Monday, June 8, 2009

Basking in Batiks

Before I launch into my quandry I have to share a few thoughts about my morning before they slip out of my head. First, for the billionth time I asked myself "How did I get so lucky?". I hope you have these moments too. This morning what brought it on was my younger son asking me to snuggle. So as we cuddled up on the couch, me kissing his head and smelling his freshly washed hair I asked him "Will you still snuggle with me when you are 16?" and he said "Yes, Momma". Then I asked him if I could have that in writing.

Now for my blast of color. Some very great friends of ours are expecting their first baby in July. They are expats, living in Chile now and I think appreciate the unconvential and funky. I'm a batik FAH-REAK. I just love the vibrancy of the fabrics. So I decided to make them a batik baby quilt. Enough with this wishy-washy pastels or cutesy prints. Let the baby bask in some color!

But now I'm second guessing myself. I put together a bit of the quilt (a tossed nine-patch pattern) and I'm worried they are going to get this and think "this is the ugliest baby quilt I've ever seen!"......sigh.....

Is it too "out there" for a baby quilt? I look at it and love it and then look at it again and question if they will love it. So it goes with anything creative, right? Please keep in mind I am not a professional quilter. I've made a couple of small quilts in the past but it's not my area of expertise. I still like doing it though!

Thoughts? Please be honest.

8 comments:

Pamela said...

I love it! So colorful. I would put a dark blue border around it to frame it. Batiks are so much fun to work with, and I'm sure your friends will love it.

Brandon said...

No, I don't thing its too out there. I love it! I nice border would tie it all in I think.
What a lucky friend :)

Inspirations by Stella said...

I love batik too. The border will be the finishing touch. Cant wait to see it.

cabin + cub said...

oooh that is very pretty. I haven't seen a batik quilt before.. seems like a perfect match of east meets west,

audreyscountrycrafts said...

My youngest didn't like to snuggle when he was little, but did want to when he was 14 and 150 lbs!! You might want to get that in writing - most 16 year old boys don't like to snuggle with their moms LOL.

Solar Powered said...

thanks for stopping by and saying hellow

trudette, said...

It's beautiful , babies love bright colors !

Sunshine said...

ohh I think these colors are awesome! Bright and exciting! As for the snuggling part...probably won' tbe doing that at age 16. ohhh well...