For this hop we were asked to play with Kona solids for our project. That's really easy to do as the colours are fabulous and I love the feel of the fabrics. I had a jelly roll of Robert Kaufman Kona solids, Summer 13 which I bought with a gift voucher I won in a hop last year. I added some solids I already had in my stash and I was ready to start. I had several ideas of what I wanted to make but just couldn't decide between them. Help was at hand in the form of a Christmas card that carried the news that one of my husband's nieces had given birth to a baby boy. Every baby needs their own quilt so now I had my project I could get to work.
The run up to Christmas was very busy at work and I wanted Christmas to be a family time so I finally got to cut out my fabric on December 29th The pile of pieces looked so nice I couldn't wait to start sewing.
The colour difference between the blue and the purple doesn't show up too well in the photo but looks good in real life. When I was quilting a certain young cat came in from outside with wet paws, jumped up onto the table and walked over the quilt so there are a couple of paw prints on it. It will go in the wash today and on Saturday we will take the quilt to it's new home.
Seconds after taking the last photo Picasso raced onto the quilt and made himself comfy. He really can be a pain when the weather prevents him spending a lot of time outside. I know the project had to be made with solids but I used a baby print for the backing. This way the quilt is reversible with one side suiting a very young child and the other perfect for him as he gets a little older.
I used some more of the fabrics to create a rainbow binding. and I'm pleased with the effect it creates. I hope Hannah will like the quilt I've made for her son Edward.
Now you need to go and visit today's other participants as there's lots of great projects to see.
Sew Many Yarns (you are here)
I'm off to do a really happy dance as this is my first finish of the 2014 and it's only the 10th January. 2014 could be a really good quilting year.
Have a great day