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Patchwork Quilt

A couple of things I’ve been working on recently are gifts so it goes without saying that I can’t spoil the surprise by sharing what I’ve been doing before the recipient sees it first. This particular gift is special because it’s a Christening present for my daughter’s two friends baby. I’ve been busy making her a patchwork quilt.

Playing around with fabric was good fun.  I eventually left the blue material out and went for an all pink mix.

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I’m glad I started with a cot size because having never made a patchwork before, I had a lot to learn. YouTube tutorials were a great help.

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Batting

I bought good quality 100% cotton padding (batting) which is recommended for babies.

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The material I chose for the backing wasn’t wide enough so I decided to add a border using some of the leftover fabric from the front of the quilt.  I’m glad I did because I think it breaks up the underside by adding more colour.

Quilt

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I hope the baby is warm and snuggly under the quilt.      PS. Thanks to my bear for modelling :)