On Wednesday, I went to the office in the morning and had a productive day. Since it was National Hot Dog Day, I went to my favorite hot dog place on my way home from work and bought chili dogs for dinner! After I came home, I ate a chili dog and had a cup of tea.
Then, I sketched out my initial layout idea for the baby quilt and cut out my quilt squares: 18 from the teddy bear patterned fabric and 6 each of the solid colored fabric. I made each square 5 1/2 inches which includes 1/4 inch sewing allowances. The finished square will be 5 inches. I didn't have enough of the teddy bear patterned fabric to cut 18 complete squares; I had to patch two of the squares, but I don't think it makes a big difference.
Then, I had some fun trying out different layouts:
Layout #2 has the solid colors in columns (or rows, depending on how one looks at the quilt top).
The patterned squares still form diagonal rows.
I tried to mix up the solid colors a little more, but daughter pointed out that the blue squares are still in columns. I needed to mix up the colors a little more.
I still don't know which layout I like the best, although there are two that I like better than the others. So, I am opening it out for a vote! Which one is your favorite?
Today, I am grateful for:
- A productive day at the office
- An evening spent playing with fabric
- Video chatting with my daughter
- Phone call from my friend
- Emails from another friend
How was your Wednesday? Did you celebrate National Hot Dog Day? Which is your favorite layout of the ones shown above? Can you suggest a different layout?