Este post es mi contribución al Bloggers quilt festival. Por favor, no dejéis de pasar por el enlace y dejaos inspirar por las maravillas que se publican. Gracias, como siempre, a Amy por organizarlo.
This post is written for the bloggers quilt festival. Please, browse the link and let yourself be inspired by the awesome quilts showed there. Big thanks to Amy for organizing this awesome event.
My friend MJ has a book group: "Life urges". One day, we were having a coffee when she received awesome news, one of the members from the group was expecting a baby. I couldn't resist: "you have to make a quilt for that baby". I don't think I can explain her face when she blurted: "but we can't sew!" But I'm an optimist and I offered to help them
First thing was to create a whatsapp group: "quilt op", then choose the colours (that was a quick decision: blue and grey, no discussion), for the design I chose six eight-pointed stars, and they just had to buy the fabric. Next thing organize a date, everything kept secret from the mum to be...
We met one day, early in the afternoon. I had all the fabrics cut into 10 inch squares and I took my sewing machine. They had to do the patchwork! We sweated, gossiped and laughed... and by 8 we had the top done. How surprising and exciting; they couldn't believe themselves!
That afternoon had started with much incredulity, but it finished with those women wanting to do a quilt for each one... You know how patchwork is addictive!
Last steps: quilting at home. I tried to practice several fmq designs and the border contains all our wishes for the baby. I'm in love!
Now we only need to organize the baby shower to gift it. It will surely be very emotive. Can you imagine a better present than a quilt made by your friends?
El quilt mide: 90x60 pulgadas (cubre una cama de 90cm)
Top hecho por "la vida apremia"
Acochado en casa
Quilt stats: 90x60 inches (it covers a twin bed)
Top done by "time urges" a book group