Time to blog another project which I finished weeks ago, but didn’t have the time to blog about yet.
When I saw Cherie’s super soft Lua sleep sack a few weeks ago, I fell in love with the triple gauze fabric she used. I bought a meter of it to make a soft blanket for Ava, and then the question came: what fabric to use for the back? I looked in my stash, and stumbled upon a gorgeous piece of pink nani IRO fabric which I bought a while back at Monday’s Milk – as far as I knew the only place where it was (and still is) available. Mint and pink – what better combination is there?
I originally ordered a small piece nani IRO Waltz Minuet with the intention to make a dress for Norah. Luckily, Rozalinde of Monday’s Milk cut me an extra generous piece – as if she knew that I might change my mind about what to use it for, and that I would need more (thank you, Rozalinde!)
I feel a bit sorry for the mint triple gauze fabric: by using the beautiful nani IRO print on the other side, it feels like the main act became the support act. Still, this side of the blanket is really pretty, as you might have seen in this picture (in which Ava modeled her new leggings):
Because of the large print on the nani IRO fabric, I kept things really simple: just seven parallel lines of stitches. I batted the quilt with Quilters’ Dream Wool bought here. Five layers of gauze and one layer of wool – this is by far the cuddliest blanket I ever made. And my absolute favorite one.
Meanwhile, I have been cutting Arizona fabrics for a next quilt – a bit bigger, but nothing too complicated. I feel that I’m getting increasingly intrigued by (modern) quilting, a practice which is not very popular with (young) sewists here in Belgium (Europe?). I assume that most of my readers are into making garments rather than into quilting, and I’m wondering how you feel about quilting… Do you consider quilting? Why, or why not?