Tuesday, 30 April 2013

My 1st For My First

I’m one of those people … you know?  The ones that have to know EVERYTHING!

So when I’m having my 19 week scan of my first pregnancy and the "ultrasound operator" (for lack of their correct job title) says “Would you like to know if you are having a boy or a girl?”  I naturally reply “Yes!”

Having a history of tomboy-hood I have never really embraced the colour pink – well all that was about to change in the next sentence “Congratulations, you’re having a girl”.

My FEF (Fine English Fellow) and I couldn’t wait to text our family and friends “We’re having a girl!” and then I couldn’t wait to text our family and friends “NO PINK!”

“No pink?” gasped my ever patient mother, “What do you mean no pink?” 

Well I’ve seen it happen all before.  One day you’re living in a perfectly contemporary home and the minute a baby girl arrives your home suddenly looks like Barbie’s mansion.  Well no-sir-ree was that happening to me!

Inevitably though the baby pink hormones kicked in and suddenly there I was … surrounded by pink.

Noooooooooooooooo!  Thankfully the picture above is NOT my house – but that little girl does look rather pleased with herself.

No, if we were to have pink in our house then it shall be toned down some-what and slightly subdued.

Thank goodness for Bunny Hill Designs … they do pink in a sophisticated shade that I can cope with …

... and those chocolate bunnies look oh so yummy and cute!

After many a quilting class (a few muffled swear words) and plenty of encouragement from my mum, my first quilt was finished! 

The quilt is made up of 4 large panels of bunny fabric and 3 panels of 9-patch-squares in the various pink, cream and pink/brown fabrics in the range.

I straight-lined quilted the large bunny panels horizontally, 

then crossed through each of the 9-patch squares.

All the piecing and quilting was done on my trusty little Brother using Gutermann Colour 919 100% cotton thread.

I used left over fabric from the front for the binding and a cute flannel fabric with baby animals in a stitched like print on the back.

Must get better with my picture taking!
I'm happy with this quilt (being my first) and it does the job of keeping my little one snug as a bug in a ... quilt.

Awww ...

Quilt Stats:
Quilt pattern used: "Shhh, Baby Sleeping" from Patchwork At Homespun
Quilt Size: 53" x 35"



  1. I don't know what's cuter, your quilt or your daughter! Both are just darling. Congratulations on your new blog. I love the look, crisp and clean. Thank you so much for using my fabric.

    1. Thank you for leaving such a lovely comment. It was a pleasure to work with your fabrics. It's my daughter's birthday today so not much sewing being done, but plenty of celebrating :) I

  2. it's adorable! Great job on your first quilt! Your crosshatch quilting looks so straight! And- I'm with you! When I went for my ultrasound with my son, I already had names and nursery themes picked out. All I needed to know was the gender. Once I knew that, he had a name immediately, and I had the plan all together. :)

  3. Those fabrics are so sweet and just the perfect pink! Thanks for linking up and playing along!!

  4. Congratulations your first quilt is beautiful and your little girl looks so cute snuggle up! Thanks for sharing!



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