An old friend of mine who’s living in Canada had a baby boy a couple of months back and I really wanted to send a ‘hello’ to the new arrival. So I diligently got out my crochet hooks, bought some yarn and started crafting a colour change blanket. It took me a few weeks to make, but somehow it just didn’t work out very well. So, I have to confess that ditched it in the ‘one to try later’ pile!
Which all means that I’m rather late in sending something across the pond, and for the sake of speed, and because I was grumpy about my first try, I decided to dust off the sewing machine again and try my hand at a VERY SIMPLE quilt. Actually, Quilt may be overselling it slightly, but there we go.
Jo had already found this fabulous fabric in the blue version (blue background, not blue cows!), and when I saw this bright green version, I grabbed it and ran.
My sewing machine and I have had a bit of an up and down relationship in the past (entirely the sewing machine’s fault of course), but actually, it behaved rather well on this occasion. I’ve literally just stitched vertical lines along the quilt, onto a white fleece backing, and then edged it in a darkish grey. I really wanted something funky and fun and not too traditionally ‘baby’ for this project and I think it’s come out pretty well apart from perhaps a couple of corners which need a little love and erm, hiding. I’m still learning the art of quilt making (and corners), so it was good to do this one entirely by myself (yay me!). My last attempt took a whole lot longer and needed a fair amount of input from Jo (see here).
It’s back to crochet for me now – a couple of projects in the pipeline, including a trio of little baskets for my spare room…..