Wednesday, 17 May 2017

New baby quilt being created

Our step granddaughter has asked me if I would make a baby boy quilt for her friend who knows the baby she is expecting in June will be a boy. We have looked at some photos of baby quilts I have made and she has chosen a strippy style one with the name appliqued near the top.

I made a start on it this week and have made 2 strips of Happy Blocks:

And 2 strips of fabric circles: each one is a different animal fabric.

 I have already started to applique these with hand blanket stitching. Once they are all stitched I will create a strippy quilt, interspersing these strips with strips of bright fabrics.
I enjoy making these quilts as I design as I go along. Good fun!

I have also started some baby knitting today. One of my young friends is expecting a baby in August and I asked  her if she would like some hand knitted cardigans.  Yes was the answer so I was off to the Wool Shop for some new patterns and wool. Amy sent me some photos of the type of style she likes and when I looked through my patterns I decided I needed more up-to-date ones.
The colours are different for me too - navy, grey, yellow, red. I have bought navy and grey for one cardigan and a lovely variegated soft greys wool for a hooded jacket.  I haven't done any knitting for a while so this is a lovely change for me.

Well, I'm off to do a few more rows of knitting before I make our tea.


  1. mixing the circle blocks with the square is going to give a lovely look to this baby quilt. Enjoy the knitting too, I find it hurts the finger joints too m knot these days.

  2. Oh, I like the idea of adding circles and happy blocks to a strippie quilt. Another fun idea!

    The last baby cardigans I crocheted were for my granddaughters who are now 12. And I used a pattern from a very old book- maybe a 50s pattern. (And it looked like it when I finished). Set had cardigan, hat, mittens, booties. Have fun!

  3. Linda, we seem to be walking the same path as I am husy with baby quilts and baby knitting. The crircles are looking good too.