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Thread: Baby Shower gift delemma

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    Nothing passive-aggressive or nasty, about it. IF the parents were so nasty as to cause a snit about the gift, I certainly wouldn't consider them worthy of a lovingly-made quilt. Do you know what a "snit" is . . . or is it just a southern term?
    I agree that if a person is ugly about receiving a handmade quilt they are not being nice or deserving of a gift of this caliber. However, two wrongs do not make a right. One should not match ugliness with ugliness. And yes, I know what a snit is.

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    I just make the quilts. I don't ask anyone what they want because then it becomes a contract and the gift gets lost.
    If I know boy/ girl I will make appropriate selections. Other than that, they get what I make!
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    I agree with QuiltnNan, Nancy - I too like the idea of a two sided quilt....using the kids colors on the back and the mom's on the front. !!!!! I will remember this though if I ask someone what they want....would probably mean going to the store for new fabric and not what is in my stash. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFQSinc View Post
    I agree that if a person is ugly about receiving a handmade quilt they are not being nice or deserving of a gift of this caliber. However, two wrongs do not make a right. One should not match ugliness with ugliness. And yes, I know what a snit is.
    I suppose some folks believe it is "ugly," to stand up for oneself. I don't believe in being an enabler, to rude and/or abusive people, so we'll just have to disagree on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neesie View Post
    It almost sounds as if the "parents" are more concerned about the decor, than they are about the children. :-( I would not make a black & grey quilt, for any young child. I'd go with my instincts and make it colorful; if the parents have a snit about it, just offer to take it back. . . and offer them maybe $10 as consolation (maybe they can find some dreary, old rag for that much).
    I agree. One thing I remember about having babies, you can never have enough blankets for them. When my DD was born, I got what I at first thought was a hideous purple checked quilt with a scary-looking bunny appliqued on it. But I thanked the friend who gave it to me graciously & wouldn't you know it? It was the one I ended using the most (& I had about 6 other quilts alone... let alone all the other various blankies)! So, it just goes to show you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by bakermom View Post
    si Maybe you could use zebra fabric and make it a jungle quilt.
    I think this is a great idea. Black and white zebra print in a green jungle theme quilt wouldn't clash with the pink and can still be boyish and colorful. Then I like the idea of the gray camo for the backing. Then if the parents only want the black and white to show in the room, they simply put that side up.

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    You did ask her what she wanted so I think that is what you should go with. There are some nice gray and black prints out there right now. As maybe some of us don't like it, you do have to put it in perspective - if your hubby asked you what you wanted for your birthday, you then told him exactly what you liked, then bought you something totally different, would you be satisfied?

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    Look at it as a challenge that is out of your comfort zone, but not a huge project.

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    The log cabin idea is a good one. I saw a crib quilt recently in grey and white gingham, white and citrus yellow which looked fabulous. It was very simple with the gingham used for an appliqued shape and the name of the baby, plus one border and the bright colour also used as an internal border.
    An Amish type of quilt used black as a thin border around colored squares and as links between the squares with a strong blue as a sashing; that was interesting too.
    Babies like looking at geometric patterns and black, white and gray can be an exciting combination so I wouldn't worry about it not being a traditional combination. All the quilts I have made for babies in our family have been used as play mats anyway as small babies often don't have quilts in their cribs.
    You can get good ideas about what modern mothers like by going online to the upscale baby store sites and seeing what the current top sellers are.
    Good luck with whatever you choose to make.

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    This could be adapted to grays and blacks instead of whites and blacks -

    Black and White With Love All Over

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