This is an easy-peasy disappearing nine patch, nothing earth-changing, just a nice, bright quilt/playmat for a gorgeous spring baby.
For the back I went with a simple stripe design, and also appliqued the little miss' name on in white.
I used the alphabet from Bloom's Abracadabra pattern which I bought a while ago now.
Dear Ros, I hope you will forgive me for using your alphabet on a different quilt - I promise I will make yours soon!
I was very proud that I remembered to trace the letters back-to-front. Normally I forget that sort of thing.
An extra 'e' to practice on with scrap material before I tackled the quilt
Quilting was a grid style, either side of the 9 patch seams. Then I went back and filled in some areas along each edge with denser quilting.
The binding is a turquoise material which I can't for the life of me find the name of. I don't know what I did with the selvedge either. I swear I lose 5% brain capacity with every pregnancy.
The baby has a big sister so I thought I'd make a little something just for her. This little case is based on a tutorial I found on Noodlehead's rather awesome website. I just adjusted the size to suit the zipper I had on hand and then added a bit of embellishment.
I like that it's made from fabrics in the baby's quilt. I filled it with some hair clips and hair bands to complete the gift.
I'm looking forward to having some more cuddles with this baby when I drop these off.
Can never have too many baby cuddles.