Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Flannel quilt made out of leftovers

I had heaps of flannelette left over from making baby sleeping bags for one of the girls in my mothers' group, and I didn't know what to do with it. I asked her if she wanted it back, and she replied, "No, just keep it and make something with it."

So I did! I made her this lap quilt in a log cabin style, which turned out way better than I thought, except that I made a big mess of the binding because the flannel was way too stretchy around the edges. Still, it's very soft and snuggly! And a great way to use up a couple of metres of flannelette that would otherwise have been chucked out. She's popping around on Thursday to drop something off so I'll surprise her with it then. I hope she likes it!

Evening Star Quilt for a new baby girl...

May I first just say that this was my first attempt at an Evening Star block and quite possibly my last!

Overall the quilt turned out pretty much how I'd imagined, but my gosh I made what is quite possibly the worst mess of my pointwork in any of my quilts so far. Just look at all those blunt triangles! Arrgghh! Luckily the recipient (well, the recipient's mother) is a craft fan and she won't mind at all.

I'm dropping in to meet the new baby tomorrow afternoon and will present it to her then. Fingers crossed she also won't mind the horrendous bunching up of the fabric on the back of the quilt either... ;)

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Mei Tai a year on!

I am so chuffed, my other half pulled this out of the cupboard this morning and decided to take our daughter for a walk in it instead of the pram. She said it was so much more comfortable than the Baby Bjorn! And Hannah is nearly 1 year old and 9kgs!

I'm definitely going to make more. Just as soon as I've finished my quilt. And the bag I have to make for a friend. And the other quilt for Maria's new baby. And... and... LOL.