A quilt for grandma

When Emily was a few weeks old grandma (my mother in law) saw the triangle baby quilt I made and asked if I would make her a quilt. Now I’m forever in her debt as she kept me sane during the intense newborn days and so I was more than happy to oblige. That doesn’t mean that it didn’t take me a year to get around to doing it though… 

It’s backed by the same fabric I used for Emily’s baby quilt and it’s lovely and soft. I think it’s Carolyn Friedlander. 

The ombrĂ© effect comes from a Moda charm pack with 5 inch squares. I made half square triangles out of them and another fabric from my stash – the black textured one. The binding comes from the same piece of fabric. The HST were done months and months ago but I couldn’t bring myself to sew them together, not when I needed a new work wardrobe! #selfishsewing


All the fabric comes from Simply Solids in Huddersfield where I occasionally teach a dressmaking class. 

I actually really enjoyed making this quilt. It’s the fourth I’ve made. I only ever seem to make quilts for other people. However I usually find it incredibly dull. All that straight line sewing – yawn!! I managed to sew half the quilt top, quilt and bind it within a few days. It’s amazing what a deadline can do! Although I wish I’d not stressed over Christmas so much as I’ve made myself poorly and there’s really no need. 


I also figured out my sewing superpower – I can measure distance accurately by eye. I cut this binding without measuring!

And that’s the one and only Christmas present I made this year. I’ve sworn off making things for other people as I don’t feel it’s appreciated. I’ve made plenty of things and literally never even seen it again! Selfish sewing all the way…. 

Merry Christmas everyone!