Friday, March 23, 2012

Stitching for Summer

My nephew and his wife have a new baby girl and as per family tradition that means I have a new woollen blanket to stitch. Our new little great niece is called Summer and here is a preview of her blanket.
Apart from the new blanket all I have managed to stitch are some more x + blocks. They take ages and no matter how many I do, the quilt is still way too small so I just have to make more. Hmmm.
When you make the block you have to snip off all the triangle corners. Hating to throw out anything I saved the tiny triangles and sewed them together as well. They make squares less than 1" in size.
I've started playing around with these guys as well but I am not sure what they will end up doing yet.
So although I have been quiet as far as blogging goes, I have been getting a few bits and pieces happening.


  1. The baby blanket looks gorgeous, of what we can see already. And your Xblock quilt is growing nicely too.

  2. Congrats! You are a great aunt! The blanket looks beautiful!

    I love these X blocks! An older woman in our guild saves all of her little triangles. She made a lovely quilt with lots of different sized pinwheels. It was delightful! I like you choice of bright yellow!

  3. I just love what you're doing with your triangle snippets! The x and + quilt looks even better as it grows. And the new baby's quilt is really precious.

  4. Can't wait to see the baby quilt in its entirety:). I love anything with names on it - that applique is so charming, especially with the embroidered flowers:). The x-blocks are great too!


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