Thursday, February 26, 2009

Bonnie's baby blanket

I recieved some great mail this week, but my husband is currently asleep and I can't get to the camera without waking him (see what happens when you work from home? sleeping in!), so I thought I'd share the blanket I made in 2007 for the birth of my cousin's first child - Bonnie Blossom!
At the time, I was attending classes in Mill Park in Melbourne with my Mum, her friend and her friends daughter and on the walls of our classroom were lots of embroidered woolen blankets. One of the other women in the class and myself asked if we could make one too - and our wonderful teacher Pene agreed.

I used a soft flannel for the back and satin ribbon for the edge

From my photocopy of the pattern pieces, I can see that this was called "The Duckling" and was designed by Libby Vater of South Australia, however, unfortunately, I can't remember the name of the book the pattern came from.

the page for this blanket in my quilting journal

As I was making this blanket, I discovered my cousin was pregnant - phew! I refuse to keep any of the baby or kids quilts, toys or blankets I make so as to not jinx ourselves for the future! One of my favourite things about this blanket is the butterfly wings which I stitched in a sparkly thread and I have been told Bonnie loves to play with them too. Bonnie turns 2 in April - I'd better start thinking about her birthday present!

Thankyou all for you lovely comments on my pincushion/wallhanging. Hopefully I will get it finished this week to show you. And just because I thought it was cute - here's Sampson enjoying some wadding!


a good yarn said...

What a charming embroidery and baby blanket! The butterfly is particularly delicate. You are so good to keep a journal of your work and Sampson looks quite relaxed.

Happy Stitching...Ann :)

Anita said...

That's lovely Renee! The duckling is soo cute, love your journal too - what a great way to remember and refer to all the great work you've done.

Kellie said...

Oh my goodness that little duck is to die for! Absolutely beautiful! I wwould love to be able to embroider like that!!! You must be close by me Renee doing classes in Mill Park?

Chanel11 said...

I was going to comment on your food but then I saw your cat Sampson - how cute! Lovely emroidering - wish I could do that.

Anonymous said...

Samson looks just like my furbaby, Stormy. We live in Canada so they're not related. LOL

Anita said...

Hey Renee
Just showed my mum a heap of your work and she's so impressed and loves this duck! (and wants the pattern :P - if possible please)