There is a wedding coming up on Hubby’s side of the family. I need a quilt. Hmmm…what to make, I don’t know.
I was contemplating choices the other day when I was eating my lunch.
It’s hard when I make a quilt that I know I am going to give away. I want to make a nice quilt, but I don’t want to fall in love with it and want to keep it…but, I don’t want to give a dud of a quilt either. What to do? What quilt do I pick.
I thought about making something with batiks. I feel like for a modern day couple that I don’t know the best, they are a safer bet….Batiks aren’t Civil War and they aren’t brights. Somehow they seem safer.
It’s Hubby’s niece so I talked to him about it and of course his comment was “do what you think is best”. That’s it. I don’t know what is best.
I got this far in the decision….I am leaning towards batiks so when we were in town the other day with Hubby I asked his if we could stop and pick up fabric for the quilt…I don’t know why I asked as I still don’t know what quilt I am making. I’m kind of leaning towards an Irish Chain done in batiks but still, I”m not sure. We stopped at the fabric store in New Hampton that is going out of business. I went in and came out with this….
So what am I making…I still don’t know but whatever it is, I figured I would need an amount of neutral background fabric.
While I was in the store I was talking to another lady at the checkout who said that she doesn’t ever make quilts for weddings anymore. She said the couple didn’t appreciate it at all as she never got any kind of thank you at all when she gave a quilt to her niece. I’ll admit, that has happened to me but I don’t really care about that. I try really hard when I gift a quilt to do it out of well wishes to the recipient, not for me to get noticed. I give a quilts because it is a priceless gift. The best thank yous come in pictures. My nieces often post pictures that they took while they were in their house…and what’s on their couch? A quilt I gifted them!! That is the best thank you ever!
So readers….what quilt should I make? I want something nice…nothing overly taxing…and something I won’t fall in love with and want to keep….I’m thinking in batiks.
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P.S. Remember that first picture in this post with the soup? It’s French Onion Soup and it’s wonderful. I have plans to share the recipe before the end of the month. Keep checking back.