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Thanks for all the reassuring comments yesterday. It's nice to know my blog is being read by great people. For now I've decided to just leave things as they are. I don't want to go through the hassle of having two separate blogs. But, if I have another bad experience, that is what I will have to do- a public crafts only blog and a private family blog. I'm also going to stop titling and tagging my family pictures on flickr. Really, that's how the guy found the picture of Brendan- he searched "broken leg". So, no more titles or tags that could lead people like that to my family's pictures.

Now, I need some more reassurance. Is this ugly?
Orange Strip Quilt

I have a moment in every quilt where I am convinced that I am making the ugliest thing on the planet. Usually that moment is pretty quick. It's kind of sticking around on this quilt. That's just a whole lot of orange. A whole lot.

VW Vans
Swimming Fish
Backing and Binding

I am always on the lookout for quick baby gifts, considering half the women I know are pregnant. Seriously. I saw this post and thought it would be great for baby gifts. I pulled out scraps from these two quilts and made two quick quilt tops. Finished one completely but now I'm unsure. I know I like it. I'm just not sure its every one's taste. What would you think if you received this as a baby gift? I'm considering selling it instead. That way it would be guaranteed to suit the recipients tastes, at least.

Thanks ahead of time for any and all input.


Meg said…
I would totally buy this. I LOVE THIS QUILT! Okay, so orange is my favorite color, but seriously, you have chickens, fish, wiener dogs in sweaters and VW vans all together? I LOVE THIS QUILT.

Honestly, if you made a quilt for my baby, I would love it no matter what it looked like. However, if you want to sell it....ahem. That's an option too.

Oh, and I love that flower fabric, on the otherside of the polka dots from the chickens, that one. Love it.
Kathryn said…
It's bright and fun and happy. I love it.
Of course, I love all the stuff you're so talented. I was so sad that I had class during your quilting enrichment meetings a few weeks ago.
rainylakechick said…
Orange isn't even my favorite color, but I LOVE ORANGE QUILTS. If it were a gift for me, I'd love it.

But you have to know your recipient... if you think it would be better as a sale, go for that. No need for your hard work to go unnoticed!
Natalie said…
It is adorable!
I love it and orange is in now. I agree with putting it up for sale if you have any questions about the recipient liking the brightness. I sure someone will fall in love with it.
Ashley Ann said…
Ugly never even entered my mind when I the first picture. I think it's adorable, but I am a dirty orange lover.
You should be able to change permissions on flickr so your photos are no loner searchable. That way people could no longer find your pictures through public site searches, although they still show up in the groups you put them in. Of course, not tagging or naming them is much easier.
I LOVE the orange in this quilt. Especially with the little bits of blue.

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