Wednesday, March 20, 2013

WIP Wednesday Ombre Dot Chevron Update

At the end of last week, I was in full-on shower prep mode, getting ready for my sister-in-law's baby shower (so fun!), and then switched back to sewing mode yesterday.

I completed all of the HSTs I needed for the Ombre Chevron Sew Along that I blogged about last week. Hooray! That is definitely mindless sewing.

I'll be honest, as I was finishing them up yesterday and started laying them out, I really didn't think the chevron look was going to work with the dots. I put it away and went to bed, figuring I'd try again in the morning.

Fresh day, fresh perspective.
I just needed to be a bit more deliberate in my placement. 


Even so, I tried a couple other lay out options as well.
The angled shade:


 The pinwheel:

I still think I like the chevron best, but I do like the angled shade as well. What do you think?
Next up: Choosing a lay out, assembling the top, and getting ready to quilt it!
You can find out more about the Sew Along, hosted over at Sew Fine Fabric, here.

And I can't resist leaving you with a few photos from the baby shower.

I made the cupcakes--these were the third batch. I just wasn't happy with the flavor/texture of the first two. I'm a bit neurotic, I know. These, and the buttercream frosting (made with 4 sticks of butter!!), were delicious!

Washcloth puppy dogs, inspired by Pinterest, were table decorations

Chocolate-covered oreos decorated as puppy dogs (are you seeing a theme here?) as favors.

Blue punch! Yum!

Probably stating the obvious here, but she's having a boy and the shower's theme was puppy dogs! 
We are so excited to welcome this little one into the family! And yes, there is a quilt in this baby's future. He's due to arrive at the end of April. I'm still hunting for the perfect fabric. I need to find it soon!


16 comments:

  1. I like both the chevron and angled shade. So cute colours. Great!

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  2. Love your quilt and how those fabric blend so nicely. Cute items for the shower. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. HSTs can be such a pain, eh? I like both the chevrons and angled shade. Couldn't say which one I like more, really. I'm glad that my HST layout woes have dissolved over the weekend. Both will be pretty, though. Told you last week. :)

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  4. Very pretty. I actually like the chevrons best. That dark green in the top right of the angled shade is throwing me off a bit I think. I love all the dots! I can't believe with my love of dots I haven't made an all dot quilt. I'll have to add it to the list!

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  5. Have to be honest and say with your first post I was not seeing how this was going to turn out, but it did, and I love the chevrons! I, too, was thrown by that dark triangle up in the corner after all the whites in the angled one. Think I need to do a chevron pattern with my fifty shades of grey fabric!!!

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  6. I love the angled shade. BEautiful and I have some of this fabric to... ideas ideas..
    BTW I make cakes and cookies for a side job, my buttercream uses 6 sticks of REAL butter.. Oh yummy

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  7. I love the fabrics you're using. They are all beautiful, but my favorite is the chevron look! I like it with all the dots :-) The shower must have been a huge success :-)

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  8. I like the chevron arrangement the best. Great job!

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  9. I like the chevron the best followed by the pin wheel. But go with what you prefer. Most times your first choice is your best.

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  10. Most definitely the Chevrons! They are so wonderful! Cute wash cloth puppies.

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  11. I do like the chevrons the best. Looks like the babyshower was lots of fun!

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  12. I like the chevrons a lot, but I think the angled shade just clinches it as my favourite.

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  13. Love the dots and the color. I think the chevrons look great, but I also like the pinwheels.

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  14. I love the chevron! The dots make it very unique, too!

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  15. At first I really liked the chevron but the pinwheel is growing on me. I love the fabric you chose. Thanks for sharing.

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