After having a lovely couple of weeks break over Christmas and New Year I’m now back in the daily grind of work doing a new job for the next 8 months.
I managed to finish the baby quilt for Samuel on New Years Eve He has just returned from visiting his grandparents in Colombia and I hope to be able to deliver it this week. It looks yellow in these photos but the colour is Kona wasabi which is more citrus yellow.
I spent a lot of time improving my quilting on this one and did lots of echo quilting of the various shapes and I’m pleased with how it turned out. I must admit quilting is my least favourite part of making quilts but I hope to overcome that when I have more time in future.
I also now make a carry-bag for each baby quilt so that it can be easily taken out and about.
It’s been a slow start on other stitching but I do have a project in full swing. “The boys” i.e. Cosmo and Pepe love to snooze on my bed which is more than fine with me but they do leave lots of fluff behind! I usually place an old quilt on the bed so that my good quilt and bed clothes don’t get covered in fur, but summer temperatures here in Sydney make it too hot. I therefore decided to stitch a lightweight coverlet (no batting, just a front and back) which can be easily washed and dried.
As the idea started with “the boys” I decided to make it with some of the cat fabrics that I had in my stash. Friends regularly give me cat fabrics and I tend to buy it if I see it. Hence, the Crazy Catlady Coverlet has been in production.
I had no real plan at the start and was restricted by having mostly fat quarters rather than yardage and I have made it up as I go. It has morphed into an improv log-cabin(ish) style and will be about 72″X 78″ finished.
I ran out of fabric for the width and decided to make wonky starts for side borders so that it will drape over the side of the bed. These are 12″ square and I’ll need 6 for each side.
Of course Cosmo had to be involved – I think this means a seal of approval before it is even complete!
It’s been making me smile and I’m looking forward to a finish.
See you again soon with more photos of the finished coverlet.