Sunday, December 7, 2008

Tetris

Joe and I have been contemplating our "theme" for the baby's room. We were looking at different sets and were amazed at the prices! The ones that we really liked were close to $200 AND they were not all that original. We decided that we would take color inspiration from one of the quilts we saw and have a theme based on color instead of airplanes or sail boats. The colors we chose are: blue, green, orange and yellow.

We went to Joannes to purchase fabric that we liked. We found 6 different prints that we thought looked good together. Our plan is to make a quilt, bumpers, bed skirt, window coverings, diaper holder, and whatever else we feel like. At $0.99 a pattern ... we couldn't go wrong. We got home and started designing the quilt. We wanted it to be easy, (I mean look at our "to do" list ... ) but original. I started mapping it out. I was struggling a bit to make the pieces look right together. Joe asked if he could try. A little irritated I handed him the notebook. I mean ... I am the quilter ... the creative one ... my baby... my project ... (okay the more irritated I get the more irrational I get! ) Joe came up with this {brilliant} plan to make a tetris shaped quilt. We have six different colors and he placed each color with a different shape. I was still a bit bothered by the fact he stole my project that I wasn't very open to the idea. Together we made the quilt work ... and I am happy to say that it turned out perfect!! Joe and I finished the tetris part of the quilt last night and just need to put a couple of borders on it. Some good friends in my ward offered to help me quilt the top of it. I love it I love it I love it!! The pictures don't show the richness in color of the quilt. You will have to come and see it once it is all completed!

8 comments:

Jess and Jen said...

Very creative to think of going with the tetris theme...fun!

Joanie said...

I love the tetris look of your quilt. You've both done an outstanding job!

Lynsey said...

Too cute! I can't wait to see the finished product. Let me know when you have your quilting party--I want to help.

Kathy P said...

Love it! Very creative and original!

Mom and Dad said...

Gorgeous quilt, Jen & Joe!! How fun! You did a wonderful job sewing, Jen. It will be so lovely
quilted!!
You kids are really having fun!!
Love ya, Ma & Pa

Mom and Dad said...

One more comment. Love that new background, Jen. Wonderful!

stephanie stohel said...

maybe i could draw a picture for the babies room...good idea??? we can talk about this later!

Sarah Elizabeth said...

Awwwwww....when math nerds fall in love and start makin' babies....