I recently acquired a charm pack of the Chick-a-dee Chick-a-doo line. It is absolutely adorable, by the way. Since I only had one charm pack, I had to get a little creative at how to incorporate these into a quilt. I saw this quilt on flickr and decided to give it a go.
It's basically just a disappearing nine patch with some white sashing. After Christmas in a moment of obscurity, I bought an entire bolt of white cotton/bamboo blend fabric. This is my first time using it. I think it turned out pretty nicely. It definitely has different feel than 100% cotton. Much softer and it has a different drape. I haven't washed this quilt yet, so I'm interested in seeing how this turns out.
For the blinding I purchased a bit of striped yardage from the line. I'm a fan of all of those stripes. The back is Kona Cotton Ice Peach.
I decided to go with the loopy quilting again. At one point I purchased a spool of pastel variegated thread. I was a local quilt shop and thought it looked pretty and would look nice with this doll quilt, so I decided to buy it. Little did I know that spool was $8! Sheesh! I have been looking for a project for it ever since. I'm not completely in love with how the quilting turned out, but I do think the colors in the thread compliment the fabrics quite nicely. I'm just not sure I would use it again with a quilt sashed in white.
On a separate note, recently my camera has been habitually underexposing all of my photos. I can't figure out why. I have a Canon XSi. I tend to shoot in RAW so I have more control over the final product during post-processing. Unfortunately, I have found adjusting the exposure too much distorts the colors too. Has anyone else had this problem? It makes me sad because I think it makes my photos look like poo. Yes, I said poo.