Saturday, 13 April 2013

Lovely handmade gifts

My favourite thing about blogging and social media is all the lovely people I have met online (& some in real life too).  I am lucky enough that some of these people have become friends.  And James and I have been sent some lovely gifts by some of them too.

Engraved wooden heart from sewjustinesew

Engraved wooden heart from Justine

Burp cloth from sewonderfulife

Appliqued burp cloth from Catherine

Burp cloths from verykerryberry

Burp cloths from Kerry

I can't wait to meet/catch up with these lovely ladies at the Fat Quarterly Retreat in July.

You may remember the progress on my crochet blanket:

Crochet blanket progress

Well my Mum decided to make one too and luckily for James and I she is a lot quicker than me so he has a finished blanket!

Crochet blanket made by my Mum

Monday, 1 April 2013

March in Review

Well March was a very different month for me!  There wasn't a lot of blogging and having a baby also limits your fabric buying somewhat!  (This month I used up 8.75 yards and only added 2.5 yards to my stash giving me a net use of 6.25 yards).

I finished my Summersville cushions for the nursery.

Summersville cushions in residence!

I also decided that being 8 and a half months pregnant was the perfect time to finish a very old UFO.  

Scrappy 9 patch top

I sashed all the blocks on my scrappy 9 patch, pieced a back, basted and quilted this when I started my maternity leave at the beginning of March.  I finished attaching the binding by machine half an hour before I went into labour!!!

Quilting done, now to choose binding. Rather than more scrappy colour thinking of a charcoal solid to frame it - thoughts?

I absolutely love this quilt but my favourite finish from this month and without a doubt the best thing I have ever made is my little boy, James Ronan who arrived on 13th March.  

Linking up with:

Lily's Quilts