I have received quite a few comments and emails asking what fabrics I used in Griffin’s quilt and how I chose them…and since I never get around to answering all of your question…here you go…
I knew that I wanted a red, chambray blue, and gray color scheme for the quilt. I just started searching those colors until I found prints that I liked and thought would look good together. Matching colors is a little bit of a gamble online, but I only ended up with one print that I didn’t like. I usually buy online because there is a much better selection and the prices are generally cheaper. Plus they deliver it right to your door and you don’t have to drag your two little boys out to look at fabric. Definitely a bonus!
These are the twelve fabrics I chose (plus white for the background):
Michael Miller Ta Dot Stone
Michael Miller Quarter Dot Red
Micahel Miller Children at Play Dot to Dot Blue
Michael Miller Children at Play Racer Stripes Blue
Michael Miller That’s It Dot Cherry
Michael Miller Mini Mike Orchid Gray Dot Duo Grey
Michael Miller Dumb Dot Peppermint
Michael Miller Rouge et Noir Stitch Petal Red
Annela Hoey Sherbet Pips Playdot Red (from local quilt shop)
Moda Bella Solids–white, blue, gray (from local quilt shop)
Dark gray polka dot (from Hancock Fabrics)
My mom is using this pattern for the quilt. She finished piecing it and then we decided to make a few adjustments…which has taken awhile. Hopefully it will be off to the quilter next week!
A few pictures from the phone…
1. The boys got a new ride.
3. Happy baby + happy hippo.
4. Riding his bike with milk and snack on board (of course).
5. Helping dad.
6. Uncle James is home from China. Yay!
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