Do you remember this? This quilt started a serious affair with that red spot fabric and the Moda "Sweet" range by Urban Chiks. It started harmlessly with a charm pack and Bronwyn Hayes "Little Chicken Feathers" book and ended with this quilt for my darling niece Ruby (born in September of 2008) I LOVED making this quilt.
When my bestest buddy Nessie announced she was pregnant something insane in the back of my brain knew that I wasn't finished with this fabric, or the stitcheries...so there was a layer cake, and more red spot, and with a little inspiration from Leanne Beasley's "Living the Dream" book this became Olivia's quilt in August 2009. I LOVED this quilt just as much as the first.
There is a lot of fabric in a layer cake. When you add off-white homespun (and red spot fabric!) there is enough for at least one more cot quilt AND leftovers to make this:So of course it was logical when our own baby number three was on the way (and she will be our last) to do something with the leftovers.
I finished binding this quilt last night. It turned out bigger than I'd anticipated. A happy accident which means Maddie might get more use out of it as she grows. I have LOVED making this quilt and I think that maybe this is where the "Sweet" story stops. Everyone knows that too many sweets aren't good for you?! I do still have enough leftovers for a stitchery name plaque for Maddie's room but for now I think 3 quilts is enough.
p.s. Loved the Little Chicken Feathers stitcheries so much that I bought a copy for my grandmother and she embroidered the designs on 33 pillowcases for the great grandies between September and Christmas of 2009. I wonder what Bronwyn Hayes would think about that?