Tuesday, February 9, 2016


We are surrounded by babies at the moment....must be the season! 

I always like to do a baby quilt for my family and friends when they become parents or grandparents. I really wanted to try using minki fabric as the backing, but have been terribly afraid because of the stretch, but after reading up on how to sew it, I decided to give it a go.....

Using a pattern from Cluck Cluck Sew , I gathered my scraps of pink fabrics and teamed them with a plain Emma Louise white.

To add something different, I bordered the edges with grey dot material.

I was most afraid how to quilt the top with the minki.  Using my walking foot, I sewed straight crossed lines fairly wide to keep a nice soft feel.

I thought it was lovely and soft but then I washed it and wow it came up even  softer than before.  Now I think I will do all the babies quilts with the minki on the back.....so cuddly.

I think it turned out beautifully and it's off to its new owner next week. I'm sure she will love it!  

Friday, February 5, 2016

FBwF - Butterflies

What do you call lots of butterflies? .........a kaleidoscope (according to Google)

Well I'm surrounded by a kaleidoscope of butterflies this Friday night.  I spent my time drawing and cutting wings and bodies.

Still have a few more to cut out and then they will all come together into a baby quilt  for Harper. 

If you'd like to see what all the FNwF got up to, why not pop over here and visit everyone.

Happy stitching everyone :)
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