Thursday, May 10, 2012

5" pre cuts

A while ago I bought a little pack of pre cuts. I think the range of fabric is called Sweetwater Reunion.
At first I thought it would make a nice little baby quilt so I just put navy and white strips around each piece and got this.
It was firstly a little small and secondly a little too sane for me.
Next I tried this:
 After asking son no. 2 what he thought, he moved a few of the panels to make the red stripe fabric fall in waves.
I do like the way he thinks!
I am not sure though, how to join it up. 
Do I extend the uneven ends with the navy fabric and then border the whole thing? 
I guess I will have to add more striped fabric to the ends so the waves follow through the design edges.
It just may have to lie on the floor for a while until I think about it some more.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

I Can Get Obsessive at Times

Sometimes, I just can't stop at one.
After making the first little singlet, I made 5 more.
Lucky I did!
Last night, to add to my latest great niece, Summer, is our new baby great niece Capri.
We met her after she had only been in the world for 4 hours!
3 singlets for her and 2 more for Summer.

The photos were a bit rushed, a bit like her birth.

In the mean time.......
I finally completed a couple of baby quilts for an order from a friend.
She has them professionally quilted and they took ages to get back to me to add the binding.  Together we designed and cut and I sewed.
I think this one went to New Zealand on the weekend.
And this one is waiting on a name to be added to it.

The backing was made from a soft synthetic plush.
I really liked the squares and their black and white borders but I wasn't crazy about the orange borders. They are very bright and happy though.
Lucky babies and Mums to have such a lovely and generous friend and lucky me to have been involved in the process.