Monday, February 24, 2014

Kawaii baby blanket

I began this baby quilt when my friend's baby was still in-utero and she didn't know the sex. After I had cut about a dozen 4.5" squares, little Daniel was born, two weeks early.

So I added a little more blue/teal than I had originally planned, 

A little label for the little man and a lemon brushed cotton backing, it looks a little bright here, 

I really adore Kokka fabric - it is so Kawaii!

(according to Wikipedia - Kawaii (かわいい [kaw͍aiꜜi], "lovable", "cute", or "adorable")

completed with my new love of machine binding for those times I'm in a hurry


I made this blanket to suit a pram or bassinet. We are still having some really warm days here and it is quite light but with the brushed cotton backing it remains cosy and warm when required.
Happy Stitching

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The best part about hubby going away...........

The best part about hubby going away for two weeks is his return - not just his physical presence but this.........

Fat quarter bundle of Grant Park by Minick and Simpson.

This deliciousness is set aside for this quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini here.
I know there is a lot of talk about supporting our local shops and believe me I do! I have one right beside my local supermarket and another not that far away. But when you have free shipping to a hotel in the US and 20% off in which the Fat quarter shop sent to the hotel before Christmas and the hotel kindly held it till my hubby arrived, you can't go past this opportunity.
I can and will continue to support my LQS' but I saved $70 by buying this FQ bundle the way I did.
I've also been playing around with scraps
And a little man in my life started kinder
Happy Stitching