Monday, 12 May 2014

.Nani IRO Mothers Day blanket.

For Mother's Day I made my Mum a Lap Quilt from luscious Nani IRO double gauze fabrics.
This is the third lap quilt I've made from the Lap Duvet pattern on The Purl Bee and I don't think it will be my last.

The two that we have in the loungeroom are constantly in use for snuggling on the couch. And after 2 and 3 years of use they are softer and snugglier than ever. (See them here and here.)

I actually bought these fabrics from Miss Matatabi back in November last year to make Mum a quilt for Christmas, but decided to hold onto them for Mother's Day when the weather was colder and there would be more need to actually use it!

The quilt is really easy and fast to construct - this one took me 1 hour tops! Essentially, all it is is two pieces of fabric sewn together with a piece of wadding in between. Then when it is turned right-sides out, you "quilt" the layers together using bartacks on your sewing machine. So, so easy and achievable. Mum and I were wondering if the bartack quilting would work for a smaller sized regular quilt - anyone tried it before?

In order to get as much width to the quilt as possible, I left the writing on the selvedges showing. I like it like that, Nani IRO has cool selvedges! 
I love these fabrics, the floral one especially reminds me of Mum. The soft pink spot is actually metallic, a subtle interesting detail. Pretty sure the pink one is out of stock at Miss Matatabi now but keep checking because she is always getting new stuff in.

Happy Mothers Day, Mum! Might have to sit under this blanket when I come over next because I love it!
Nani IRO Kokka Pocho cream with metallic pink dots


Frances said...

This is such a beautiful blanket and a lovely present for your mum!

Nat @sewoutnumbered said...

Oooo this looks so comfy!! I could do with one right now!

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