As Laura has been having a few sewing-related issues of late, she asked if I would step in to host this week. After umming and ahhing and generally thinking "Um... yeah... no" I figured it would be the perfect push to get one of my many WIPs finished so here I am, happily able to show off a completed project. So what did I manage to get done? Well... how about a cute, itty bitty little quilt for Kat's Blanket of Love campaign.
When I first came across Blankets of Love a few months ago, I immediately jumped on the bandwagon. The premise is simple - make a small quilt (20" - 25" square) for a premature baby in hospital. What a great idea! To encourage donations from all over the world, Kat even accepts tops, backs or even just blocks (great use for those odd bee blocks you might never use!) - and then she completes the quilt ready for donation. How awesome is she?!
As I live in the same city as Kat, though, I agreed to donate a completed quilt - this time for a boy. Many of these fabrics were left over from my first ever quilt so after rummaging through my stash and playing around with layout, I decided on this simple 5x5 square pattern. As you can imagine, this came together extremely quickly and was a largely stressfree project.
I say "largely" stressfree due to a few issues with my new machine, Laurie, while we got used to quilting together. In the end I settled on a compromise and just went with my usual fallback, organic line quilting. I might need to have a bit more of a play on scraps before tackling my next quilting project.
Speaking of the next project, I already have another similar top pieced and ready to go so fingers crossed I have two completed quilts ready for the next round of Blankets of Love. Then... I might need to start working on a girly design to even things up a bit. ;)
If you too would like to donate to this worthwhile cause, click on the button below to find out more.
Wait. STOP! Before you do that though... don't forget to link up your awesome finishes for this week. I know I'm excited to see what everyone has been working on.