Finished on new year’s eve, (party animal that I am!) this patchwork quilt is for my daughter, Nicole and has been a while in the making, mainly due to us selecting the right fabric. As you can see, we’re not afraid of colour!
And, of course, it wouldn’t be complete without my hand-sewn label
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.
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.
I bought good quality 100% cotton padding (batting) which is recommended for babies.
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.
I hope the baby is warm and snuggly under the quilt. PS. Thanks to my bear for modelling
What is it about the clocks turning back and the nights drawing in that make me want to knit or sew? I’ve had great fun making this colourful, patchwork owl recently and it’s now flying up to it’s new home in York.