I have been on maternity leave for a week already! You would think this post would be about me making things for my bub, but you’d be wrong!
A while ago I posted about this quilt I made. Well that bub’s little sibling arrived in December! So I thought it about time I got another quilt made!
Sticking with the same theme, I chose another panel by Gingiber for Moda, “Farm Fresh” in black and white. I added the same bright fabrics for the sashings and binding as I did for the first.
I used the same thread to give it that hand stitched detailing. But this time I added a little machine quilting as well!
I backed it with a snuggly flannelette!
I also managed to finish a little wall hanging that has been sitting in the UFO (unfinished objects) pile for quite some time!
This quilt started life as a bag of scraps some of my mums quilty friends sent my way. I stitched the triangles into pinwheels almost immediately, then mum gave me the blue to alternate with them. I loved how the orange gave it a bit of a pop! It was such an easy quilt I wonder why I left it so long to finish!
Phew! Thats week one down! I have three more weeks until BB’s due date. I still have to make curtains for his bedroom, and I just started designing him a quilt too! Wonder how much I’ll actually get done in between all the naps I’m taking!
I had a special request come through! I was asked to turn a collection of pony club ribbons into a teddy bear for a special little persons birthday!
I couldn’t resist the challenge, and this project genuinely excited me! Alas, it caused a little anxiety, cutting into some prized horse riding ribbons! But it was totally worth it in the end!
Things I learnt:
Ribbon is hard to work with! These ribbons in particular. The screen printing wasn’t particularly robust, even the turning out process took its toll. And the rainbow ribbon has been digitally printed in those colours, so minor mistakes showed through as a weird white mess.
The curating on where each ribbon should go and what to fussy cut takes way longer than actually sewing the bear together!
I love making pieces like this!
In other news, my lounge room is still a mess as we continue sorting through absolutely everything in my studio. But the end is in sight! And it has to be, as we are having a baby shower here on Saturday and expect the weather to be unpredictable.