There's a special wee baby coming in a couple of months and it's got me thinking about baby quilts. I have never quilted in my life, and with no clue at all about what I was doing, I joined some material together and then added binding. That's quilting (albeit very basically), isn't it? Maybe one day I will get brave and try Real Quilting.
Anywhooo, inspired by a quilt I saw on Flickr, I made my own one using the same Aneela Hoey Little Apples fabric. The colours and cute prints remind me of autumn. There are falling leaves, some warmly-dressed children playing games outdoors and cute animals including turtles and snails - what could be more fitting to symbolise the slowing down of the season than those creatures?
I used a thick bamboo wadding, it's so soft and luxurious and was very easy to sew with.
The binding is not a conventional size, but I like it a bit chunkier. So there. I hand-sewed the back of it (you can save the applause, although I did feel quite Quilterly doing that). It took me hours to do this, but having completed it, I feel a sense of quiet quilter satisfaction.
Time taken: 3 days
Degree of difficulty: The most challenging part was making my own bias binding and mitering the corners neatly - I might need to practice those a bit more
Result: I hope my sister likes it, my blanket stash is getting ridiculous!