Sunday, 19 December 2010

An Update

Yes, I am still alive.  Yes, I did have the baby, who is now 6 months old and the smartest, strongest, most beautiful baby alive, etc. etc. etc.

Having an infant turned out to be more challenging than I thought it would be, but we survived.  Now she's much more independent and capable of incredible feats such as sleeping in her own room for 10 hours in a row.  This means I can get back to quilting, rather than spending every spare minute creating more diapers or cloths for her!

To catch up on some quilts that I made before she was born:

This is a little one that I made for my boss' son, who was born 4 weeks after Verity.  I got a serger just before she was born, so all of the seams are out and then flattened.  It was fun, and really, really quick!

I also managed to finish my shattered dishes quilt:

It isn't laying very flat here, but it generally does.  It's up on our wall now - I'm glad I got it done before I had Ver, because I suspect I would never have gotten back to it.

I finished the baby quilts for Verity's two new cousins, but the pictures are still back in Canada.  I just need to finish the binding on Verity's, then I'll post a picture.
Finally, over the last couple of weekends I have worked on a sleeping bag for Verity.  It's pretty big at the moment (I made the 1-year pattern, as I have noticed she keeps growing!).  I quilted a tree onto the back, but the thread blended a bit too much so I traced the lines with a gold pen.  On the front, I just made some quick quilting with stars in circles, doodles and swirls.

She is already sleeping in it!
- Kirsten

1 comment:

  1. The serged quilt is really pretty (never seen one like that before) and I really like the idea of the baby sleeping bags!