Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My friend let me borrow this crib quilt back from her so I could photograph it on the blog. I made it a couple of years ago and it has handstitching on it. The ducklings wings, beaks and eyes are outlined in straight stitch. The pattern came from this book, The Little Book of Little Quilts by Katharine Guerrier. It looks a bit creased but it has been washed many times - hooray, that's what it was made for - it's great to know that it was used and not just put in a drawer and forgotten about.

I sewed some more strips for the recycled top at the weekend but it was mostly taken up by throwing 12 years of accumulated junk into the skip. Poor DH just had to leave me to it - he is a terrible hoarder and he knew that if he helped he would be tempted to keep all the half empty tins of paint, bits of wood etc., "Just in case they come in useful". Which of course, they never do. I am much more ruthless than him - once you get into the swing of chucking stuff away it's easy.

Thanks for all your kind messages regarding the missed start of term, DS is fine now, and getting used to being back at school. It's good to hear I'm not the only one who makes that kind of mistake.

8 comments:

Amy P The Calico Cat said...

I love the way you used plaid!

Hedgehog said...

Very cute little duckies! Somewhere I have red and yellow duck fabric - I should find it! Thanks for the inspiration.

Linda said...

That is one VERY cute quilt!
Love the colours :-)

Libby said...

What a darling quilt. Love the plaid - I always do.

Linda_J said...

How adorable!The colors and fabrics are perfect! I think it is super that the parents are letting the child use and drag it around. It gets worn out and you will make another one since this one will be well loved.

Finn said...

Hi Fiona, it's a very lovely quilt for a baby or child. You did such a good job with it. Love the plaid...*VBS*

Congratulations on getting some of the stuff pitched out. It's a big job!

Tazzie said...

That is the sweetest quilt ever! You did a wonderful job of it Fiona, I bet it is a treasured gift!
*hugs*
Tazzie
:-)

anne bebbington said...

You asked about the kids being in the same class - my three are all bright little buttons, Louise probably the most so, the school decided to put her and three other brightest kids in her year up into the class above with the Y6 kids including her brother as there's only 14.5 months between them - we were very apprehensive at first but so far it seems to be working out ok