I'm going to a baby shower today for a dear 30-something friend.
The sex of the baby will be a surprise.
I looked at the gift registry to find her style. Everything was very modern and minimal.
Colors were white, gray and soft blue-green. What to do?
Here's what I came up with, thanks to inspiration from the Amish.
This quilt is made between 1920 and 1940, but I think it looks very modern.
I love the odd setting for the double border.
It comes from this book, which I bought years ago on recommendation from Gwen Marston.
It's packed with wonderful crib quilts, and has become one of my favorite inspiration books.
I made a version of this quilt for a neighbor baby a few years ago. Can't find the photo of mine.
Recently I noticed that the quilt was hanging on their living room wall.
I know I should take that as flattery.
Personally, I'd rather see my quilts well-used, stained and tattered.
Ah, well. We give our quilts away and we let go of what happens next.