Sunday, 9 February 2014

Room for a little one...

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!

30 comments:

  1. Oh get you, halfway through! Not sure I have any finishes. Love the baby quilt

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  2. Well done indeed. I don't think I've finished a single thing yet, in fact I'm sure I'm going backwards...

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  3. Adorable, tumblers were a great choice and love the fleece!

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  4. It looks wonderful and snugly

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  5. Love the baby quilt, and the size is ideal!

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  6. Looks great, and like you say, a great size for hauling around for baby tummy time! You are really chugging through your WIP's, well done!

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  7. Love this! Tumblers are just gorgeous and perfect size for a baby, they're only small after all! x

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  8. Lovely little quilt, and gorgeous colours

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  9. yay for an adorbs little finish!

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  10. Yay you! That is a fab quilt!!!
    Esther
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  11. Go you indeed! Loving the backing! Jxo

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  12. Great backing and a very thoughtful little gift. I think small baby quilts are super handy for new mums.

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  13. Cute quilt! Please tell me that you are joking about being half way through the quarter, I have loads of WIP's still waiting to be worked on :(

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  14. Perfect little quilt. Get you - another FAL item! Di x

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  15. it is so cute. And go you - definitely on a roll :-)

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  16. Lovely - I could do with something small right now! I haven't finished anything on my list yet !!

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  17. That's some pretty awesome fleece . I'm jealous that you've finished 4 out of 8, I've only managed 1!

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  18. Perfect size, lovely wee quilt. I need to break out my tumbler die very soon.

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  19. I'm with you about the size of baby quilts- small is perfect! And it is definitely 'gender neutral'! Great job Missus!

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  20. I think it's great and my gender neutral warrior inside is very pleased ;) Are you on the fabric fast too then?

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  21. Hadley, that is one awesome make! It's very much gender neutral and will be a total hit. Well done!

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  22. love the cow backing - so cute!

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  23. Very nice! I really like the tumblers, as well as the red/aqua. 2021 50wt is what's on my machine right now and most of the time.

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  24. It's fabulous and I love the backing!! I can't believe you're halfway there with your FAL list, though...you put the rest of us to shame!

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  25. oh it's lovely! Definitely gender neutral. you're doing so well with your FAL list!

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  26. This is fun and cuddly at the same time, I am sure she will be wowed by it.

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  27. Go you! Yet another adorable finish. Wish my FAL list was looking so good ;-(

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