Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Quilty Dilemma

I am still stuck on what to decide, so I thought I would post here in hopes that even just one blogger can comment and help me to decide. One can hope anyway :)

My dilemma concerns the idea of making a quilt for a friend and coworker, who is going to have a baby girl some time this month. I haven't ever given a quilt away, since I've only actually finished one to date, so the idea scares me just a bit, but I'm pressing on. In my mind, I have three choices:

1. Make a baby quilt using a sampling of the quilt blocks found in my new amazing book, Tula Pink's City Sampler book, which I am absolutely in love with

2. Instead, joining in with Fairy Face Designs and the Swoon-along to create a baby quilt with either one or four blocks (which I am also in love with; take a look at Anna's stunning block!)

3. Doing both, while making one a lap quilt size instead (or going in a different direction altogether)


With my busy work schedule, I don't know if option three is realistic, but I know I really want to make something for her to show my congratulations. Below I'll include a picture of my initial fabric pull for the baby quilt, just to show you an idea of where I'm going. Here's my ultimate question: what would you do?

3 comments:

  1. Personally, I would swoon. I think four blocks would make the most darling baby quilt :) But it also depends on what gender the baby is, I'd say. A swoon is perfect for a little girl, but too flowery for a boy.

    Baby quilts are sometimes easier, since they're smaller. I love doing baby quilts :)

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  2. I just started quilting again last fall and have done several baby quilts. I love them because due the the smaller size, they are quick and always swooned over. Number 3 would be my first choice but would actually do 2 for the same reason you mention. Darn job always getting in the way of my quilting...............

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  3. Well, maybe you could start two and if it seems like you won't have enough time to finish both, pick your favorite to continue? I dunno. I would lean toward swooning because I love it so much ;) But I maybe be biased!

    Thanks for the shout out!

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