Well I told you Mr Sewjo was back, and with a vengeance it would seem (for me). Saturday night, the man was off out for a friends significant birthday, and I had the night in (pregnant persons can't be @rsed prerogative!), so of course, I decided to make a night of it and sew up a storm.
As I needed to get a start on the baby quilt for my friends little girl (now about 2 months old, eeeek!) I figured I would crack open the layer cake of Posy I won from the fabulous Aneela Hoey a couple of months ago. Teamed with some Kona White, I set about making a pile of half square triangles the easy 4 at a time way. After a couple of hours I had this big pile:
Enough for 2 baby quilts, and decided to make one for my friends baby, and one for our new little one. The design I liked for us was this one...
and then after a bit of a debate on Instagram when I couldn't 100% decide on the other design, and had a choice of two between
I finally settled on the 2nd one, it was the one I thought I generally preferred, but just needed a bit of reassurance/confirmation. Both of these quilt tops are now together and ready for basting, quilting and binding, which for me, is a miracle, now I just need to find a space for my sewing machine to be set us as the builders are back, and it's utter carnage in my sewing room with all of the boxes.
I am planning on making a few things for the baby, and am looking for some inspiration on good patterns either online or in books, and things others have found useful and cool. Any suggestions and advice gratefully received ladies. :o)
And any tips for using minky as a backing fabric???