I love this little quilt and have worked hard on it, using different colors than the traditional baby quilt and backing it with minky cloth (real soft and fuzzy) which made it difficult to sew. But, when I looked at it today in the sunshine and thought about the couple that I was giving it to, I realized my mistake. They won't like it! They are much more of a traditional couple, and are not artistic at all (if you know what I mean). They both like fairly standard colors and designs - and this ain't tradional.
So I ran downstairs and found some cool patterned cloth and am whipping up a new quilted blanket which while still cool looking, will be much more traditional and usable for this couple with their new baby.
Lucklily a friend of mine's nephew is having his second baby (well, she is anyway) and he is an artist who studied at Pratt, and he's going to get this quilt as a present from either me or her!
I'm may be overcautious in this, but I'd rather play it safe with a hand made present than give them something that they think is ugly and won't use it. I think that this has been bugging me in the back of my mind, and I'm glad I realized it before I gave it away.
I've still got these combo's to work on for other "commissions". Lilac purple with fleece backing for a little girl and an old set of 1950's kitchen curtains (well washed and soft as a diaper) for another unusual baby quilt - that one might be put onto Etsy.