Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Oh My Gosh ... I'm Obsessed ... Part 3 ... Finished
Finished for Beth ... and none too soon as her new babe is due in January (A friend for River? I think so.). We're doing a trade with this one ... I get a sling for my little marsupial son (and, hopefully, some instructions on how to use it as I've never mastered proper sling technique AT ALL) and she gets this quilt. I'm pretty excited about the sling, I really think it's just what R. needs ... which makes it just what I need!
The quilt measures about 43" by 51" overall ... a great size for either a wall hanging or a floor quilt ... or for a toddler bed ... or whatever else one might wish to do with it.
As I mentioned earlier this quilt uses mostly Amy Schimler fabrics, which I love, love, love. Here are some other great projects featuring these fabrics. I'm crazy about this quilt ... it's on my list of things to make, though I may use blocks like the ones here on the outside.
The binding fabric is another favorite, from a different line but I'm not sure what line as I used the rest of what I had to complete this quilt. I am thrilled with how well it worked with this project. The overall combination of colors makes me smile.
I've been concerned lately about this whole issue, as is everyone I've talked to who makes and/or sells children's products. From what I've read I won't be able to sell quilts, bibs, clothing, etc. anymore after mid-February ... and I won't be able to resell the baby gear I've purchased for River as that would need to be tested also. I hope the restrictions/regulations are changed to allow the small business person to stay in business.