Quilting for Farris

I have had a wonderful few weeks sewing lots of quilts and things for Farris.  I can now show them on my blog, the colour of them would have given away his sex before he was born!

I made him a cot quilt using traditional Peter Rabbit fabrics.  It was great fun designing my own pattern and using fabrics that Sarah helped to choose.  My label gives the date, March 2013. You will see I am called Granny Linda.   The wadding is woollen, so it is lightweight and warm.

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I also made another quilt that is wadded with cotton.  I fell in love with the fabric, especially the ducks on the back.  This is also cot sized, with my label on the back.

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My third quilt is for his buggy.  It is the size of a stroller blanket and backed with soft fleece.  The quilted pattern is called ‘Around the World’.  The quilt has a little bag to carry it in, made to my own design and in matching fabrics.  The bag  can be closed with velcro.

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Then when I had finished the quilts I decided to have some more fun making two pacifier/dummy holders and a toy holder for the buggy.  I used the Peter Rabbit fabrics that I had left over.

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I hope all these things are useful, I’ve really enjoyed making them.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Quilting for Farris

  1. I love the Beatrix potter quilt you have made, my baby is due in a few months and I would love to make such a thing, but am struggling to find the Beatrix potter print fabrics. Please could you tell me where you found yours? Thanks

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    • Thank you for your kind comments, I am very pleased with it. The design is my own pattern, with fussy cut squares on the front. The large squares measured 6 1/2″ and the small 4 1/2″. The fabric pattern has a large repeat and I used about one and a half metres, if I remember correctly. The fabric on the back can be used as a border, but I felt it overshadowed the rest of the quilt, so used it as a feature on the reverse. I bought both materials from Quilters Haven in Wickham Market, Suffolk. You can buy through their website or in the shop. The blue gingham and fawn spot were not part of the Beatrix Potter fabric range, my daughter chose them to match her colour scheme.

      I used a wool wadding that I bought at the Duxford quilting show from Lady Sew and Sew in Henley on Thames. They recommended wool as it is lightweight and also a natural fibre suitable for a baby.

      I would love to see you quilt when you make it, so do send me a piccy please.

      Happy quilting, Linda

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