her cuteness, but I am trying. I really struggled with the layout of this quilt. Once I sewed the blocks together and put them on the design wall they were overpowering. It felt more like a quilt for a toddler or preschooler than a newborn.
The first thing I did was take away some of the blocks. I wanted to add in more "white space".
This was a bit better, but my eye was drawn to those dark navy blocks, so I took them out and it made a big difference. Suddenly the quilt had a "softer" look to it.
I don't have Meeka with me to test it out, so I decided to take the onesie I just bought her and see if it looked good against the quilt.
Oh yeah, much better. The shirt says "My Auntie is My BFF" <3 <3 <3. This looks more like a baby quilt now that I have taken out several blocks and removed the dark navy pieces.
How are you doing on your A Lovely Year of Finishes goal this month? I think I will get mine done. I'm really looking forward to having pictures of Meeka on her quilt soon! <3