I am following the pattern from a wonderful blog called Humble Quilts. She started this three-step tutorial for a doll or baby sized quilt called Cheddar Cheese and Crackers before Christmas 2009. The first step is here.
The original quilt had large squares of solid cheddar orange fabric, and a lovely mixture of shirtings and late 1800's fabric for the rest. I decided to dig into my collection of double pink reproduction fabrics. At a quilt show 2 weeks ago (more on that later) I had seen some pink and white quilts in a dealer's booth that I found very appealing.
My work so far this weekend is above. This is less than 1/4 of the original quilt or Lori's reproduction. The big squares are a perfect seaweed pattern fabric by Diana Leone that I have hoarded since 1993. I'm liking the browns and the paler pinks, but not liking the pinks that are very close in tone to the big squares. Therefore I am modifying my fabric choices as I go. This is photographed on a very dark green carpet.
Don't I have other projects going on you ask? Why yes! Just two Dear Jane quilts, and a prairie braid quilt which I hope to share next week. And I just signed up for the Dear Jane siggie swap. But sometimes a quilter can't help herself or himself.