While we’re still waiting for Lil’ Sis’ arrival, another bambina is in my thoughts, due in a month’s time. This little quilt is for that girl, whose mum is a good friend of my youngest daughter. I completed the hand-quilting a couple of days ago, washing it last night. It’s very soft yet vivid, perfect for these short days right before the winter solstice, and of course for many years to come.
I like me some floral prints, and this blanket is chock-full of them. I included fabrics decorated with bees, then backed it with an adorable hedgehog flannel I found at Joanns. It’s bound in Kona Orchid, coordinating with purples scattered amid the hues, also a calm spot in an otherwise busy collections of prints.
I’d been collecting these fabrics for a while, and once I knew the gender, went all out for this quilt. I like how the dark purple pops, as well as the dark pink and the orange.
As soon as I saw the hedgehogs, I had my backing. These little creatures were prevalent in England, and are perfect for this quilt. I still have over a yard, for future projects.
I have some burp cloths ready as well, so fun to add to a couple’s joy. Plus it reminds me of the nieta that will be joining my family soon, many blessings all round. Now to pop it in the post, then get to a Christmas quilt, nine rows left to sew….