I am so excited to finish this quilt top for Zoe, the first two rows were finished before she was born…..she is now 15 months old, hmm. I did not realise just how busy I was with a new baby in the house, I put the quilt down for a week and the next thing I know it’s been one and half years.
The quilt started with a google search of “modern baby quilts”, and instantly fell in love with the ombre style quilts, especially Ombre Love, by Canoe Ridge Creations. After a long search I decided on modern ombre + b/w triangle quilt by See Kate Sew. I had to go out and buy more fabric to finish it however, with Zoe is no longer a newborn (sob sob) I added an extra row to give a little more length, it’s now the perfect size for her. Can’t ,wait to pin together this coming week and start the best part ..quilting! Oh but what design to use.
Winter has arrived and the days have finally started to cool down. I tend to get excited at the beginning of each new season, winter is no exception. We have just started to light our slow combustion fire, yippee! There is something very relaxing sitting around our lounge room at night with the family while watching the flickering light and crackling sounds of a fire.
Now with winter upon us I need to sew a few staple for Zoe. Last year I purchased this beautiful light weight 100% New Zealand Merino Wool jersey fabric, I’ve been waiting for just the right project. It is sublime, light wight (160g), breathable and machine washable! (I’ve washed the jumper at least 5 times and it still looks and importantly feels amazing). I could keep going on all day just how beautiful this fabric is.
I drafted a quick and easy raglan sleeve jumper with hood and teamed it Panda print with leggings (another wardrobe staple), fabric from Crafty Mamas Fabrics. One of the reasons I love sewing with knits is that it took a total of 1.5 hours to draft, print, tape and sew the entire set!
The hoodie has been lined with the panda print tying the set together beautifully (if I do say so myself).
Yippee! An extra pattern piece for your Playgroup Romper. The most requested add-on for this romper has been a skirt to go over the top, so here it is for FREE. Download the skirt HERE.
The skirt can be added to the bodice by itself or incorporated into the narrow bloomer version of the romper. This version version was done by Pamela from Chic et Rouge.
You will need the Playgroup Romper PDF Pattern, which is still on SALE!. If you don’t have your copy, you will find it HERE.
This version was created by Amy, of Wildflowers in her hair.
Enjoy sewing up your Playgroup Romper with skirt overlay, and please share it in our Fresh Stitch Patterns group HERE.