Sunday, 19 July 2020

2 Quilt Tops in a Day

I had a very productive weekend last weekend - I have definitely got the sewing and finishing things bug at the minute!

A while ago, Darren asked me to make a quilt for his friend, Oli, who had just had a baby. It took him some time to pick some fabric, but finally decided on this lovely Jungle Friends set by Makower. I bought it from one of our local shops, Escape and Create. As the baby had been born, and Darren wasn't seeing Oli for a while due to lockdown, it did creep down in the pile.


But inspiration struck this weekend and I got all the material out. As always, I buy the material and then work out what to make. I sketched out some ideas and realised I had enough for 2 baby quilts (although I wasn't convinced by my maths until I had cut it all out). Which is lucky, as another friend of ours, Rachel, is expecting baby number 2.

The fabric was cut in long quarters, so lent itself to 10 inch and 10.5 inch squares nicely. This dictated my designs.

Quilt 1 (Rachel's):

Quilt 2 (Oli's) - I did try to get it all the same direction but it's hard with triangles! It doesn't look to jarring though, and the stripes were all the same way:

And look at those points!! (don't look at the lack of pattern matching)

Amusingly, both Oli and Rachel are maths teachers and work in the same department. I think the fabric is just perfect - subtly mathsy and my layouts are different enough for me to gift them to them!

Now to get some backing and get them finished!




9 comments:

Raewyn said...

Nice to have a catch up read on what you are up to Bethan...well done on completing the two baby tops at once and nice that you could get such different looks for them both! They look extra cute - I love that fabric range :-)

Karen's Korner said...

Well done on the design. It showcases the lovely fabrics.

Lin said...

Two fun tops for your friends babies. xx

butterfly said...

The quilt looks wonderful.
Have a lovely week.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

So, the Maths Department have been multiplying! Lovely quilts for both babies.

jude's page said...

You have been busy, and it sure feels good to get some progress doesn't it?

Faith... said...

Those are so cute Beth Ann! You certainly are quick at sewing once you have made up your mind!

Mini said...

These are beautiful. Well done!

Tiffstitch said...

Those are beautiful! And what great fabric choices for math professors.

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