Again I’ve been busy not only with work but completing quilt. Two lovely ladies I know were having babies – one was having twins and both were having their first babies. What do you give them….well a baby quilt of course. The problem with giving a baby quilt is that you feel you have to give each child a quilt which can be challenging and time consuming. I made a decision that I would make my baby blanket as double sided blankets – one side for a girl and the other side for a boy. Thus I have made a family baby blanket. I originally brought this quilt called Through The Looking Glass Little P Quilt patterns by It’s So Emma. When finished it measured 38.5″ x 42.5″ which I think is a good size for a baby blanket. I’ve done one quilt with pastel colours and the other done in bright colours. I love the fact that you can get a range of fabric which can be used for either a boy or girl and you can use it in one quilt. The range I used for the bottom one was Celebration which has a girl and boy range.
I have also been trying to complete Berries and Bluebirds by Gail Pan. I’m not very happy with my leaves or my berries. I intend to unpick the berries and redo them so they look more rounder. But it is slowly coming together. I did find doing the ric rac challenging but do like the way it to
Oh and my sewing machine did come back and was fully repair and working well. I have attached a walking foot to it and I did not know what I would do without it. I plan to do some machine quilting having just got some chalk and templates to decorate some of my quilts. I didn’t know that you needed to quilt through the fabrics to stop the layers moving. I guess I learn from mistakes and through looking at how to do things differently.
Well it’s going to be another hot day with our temperatures here in Australia being up to 41°C and I have to wait a few weeks to get the fan fixed on my car. I hope it is cooler where you are.