Monday, September 8, 2008

colour selection

for what colours do you go if you don't know if its a boy or girl and the possibility that the little one will have radiant red hair is high?

the mother's hair has the most lovely colour of red and curls in a wild and at the same time gentle style. as long as i have known (32 years) her i have allways wanted her hair. next to her sweet temper and helpfulness. she is an angel and alltough we rarely see eachother every time we do is as if we had just parted a couple of days ago.

when she told me why she is not having a glas of beer i immediately asked her if they knew if it is a boy or girl. no, she said they were not going to ask. which i understand and hope to have the patience to do the same when its my turn.

anyway this left me with a minor problem. what colour theme? first i thought yellow would be great. but yellow and red hair just don't hit it off together.

so i finally settled on green lilac and a little bit of yellow (couldn't help it) and am very happy with my choice.

i wanted it to have a light and fluffy feeling. so instead of machine quilting i decided to tie the quilt at regular intervals.

it took quite long but i love the result

still thinking of some nice little softy to go along with it. i'll see how much time i can still carve out of everyday tasks.


fiona said...

what great colours together, i'm sure she will love it:)nice to meet you...

Shopaholic D said...

i love the color combo you chose!

how do you like doing the knotted-quilting technique? i've only ever made one quilt and i did stipple quilting, which was quite difficult for me (beginner sewer). i really want to make a quilt for my home, and I'm leaning towards doing the knotting b/c it looks easier and still has a nice cozy effect.

:) Diana
The Chic Life

HappySquirrel said...

Your friend is a lucky woman. That is a lovely, lovely present.