Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baby quilt

A special baby will arrive in our family early this year.  It is my privilege as a great aunt to make a quilt.

In consultation with the baby’s mother I chose a Quilt Maker pattern, one of the Patch Pals series. The mommy liked the penguins best, and because we have been told the baby is a girl I was able to indulge in using a bit of pink in the quilt, which was great fun.



One advantage of having a “mature stash” is that I was able to find a bit of special family fabric to include in the quilt.

The print with the tree and the picket fence is not really appropriate for a wintry penguin quilt. But this fabric was from my mother’s collection and including it here gives the new baby a link to her great-grandmother.



The quilt is finished except for the label, and that awaits the baby’s name.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

December stitching


I did make some progress on the last UFO for 2012, but it is not finished – still stalled at the “shall I add another border, or not” stage.  I’m sure one day it will speak to me and let me know what size it needs to be.

Other things were happening in the sewing room as well.

I made a baby quilt for a precious little boy named Isaac.  (And I was pleased when Isaac’s mother told me that she still has the baby quilt I made when she was born!)

Isaac’s quilt was built around the black print with the cars on it that was used in the sashing.

baby quilt for Isaac Neufeld Dec 2012

I also spent some time just playing with bits of fabric and orphan blocks.  Didn’t “use up” much, but I had a lot of fun and produced an array of little mug rugs some scrappier than others. Mug rugs Dec 12