Sunday, 21 April 2013

Finished : The baby’s quilt

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!)

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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!

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Is it just me or is the back of the quilt top is strangely beautiful?

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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!

Joining in with my creative space and Show and Tell later in the week.

Jen x

15 comments:

Sophie Slim said...

YAHOO!!!! Love that, ready to have the baby now! hehe! Only TWO WEEKS! EEEEE! Excite!!

This is really beautiful Jen, you've done a GREAT job, I really love the hexies and chevs together.

Its just really really lovely! You must be so proud :) x

Cassandra said...

I looks fantastic! I don't think I'd have the patience to work on something so intricate.
Two weeks to go!!!!! Yay!!! If I don't see you on the interwebs between now and then, I hope all goes smoothly for you. So exciting!!! xo

Roslyn@Sew Delicious said...

Wow Jen!! A spectacular finish. It is just beautiful :) You must be totally thrilled with it!

Max said...

it is an absolute beauty, like sophie said, the combo of hexies and chervons looks ace, and the colour mix is lovely too. well done you.
wishing you a peaceful birth x

thingsforboys said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt! It looks absolutely beautiful. Perfect timing too :)

Frater Family said...

Jenny it looks awesome. You are one talented lady! All the best for the arrival of number 3. Thinking of you. Jo xox

Leonie said...

Love it! yay for finishing it and in time. A gorgeous labour of love :)

Hootnz said...

Never sick of seeing this....it is so sweet and the chevron border completes it perfectly :))

Amy Seven-Stitches said...

So wonderful to see it finished, Jenny. Hexagons are so time consuming and intricate that they fully justify every glimpse of work in progress.

Anthea Livingstone said...

Looks amazing Jen! The back of the quilt looks like a Honeycomb. Just perfect to reflect your Busy Bees :)

Leonie said...

Oh wow! it is absolutely amazing!!!!

Jessi said...

wow! that is a mighty fine effort, especially at 38 weeks pregnant!!

I am loving the fabrics that you have chosen :0 Good luck with the pending arrival.

Christine said...

It is beautiful. I just found your blog and love all the beautiful things you make.

Sima J said...

WOW .. just been checking out your blog and just WOW that is an AMAZING quilt - must have taken you forever (well, put it this way anyway, it would have taken ME forever haha) I LOVELOELOVE it :-) Good on you .. might just have to add you to my blog list :-)

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! The zig zags at the bottom are a great additon.