The girls' teacher will be going on Maternity leave at Easter, and as soon as I found out at the beginning of term, I was pulling fabrics and putting a little baby blanket on my FAL list.
I picked out all the red, white and aquas from a couple of Little Apples charm packs, and added in a few of extras to make up the numbers.
I was originally just going to use the charms au naturel, for a simple patchwork, but when I saw Fiona's tumbler quilt in issue 5 of Love Patchwork & Quilting, (you know the one!), a quick spin of the Sizzix and a mini-tumbler was born...
The backing is fleece, no batting, and I used up some more Little Apples for binding.
Simple horizontal quilting in Aurifil 2021 50wt, which I also used for piecing, as it rarely gets swapped off my machine to be honest, was all that was needed to keep it all together.
I know I had to buy the backing, from here, but at £6/m, I have enough for another little quilt or a cushion or two, so I think I can have this purchase guilt-free!
It's only a tiddler, c. 24" x 32", but I am going on the theory and experience that small babies do not need big blankets; hauling a load of baby stuff about, means the smaller the better, and this is plenty big enough for popping over the car seat, or putting on the floor for a stretch out.
The girls have said it is both 'boyish' and 'girlish', so I guess that's a gender-neutral seal of approval!
Another FAL tick then, that makes 4 out of 8 completed already, and we are almost half way through the first quarter. Go me!