I am in danger of getting broody. My cousin has just had a little boy, and so has a college friend of mine. I’ve been meaning to try my hand at a little patchwork quilt for some time, so why not two?! I’m keeping it simple and not getting ahead of myself. Simple squares and then I’m planning on quilting along the seamlines once the patchwork portion is sewn up…..
Basically, both quilts will be in the same colourway, lightweight, and crib sized so they can be used as coverlets or play/changing mats on the floor. I think the colours work nicely for a boy. I’m never very confident about my ability so choose colour combos, but I’m quite happy with this. I think it looks cute. Nice simple layout too. Although I might yet add a little applique motif and/or embroidery detail either to the front or the backing to personalise each one….
For my college friend, each of us in the class is going to sew a piece of the patchwork section, so that we’ve all put a little something personal into our gift to her. So I’ve bagged them all up in order and labelled them. (That’s a bit obsessive, right?!)
I get asked the “are you going to have any more” question alot with regard to babies. My answer is pretty much the same every time. “Never say never, but I doubt it very much”. Elliott is enough for me to handle! Having said that, there’s a weird thing going on at the moment. I remember all the midwives when I had Elliott, and I swore I would NEVER go through that again. They all said the same thing with a knowing smile “OK, see you in a couple of years then” followed by a nudge and a wink to their colleague. It’s like some weird internal timer. Elliott is 2 1/2 now, and yes, I can feel myself getting broody! Those midwives have some spooky insight thing going on.
All these beautiful babies popping out all over the place (please excuse the unfortunate turn of phrase), just isn’t helping! Please stop it ladies!