yep, another little quilt for another new little person!
I became an auntie again recently. Well, an honourary auntie anyhow. Marks bestie and his wife just had their second child, a perfect little girl called Sophia Lily.
We didn’t know if Sophia would be a boy or a girl, and well that sometimes can be a problem when you want to give a handmade present. These things take time and planning. When their first daughter Emily was born four years ago, I had been on maternity leave and had time to knit a blanket in a gorgeous (and gender neutral) red. It took about two months. This time I made a little quilt. It took four days. Four! Nights actually, since sewing when the kids are around is difficult. Four days to cut, sew, sandwich, quilt and hand-finish the binding. And look, its done!
I have no idea what the fabric is, but the little birds and apples are cute without being twee, and the colours are pretty and bright without being oppressively pink. The pattern is a freebie by Oh Fransson, published here. Such a cleverly simple design. The seaming was rediculously easy, its all straight lines and no tricky corners to match up. I quilted as per the pattern and the straight-line quilting is pretty wonky, but hey its supposed to be. Although maybe mine is a little wonkier than intended; its a bit puckery too (is that even a word?). I think next time I’ll try quilting all the lines in one direction instead of sewing up and back.
I hope it Sophia likes her colourful little quilt to roll around on!
I made some cards too…
Everything’s better with bunting, right?!