Monday, 1 October 2012

Sewing in September

Yet again, another month dominated by sewing a quilt for my little niece/nephew! It's H's turn this time, and I've been seriously working to churn out blocks for his first birthday quilt. The first 40 blocks took me four months, the next 40 took me a week! Now to piece them and decide on quilting - I'm thinking diagonal lines through the centre of each block.

I Spy Small Plates Blocks
Here's the blocks

And the completed rows so far, from both sides of the door!:

Small Plates quilt rows

Small Plates quilt rows

The rows are coming together quickly, and I'm hoping to have it all pieced by the end of next week, as we've got a huge number of commitments this week, especially my brother in laws wedding (speaking of, I gave up on embroidering their cushions, I found a good phrase but my embroidery skills just aren't up to it!)

Here's their cushions:

Wedding Ring Cushion

I've also been making the odd little bit like this fabric basket and toy tidy:

Tortoise tidy

Lizzy House fabric basket

Hopefully this will be finished by the end of October so that it can go up North at half term, and so that I can finally crack on with other things!

Linking up with Lily's Quilts Small Blog meet - hopefully I can top 50 followers this month!

Lily's Quilts
Also linking with Catherine's Slow Bloggers Linky

Knotted Cotton


  1. That's going to be such a pretty peek-a-boo quilt. :)

  2. I love your quilt. I'm on a baby quilt mission having promised one to at least 4 of the wee man's little friends as bday presents. So I may borrow your design ;)

  3. I love your "design door":-) Your creations all look great - your nephew will love the pictures on his quilt!

  4. Love the quilt - I suggest wonky wavy lines to give it a textured feel :)

  5. I'm excited to see what direction your quilt takes; but right now I am in love with your door-handle basket! What a great idea!

  6. Dropping by today through Lily's many cute projects going on here! Darling quilt!!

  7. Great makes. I need to make a few of those little baskets to organize my scraps.

  8. I have just called in from the 'small blog meet' .. you have been busy, and I love the idea of using a door as a design wall...very clever.

  9. Love the cushion fabric, I have a pile of them in my stash and I'm desperate to find a project to use them on, they're lovely. What a cute quilt, great progress in 1 week on the blocks, sometimes we just need a bit of motivation, and I'm guessing you just want it to be finished now, Good Luck. Ange x


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