Friday, 20 February 2015

Options

Those of you on IG will already know that I dropped in a little news recently that a new arrival is expected here this summer.  I'm going to blame the hormonal fluctuations of my pregnancy for my inability to stay focussed on my stitching plans and encouraging me to flit from project to project lately.

One of the flits led to fabric pulls for very small baby quilts in preparation for our new family addition.


I really was only intending to pull fabric to hold aside.  I didn't plan to actually make the quilt tops but I couldn't help myself.  Those fabrics just looked to good to leave unworked - esp those wee foxes!



Totally inspired by this quilt on Pinterest I set to work chopping up little bricks 3" wide and of varying lengths.



Then, I paper pieced some little sail boats, forgetting as a I drafted my pattern than I should have done so in reverse.  Aw well, my boats are just sailing in a different direction but I'm sure the baby will never know.


This little quilt top measures 36.5" x 38.5" just big enough for a car seat, crib or a pram cover and I LOVE it!!!!

Once that was done, I couldn't wait to whip up a similar girl option because I don't know which I'm having and our Health Trust has a policy of not disclosing the baby's gender.


Back to the stash and I chose pretty pastels this time


and made little 6" versions of my Bee Blessed heart tutorial to replace the sailboats.  Aren't they sweet?



I love this one too



and some of the fabrics I included are really cute!

I have basted the quilts (after some dithering deliberation over backing fabrics for the girl quilt) and they are now ready for quilting when I get some more time at my machine.  Since they are only little I don't think it will take too long and then I will have the option of either quilt to cosy our newborn in when the time comes!  Which is probably a good job because I have no idea when I'll find time to sew after he or she arrives!

21 comments:

  1. Congratulations! They are both gorgeous. Love the additiion of the hearts and especially the boats!

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  2. What a lovely way to spend time waiting for your new family member! Wish you all the best and no sickness! And I am pretty sure that the girl will love the ships as much as the boy the hearts :)

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  3. Congratulations on expecting a new arrival! I love both of those quilts - maybe you'll have twins and be able to use both of them. :)
    Enjoy the weekend!

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  4. Congratulations Sarah. Love the sail boats.

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  5. How did I miss your wonderful news?!?! Huge congrats and 2 beautiful tops, too. X

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  6. Oh you do make me smile with your preparedness! Now relax xxx

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  7. I know what it's going to be! A baby ;o)

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  8. Aw these are sooooo cute! Nothing like a deadline to up the productivity! Jxo

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  9. Congratulations!! I hope your pregnancy will be smooth sailing ;)

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  10. Sarah they are just lovely. Love the sailboats. Will have a go at the ST block but may have to use some of the BB stash. Will that be ok?

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  11. Both fabulous little quilts. I hope you're spending longer with your head out of the toilet now :)

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  12. wonderful, I missed your news but did notice you were big into baby quilts. Keep well and take care x

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  13. Oh wow! I am just catching up and could have fallen through the floor! well done you and how amazing and wonderful! Congratulations dear!

    fab little quilt tops, too! I expect you will find a use for the other one!

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  14. Congratulations! I'm late reading blogs, so I missed your news. How lovely :) And what a lucky wee one having two quilts already :) Hope you're taking it easy!

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  15. These are both super sweet, and I'm so excited about you pending arrival? Hope you're feeling well these days. xx

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  16. Wooo hoooo - just catching up on some very late blog reading, and wow how exciting to hear your news.... congratulations. I will be watching your blog with keen interest for more news about how you are getting on, and what other baby sewing is happening. A huge hug from me xxx

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