May 21, 2014
Briar Rose Play Quilt
Because I'm insane...COMPLETELY INSANE...I decided the day before the Plaid Baby's 6 month photo shoot that I *needed* to make a quilt for it. My internal monologue went a little something like this:
Right Brain: Crap! I forgot to make that Briar Rose quilt for her pictures in the park. There's no time...NO TIME!!!!!
Left Brain: Well, it's not until tomorrow at 6...and it *would* only be a small, play mat size....
RB: No...NOO! There's NO TIIIIIIIIME! Plus you have that custom quilt due for a baby shower on Saturday that you haven't even started yet.
LB: But she would look so cute laying on it in those pink bloomers with the green & yellow tulle tufts on the butt! Maybe I could just....
RB: NOOOOOOOOO! This is madness, MADNESS I TELL YOU!
LB: But she'll only be a baby once, and the thought of her in those bloomers on a Briar Rose quilt in the grass is making my ovaries explode. You'll regret it if you don't!
RB: You don't have time to make 2 quilts in 2 days, plus you'll screw your neck up again!
LB: FAKE IT. FAKE IT ALL! Ovary explosion, here we come!
So there you have it. The completely irrational side of my brain won, as per usual, and baby girl got her adorable Briar Rose quilt for the photos. I had one charm pack on hand so that helped speed things along, since I only had to cut 4 more squares from each print after that.
I copied Made by Rae's quilt design, except I reordered several of the prints, plus removed most of the prints with a lot of white in order to make the quilt more saturated.
I backed it with my absolute FAVORITE print from the line, the strawberries on green, and bound it with some hoarded KJR posies. LOVE IT SO MUCH!!! For once I'm glad I gave into my crazy whims, because the photographer gave me a quick preview of some of the shots and they nearly made me pass out. Seriously.