First off, I’m still here, and still pregnant… 41 weeks along! I’ve been walking a couple of miles a day, eating pineapple in every form, taking raspberry leaf tablets, bouncing on an exercise ball, and I even ate curry three nights running, and still this baby is going nowhere… Even after I fell down the stairs yesterday (not a scheduled part of the labour inducing plan!)
So tomorrow morning I’ll be trying some reflexology to coax things along and on Monday I’m being admitted for an induction. I was so certain there would be some news by now that I even took my sewing machine in for a very long overdue service on Saturday, what a fatal mistake that was, I’m going stir crazy without it!
Still I did manage to finish a couple of things before I handed it over. Firstly the Sherbet Pips crib quilt, which is without a doubt my favourite quilt to date.
The style of quilting is more accidental than planned. For the first time I added some detail to the back of the quilt, but it didn’t precisely match with the front, so I needed a style of quilting that wouldn’t give that away… Accidental, but I love it!
For those curious about the pre-washing of the batting/wadding, it definitely seems to have made the end result less baggy/crinkly, although whether this is also partly a result of the intensive quilting I’m not sure, I will keep experimenting.
I also tried a non-quilting project, some newborn pants from a free pattern by Made By Rae. This pair were a bit of an experiment with leftover fabric, which is why the fabric doesn’t match precisely (apologies to perfectionists!) they are also shown without the elastic added to the waist, which I was waiting for in the post.
I’ll definitely be making more once I know how girlie or boyish I can go with my fabric choices. They are INCREDIBLY simple to make, so simple that even a sewer like me who likes to stick to nice two dimensional quilts couldn’t muck them up!
Hope you’ve also had a productive week, here’s hoping they’ll be baby news to share by next Wednesday!