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A Quilt Made with Love

On Evelina’s first birthday, I proudly presented her with the quilt that I had lovingly made for over a year (so started when she was not even yet born). I had chosen gorgeous Tilda fabrics and roughly followed a pattern. My inexperience did not matter because the end result was lovely and special. When I had Austin, I wanted to do the same for him. And I did. It just took a little longer.

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Baby Boy Quilt

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After much deliberation, I have finally made a decision about Austin’s quilt fabric and bought two Chic Neutrals layer cakes. I plan on making a relatively simple block quilt using Amy Ellis’s Talk of the Town quilt pattern as inspiration.

I will keep you posted but don’t be expecting any news any time soon! Who knows when I will get around to making this!!

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Making for Baby Boy

It’s been a ridiculously long time since I sewed anything more than a button. I am hoping that I will get to make at least of couple of projects that are at the very early stage of I Want to Make It.

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Like I did for Evelina, I want to make a twin bed size quilt for Baby Boy. I have really struggled to find the fabric I want, though, and I may have to resign myself to paying high import fees / VAT and buy it from the States. These are a couple of quilts I have seen on Etsy that are inspiring my vision for the nursery and I would love to get fabrics like these (in similar colouring).

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Quilt 1; Quilt 2; Quilt 3

I also want to make a wall hanging for the nursery inspired by this wall mural:

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I have bought some fabric for this project so I am hoping to make a start on it this week.

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Happy Halloween

I didn’t have time to make a decoration for Halloween this year so instead a put together this old candle in a new arrangement, very much inspired by my sew make believe buddy Zoë in her post today about her Halloween decorations. I already had the charger plate from our wedding Portmeirion set and I bought the candle a few Halloweens ago. I simple added some black buttons around the base of the candle to make it look a bit more polished. Here are my decorations from last year: