It's been about eighteen months since I did any quilting - no, tell a lie, I finished Mum's quilt in time for her birthday last Summer, and I should dig out a couple of photos.
But my running buddy Rosie (who is one of those people who is so nice, you wonder if she kicks puppies when no on is looking, or something, just to restore the cosmic balance) is expecting, and I thought a baby cot quilt might be appreciated.
I chose fabrics from my stash (about half of which Jayne will recognise!) mucked about with some layouts and started cutting and sewing.....
This is the top half of the quilt - the 2.5" squares are sewn into strips, and the lions are just laid on for the time being. I wanted to break up the plain and print design with something of a statement - and I can wish for nothing better for Rosie and Ross' baby to have strength and courage and place importance on family.
I've not sourced a border yet, and am in two minds about the backing - either a strong blue with other animals (where I've cut the lions from), or a brushed cotton soft-as-you-like backing of flowers, which looks a bit 'grown up'.
The baby is due in August, so I have time to mull that one over.
Summer, The Quilt - Julie of the The Crafty Quilter created this fun and smart quilt as a qal with tips and advice, and I joined in. I couldn't pass up this design; I love ...
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