If you’re a regular reader of my blog you’re probably sick of me going on and on about the quilt that I’ve been making for our baby that is due in now (less than) 2 weeks!
After all, I have been making it and going on about for some time now! (I first blogged about it here – way back in October last year.)
Well I’m glad to say that this labour of love is now finished, and just in time for it’s intended recipient (assuming that is that I don’t go waaaay overdue!)
I really enjoyed having a slow burn project going while pregnant. In a lot of ways making a quilt is a bit like growing a baby – It takes a long time, very gradually gets bigger and although sometimes it seems never-ending and you just wish it was finished; the process is really enjoyable, not to mention that the end result is so worth it.
I also found my time sewing it great bonding time with the baby too. I was sewing love into every one of those little hand stitches! Did you know that there are 192 hexagons there! 192! Like I said, I’m glad I’ve finished now!
Is it just me or is the back of the quilt top is strangely beautiful?
I quilted it along the rows along the hexagon joins and also following the chevron pattern on the borders at the top and bottom – that involved a lot of pivoting!
And for other details that you may want to know …
I bought the fabrics for the quilt top from The Raspberry Creek Etsy Shop (designed by Riley Blake), the binding and batting (bamboo/ cotton) is from Spotlight and I just used a plain old white sheet for the backing. It is standard cot size.
OK – I’m ready to have this baby now!