RILEY BLAKE BABY QUILT

It’s been so long since I posted something crafty on here – I can’t even remember the last craft post I did… how bad is that! Craft posts made up the majority of my content when I first started blogging… it’s crazy to think how different my blog is now.

Anyway, I got some really cute Riley Blake fabric for Christmas and some family friends recently had a baby boy, so what better way to put my fabric to good use!
It’s been such a long time since I worked on a project like this so it took me a little while to get back into the swing of things. Oh, and the fact that my sewing machine broke made things a whole lot harder! For those of you that haven’t been here since my blogs birth – I used to use my Nan’s old Jones machine, and when I say old I mean about 45 years! I guess it did exceptionally well to last as long as it did.

So below we have the finished product! I really wish that I could turn row two upside down so it was symmetrical but by the time I’d realised what I’d done it was too late, and there’s no way I was going to unpick it! I gave very little seam allowance and I didn’t want some of the blocks to fray and end up being too small. Still, I suppose it’s flaws prove that it’s a handmade quilt rather than yet another factory clone!

DSCN1652And how cute is that little H?! I think it adds a cute little personal touch – don’t you?

DSCN1654I’ll put my hand up and be the first to point out that the applique is a bit wonky and the stitching on the binding isn’t perfect, but like I said – flaws make things personal and unique.

DSCN1655DSCN1656I’m rather pleased with it! I wish I’d of used blue thread to attach the binding instead of white, but it’s not a major issue. I had to unpick the binding in a few places as I hadn’t caught the underneath, but it didn’t take long and it definitely improved the quality.

I’ve actually missed sewing and crafting more than I had realised! I can’t wait to get back into it again. And my new sewing machine (it’s a Singer) has so many different options to play around with – my Nan’s one just had one stitch setting! Exciting projects are on the way my friends!

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3 thoughts on “RILEY BLAKE BABY QUILT

  1. Karen Rees says:

    This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! Soooo impressed with your handy work – you reallyu should put these onto Etsy or something, they’re super cute and totally personable! Great talent missy, love it 🙂 Xo

    • BambiLeigh says:

      Aw thank you! I did have an Etsy shop a while back, but I only sold a few minions and a height chart… the problem is you can find cute mass produced baby quilts pretty cheap, so to match those prices you’d just be losing out on money 😦
      But thank you for the confidence you have in me anyway! x

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