Saturday, 30 January 2016

Who stole January?!

I know they say 'time flies' ... but, seriously, where did January go??? It doesn't seem like 5 minutes since we were bringing in the New Year and all my good intentions to tidy up my blog, bring it up to date and post regularly have crashed :(

Oh well, I'm here today! And I have a baby quilt to share. I finished this last night but, as I'm sure is the same for many of you (except for quilters 'down under' or those living in equally more exotic climates than the UK), trying to get decent photos of quilts is very difficult at this time of the year:

This is for my colleague's 2 year old daughter, Isla - her beautiful name and information from her Daddy that she is a girly babba inspired me to design a simple 'named quilt':

All fabrics were pulled from my fabric stash and it soon started to come together:

I was a little nervous about 'doing random' so I did audition a few variations along the way. Using just stash meant I had to be careful not to run out of certain fabrics in the different sections:

It really was a lovely little quilt to work on and my excessive pinning (doesn't everyone pin this much?!) gave me some lovely seams:

Free motion quilting / stippling (my favourite) was an obvious choice and took me just over an hour yesterday afternoon:

And here she is this morning - all ready to go to work with me on Monday, labelled and bound:

And the back - plain but using a fabric from the front:

I love my hobby, I love making quilts, I love to make people smile ... here's to making more beautiful things in 2016. 

Linking up with Amanda Jean @ Crazy Mom Quilts and Sarah @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict.