Yesterday at precisely 4:48pm I posted you a present from Tasmania.
This morning at 7:05am it arrived at your doorstep in Sydney. Talk about the awesomeness of Express Post!
I didn't have time to send a note (hence reaching the post office 12 minutes before close time!) but this is what it would have said:
"Dear Baby Micah,
I made you this blanket so that you would quickly learn to
None of this fussing around business that I have been hearing about.
And those bibs are made out of left-over material from the quilt that Gramma is making for you so that you can be all matchy-matchy and cool.
I love you little man who I haven't even got to cuddle yet.
(Reply from Micah here).
I wish I could say that I made up this design myself because I love it. But I didn't. I got the free tutorial from here. It wasn't tricky to make at all. All of that zig-zagging around the letters took a bit of time, but other than that it was a breeze.
This was my first time using chenille as a backing on a quilt too. I didn't bother putting any wadding between the quilt top and the chenille because I wanted it to be lightweight enough that Micah can be wrapped in it for sleeping. Besides the horrendous shedding of fluff, the chenille was great. I think I have found a new favourite way to back baby quilts!
For the bibs, I joined three big strips of left-over fabric together and then used the bib template out of my Bambino pattern to cut out the bib shape. I think this is also going to be a new baby favourite of mine and a great way to use up scraps (and we all know how much I love a good scrap project!)
Tommy was gracious enough to be a bib model for me one morning before breakfast. I paid him by letting him choose one bib to keep :)
Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane, Hop Dot in Cream
Valori Wells, Olive Rose, Curves in Red
Heather Bailey, Nicey Jane, Hop Dot in Olive
Kokka, Polka Small in Grey
Blue fabric unknown?
BIBSAmy Schimler, On A Whim, Lions and Tigers in Earth
Amy Schimler, On A Whim, Linework Birds in Brown
Amy Schimler, On A Whim, Linework Birds in Tan