Although I haven’t blogged for a while I have been busy sewing. I finally finished my wallhanging of the monthly crazy quilting journal project. It took me a while as I kept getting sidetracked on other bits and pieces. It will be a super reminder of my first year of retirement.
During the summer months I busily prepared some gifts to mark the arrival of my new grandchild. My daughter decided that they would wait to see what sex the baby was until the birth. This meant I prepared 2 sets of things, one in pink and the other in blue. Joseph was born in late October and here are the pictures of his cuddly. I used some minky with dimples on the back which is cuddly and soft.
I made another set of toy holders with rings on the top, as Farris is expert at opening velcro and could throw his toys out of the double buggy!
Then I decided to make a set of bags using Peter Rabbit fabric. They were fun and quick to make. Hopefully they will be very useful.
Oops, this laundry bag is a bit creased as I forgot to photograph it, so waited until it was unwrapped!
When I’m sewing I like a bit of variety, so have also been working on 12″ blocks for my maroon and cream king size quilt and a Christmassy hidden star design for a lap quilt. Neither will be finished this year as with the arrival of Joseph I’m working hard to make him a cot quilt and Farris can’t be left out, so he will have a cot bed quilt covered in his favourite diggers with a cosy fleece backing. Hopefully these will both be finished before Christmas. All this will keep me amused over the next few weeks.
Well I hope you have a fun weekend and keep sewing!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope all these things are useful, I’ve really enjoyed making them.
I’ve not blogged recently about all the baby things I’ve made, as I have spent soooo much time at my machines. I’m only going to show my snuggler infant swaddlers, as I cannot post piccys of my quilts yet, because the colours will help you to guess the sex of my long awaited grandchild! I love the bright coloured stripes on the inside of the snuggler with the little animals.
Before I made the snugglers I decided to wash and tumble the flannel to avoid shrinkage when the snuggler was washed. I hope the snuggler comforts my grandchild and I am really looking forward to swaddling the little one in a cosy warm snuggler soon!