You may remember a sneaky peek at a surprise quilt a few posts back. I'm so happy to report it has been well received by the new parents-to-be!! It's not the typical colors one would expect to find in a baby quilt, and I like that! I like breaking the norms! What inspired the color choices and pattern had a lot to do with who the parents are and what they do. Phil and Sarah are some of the strongest, and fanciest folks we know, and we love them mucho-mucho! (The fancy part is a little inside thing between Sofie and Sarah and I always think of Sarah whenever I hear the word fancy) Phil and Sarah own and operate Strength Guild, in Topeka, Kansas and I wanted this quilt to be strong, bold and different for their new baby. If you'd like to read more about their gym and training philosophy please visit their website where they have a blog and forum here or find them on their Facebook page here.
I don't consider a quilt truly "finished" until it's had a ton of photos taken of it.
It's part of the creative cherry-on-top for me. Finding the right spot to take photos is a lot of fun too, I might add! For this quilt the perfect spot was in our garage among tools of strength.
A Quilt Among Kettlebells
(think that'd be a cool title if it were an art photo...teehee)
The quilting part is the part I'm least confident about in the quilt making process. Out of the scraps I made this little mug rug to test my quilting design before attempting it on the quilt. I was pleased with how it turned out so it became part of the gifted goodies for mama and baby.
Fancy mamas need fancy mug rugs to go with their morning brew!
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now, back to my wips...