Hope you all enjoyed the glorious, and somewhat unexpected, sunshine over the Easter holidays. For us, the long weekend was full of family and food and the garden. I finally got started on a vegetable patch, which a totally new concept to me and quite exciting too. The ground work is all done - the space was there and even a few fruit plants were there too, but it was overgrown and neglected after two summers of changing hands. I have absolutely no idea what I am doing really, but the idea of being able to stroll over to the patch and pick something fresh for supper seems simply divine. I have a book, I have some packets of seeds, so we shall see if I actually manage to grow anything at all. I'll post some photos soon.
I haven't had nearly as much time for sewing as I would like, but one project is finished and just in the nick of time too. For ages I have been wanting to make a baby quilt....or rather this specific baby quilt.....it was just that we are at that age where there are not many baby's around, if you know what I mean. Anyhow, the chance came along, and I decided to have a go. This pattern, called 'Dwell' is from my favourite book 'Simply Retro' by Camille Roskelley. I have made quite a lot of the quilts in this book now, and I do love the fresh modern approach of her design. I used her fabrics too and jumbled up the colours and it was a quick quilt to assemble. It would be an ideal project for a beginner as it is not too big either.
It was really fun mixing and matching the fabrics to construct the little houses.
The quilting was fun too, allowing for a touch of whimsicality! I think it is just charming and it will be on its way to a little girl who was born on Thursday. I hope it is loved and snuggled in and played on and brings cheerfulness every day. For my part, there is something magical in creating a gift for a whole new life.... a new little person and a whole new beginning.
Next time: The Steamer Trunk Quilt Part 2 - it's turning out to be really cool project, so hope you'll pop back and check it out. Bye for now... Ruby x