Friday, 1 April 2016

Daily life and making a cot quilt

Over the last three months it has been so busy in our household. The addition of four adults, two children and a small dog has left me without a thought to spare for my blog, so I had to stop. Quilts have been made, very much more slowly than usual, a minute here and ten minutes there in the sewing room, sometimes with help from our four year old who sits on the floor with a pile of scrap fabrics ''Designing a quilt Granny ''. 


Mealtimes are full on, dog under the table hopeful of food hurled from the highchair by the baby, but there are moments of great delight... a birthday cake decorated with all the cake ornaments including Father Christmas and Snow White, a gummy smile as the littlest one tasted a mild curry and loved it.... and so it will go on for a few more months until our whole family is more settled. So I will try to blog now and again. I miss the routine of writing and the weekly joy of linking up, the seeing what you are all making, the kind coments about what I make and the feeling of fellowship with quilters all over the world.

 So this is what I made over three weeks:

Jungle animal quilt by Green Star Quilts
I drew a new animal for Lily, the kangaroo...

Jungle animal quilt by Green Star Quilts
Here is her name appliqued at the bottom of the quilt:
Jungle animal quilt by Green Star Quilts
I love the use of 3 inch squares of lots of fabrics to create the scrappy look. The backing is pale blue with tiny rosebuds:

Jungle animal quilt by Green Star Quilts
Here is the finished quilt which is cot sized:

Jungle animal quilt by Green Star Quilts
I hope you all have a lovely weekend. Easter is over now, there still may be the odd tiny unfound chocolate egg in the garden to delight a small vole! Our owls in the ivy tree are beginning to think about nests I hope and there is much to be grateful for at home.

Happy quilting to you all,
Kind regards,
Sue 










  

4 comments:

  1. Sounds as if life is treating you well in amidst the chaos but good chaos I'm sure.

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  2. Life really does get overwhelmingly busy at times (to state the obvious), but you have created such an adorable quilt amidst the busy-ness!

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  3. Too cute! I'm sure they'll love it!

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  4. What a lovely little quilt for Lily - she will love it!!

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Thank you for all your comments, I love to read them and will visit your blogs too if possible. Comments are so encouraging and I love knowing that quilters from all over the world are visiting the blog.
Happy quilting everyone!
Sue