It is my beautiful goddaughter 'Bianca's 2nd birthday today and I have had it in the back of my mind for a few weeks to make her a snuggle quilt as part of her present. Unfortuantly I had run out of time but in a moment of extreme madness I decided yesterday it just had to happen! This is as well as the 'horsey' one playing netball, riding, trying out for country week hockey and playing hockey out of town. This is also as I am packing up everything for Sebastian to leave us to travel home to Hong Kong today and then on to school in Adelaide. He has spent over a year with us and is not the most tidy or organised so that was a challenge in itself. This was also as my house is both a fire hazard (with piles of junk everywhere) and about to be condemned by the health department for its untidy, unclean state.....This was also as I needed to make 2 lots of cakes (one a new recipe) to take down to Bianca's birthday party today. Anyway it happened. I sewed the last part of the binding down at 7.30 this morning and it will be wrapped and delivered on time! and I blame it onto all of you who regularly show the most amazing quilts that seem to have just happened and frequently. If all of you can manage it then I should be able to as well!! I did cheat a little. I used a charm pack of Moda's 'Monkey'n Round' and did nothing special, just blocked them together. I backed it with polar fleece (to make it snuggly) . Had terrible trouble with the corners, something I definately need to work on. If it wasn't for a littlie I would of popped a button on each to try and cover them.
( the matchsticks at the bottom of the photo belong to the 'horsey' one, doesn't take after her mother in shape!!)
I drew the winner of my tiny giveaway (the lavender pattern) this morning. Congratulations to Cathi from Celtic Knots.
Must go and finish packing to head off to Melbourne, don't think I've put Seb's passport in yet so that best be next on the list!!