Quick Baby Quilt

We actually had a quiet weekend, shocking! I feel like I’m coming down with the inevitable beginning of school cold so I was happy to chill out at home and sew.

I decided to start a new baby quilt project. I had a cheater panel from Birch Fabric and thought I could just do a quick square quilt. I cut out the squares of picture and then added in the stripes. I’ve had so much fun playing with stripes in my hexi project that I thought they would give this little number some visual appeal…




I love the back because it reminds me of going on a summer holiday…oh the summer, I miss you! Just have to sew down the binding and it was a great day project.

It’s like Christmas!

How much do you love getting packages in the post! It’s the best, especially when you know there is fabric all nestled inside that padded envelope. Oooo ahhhh…

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I’ll unwrap it slowly for you…

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And then that lovely moment when you fully unwrap…

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Ta da, I finally broke down and got both Bernstein Bears lines in layer cakes. I have no idea what I’ll do with them yet but I’m thinking of adding it in with other modern fabric as to not make it too “Bernstein Beary” if that makes sense. Maybe an eye spy quilt?

It was like Christmas this week and not because of the silly cold weather but because my other Dan Stiles fabric from Birch fabrics arrived the next day. It was super on sale at Fabric Worm so I couldn’t resist. I think some of it will go nicely with his new Safari Soirée line…

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I can’t wait to get creative!

Fabric Addiction 2

Confession part 2:

A lot of other fabric has been purchased. I don’t usually feel guilty about collecting yarn and fabric at all because I figure it’s a whole lot cheaper than some other habits out there but this time I don’t know! I love having a large stash to play with as well.

I have stocked up on some basic Kona colours that are cheaper here than in the UK and easier to find; I got white, snow and a couple shades of grey (you can’t even type those words anymore without there being a reminder of the books, lol)!

I also got this gorgeous space fabric from Camelot Cottons. I just saw that the little men are glow in the dark. The colours are lovely which make it a less naff (British word for tacky) novelty boys fabric. I find fabric designed for boys can walk a fine line of looking cheap but I think this will be sweet when mixed in with other geometric prints…

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I also got Safari Soirée by Dan Stiles for Birch Fabrics. It’s too cute and I love the colours. I want more Birch Fabrics in general because they are to die for soft. They say they are 100% organic. I’m not too fused about that but if that’s why they are soft then yippee organic!…

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Off to help mom sandwich a quilt now. I think the next post needs to showcase her latest quilts. She’s done soooooo many since Christmas and continues to blame little ole me for getting her hooked!