Remember the quilt I made for Bunny last year? Well here’s Buddy’s!
I decided to be (slightly) neater than last time. So I instead of using a bunch of random shapes and piecing them together as I went, I made all the fabrics in equal squares, and then randomly put them together. I think it turned out really cute, and definitely a bit neater than Bunny’s. Though I think serious quilters would still shudder at my methods, I think I’ve learnt a lot since last time!
So a couple of people asked why, since I hate quilting so much, I’ve chosen to make quilts for my kids. hehe, that’s a really good question! Basically when Bunny got old enough to start using a blanket, it was winter, and so I wanted to find her a nice toddler doona (comforter). The problem was every one I found was some ridiculous princess or Dora the Explorer print, and I just wanted something pretty to go with the sweet floral prints in her curtains and things. Which is when I realised I had offcuts of the same fabrics, and a few other cut prints lying around, so I decided to make her something special and pretty, that she could keep.
And now that Buddy is old enough to use a blanket on his own, I’ve come across the same issue (cars, spacemen etc), and wanted him to have something just as special as Bunny’s.
I think it turned out pretty great! I absolutely melted at the huge smile and giggle I received from him when I showed it to him for the first time. Yep, sewing all those squares was totally worth it for that gorgeous boy! Though I won’t lie… this is probably the last quilting project i’ll do for a long time (of course, till i have another baby hehehehe)
ps. I have to add, that as I was trying to take photos of the blanket, Buddy lay down still in his PJ’s and then Bunny ran over with a book. She then commanded me to leave, so she could read him a story. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever! I don’t think I’ll ever forget it