Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Baby quilt, all done!

My quilt recently came back from the quilter's, leaving the final (and very enjoyable) step: adding the binding. I made a double-fold binding as per the method described in my cousin, Mary Elizabeth Kinch's excellent book, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts. I can't speak to other techniques, since this is my first completed quilt, but I found this worked so well, and really made for a lovely finished edge. And had the added benefit of requiring some very zen hand-stitching, which we all know I love!

I am so thrilled with this bright and summery quilt; now just to wait patiently for the little one to arrive, so I can swaddle him up in it!

There are two bits of "charm" (two same fabrics accidentally adjacent) in the quilt, but they're hard to spot!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Guest feature over at Life with the Crew!

Today I'm being featured over on the blog: Life with the Crew. Every Wednesday, Katie has a Hump Day Give-A-Way, and this week's contest is for a set of my Farm Animal Finger Puppets! I'm so honoured to be featured on her awesome blog! So head on over and check out the full post!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014