Saturday, 2 March 2013
Aussie Baby Quilt
I just heard that the quilt that I made for our new niece in Holland has arrived, so here are some photos!
This is the third quilt I have made for a little niece - the first one was a Trip Around the World quilt, the second one an Irish Chain quilt. In keeping with this tradition I wanted to make another quilt using only squares. I also wanted to use fabrics from my stash where possible. Initially I planned to make a rainbow quilt, but after making Peter the Platypus I realised I could make a lovely Australian quilt with the Aboriginal fabrics in my stash (some were leftover from the Aussie Quilt I made for my eldest son in 2009, others from other projects like this sunglasses case).
I decided that they would look best against a white fabric (and had to buy that one). I was asked to make the quilt a certain size (approx. 100 x 75 cm, or 40 x 30 inch), so it would fit in the baby's cot. The squares are 2.5 inch. I quilted in the ditch and diagonally (does that word remind you of Harry Potter too?) through the white squares:
The back is a handdyed fabric from my stash:
Peter looked so good on the quilt that I sent them to Holland together:
Robbie was very sad to see Peter go, so I made a new platypus for him. He chose the fabrics, and called him Luke, after his hero, Luke Skywalker ;-)
And here is the gorgeous little girl on her new quilt!