This month has been spent making things for my soon to be niece.
I did think I might be late with these, but actually it’s the baby that’s late!!
She (not sure of the name yet) was due 2 weeks ago and with a little help will be here in the next couple of days.
Anyway when she does arrive she will have a nice pile of quilty goodies!
I made a couple of burp cloths and a light blanket using a stripy knit and some beautiful double gauze. These feel so soft and really comforting I kind of want to keep one for myself. My daughter will certainly be sad to see them go!!
I also finally plucked up the courage to try Ayumi’s fabric basket and found it was actually quite simple. Going to be making a bigger version of this for myself…something else for the list!
If you remember back to this post you will know that I was also starting an I Spy quilt and that I was undecided on what to do about the background.
Thank you very much for all your comments, I did spend a while considering them …no really I did. But then looking for fabrics and not really finding what I wanted the beautiful Lotta Jansdotter fabric caught my eye.
- First thing I thought was……pattern on pattern could be nice
- Then……………it’s dark so not going to get dirty
- And……….babies like the black and white, so it’s got to be good
That was it, it was in my basket and sold!!
I also went for Lotta on the back too as those little seedlings are just too cute to resist.
I was going to go for a grid pattern for quilting, but after finishing the vertical lines I kind of felt that more of those would look better and give a nicer texture to it so that’s what I did.
My quilting has definitely improved since my earlier attempts, it’s still quite wonky, but the stitches are more even and I wasn’t shouting at the sewing machine quite so much this time. My binding was also much neater which is the biggest cause of stress for me.
I’ve ended up liking this much more than I expected. It started off as a bunch of scraps but has become something so pretty. I hope the new baby enjoys snuggling in or on it.
Pattern: Made up!
Size: 38″ x 42.5″
- Les Amis
- Indian Summer
- Out to Sea
- Wee Wander
- Briar Rose
Sashing and Backing Fabric: Sylvia- Lotta Jansdotter
Binding: Kona Solids – Cypress
Quilting: Machine quilted by me!