I had a number of sewing targets I hoped to meet before Katie was born. The first had to be met, really, since it was a commission.
The Summer Meadow quilt is for a toddler girl. Her mum and I picked out a bright mix of fabrics with lots of interest in them. It has birds, butterflies, foxes, flowers and elephants….in such a happy, summery mix of colours. I guess it would be a challenge to find all those together, especially the elephants, in one meadow – but you never know, especially in the mind of a toddler.
Like most of the quilts I make it is backed in soft unbleached flannel. I love the feel this gives to the quilt. With the bamboo/cotton mix wadding it still stays fairly thin bit it has a definite weight and warmth to it.
And just because I can’t resist, and to break up all the sewing, here’s something non-sewing. Little Katie peacefully sleeping in my arms (who would have known you could take photos while carrying a sleeping 7 week old?).
I also desperately wanted to make some sleeping gowns for Katie before she was born. I’ve seen them over the years and thought they looked like a great idea – no poppers for night-time changes. The pattern came from Growing Up Sew Liberated and was pretty straight-forward (actually very, I just had to learn a little as I’ve never sewn with jersey before – it was pretty okay once I got into the swing of it).