Sunday, May 4, 2008

Not my favorite quilt but...


Recently I sold a quilt to someone at work for his new nephew - it was one that I had made on my own, showed it to him and he bought it.  But then he and his wife felt that if they went over with a present for the new baby, the 4 year old would feel bad and blah, blah, blah.   I don't  agree with this approach, but then he specifically asked me if I could make a quilt for the little girl and asked for one with "Disney Princesses" on it.  I was VERY tempted to say that "I don't do Disney", and " go buy something at Walmart" and other rather cutting remarks.  But he is a good friend, a real solid person and I couldn't let him down. So I went to Walmart...got Disney Princess fabric, and then got some NICE fabric and tried to do that best that I could.  Actually it turned out rather pretty and I took a bit of artistic license with the quilting, so I am giving it to him with a clear conscience.  Plus hemming it took me straight thru Masterpiece theater, and "Cranford" which was lovely. 
My artistic sensitivities are calmed down now, but I am swearing weakly that I won't do this again! 

10 comments:

ElizT said...

Well,it is pretty; do you really sew and watch Cranford at the same time? Or just in the ads?

ksklein said...

If I would show this to my daughter, you WOULD HAVE to make another one.
And of course then my son would want a Spiderman or Pirates of the Caribian quilt. :)

sukipoet said...

I'm sure you made one little girl very happy.

Mim said...

I gave this quilt to my friend at work and he is very pleased with it! I have leftover fabric and am tempted to use it up...but I'll wait!

human being said...

it's really pretty...
and i'm thinking about the little girl's sweet dreams while cuddling up under the quilt...

Debra Kay said...

What a contemplative Monday this has turned out to be. Choosing between what you want to give vs. what the receiver wants to receive. Perhaps the purest gift is in giving them what they need, but then how are we to know and who are we to say?

Lynn said...

I like the fabric you chose for the back. What is YOU on this front stitching? Around the squares or is that part of the fabric? It looks CUTE...I am with you on that sort of cute, would rather have it more ME but I agree the child who received it probably loved it. And that in the end is what counts right? It looks soft and cuddly too. Well done.

Michele said...

As always, I love the quilt. My sewing class starts next week and I'm so excited. I couldn't help myself when I went to buy supplies, I wandered over to the quilting aread and spent much time there. I can't wait to be able to make a quilt : )

Forever Young said...

i gave jaimie your quilt when she left last friday to have the baby, and she loved it, i just knew she would!

SENTA said...

I would love to make a quilt one day, you are so inspiring! THis is beautiful. And I loved Cranford too :)