Snuggly baby blankets

Soooo… the weather is getting cooler here, and so I am getting the urge to work with flannelette again.  Luckily, there are lots of babies arriving too, so I have a great excuse to make some more self-binding baby blankets.

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If you want to know exactly how to make them, check out this old post of mine.

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They can be whipped up in about 1/2 hr to an hour (depending on how fast a sewer you are…), I confess that I always find that cutting the fabric is the part that takes me the longest of all.

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The hardest part now… is prising the finishing product away from my own little girl, so that I can give it away.  Of course, it’s just an excuse to make one more!  Once she felt how snuggly the material was, it was really hard to get her to let go.  I can’t blame her, I suppose.  I’m just as bad!

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Have a great day!


Dr Seuss baby quilt

I loved Dr Seuss as a child, and as an adult have been really enjoying sharing his stories with my own child.  Having access to the fabric also means I can use the opportunity of a baby quilt to share it with other families!

My cousin will have her first child next month.  It’s all very exciting.  So, my mum and I made her a Dr Seuss quilt.

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It’s only simple – a whole bunch of 6″ squares and single colour binding, but when the fabrics are this bright and busy, I think that’s the way to go.

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The backing is such lovely fabric that it is worth showing too!

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Overall, I am thrilled with the result.  I know that my cousin will be too!  Little ones love the bright colours so much more than soft pastels.

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Have a great day!


Speedy table runner

For Christmas, my lovely little girl was given a new dresser by her grandma and grandpa.  I was concerned that, with the amount of junk that goes through her room (often via the dresser), it was at risk of damage without something to protect it.

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Enter… the speedy runner!  I whipped this up during two occasions when my husband said he “just needs to quickly check ebay”.  I’d say it took 2 hours from idea to finished – not bad, in my view.

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It only took one charm pack, a few scraps of batting and some backing and binding fabric (I used Miss Kate to bind, and a happy-go-lucky charm pack, both by Bonnie and Camille and selected to match a quilt I had already made for the room).

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I finished the last of the binding on the bus to work… voila!  I’m really happy with how it looks in its new home, and am reassured by knowing there’s something in place to protect her furniture.

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Have a great day!



Red letter day – done!

My talented quilting buddies Julia and Liz and I have finished our Red Letter Day project.  Didn’t it turn out wonderfully!?

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The pattern is by Camille Roskelley, and can be purchased from her blog.  The fabrics are largely Bonnie and Camille, with a few other nice ones thrown in there!

Julia and I made the blocks, and Liz was responsible for the quilting.  What a team we are 🙂

Those same people, Julia and Liz have a new venture that I can’t wait to support.  Their online fabric store, went live today!  If you are looking for fabulous fabric, check them out.

Have a great day,