Lily’s Mini Quilt

Hello there…

Did you have a good half term? We enjoyed some beautiful weather and it’s hard to believe now that we were enjoying temperatures of over 20 degrees just over a week ago. We had a fun week and visited Legoland for the first time and also managed to see The Book of Life. This was a wonderful film and I would really recommend it. It was visually so beautiful and very funny in parts. I also managed a quick evening trip to Ikea with my lovely friend Jo and we had lots of fun looking at all the festive decorations and getting excited about this very pretty wrapping paper.

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The final day of the holiday looked a bit like this…

rain

…so I took the opportunity to get out my (floral patterned) tools and set about making this rather messy corner…

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…look like this…

room2

Not bad for a Sunday morning and Little Pickle’s room looks much tidier, although I’m not sure how long that will last!

A little while back one of my closest and dearest friends gave birth to her beautiful little girl Lily May. Lily is a very special little lady and her arrival was cause for some serious stitching. I had wanted to make a mini quilt wall hanging for a while and was very inspired by the hugely talented Amy over at one of my (all time) favourite blogs nanacompany Amy had made a gorgeous mini quilt with little scraps of her favourite fabrics. You can read about it here  I loved the idea of making use of all the little pieces of fabric I had been saving and  after deciding on a heart design came up with the following…

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I also wanted to make Lily a little party dress…all girls need a party dress! I came across this free pattern for the Little Geranium Dress. It was a very simple and straightforward pattern to follow and I really enjoyed making it. I am pretty sure that I’m going to be making a few pattern purchases from here in the near future. I think that the twins will need some new additions to the S/S 2015 wardrobe!

I pulled two of my favourite fabrics from my stash and got to work…

 I’m going to be very honest and say that the gathering on the dress was far from perfect and I also replaced buttons for poppers on the reverse. But, I was very pleased with the result and am excited to make more.

Before I go here’s one last little look at October…

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See you soon.

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