When my mam died in March I decided to finish the comfort teddies and quilts she had started or was planning to make.
The teddies are all done. Well I thought they were, until I mentioned them to my sister. Have you given them any underwear? she asked. Er, no. Mam was very insistent that they all had knickers, she said. Do I get the knitting needles out and make some or leave them as they are? I don't think the little recipients of the teddies will mind them having no undies so I've decided not to bother.
I finally finished hand stitching the last of the three quilts that my mam was going to make for homeless families. I'll put the backing fabric on them when I can get back into my sewing room.
They're not very photogenic at the moment so instead here's a picture of a lap quilt I made at the beginning of the year.
It was made using two block patterns and some scrap fabric. The cream stripping came from old bed sheets.
I made my own bias binding by stitching pieces of scrap fabric together.
For the back of the quilt I wanted to use fleecing as I thought it would be warmer than fabric. As luck would have it I found a fleece blanket in IKEA for less than a fiver.
I've quite pleased with how it came out as it was the first quilt I've made. Maybe next I make a quilt though I won't do any machine stitching when I'm suffering from the flu !!!!
Have a great week.
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