Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Quilty Comfort

*UPDATE - she loved it! YAY!*

In the last 18 months or so I have taken up quilting. I love all the different fabrics to choose from! (Its almost as good as scrapbook paper and stickers!) I am mostly a self taught quilter, but did use the book First Time Quiltmaking. Quilting has quickly become one of my hobbies. For Christmas my parents even gave me a gift certificate to take a class at a local quilt shop. My school schedule conflicts with the class schedule so it looks like I will have to wait until summer to take the class. So far, I've made 5 little things, but those were all TRULY test subjects. I've just finished up a baby quilt that I feel may actually be good enough to show to others and give away as a gift. My best friend, Dana, will be the lucky recipient.

Dana is due next week with her very first little one. A girl. The parents to be are super excited and beyond ready to meet baby Brooklyn!

Dana is a huge dog lover and she has been collecting baby stuff with puppies on it since she got married. You may have noticed (or not...) that most baby stuff with puppies on it is blue. When they found out they were having a girl, Dana put all of her blue puppy stuff away for next time (she's counting on a boy then!) and started looking for new puppy stuff. BUT she's not a huge fan of pink. She couldn't find anything... pink or otherwise. Everyone around her has been telling her that she's going to have to get use to pink because there is always the chance that Brooklyn will be a girly girl. Now that delivery is so close (and since she got a lot of pink at the baby shower) Dana has developed a pink tolerance.

I found some incredibly cute puppy fabric that is pink. (I happen to be a big fan of pink!) I'm going out on a limb here and hoping that her love of puppy stuff out weighs her dislike of pink stuff because I bought it to make baby Brooklyn a quilt. To tone down the pink puppies I also found some coordinating brown fabric. I'm giving them the quilt tonight at dinner and I'm a little scared about how pink it is. I'm worried that Dana will only see pink. Here's to hoping everybody likes it!

Here it is....

Four of the different pink fabrics and a corner of the back (a super soft brown flannel)

The finished quilt.


  1. I'm not even a dog lover and I think this quilt is adorable! Love the pink and brown :)

    Thanks for your question on my blog...now that we're recovering from our sickness around here, I'll answer it today! I've got a whole list for you.

  2. You did a GREAT job!
    Found you through My Charming Kids...this is becoming addicting! Stop by and visit me sometime! ( joejackithekids.blogspot.com )