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.