Babies

Not having any more, in case you got excited. Or worried. But my sister was visiting this week with her two wee ones. To recap: mine are just turned 10, and 5 3/4. Both girls. My sister also has two girls: just turned 3, and 7 months.

I had forgotten all about these but apparently I made some change mats a few years ago. Possibly even for my youngest but I honestly don’t recall.

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A bit of flannel and a same size bit of PUL (polyurethane laminate), held together with binding. This is 19″x26″. I had a .5m cut of fabric and used the leftover to make a burp cloth (not pictured because ewww, gross).

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I used a fancy stitch on my machine and pre-fab bias binding, but damn, look at that mitre. Pretty impressive for three years old and many, many washings.

And a warm welcome to all the new blog readers. Thank you for joining me here.

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Day 393

Stopped by my longarm today to do a bit of quilting. I do wish I could quilt for longer than two hours at a time. But the quilt is getting done, slowly and steadily. I went to change the needle though at one point and the set screw threads are a bit hinky* so I couldn’t secure the needle, and quilting was done for the day. Got a replacement screw later on which might or might not fit…

I also need to make a baby quilt very soon as I have a new niece! I did know there was a baby coming but I just wasn’t feeling quilty about this one. My sister and I didn’t grow up in a house with quilts so she isn’t really into quilts the way I am so giving her a quilt is not the most thoughtful present ever. Although to be fair, NO ONE loves quilts as much as I do. I think I’ve decided on a design (equilateral triangles) but I’m stuck on both fabric choice and size of triangles.

Anyone ever made an equilateral triangle quilt? Words of advice to throw my way?

*technical term of course.

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