Just realised I've been AWOL for a week so I thought I'd just do a quick post. I randomly decided last week that I really wanted to make little one a patchwork quilt. The one below is one I made in about 2002 and I gave it to my eldest. It's lovely and heavy. It used to go on our bed but to be honest I prefer it on her single as there's lots draped either side and she says it's beautiful, awwww. I would apologise for the cluttered bedside table but hey, she's five and this is a real home so I won't!!!
So anyway I used to money left over after selling some things on ebay and paying the extortionate fees (*grumble grumble*) to buy some ready made 4" fabric squares. Last time I seemed to spend forever cutting out squares so this time I'm cheating! Well, I do have the excuse of two children this time round... and accuracy is not my strong point.
I know some will probably want to lynch me for the choice of fabrics here. Yes, they are mostly Cath Kidston but having worked with her fabrics so much in the past I have to say you can't fault the quality. Plus they're easy to match together ;) There are a few Laura Ashley "Stocks" dotted about and I have various different designs and maunfacturers on the way too. I've gone for pinks, greens and blues with the odd dash of red as littlie's room has green walls and a rose pink iron bed. I'm aiming to make the quilt a generous size like her sister's so that it's useful when she's older too.
Here's part of the first "strip" I've made (it's folded in half in case you were worried it would be tiny!). It was brilliant just to sew together in front of the TV last night. When it comes to sewing all the strips together at the end I may sweet talk Mum into doing it by machine as that's the part that will take so long, but we'll see. Making something for yourself when there's no rush has to be the most relaxing way of sewing.
Hope life is treating you all well. As those of you who are Facebook friends with me will know, school holidays are definitely not my favourite time so I am a wee bit stressed out! Take care, love Mel xxx
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