Saturday, August 25, 2012

Nursery Versery!

Between packing last week I was fast and furiously working on a little project for Rachel's Nursery Versery contest. Just the week before (during my fabric ordering spurt) I had allowed myself to pick just one of the adorable Nursery Versery prints. It was a close pick between the Country Mice in green or the Itsy Bitsy in grey; the spiders won by a hair. When I saw Rachel's post and contest my wheels started turning.
I guess I'm still on an improv roll because this is what I came up with. :)

Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt
After I got started, the first thing I thought was, what did I get myself into!!! If you've done improv before you probably already know what I came to find out, improv is a lot of work! Totally worth it though since I'm super happy with how it came out!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt
Love this little guy coming down from his web!

Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt
I hope my pictures look okay because I had to use my little point and shoot because who knows where my other camera is (you know how that is when you're moving!) and I used my husband's laptop to download and edit them and the screen he has on this thing is horrible!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt

Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt
I completely adore the backing too! A yard of Maya Dot in Desert Sky with strips of Kona Cotton in Curry and a Denyse Schmidt print. So I think this quilt came out to be about 39" by 48". Pretty good sized!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt
These spiders have a lot of rain to deal with! Hehehe!
Itsy Bitsy Spider Quilt

I've linked up to Rachel's contest post. There are so many other super cute and creative submissions!

15 comments:

Heather D. said...

It's totally awesome! Love the improv, and the little spider detail is super cool.

Ali said...

That is a lovely rainy quilt, you were really creative in how you used the itsy bitsy spider, which is my absolute favorite from the line!

Elaine said...

What a wonderful quilt! I live the way you used the HR fabrics, spiderweb block and the rain. Lovely!

Meg - Lilybird Stitches said...

Hi! I love the quilt! I've never really been interested in learning to Improv piece, but after seeing this I think I may change my mind! This is wonderful :) I love the story it tells!

peaknits said...

This is fabulous, so thoughtful! Very nice work, and all amidst packing, that in itself is amazing!

Kelly said...

i love it!

Beth said...

That is so cute! I love the little spider coming down.

Gina said...

Best wishes with your move! This is an adorable quilt!

knottygnome said...

that is so cute! i love it.

Rachel Hauser said...

Oh my goodness!!! I love the improv rain and the spiders. What a great combo. So cool! haha, I'd have made this if I'd thought of it. I love that it's simple, but effective!

Patrice said...

Wow! I totally LOVE this. I think you should have won. Your quilt is beautiful!! :)

Jeanie said...

Oh, my gosh! That is SO ceative and cute. Awesome work:)

**nicke... said...

it is gorgeous! you deserved to win the whole thing! i can't believe you didn't make the finals with this quilt! i say rachel should re-choose! ;) lovely lovely love it!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

This is such a fabulous quilt! I love it!

Sarah @ mila+cuatro said...

Fantastic quilt!