Blue Monday post, I thought I'd introduce to you a concept that I've worked on for a few months--in an on again, off again, sort of way. Mostly I have an idea in my head...that is that I would make a baby quilt every so often loosely based on childhood nursery rhymes. Thus far I've completed two, both of them blue. So, they're perfect for a Blue Mondaypost. Of course this mean that I'll have to keep up two ideas: Blue Monday and the nursery rhyme theme. I certainly won't commit to a nursery rhyme quilt for every Blue Monday! But, for today they work quite well together.
Though it's difficult to see in this photo, I wrote the words to the nursery rhyme in the quilting. "Little Boy Blue / Come blow your horn / The sheep's in the meadow / The cow's in the corn / Where's the little boy / who looks after the sheep? / He's under the haystack / Fast asleep. The blue represent the boy's clothing while the yellow and yellow browns symbolize the haystacks.
I had been thinking of how it might fit into the nursery rhyme theme. The only nursery rhyme I know that includes a candle is "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick." Hence, the name, "Nimble and Quick." To add to the nursery rhyme feel, I wrote the words to the nursery rhyme in the border quilting then added a few candles at either end of the line. It turned out kind of cute, don't you think?
Here's hoping you had a productive Blue Monday!