Saturday, May 26, 2012

For My Niece

I didn't want to risk giving you a sneak peak at the baby's quilt.  I don't think my brother and SIL actually read the blog, but just in case...

My brother is a big Disney fan.  He's been to both parks (Anaheim and Orlando) multiple times.  He's been on the Disney cruise ship.  He did three student internships at Disney World.  And - of course - he and my sister initiated the thirteen-year-old nephew Disney extravaganzas :D

My SIL, however, is not... NOT... into Disney.  But she likes red and white polka dots.

I already had some black and red fabrics with small white polka dots, and headed to JoAnn to find something to go with, but without much of a plan of how it would all come together.  I pulled a black and a red with larger polka dots, and then it hit me.  The red with the big polka dots just looked like Minnie's dress to me!  I wanted to please my SIL with the colors and fabrics, but also give a nod to my brother and his interests... and came up with this.


Just two little water-molecule Mickeys...


... and Minnie's bow.


I'm hoping the Disney theme is subtle enough that my SIL will be okay with it :D


It finished at about 46' by 38' - just right for the crib - and I included a bright red crib sheet as well :D


I didn't get a pic of the back.  I'd intended to use a piece of red flannel, to make it extra soft and cozy, but even after pre-washing the flannel I was worried about the dye running, so the back ended up being plain white muslin, which is also pretty soft.

Hope she likes it :D

6 comments:

Q said...

CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh My! Love it.

leah said...

Oh, I'm melting inside - that quilt is adorable! They are going to love it! And it is going to be beautiful wrapped around their baby girl!

Felicity said...

I think it's lovely!!

Rebecca D said...

How can she do anything but LOVE it! So sweet and I love how subtle the "theme" is!

melanie said...

Water molecule Mickeys ~ ha ha!

And yes, LovE it! :D