Thursday, 21 May 2009

A quilt for my niece...

A couple of years ago now I made a little quilt for my youngest nieces 1st birthday, she's far too big for it now, but apparently uses it for her dolls (one of whom she's recently renamed Milo in honor of her new baby cousin!), anyway, it's my eldest niece's 7th birthday coming up so thought I'd make her a quilt for that occasion.
I'm not entirely sure that little girls really appreciate quilts as gifts but I know she proudly shows off any handmade gifts I have given her in the past. Also being the mother of a newborn allows me little spare time so perhaps it is a little ambitious a project right now, but it's what I decided I wanted to do!! I bought myself a rotary blade and a quilters ruler yesterday as I am so so rubbish at cutting in a straight line, I've picked out the fabric and I've even cut it into strips (I'm going to do log cabin stylie I thinks) I just need to set up my sewing machine and find time in between nappy changes and feeding to actually do some sewing!
The kari-me sling I purchased weeks and weeks ago, finally arrived at least I now have hands! Milo loves it...he's currently laying fast asleep inside it, he's the most contented he's been in days!
I know I said I wasn't going to go all baby like on this blog but I can't help but share a the first picture I've managed to get of him smiling!


  1. the fabrics look lovely! cant wait to see the finished project!!

  2. Beautiful fabrics! And Milo is so sweet...

  3. Milo is so sweet! :) an it's getting bigger!

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  5. ahh he is adorable and so are the beautiful fabrics you have got! I would love to learn quilting. Good luck with it and can't wait to see it when its all done x