A new month and a productive week!
Thanks to my lovely husband taking the kids out for a long walk on Sunday I managed to get the bulk of the quilting done on my batik quilt and then I got it finished up last night.
I wanted something other than straight lines but I'm no where near ready to try free-motion quilting on something I actually want to use! So I tried some of the decorative stitch patterns on my sewing machine and I was really love how it turned out. I used a variegated thread (YLI Mediterranean) which was the perfect combination of colours.
I did have a little 'help' with the quilting. When they got back from their walk my 2 year old decided that Mummy had spent enough time sewing and she wanted a hug - as I was mid row I let her sit on my knee and help hold the fabric and push the start/stop button. And of course when my 4 year saw that then he wanted a turn too!
Binding is made and I'm hoping to get it bound tonight.
I also finished the quilt top for my Alice Mixtape quilt. I'm so glad I did because it has turned out so nice and not nearly as wonky as I had convinced myself it would be.
Baby boy quilt - a friend had a baby boy yesterday so I'm at the planning stage. I've found a nice bundle of fabrics and am trying to decide between two patterns. This one will jump up the list as I want to be able to send it to her as soon as possible.
I also started making a cushion for my wee girl. I made a cushion for her brother last year that matches his quilt (it was just 4 sample blocks I made to try out new things before I made the quilt) but they both like it so I thought I'd use up the left over HSTs from my pinwheel baby quilt
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