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3 Jul

Time to report on recent finishes; on my list for this quarter was a quilt for a new baby. At the beginning of the quarter all I had to do was stitch the binding down, but I was suffering with painful hands so couldn’t rush it.

I was hoping to get it finished before my brother and his wife came down in April but then they cancelled the trip due to the imminent arrival of their baby. This meant that I had a bit more time to finish it.

I had great fun making polaroid blocks using fussy cuts from my stash and some specific donations from lovely IG friends. I wanted to make blocks that would be personal to the new parents so included a fussy cut of a London underground map with their wedding location on it; a piece of woodgrain (my brother works with wood); a microscope (for my sister-in-law a doctor specialising in microbiology); a camping fussy cut – they met on a church camp; you get the idea.

Not every block is related but I’m sure we could find a tenuous link if we tried! I’m sure it will be a fun i-spy quilt as baby grows older and tries distraction techniques at bedtime.

I hand stitched the label with the name and birthdate and blanket stitched it on to the quilt.

I made a quick trip to London with my mum when baby was a couple of weeks old and gifted the quilt then. We’re off again shortly for a weekend as my children are super keen to meet their new cousin.

Quilt stats:
Pattern: Polaroid – there are a number of tutorials out there, I think I used this one as a starting point
Finished size: 36″ x 48″
Fabrics: Background Alison Glass Sunprints Compass in Inky
Backing fabric: Vacation Camera by Makower
Binding fabric: ‘Paris’ stripe in charcoal, selvedge reads Vive Gade
Quilted using a variety of Aurifil threads in a variety of weights

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