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Simple improv baby quilt

by Clare Mansell
simple improv baby quilt

If you’re a friend of ours who has recently had a baby, you probably ought to stop reading now..

2010’s quilt number six has been completed, it was inspired by this.

simple improv baby quilt
I’m delighted to say that it’s made entirely from fabric I already had in my stash, even the batting I used was made up from the leftovers from this quilt.  The size (34″ square) was dictated by the size of the piece of blue flannel fabric I had for the backing, but it was worth working to accommodate it, because it’s made the quilt wonderfully soft.

The letters at the bottom are the baby’s initials (if our friends didn’t give up at that first line, they’ve really blown it now!)


Jim had to stop me trying to deliver it to them this evening, it can wait till tomorrow…

Next I have a few cushion covers to make, a beach bag for my sister and some clothing. I ordered tracing paper for my pajama bottoms pattern from the UK a fortnight ago, but due to the volcanic ash flight disruptions, we haven’t had post for over a week now.

As always there MUST be somewhere in Cyprus that sells tracing paper that’s wide enough, but I’m damned if I know where it is!

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Blueberry Heart April 22, 2010 - 7:20 pm

hi, love the quilt – theres something so satisfying on being able to pull something together from the existing stash isn’t there!
There’s an arts and crafts shop that opened last year in Paphos. I dont know what its called, but its on the Tomb of the Kings road, at the far end towards Coral Bay and its part of a small new block of shops that was built last summer one of which is a computer shop. They do a mixture of crafty bits so you may get lucky in there and get some tracing paper.
Good luck!
BH x

Ninny April 22, 2010 - 10:22 pm

The quilt is precious! Such a keepsake to cherish….and you did a great job! Love it!


Little Island In The Med April 23, 2010 - 3:35 am

Thank you, that’s VERY useful. I’m probably going to Paphos for lunch in the harbour on Monday!

Diane April 23, 2010 - 12:49 pm

Thanks for stopping by and introducing yourself – great to meet you!! You are a quiltaholic!! What a great blog you have – so interseting to read about lives which are very different to mine. I love Blogland for this reason. xxx

Amanda April 23, 2010 - 8:30 pm

Hello! it was lovely to receive your comment over at my blog! I’ve had a good read of your archives….feeling really jealous of your sunshine! It’s great to meet you. Love, Amanda xxx

Anonymous April 27, 2010 - 5:31 pm

We love the quilt, and are so touched that you took the time to make something so beautiful and personal. It will definately be cherished forever. Thanks a million.
Ruth, Rug (Matt) & baby Samuel

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