Monday, December 14, 2009

Sneak Peek: Japanese Inspired Quilt

This is a sneak peek of the new quilt I have made. Recently, a number of very close friends have become engaged, and I chose the fabric for this quilt with one of my affianced friends in mind. I was feeling quite good about the whole enterprise, when The Pal mentioned we should probably supplement the gift with a more boyish present for the groom. And then I realised: will I look like a crazy, Tonia Todman-esque* "I made you a present" kind of freak?! Is this quilt far too girly to give as a wedding present?
*For my lovely international readers, Tonia is Australia's 1990s answer to Martha Stewart. Our Tonia is decoupage queen, and, as I discovered with a cheeky google, a very busy entrepreneur these days. I really use her name with love: if I was a little older, I would absolutely be her, sans decoupage.


  1. Not at all, it's beautiful!

    But I also recently watched 'The Proposal'(it was one of those nights), so just be sure not to refer to it as "the baby blanket"!!

  2. No, it's not too girly at all. It's gorgeous, and so thoughtful! And although I'd never heard of Tonia Todman before I read this post, I think she would be green with envy at your quilt-making prowess.

  3. It's not too girly - you know she has licence to frill up the bedroom to her heart's content when she has a ring on her finger. x x x

  4. Absolutely not. That's an awesome gift. Guys get cold too. My husband's favorite blanket is a quilt with a bunch of pink in it, not because of the color, but because it's so warm.

  5. Thank you! Feeling much better about it, now. Will be sure not to refer to it as a baby blanket :)


Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.