Friday, 11 August 2017

Baby Quilt III

As I did for my first and second babies, I’ve made a quilt for the one I’m expecting in little over a month. Like I did with their quilts, I’ve only used fabrics from stash, many of them remnants from clothes and old projects, though only 14 different fabrics this time. Am I getting lacy? The boys where fascinated during the whole process, comparing the new quilt with their own. 

I stitched the top together on my 1924 Singer treadle, a little now and then when I had good days. I’ve had lots of contractions this pregnancy, much more than with the others, and have been prevented from doing pretty much anything in any way physically taxing. I was on partial sick leave from 20 weeks and on full sick leave from 29 weeks. Good thing I like to hand sew and read, or I would have gone nuts by the forced inactivity. Anyway. This is a patchwork style I’ve liked for a long time, so it was nice to try it. It turned out pretty well I think.

The binding is made from the same fabric on all three quilts, and some of the fabrics show up in all three as well, while some show up in two, or only in one. Sort of symbolic of how siblings are similar and unique at the same time.

The quilting is done by hand, again in a similar fashion to the other baby quilts. Quilting was by far the most fun part of this project.

And that’s that. I’ve also made some comfort blankets for baby, but that’s about as far as I can allow my nesting instinct to run, as I can’t go crazy with all of the cleaning and organising I’d have liked to do. More time for reading, eh?