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Thread: My SIL would rather have a Pottery Barn quilt than homemade

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    Senior Member Sharon - NC's Avatar
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    Go figure! I was so excited to learn my brother and his wife are expecting. I talked to her Sunday and asked her to let me know as soon as they pick their decorating scheme for the nursery. I went on to explain that I wanted to make a quilt for the baby but I want to make sure it's something they like, so I'd show her a few patterns to choose from and have her go with me to pick the fabric. She told me they were probably going to decorate the room with Pottery Barn furniture and accessories, and there's already a quilt to match so they'd just use that. I tried very hard to stay up-beat and not let her see how shocked/hurt I was, and I'm not going to let it ruin my fun and joy with this baby coming. But I really feel sorry for her that she's that concerned about coordinating things. Just wait until that baby is a few months old and everything's crazy!

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    My sweet DIL wanted everything to match. And it does beautifully. I made about 8 quilts for Olivia anyhow and she uses them too.

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    Yup, if she wants that...let her have that. I've known people like that, and really...I'm glad I didn't take the time to make one for them.

    pdots...the kids I have made quilts for won't go anywhere without them...and they're 4-5 years old! A pottery barn quilt can't do that. Guar-un-teeeed.

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    There's been lots of posts about this very type of thing happening and the hurt that comes with it. _:-(_ Sorry it happened to you. Some people just don't get it, do they?!! The least she could have done was thank you for the thought.

    Add her to your "will not make a quilt for" list. Wait for the baby to get older and make a really fun, colorful, quilt then. In this case, the kid will probably have better sense than the mother!

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    It's her loss. I agree that if that's what she wants, let her have it. She has no idea what she's missing out on. {{{{{hugs}}}}} for hurt feelings :(

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    LMFBO - just realized the advertisement at the bottom of this threat is for Pottery Barn! :-)

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    She sounds very immature. Just go ahead and make what you want for the baby, she will be glad she has a second quilt the first time the new born baby has a new born baby middle of the night potty accident. Remember those, where everything gets coated with slime....ugh and all you want is something clean and soft to wrap the baby in,,and not get it all over yourself...I remember those nights..I never took my baby out in their crib blankets, so you need several blankets..she will learn...

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    I would look at what she is doing with the room and make what you want. I had a baby shower with my first baby and got about 20 blankets. 10 were home made knitted ones. I have used every single one of the non-knitted ones in the middle of the night accidents. I wouldn't use the knitted blankets at night because they were too nice. I used them during the day because they were so pretty and let me tell you. I had two loads of laundry to do with my daughters cloths. One of cloths and one of blankets. I probably could have used more blankets because of spiting up and wetting out. She will come to appreciate the blanket that you make for her. My Daughter still has to sleep with her hand made quilt blankie every night. I have made one just like it for my son. very simple design. her was purple triangles and my sons was blue squares. She will be grateful for it when the baby is older. Just you wait and see. and enjoy the baby.

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    Make the quilt anyway and keep it at your house for baby to use when she comes to visit. Some people just deserve Pottery barn stuff!

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    Make the quilt. They may want to keep the Pottery Barn quilt in the bedroom and will certainly need another for the living room floor, play pen and for travelling with in the car.

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