Saturday, July 27, 2013

A big sister quilt for Sophie

My friend announced she was expecting her second child but i didn't start quilting until after her first Sophie was born. I made her some muslin wraps at the time but given other friends have received quilts, I decided this was the perfect excuse to make it up to Sophie. 

My mum shared with me her love of Craftsy through which I discovered their free Kissing Fish pattern!
http://www.craftsy.com/pattern/quilting/home-decor/kissing-fish-baby-quilt/39019

Sophie's dad tipped me off that pink and girly was the way to go and given how pretty the original pattern is, I sourced the Spring  House collection layer cake.



I made up my coloured and white fishies...



placed them out...


and voila... A big sister quilt for Sophie - or something to keep her Mumma warm during night feeds of little Charlie ;) 





(The little fish were quick fix, a bad join on two pieces fixed with zigzag stitch but they turned out quite a cute addition!)





A bib for Charlie

Gotta love finding new uses for favourite fabrics!






Friday, July 12, 2013

Cuzco

I had admired the Cuzco by Kate Spain for ages but was a bit put off by the peacock prints.  As is always the case, they ended up being my favourites in the range!



I used the Iphigenes Walk Jelly Roll Quilt Pattern from Little Louise Quilts with a lavender filler fabric rather than the traditional white or cream.

The quilt front with our own lovely lavender
The back

The squiggly quilting


A fellow cat lover would appreciate this!
My happy helpers!