Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A lady baby quilt. Pin {real life}

There's this pin on my Quilt Love pinterest board.  I love so much about it - the curved edges, the simply block pattern in vintage sheets and the judiciously used doily.

I don't have a baby anymore - nope she is well and truly a little girl.  Yet I made this one afternoon some months ago, just wanting to make something - anything.

The blocks are rectangles because I had just a remnant strip of the children at play, fabric and I didn't want to waste a bit - that fabric has forced the dimension and design of the whole thing.  The rest of the quilt is made up from reproduction prints with a little some Laura Ashley scraps and a trio of battenburg lace napkins.

I lined the lace blocks, leaving the lace free, so that once quilted the corners can be fingered and handled.  A neat discovery for little hands I think.

The back uses the last piece of my Children at Play print.  As I finished the quilting I found out a workmate of my husbands had just had a baby girl - their fourth child, there only and much longed for girl.  What better gift than an ultra girly, lacy quilt then.

I'm reminded that I needn't have worried about making something without a purpose, but to just go with it when the mood strikes.