In a few weeks time I will be going to a Baby Shower for my dear teaching friend Stacey. She is expecting her first baby and I just know that she will be an awesome Mum. This is one lucky baby!
Over the last few months I have been squirrelling away fabrics that fit the brief for a soft baby play mat/ cot quilt which features green and aqua - favourite "Stacey colours!" I also wanted it to be a simple pattern with lots of " I Spy" elements.
Deciding on squares, where fabric is the feature,the result is this
If you look closely you can see lots of interesting things- circus tents, whales, kangaroos,cars ,beetles and birds in cages.
To keep it soft, I have hand-quilted diagonal lines using turquoise Sulky thread. The batting is polyester, so it is light, easy to wash and soft to quilt. The back is a turquoise print and also could be used as a reversible quilt front.
In the meantime I have started to hand quilt the table runner I made last week
Hopefully this will be finished this week.
I know that in our busy lives we can so easily get caught up in "lightning speed" approaches to our projects. Hand-quilting reminds me of the pleasure of taking time, enjoying the process and creating something especially handmade and precious.
Happy sewing, Miriamx