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I knit, I sew, I run, I look after children and hamsters, I take truly terrible pictures, I cook, I complain.  Sometimes all at the same time.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

WIP Wednesday

Yesterday, I spent about twenty five minutes sorting the fabric stash, while the girls were in the bath.  Don't all ring Social Services at once, the fabric stash is housed next door to the bathroom, and both girls know not to go under water unless I am there.  Anyway, I have discovered that I have A LOT of fabric, especially fleece, in various pale pink, blue and white shades.  I also have a "quilt" that I started making for Lucy about 2 years ago, and then put away as it was too annoying for words, hand sewing all those raindrops.

Rainbows.  The idea came from Chloe Owens, via Mollie Makes.  Her mini quilt is lovely, and I made one a bit like it for Hattie.  

I suspect I wanted something a bit more bold for Lucy.

Something that a "big girl" would want on her bed.

Something that desperately needs an iron.  

I have now appliqued the raindrops and the cloud, and now I need to put a fleece back on it and bias bind the edges.  Do I have enough fleece backing for this project?  Do I heck.  

My credit card is on fire.


  1. It's a beautiful quilt, love the bright colours.

    1. Thank you! I hope that I can get it finished before she decides she's a (pre)teenage Goth...

  2. I might have told you this ... I tell everyone who quilts this story. My grandmother made little-girl quilts for my cousin and I when we were about 6, and to this day we treasure those quilts! Never underestimate the power of a homemade quilt!!

  3. It looks lovely - can't wait to see it finished. Am trying not to think about all the fabric, yarn and notions that desperately need a tidy in our office/sewing room. Will have to kick husband and kids out at some point so I can have a sort :-/