It is soooo nice to sleep again in my own bed and in my own house after 4 weeks of being a nomad.
Anyhow after much cleaning and organising I allowed myself a spot of sewing .....
Last year my friends and neighbors celebrated the arrival of their second child. Actually we all celebrated and Ottilie is the most adorable little girl ever. Sadly they now have moved to the west country and I miss my almost daily dose of Otti very much. But on the plus side I get to visit them and enjoy the beaches of Cornwall ...there is that all important silver lining.
Otti got one of my changing mats when she was born but a quilt for her bed is still outstanding and as my first visit will happen in the next months I started to make the long planned quilt for her.
I bought the panel fabric I used in this quilt almost 2 years ago at the Eternal Maker's stand at the Birmingham quilt festival. Honestly one moment an entire role was there, the next it was gone and I was lucky or actually smart enough to buy right away.
This Japanese panel fabric was sort of earmarked for something really special but without any specific plan. That is until Otti came along. It is just perfect for her and her parents. I added many pieces of other Japanese linen blends, cottons and some ticking fabric too.
This was a lot of fun to make and is sort of 'improv' pieced.
Stay tuned to see the finished quilt.