I put my first block together last night and this is honestly not a block for the faint of hearts. Piecing it together is as rough as piecing a complete quilt. I think there was about 96 pieces and they're mostly 1 1/2" pieces. Luckily I got some practice with Tula Pink's City Sampler. Here's the beauty:
Still kind of getting use to it with all of it scrappiness.
I definitely like it from farther away.
Onto the real WIP for today. This baby girl quilt is for a coworkers daughter who is due in April. Her baby shower is this Sunday so cross your finger I finish it by Saturday. She requested it to be modern prints and the ideas she sent me were all simple big square patch. I asked her about colors and she was against pink and brown. She wanted it to be more gender neutral with yellow and gray. I sent her pictures of what I had available to work with and she goes and picks a pink and gray print. This is what I came up with:
I hope it doesn't scream pink even though there is quite a bit of it. I'll definitely put on a non-pink back and binding. I used a pattern by Camille Roskelley in her book Simply Retro called Framed. This is a smaller version with only 16 blocks versus the 25 blocks. I did cut enough for the full size quilt but decided that would be too big for a baby so I'm using the remainder blocks for a charity quilt to send to. I hope she likes it.
Thanks for checking out my first WIP of the year. Linking up at Freshly Pieced.