Friday, 8 March 2013

Done and done

Finally. The Henry Fish top is all done. On reflection, I think the border should have been a more solid look fabric, but given that it will be tucked in around the bed, it won't be a big deal. The finished size is approximately 80" by 90", to fit mum's king single bed. Again,my photo is less than fantastic.

What have I learned? Ironing seams open is painful beyond belief, but gives lovely flat blocks. Double check your white when buying more, to make sure the colour matches. It is worthwhile trimming your blocks properly before sewing them together. Having a baby seriously impacts on sewing time!

On to basting and quilting. I really don't know how to quilt this and am tossing up sending it off for quilting. We shall see. I think that a cot quilt for the wee man will be a good interim project and will give me a chance to practice FMQ. I have only straight line quilted so far, so it will be a big step.

I have also made this awesome hummingbird cake this week. Yum yum. It is from the Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook which my sister in law sent over from London for Christmas a few years ago. This is the first recipe I have used and now I wonder why I waited so long. It is delicious. Obviously it would look better sitting on our lovely cake platter, but my care factor is pretty low at the moment! Sleep deprivation makes one very pragmatic.

The wee man is just great. Thank you for your lovely messages. He is so chilled out and cuddly. Having said that, he decided he wanted to hang out with me last night, all night. It has been a very long time since I spent all night awake in bed with a young man. It turns out I'd rather sleep, even if he is very cute.







7 comments:

Little Island Quilting said...

I was enjoying the quilt and then I got distracted by the cake and even further by your witty profile!

Glinda ♥ said...

I like the border, Liz, I think it doesnt fight with the Quilt so it works for me! And that cake really does look yummeeeeee :)

Schulz Family said...

visiting from crazy mum quilts. I love cake and quilting as well. I think you are amazing to do both when you have a baby in the house!!

Alison said...

Wow that quilt is gorgeous!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love the color palate in that quilt. So solf and soothing, and very feminine. I like the border - I think it works just fine.

factotum-of-arts.com said...

I love this block design - I am using it for a King quilt. Yours looks great, love the color choices. Cake looks delicious too :-)

Shauna said...

What a beautiful and soft looking quilt! The cake looks delicious too!!