I made this quilt for my dearest oldest friend who was expecting her first baby end of May. Little Lucy made an early appearance though, so she won’t be getting the quilt for her baby shower, but for her birthday!
Demelza is one of my favourite people in the world, I’ve known her since late high school (Aussie college) she’s super creative and a really inspiring artist. Lots of her family sew and are crafty, so when it came to making her a unisex baby quilt I felt a lot of pressure! Suddenly all my choices seemed wrong, or not quirky enough, or too boyish or to girly. In the end I knew her and Slava wouldn’t mind what I made.
We didn’t know if Lucy was a boy or a girl when I made the quilt, so I used some of my favourite general colours in here, minty little horses and a sloth or two from Sarah Watts, Cactus and wildflowers from Leah Duncan, a bit of vintage and some rich Botanics from Carolyn Friedlander.
I also used some backing fabric I’d been saving for this particular baby, it’s Children at play on parade, the circus theme is especially fitting for Melz. I hope so much that she likes it. And also that baby Lucy knows how much she is loved from the other side of the world already. xxoo
Wowsers, time is just snowballing in my life! If the years go by this fast now, gah 10 years from now I’m going to have to stop sleeping or something. This new business of having my own business is proving quite challenging as well as satisfying. Definitely a lesson in time management. Perhaps overkeen on meeting and satisfying everyone, I’ve had to dial back the ‘special case’ early starts and late evenings (which were every day!) That, along with some ridiculous co-op living nonsense and miserable weather have forced me to buy daffodils to keep sane!
I’ve been working on some cool things. Remembers those shorts? Well they were a lesson in why you should make a muslin first because wheeeew were they high waisted! Ha! Not that I mind terribly, but having no waist to begin with has never made me want to embrace the trend. I did insert a fly zip like a pro, so it wasn’t a total loss. Just throw on a long t-shirt and no one will ever know how high they go : )
Also I finished a verrrry special quilt for Casey’s baby. Only a couple weeks to go!!!! Wow I never thought I’d be so excited for a niece or nephew. So exited. Just a sneak peek for now, but I’ll show you the whole thing as soon as she gets it!
The sun is finally shining, so I’m going out for a walk. There really is nothing better than a sunny stroll to make your mind rest a moment. After trying to please all the people all the time, I really should hurry up and learn to be OK with knowing my best is good enough.