Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Waiting for the Animals to Talk

I was asked several weeks ago by a friend at church, if I would be willing to make 2 simple baby quilts for a young couple having twin boys.  She has already bought the fabric.  Sounded easy enough so I said sure.
When she handed me the fabric and I opened the bag, what I found was about 2 1/2 yards of this fun DRAPERY fabric!!  54" wide and nice and stiff.  Not exactly the soft cotton I am used to.
I saw her Sunday and told her I was still "thinnin' about it".  When she looked at me with a strange look on her face, I told her that was a favorite saying of my Scottish FIL.  It meant I was still thinking about it.
These really are adorable almost hand drawn looking animals and so colorful.
So my goal today, is to "listen" to the animals and try to figure out how to make 2 baby quilts.
When I've finished "thinnin'" on it, I'll share pictures.
Stay cool today, it's a hot one here in Pensacola.


audrey said...

Wow! Super cute, but definitely a challenge.:)

libbyquilter said...

that is some really CUTE fabric but yes, the extra weight can be a challenge for sure.

i'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with.


QuiltSue said...

They really are cute animals, but it's not going to be easy to cut them up to use is it?

Ruth said...

It is darling fabric, but how to use is the question. You could fussy cut one animal at a time and alternate with some cotton fabric in the bright colors. Or maybe you should just come out and tell her it's not good fabric for a quilt?!?!?