In February 2010, my sister announced that she and her husband are expecting their first child (yeah - I'm gonna be an aunt!!!). For a baby shower gift, I told them that I'd make them one thing off of a list of ideas I compiled from all of you here at craftster. When I told her that I'd make her one thing, I meant one item. She apparently took it to mean that I'd make everything from one link. Of course, she chose the one that ends up being the most work for me...
Anyway, the link she chose was this one: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=301686.0
. My sister is pretty picky when it comes to colors and clothes and since they're not going to find out what gender their baby is before it's born, I told them that they'd need to pick color(s) for the item they picked from the list. Going one step farther, my sister asked me to make her crib set look like the ones from here: http://www.babybedding.com/western-pony-crib-bedding
. Thankfully, she didn't insist that I use the same fabrics. Instead of the suede, I used flannel. I got the Michael Miller pony fabric off of ebay for less than half the price the carousel designs place wanted for it. I got the red horse shoe print fabric from Hobby Lobby. I also got some muslin to line the pony fabric with on the crib skirt and to use as the piece of fabric underneath the mattress for the crib skirt.
After a couple of weeks of working off-and-on on it, I've finally gotten the first piece (the quilt) of three done! My sister wanted the quilt to be fairly light, so I didn't use any batting. I also didn't quilt it, except for one stitch near the center of the quilt to keep the front and back from going wonky. In case you can't tell from the pictures, the quilt is milk chocolate brown. The pony print is, essentially, a cow print in brown and cream. On to the pictures!
When I finished the quilt today, I couldn't resist taking pictures outside as its nicer today than it has been since winter started. However, it's kinda windy here in windy Wyoming today, so you'll have to excuse the fact that the quilt's not necessarily hanging nicely.
A somewhat closer picture of the front:
This picture shows the back. Please excuse the laundry in the background.
Here's a close-up picture of the detail on the corner: