Friday, 25 January 2013

A Challenge And A Finish...

Don't forget this months Book Challenge to win a copy of this lovely book I reviewed a few weeks back, to enter, remember you just need to make a crafty project from a book you have, and you get extra entries for being a follower, and telling me your favourite crafty book.

And so in that vein, I have completed my project for the month, and I was super crafty, I managed to combine this with my plans to make a quilted playmat for my friends new baby, so that's 2 things off of my list for this month!

It's been handed over to it's new owner today, little baby Amelia (I can neither confirm nor deny that her Mum had a little cry and that started me off!). She is just 10 days old, and absolutely adorable ( I even managed to sneak in a few little cuddles), although she slept nearly the whole way through my visit.
I did some FMQ on the centre square, which gave it a slightly snowy look, and it was lightly quilted round the edges, for puffiness.  I added a little label to the back with her name and date of birth (in case she forgets), and in white underneath my name- you can't see it in the picture, but that's how i like it, a little understated.  

It is a really lovely little playmat, and I am delighted it was so well received, and actually it's my first proper finish of the year, so double hooray!
Lets not forget that we already have some fabtastic (there I go inventing new words again) entries to this months competition, well worth a look around these ladies blogs,:
Lia's Handmade
Gertie Quilts For England- Book Bag
Foster Reviews It

Liz at Dandelion Daydreams
Heather at Quilts In The Queue
Amy at Amy's Crafty Shenanigans
The Zakka book has been getting a bashing, well done ladies
And if you want to join the Flickr group, we are here, it's always great to see the entries posted over there all together.

Competition closes on the 31st of January, and there will be another one next month.
Ange x 


  1. Gorgeous quilt, I love the embroideries on it.

  2. I might find a nice quick project to do, still working on the blimmin pixel quilt and I had aimed to finish the top by thursday. Don't think I'll be making another for a while, the applique ones were so much more fun!

    Glad Amelia and mum liked your playmat- I love the quickness of baby quilts and they're so cute and small!

  3. The quilt is so pretty - I think it's the prettiest quilt I have seen made from A Walk in the Woods :-)


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