We went down to Rome for a week just after Christmas, and so I thought I'd take the opportunity to make a winter quilt for our friends' little boy, who is just shy of 6 months. Although we have had a strangely, (and sadly if you think about the implications) warm winter, a quilt with wool batting and flannel backing is still a great thing to have when you go out for a stroll during the winter months.
I was inspired by Jolene's blue and green scrappy quilts, so I decided to go for a simple aqua and low volume colour scheme. I had the blue flannel ducks in my stash, so although their red scarves kinda sorta clash with the front, I thought it would still make a cozy backing.
I absolutely love the fluffiness that wool batting gives a quilt (I use Hobbs Tuscany Collection). I don't know why it took me so long to try it. Silk batting is great for warmth too, but its lower loft isn't as satisfying as wool!
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This might seem like an abundance of photos for a simple patchwork baby quilt, but that's just because I don't have a ton to say about it. My friend's nephew is turning one and so I picked some pretty colours and whipped up a quilt. From start to finish it took me two days, which is super fast for me. When I added the binding and the backing I started to worry it was too much orange, but I think it'll be ok. I think the parents will appreciate non-traditional colours.
As usual for baby quilts, I fussy cut some of the squares to add a little "I spy" element. I also made a freehand paper pieced "H" to personalize it.
It's now on it's way across the ocean to Canada. I hope they like it.
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I hate to brag, but how cute is this kid? After the mountain of cowls I made for friends and family this Christmas, Olivia wanted her own. I pulled out a few balls of yarn and she chose this pretty Malabrigo worsted in Bobby Blue. I made her the cowl one evening and then the hat the next day. This is the first pom pom I've ever made and I am smitten! I think a few pom pom bunnies are in order this Easter!
Some details: For the cowl I cast on 80 stitches, and 90 for the hat, following this pattern. Super easy, and really cute. I can't wait to make more of these cowl and hat sets for the little people in my life.
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