Sunday, November 28, 2010

I have decided...

...to make a quilt.  I just can't find crib bedding that I really, truly like (even though I said a few weeks ago that I had decided on bedding).  But yesterday, I found this quilt on etsy.  It's too large for the crib, and not quite the right colors (I'd love to see some blue mixed in).  But I love the pattern, so it has inspired me.  I think this would be easy to modify to my liking.  And the pattern seems simple.  Or I could make something like thisOr this.

I even found some dinosaur fabric that would be perfect for the backing.  At the very least, even if I don't use this fabric, these are the colors I have in mind.


It just makes more sense to make something that I'm pretty confident I'll like, than to pay way too much money for a set that I'm settling for. 

I'm going into this with the realization that I have yet to finish the quilt I started in college.  But this is a baby blanket, so it shouldn't be nearly as time-consuming...baby steps, right? 

6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Go Bekka!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

that is soo awesome!! That fabric is soo cute, I cannot wait to see the quilt that you create! :D

Christina Aiton said...

all of those are simple quilts and wouldn't take very long to make - the cutting out would take the longest time for the 1st and 3rd ones. I have made lots of quilts and if you need any advice or help, just let me know. The quilting itself might be your biggest issue but I am sure that you could find someone who would do it reasonably. Good luck - I look forward to seeing your quilt!

Georgia Visacri said...

I agree with you! and I think it's going to be super cute! love the dino fabric!

MirjamC said...

oh wow i just love the dino fabric!cant wait to see your selfmade quilt! i want to give my babyroom a forest-style...with trees, owls and deers:)want to make alot by myself...think i have start now to make it on time;)

sandra said...

You can totally do it, Bekka!
And it'll be extra special because mama made it. awwwh.