Don’t worry, I have not suddenly changed focus in terms of sewing output. But special occasions warrant extra care and attention. So when a very good friend told me she was expecting, the opportunity to venture in to the realms of decorative fabric was irresistible. My maths is fairly basic when it comes to making quilts, so I must have tried the patience of the poor shop assistant whose job it was to work out how much fabric I needed for the baby quilt I had in mind.
A few weeks later, and after much time spent on hands and knees arranging said purchased fabric and also deciding on the layout I am pretty proud of the end result. I have quilted around every dinosaur and palm tree, used two types of variable coloured thread and vacuumed the house repeatedly. All that cutting sure does make a mess.
This creation is roughly 1.5 meters by 1 meter and is fully reversible. I used cotton curtain interfacing as batting (convenient width, locally available and also inexpensive) which is nice and light weight. My favourite bit is the border showing a coastal seaside view. I fell in love instantly and the rest of the quilt was based around it.