Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Controversial Quilt from Cookie Mondays

Heather from Cookie Mondays whipped up this darling quilt for her little BOY gasp! That is what she got in her house when she made this darling quilt. I like her stance. Boys can have flowers and bright colors. It is not all about trucks and balls and monsters. I LOVE the quilt. Lover her blog, go check out all she has going in her busy household, and welcome to her fourth baby Cole...

There has been a lot of nesting going on around here!

And lots of action on the old Viking...


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?

8 comments:

Madame Samm said...

I sew here you...I am not stereotypical either...I used to put pink on my son..as he looked great in it and the girls often wore blues...who has the rules on colour...Now back to you and your quilt...I adore this...Aqua seems to be rolling in everywhere...and the dots for your binding..LOVE THAT...great colour, great design and to your COLE...welcome...blessings ms

Purple Quilter Queen said...

I think it turned out beautifully!!! Boy or girl - it's perfect for a newborn or toddler. Good job! Jenn

Karen said...

What a wonderful quilt....for a girl or a BOY! This must have been a fun quilt to make and baby will love it, I'm sure. He can have a "guy" quilt later on. It really doesn't matter what the colors are as long as there is a lot of contrast. Plus, nowadays, anything goes!

Enjoy that baby boy when he arrives.

Hugs, Karen

Heather | Cookie Mondays said...

thanks for featuring me, girls! :)

Bingham family blog said...

Oh my gosh, I love it, at church we actually had a conversation about colors and babies. Yes it works and looks great!!

Leslie said...

this is great..i love that you did not choose traditional fabrics or stereotyped themes, but went with what you loved.

Susan said...

What a beautiful quilt! I love the fabrics and colors...perfect for a new baby!

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Kate said...

I like it. When I saw the words "controversial" I expected something much more "girly." I think everyone can love flowers. :) A few months ago, my then 3 year old and his friend were in the car. We drove past a local nursery that had new summer flowers out. My son said, "Oh. Look at the beautiful flowers!" His friend said, "Who cares." I laughed at all of us.