Saturday, 6 February 2021

A finish and OMG

I had hoped this quilt would be a finish in January but I'm happy that it is all finished now. I wanted to make a quilt for one of my students as he and his wife we expecting a baby at the end of January, I was also taking part in the Hearts on fire blog hop and so I combined the two. I needed to include hearts in the design but they couldn't be red.  To make the quilt I needed some blocks with hearts on the. I cut the hearts and machine appliqued them on a plain background

I also wanted to have some plain blocks.

and finally I made 9 patch blocks

Put them all together to make the top. Add wadding, backing and quilt. Finally add the binding. What have you got? A finished quilt that is now packed and on it's way to baby Umar.

I couldn't take the quilt out to photograph as it hasn't stopped raining. We're possibly going to get snow tomorrow which would certainly make a change I'm really happy with this finish and I hope baby Umar will enjoy using it for many years 

I need to decide which project to complete this month. It's always takes a little time to decide and usually I pick something I've been working on for a while. This time I'm picking a project I started recently, February 2nd to be precise. In January I made some pink 9 patch blocks for the Rainbow Scrap challenge and I hunted out the ballerina blocks I had.

Today I made a few more 9 patch blocks and started to add the border to the ballerinas so they are the same finished size. I had to remove the pink border they already had as some of them had no pink border at all .

I still have to finish some 9 patches as I ran out of energy to do them today.

My February goal will be to complete this quilt. I'd like to have it all done including the binding but my goal will be to complete the top and sandwich it. 

I'm linking this post with Patty from Elm Street Quilts for February OMG link up and with Sarah from Confessions of a fabric addict for her Can I get a whoop whoop? link up.

This morning I had my covid vaccination and my arm is a little sore but otherwise I'm fine. I had the AstraZeneca as I can't have the Pfizer one because I'm allergic to one of the substances used to make it. The whole process this morning was like a military operation with everyone socially distanced, chairs wiped down as you left them and good documentation. I was in and out of the church hall they were using in under 15 minutes. Now I have to wait to be called back for the second dose.

I'm going to take myself and my slightly sore arm to bed and I have a new book I want to start reading. I love snuggling up in bed with a good book.

Take care



  1. What an adorable quilt! The pink ballerina quilt is going to look great as well.

  2. Well done on the baby quilt & look forward to seeing the pink one done. I keep saying that I'll take part in OMG, but never seem to get there. I get the Elm Street newsletter & she is such a busy lady, she puts me to shame. I found her blog in the Make Modern magazine after we'd both had a pattern published in the same issue & have followed along since. Take care and stay safe and huggles.

  3. Such a cute finish I know baby Umar and parents will cherish it. And those ballerinas are just so sweet can't wait to see the finished quilt.

  4. I love that quilt. Very cute. Your ballerinas are going to be so cute too.

  5. Congrats on your bright and cheerful baby quilt finish, Lyndsey! Those ballerinas are going to be SEW cute, too.

  6. What fun kid quilts. The fabrics in the first one are especially cute! take care!