We are in Amsterdam and it is wonderful. There are canals and bicycles and cheap bananas, and we are staying in an apartment at the top of a tall skinny house with stairs as steep as a ladder. And traveling long haul with the kids was not madness, after all, but a Very Good Idea.
Something for a friend's new baby boy. I am not a "proper" quilter, I can count the quilts I've made on one hand and they've all been small. But I seem to have accumulated lots of fabrics that are only really suited to quilts, busy prints and small yardage. So this new baby was a good excuse to make a little pram quilt / playmat. I didn't buy a thing for this - not even wadding. The white is linen left from this dress.
In the past I have just made coin quilts, or things with squares, but I wanted to try something new. I loved the quilt that Rita made for Mel, so shamelessly copied that... that's not a bad way to learn, right? (more details about the block size & Rita's inspiration here).
I like the back... the fish blocks didn't work on the front, they have too much white in the background so it messed up the zig-zags, but I like them on the back.
The gocco got a work out last week, to make some cards for the ABCD meet up. It was such a good night - lots of interesting people to talk to, and fabulous goodie bags. You can read more about it here and here and here. Big thanks to Steph and Lisa* for organising!
*Lisa's beautiful house was featured on The Design Files this week - go have a look.