Friday, July 2, 2010

likes this.

I loved this quilt so much, that I knew it was going to be the way to go for Baby 'C's newborn quilt. I'd been saving up bits of fabrics for a while now, just waiting to be cut up and sewn together. The quilt top is done, and will be sent off with batting and backing to the longarm quilter today.


I love how it turned out. That doesn't go for all the members in our household. In fact, this quilt has been a huge topic of controversy around here for the past few days. [quote: "Don't you have any sports or surfing fabric?"]

Yeah, so I'm having a boy, and yet I still managed to use a plethora of polka dots and a few vintagey florals. There's no pink! There's no purple! I think a newborn blankie should be bright, cheery, and visually stimulating. I really like this combination!

I'm not a fan of stereotypical "boy" or "girl" themes (until they're old enough to have opinions, at least!)... especially when it comes to fabric. And don't get me started on character bedding {*shudder*}, which kids are sure to outgrow in 5 minutes. I will admit, shopping for boy fabric is HARD! I recently bought a ton of yardage for Chayse's quilt & pillows, and it was waaaaaay more challenging than Chloe's! And no, there are no flowers involved.

So Cole will get a masculine quilt one day. But for now (while Kevin panics over the possibility of his baby quilt scarring him for life), how am I supposed to know whether he'll like dinosaurs or baseball or tractors or surfing?
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Cookie Mondays has taken the plunge and joined facebook! If you "like this" come be a fan! I'm excited about the Discussions tab... together we can tackle the issues... like, "Who thinks Cole's quilt is too girly?"

17 comments:

Tasha said...

I think it is perfect.

Life Chasers said...

Absolutely love it!!!!

Heather at A "Love"ly Mess said...

As a mom of three boys, I think it is perfect!

Lorilee said...

I love it!
Blessings,
Lorilee

mel @ the larson lingo said...

love it & can't wait to take pictures of Cole on it :)

Tegan and Tage said...

Okay, *maybe* it's a teeny, tiny bit "girly" according to society's standards-- but who cares? I'm ALL for breaking those gender sterotypes.

Do we need to break out that picture of Kevin in the denim mini skirt? Maybe HIS baby quilt scarred him for life...

songskatesang said...

I love tackling the issues. :) I haven't taken the FB plunge yet, but if I do... I'll be a follower!

{Amy} said...

oh, i klove it! JUST PERFECT AND HTINGS DO NOT HAVE TO BE SO STEREOTYPICALLY BOYISH...NOT AS LONG AS WE CAN STILL MAKE THE DECISIONS ANYWAY!

ooops...sorry for the caps: )

The Ducker Family said...

LOVE it! I am totally with ya on the character bedding! :)

Kat said...

I love it! It's perfect in every way!!!

The Cottage Mama said...

Oh I LOVE it - it's beautiful! Looks like a lot of love went into it - he will love it!!

Aurora said...

Oh my goodness, it's adorable! It must be a guy thing, Mike is the SAME way about his opinion of things looking too "girly"! I love the cute, but non-themey baby rooms too and I also shudder at the thought of character bedding - yuck!

Cora Anne Designs said...

Looks great, definitely not girly at all!

Kimmie @ live fancy. said...

LOVE. You know this.

sarah said...

i tend to be a fabric hog in my house. just visiting from OMHG. off to look some more on your site.
love the post. please check out my blog and shoppe. www.littlecitizensoftheworld.blogspot.com

sarah

the mcclenahans said...

Looks great! Can you tell me where you got the red polka dot, blue polka dot, and the polka dot with red, green, turquoise?? Love them!

Mindy M. Harris said...

i love the quilt..it's precious. a labor of love and that's all that matters (i'm not a fan of boy/girl themes either..you may remember pics of Story's nursery...)