Sunday, June 7, 2009

Quilty-indecisions

I've been quiet here in blogland. You can thank HP for that, taking away my laptop for a very-faulty graphics card. I'm stuck on the PC which is nothing like plug-your-SD-card-in-a-built-slot and voila photos on your hard drive. No this requires software and a reader which is goodness knows where. So no photos of my fan-tab-ulous birthday haul, crocheting progress or latest sewing yet. Soon. Or well so I'm told.

I got my hands on some fabric last week. A fabric that was around before I started sewing and I fell totally in love but could never get any and refuse to spend US$40 a yard on etsy. Pfft. So thanks to a lovely lady in QLD I got my hands on 2 metres of it so cheap I can still hardly believe it.


It's going to be the main fabric for a quilt for my Monkey boy. Cute right?

I started off thinking a super simple plain fishies on the front and something on the back with edging.... (Photo from Flickr)

just like this. (Photo from Flickr)


But then I saw this super cute block, (Photo from Flickr)

and I have plenty of these Amy Butler dots I could use, (Photo from Flickr)

and I love the orange and the brown combo. Photo from Flickr.

and I still have a yard of these Kaffee Fasset Organic Dots which was the very first fabric I ever bought, and has Liam's name all over it and that would go too right? (Photo from Quilt Home.)

So now I'm all confused if I should go simple or more "quilty". Of course the other option is doing a doona cover which is probably more practical since we use Doonas for bedtime. But then Bella has a quilt and she uses it on the lounge in this cold-as-ice weather and Liam should have one too right? Oh someone help me with all these indecisions.

So while I decide I'm going to make cupcakes for my little Princess who has been with her Nanny & Poppy since Friday night and isn't back until tomorrow night and I'm forgetting what it's like to have her around the house!

4 comments:

Leah (mummy made it) said...

do the quilt Lisa, You sold me! You love this fabric, and you need to make it into a quilt for forever! with those gorgeous amy butler dots and some browns like you said!

catt410 said...

I have been in LOVE with that fabric to and like you refuse to pay $$$$$$.

Do the quilt.

Bek said...

I love Bella's quilt! I agree with the others, you make a cute patchwork, so this one will be great too.

B said...

Go more "quilty", I think it would play with the fabric much better. That being said, there is something to be said about a simple quilt, like that picture you showed that was nothing but strips of fabric. That is super cute. I've been thinking of doing something like that for my kids. And I think I'm in love with that fish fabric. It's so darling.