Had a lovely few hours on Saturday picking fabrics for my friends little girl Millie. Her birthday is in 2 weeks and she will be 3 years old. She has an older sister Abi who I made a quilt for a couple of years ago and you know the saying - you can't give one without the other !!!!
Seeing as this quilt will get a hammering I decided not to do a really fancy one but something fairly simple and colourful. I pulled these fabrics to have a play with -
I didn't know which of these I would use. After a bit of thinking I decided to make a spiders web block and started cutting strips. I've been doing a lot of hand sewing lately so it was good to give my machine a bit of a work-out ! Plenty of long straight sewing ! I got all my blocks made on Saturday - 12 of them and cut my sashing strips too. Here is one of the blocks -
I have put most of the sashings on and will post a picture when I have the borders on. I think I will back this with fleece and just a quick meander all over should do the job.
My 16 year old daughter Jess is always asking me why I am making YET another quilt and usually my answer is - just because ! She does not have a crafty bone in her body ! She usually just rolls her eyes at me as if I am mad or sad ( or both ). She doesn't get why I love quilting ! Anyway this time when she asked her usual question I had an answer for her - it's for Millie. That stopped her eyes rolling at me.
And here is a picture of my last baby - Marley ! He is 2 years old and honestly no-one will ever love me as much as he does ! He thinks the sun shines out of my backside - lol ! He is the best behaved out of my 3 cats .. He has accepted the younger 2 - after a bit of hissing and letting them know who's the boss ! He was here first !!