Having been given a jelly roll and a quilting book for Christmas 2010, there is no excuse not to get on with quiltmaking.

Here's what happened next...


Monday, 30 May 2016

A New Project - Rosie's Quilt

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.


  1. Welcome back. Good to see you've started another quilt.

  2. Welcome back! I hope we see more of you.

  3. I love your new quilt, I'm not machine sewing much as allotment time is my priority at this time of year.

    1. I know what you mean - weeds growing as you watch, and blasted slugs everywhere!

  4. Oh.My.Goodness.

    So, you haven't blogged for ages . . .
    And I haven't been checking either (although I reckon Feedly might tell me you're back if I remember to go and look at it).
    But the 21st century has finally caught up with me and today I logged onto FaceAche for the first time in nearly 18 months. Went looking but couldn't find you - so I popped over here
    - and knowing that there is no such thing as coincidence, you've updated this blog in the last 24 hours?

    Spooky, huh?
    And yes, I do recognise a lot of those fabrics! Great job on the baby quilt :-}

  5. Hi Hazel. It's going to be a sweet quilt; kids love colorful things. Hope you enjoy making it.

  6. I haven't got any soft baby pastels in the stash, so it's brights all the way! :)


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