Saturday, June 11, 2011

A Baby Quilt....

I’ve stared at this fabric for a couple of weeks. Chelsey saw it and said, “Mom—that’s soooo not your colors…”


There’s never been a truer statement. I have a good friend in town--- who’s a quilter expecting her first grandbaby. The quilt will be for the baby shower gift a week from today. Her daughter can best be described as ‘non-traditonal’. The sex of the baby is a surprise. The baby’s room is being done in the ‘Cat in the Hat’ theme….

Being the grandbaby of a quilter--- Grandma as already purchased the Cat in the Hat fabric--- So I had to think outside the proverbial box and come up with a baby quilt. Emilia (the mom-to-be)….chooses things very different—never the baby pink or baby blue….Definitely the brights. I'm calling these Cat in the Hat Colors...

With the fabrics I’ve chosen and I making a quilt from Thimbleblossoms Jelly Bean Pattern. I’m so far out of my comfort zone--- but it’s not for me And Don says I'm guilty of making things I like ..…. I'm adding a tab on the back and including a hook to hang in on the wall...The quilt is bigger than baby size so I'm thinking the baby won't outgrow it ....... Next post we'll show the blocks.

10 comments:

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

These aren't my colors, either, but I'll bet this will be a beautiful quilt.

Sue said...

I have a hard time making things outside of my comfort zone too. But I do think this will be pretty Melanie. And I have a lot of Thimble Blossoms patterns for babies and I love them. I am using two of them for my upcoming baby quilts.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Colleen said...

That is GREAT for the Cat in the Hat theme! I am sure she will love what you create with fun colors. It is the same problem with me... I always make gifts for others that I would like, but then I tend to miss the mark. So I think your instincts are right on with this one.

Muddling Through said...

I actually love those colors. It's going to be a gorgeous quilt. Can't wait to see your blocks!!!

Carol said...

It's going to be a great quilt! Stepping our of our box is always a challenge, but I always end up having fun! ENJOY!!

The Calico Cat said...

Do you need any cat in the hat fabrics? (for the back?) I was given some & they are so not me. I have used what I will use...

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh those are cat in the hat colors! It will be perfect! And I LOVE that fabric on the top!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh those are cat in the hat colors! It will be perfect! And I LOVE that fabric on the top!

McIrish Annie said...

definitely cat in the hat colors. can't wait to see the finished product. it's good to get outside of your comfort zone every once in a while. makes you grow as a quilter!!

Libby said...

You'll have fun outside your comfort zone. Can't wait to see!