Some actual sewing

I can hardly believe it, but over the last couple of weeks, I've actually managed to do a bit of sewing! Good friends of ours are having their first baby at the end of June, and I'd really like to make a simple baby quilt for them, especially as the mum-to-be has been very admiring of past baby quilts I've made. With my scrap bucket overflowing like Strega Nona's magic pasta pot (I knew I couldn't write a whole post without some reference to baby stuff!), I decided to make a scrappy quilt of some sort and found the perfect model on Red Pepper Quilts

I don't want to give too much away, as it's a surprise! But, I'm aiming for a bright, multi-coloured, gender neutral end result.
This is quite a small quilt, but I think it'll be perfect as a pram blanket or an on-the-go quilt for trips in the car. It may need sashing once everything is said and done, but I'll get the rows sewed together first before I make any decisions on that. And I have the perfect fabric for the back...

This photo doesn't do the fabric justice... it's actually a gorgeous buttery yellow Japanese print. 

This single quilt is my to-do list for April (and possibly May and June)! Fingers crossed I can pull it together. In the meantime, though, have a wonderful Easter!



  1. Love that elephant print. Can't wait to see what you are up to.

  2. Ooh I cannot wait to see how you put those blocks together. Di x

  3. Well done for getting sewing again. The baby quilt looks lovely. Are you going to quilt it zig zag too?

  4. How lovely this little quilt will be! Well done for indulging in a little sewing therapy.

  5. Grt you have had the chance to sew...Tina was really interested to hear bout your sour dough starter...have you made bread yet...have just indulged in Paul Hollywoods bread book which has inspired me no end x


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