Or really I could call this the free quilt.
Have you noticed I have caught the quilting bug lately! Of course there is other sewing going on: softies, and an Ottobre that I am fossicking through for some winter clothes for the boys. I think I caught it from Dolores after seeing her Central Park baby quilt with zig zag back. Afterall it had been quite some time since the last.
So in the last couple of weeks I have made a quilt top of lovely Sherbert Pips Charm Squares. But I need batting and backing fabric to finish.
On a whim I made this quilt for Hamish, the piecing was quick, as was the simple wonky line quilting. The best part is that I didn’t spend a cent on it, I only used fabric I already had, some of which had been giving me the evil eye for quite some time, I also joined two pieces of batting to make one large piece, and I already had the backing fabric. I didn’t even need to buy new thread to match. Pretty impressive huh!!
Hamish loves it, he’s a little obsessed with Cars and the movie and this is as close as he’s getting to merchandised bedlinen. Mind you when he spotted the gorgeous Heather Ross Rabbits and Race Cars prints pictured he exclaimed “theres McQueen and Mater”.
Meanwhile Cadel started his new kindy yesterday. He had an excellent first day and he was so sweet last night, I think he actually missed me. Hamish was pretty good only a little teary when we left Cadel, and had no trouble coping with being the centre of attention for the day, though this might change.
Since Hamish was given his quilt Cadel has been rather keen for one of his own. He insist’s it should be a train or Thomas the Tank Engine quilt. I haven’t seen any train fabrics that I even remotely like at the moment. I love this fabric range, its Dan Stiles Marine for Birch Fabrics. Do you think I could convince him into an Octonauts quilt?
Or perhaps I might try my hand at appliqueing or embroidering some trains.
Blogging might be a bit sporadic for the next couple of weeks as there are some exciting and time consuming things happening around here. All will be revealed soon…