Wednesday, 21 November 2012

a quilt for baby Emmy

I had another present to make for a new baby girl - Emmy - and I just kept putting it off. Why? Well, to be honest, I just didn't want to make another owl. I wanted to make a baby quilt instead. So, what was the problem with that?

Well, Emmy is the second baby in the family and I made a quilt for the first baby - Lucy - when she arrived. Anyway, I'm sure Lucy would rather Emmy had her own quilt rather than have to share her quilt with her new baby sister. I talked it over with Douglas and he said to make the quilt - much more useful than an owl! So that's what I'm doing.

The quilt is made of 4½" squares in a 13 x 13 square. It will end up around about 52" square which means I won't need to add borders. Yay!!

Here are the 169 squares I cut out yesterday afternoon and this morning. (Thank goodness for my Go! Cutter!!)

Then I placed them on our bed to see how they looked.

I think I only moved 3 squares before I decided to just go with it as it was! I mean, it's meant to be random so why spend hours rearranging the randomness?

Here are rows 1 to 10 all sewn together.

I hated having to stop with only 3 rows left to sew but I know, if I kept going, I wouldn't be able to move tomorrow far less sew. Here are the 3 rows I have left to do.

I'm hoping to get those put together tomorrow and maybe make a start to sewing the rows to each other. Fun! :o)


  1. That's going to be one sweet quilt and I'm sure Emmy will treasure it for many years to come. I love the randomness of it too, makes it truly unique. Enjoy sewing today!

  2. Love the quilt! Another project I would love to do, if only my little guy would give me the time. :) I was thinking the other day how it is sad that there are no great-grandmas and grandmas that quilt in my family anymore an that my little guy won't be getting handmade blankets as he grows up. We do thankfully have a knitting grandma.

  3. I love scrappy quilts like that ..... and I agree that you are better to leave well alone when you arrange the squares, oor you could spend all day rearranging them!!


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