Thank you all for your kind comments about the quilt! I've been enjoying it, especially in the early mornings when the apartment is chilly. It's the perfect size to use as a throw until I get moving and start warming up.
For those who were wondering, my quilt is similar to the Denyse Schmidt Strings Attached baby quilt, but I didn't use a pattern. I pieced it freehand, cutting the strips with the rotary cutter as I went. The back was also pieced freehand using muslin and all my leftover green fabric for the project, which wasn't much.
And making that quilt was so much fun, I'm ready to get started on quilt number two.
My inspiration is the above image, a postcard from this book.
And now I can finally show you the fabrics I'll be using. I'm so excited! I'm leaning toward making either a simple log cabin or another string quilt similar to a Gee's Bend quilt I've been admiring. This one will be queen-sized (yikes!), and if we take another long vacation next summer I may just do the quilting itself by hand.
But now I'd better get going. Yesterday, on a whim, the kiddo and I completely rearranged the bedroom, dividing it into two smaller rooms. She'll be needing a toddler bed soon, since she can almost climb out of her Pack 'n Play, and the new bed won't fit into her old room. Her new, larger room is really cute but still needs some work. And the rest of the apartment is littered with detritus from all the rearranging.
The side benefit to all this rearranging? Her old room will become my teeny tiny workroom. At last, a place for all my sewing supplies! But I suppose I'll have to paint over all those dogs. Too bad, since I really like them. Woof.