Friday, August 2, 2013

A new quilt top for Nancy

I had a friend to ask me about making a baby quilt for her soon to be born grandson.  It caught me off guard because no one has ever asked me to make something for them.  Several have hinted, but none have come right out to ask.  She said she would be glad to pay me.....hmmm, how do you even begin to charge for the time it takes to make a quilt?

Knowing that this friend can also sew, I told her I would put together the quilt top, but she could finish it up.  She was hesitant, but agreed.  She bought all the fabric and I used my new  'go to' baby quilt pattern.


Yes, it's JUNGLE BABIES!  I'm not sure how this quilt is going to wash, as the top is made from cotton jungle baby fabric and flannel giraffe spots.  I'm not sure how mixing flannel and regular cotton will do together.

I like the way the two fabrics contrasted with each other.  And I just love the giraffe fabric.


Nancy chose this fabric with larger face babies for the backing.  I think it's going to be a pretty cute quilt.

** I do enjoy making quilts for others, but only if it's my idea....I choose the fabrics, I choose the pattern, and I get it done in my own time.  I have so many of my own things to sew, I would never want to sew for others as a business.  I think that would take the joy out of it for me. **

8 comments:

Linda Shields said...

Oh, neato--you are a quilter too! Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have a great blog yourself, very upbeat and inspiring. I love that!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That quilt is adorable!

ancient one said...

I like it too...

sunny said...

Super cute! I love the giraffe fabric. I'm with you, if I'm going to make a quilt for someone, it's my idea, my time frame, etc. Much more fun that way.

Libbie Doyle said...

Penny I have never seen such cute giraffe fabric! You have such an eye for sweetness!

Debbie J said...

Its very cute! Love the flannel spotted fabric. I still have some jungle babies fabric in my stash! I think I've made 3 or 4 of them.

Cindy said...

You're using such sweet fabrics, the quilt is going to be very nice. The two different fabrics should be fine together, once they are pre-washed, there shouldn't be any shrinkage in them, should there?
Have a great day!

Debbie Huffaker said...

That is so adorable. Love the little monkeys!!! HOPE I have my "problem" fixed now. Let me know!