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Look What I Made: Jelly Roll Baby Quilt

Tis the season for my friends to have babies, with three due within three months of each other. This simple jelly roll quilt is on its way to baby Harry.

Finished quilt number 28
Vital Stats:
Finished size – Approx 91 x 64 cm
Quilt top – A jelly roll I bought at an op shop by Two Green Zebras that I think may have been available at Big W.
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – Cotton quilting fabric from good ol’ Spotlight
Quilting – Straight lines
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Hexagon Baby Blanket

Welcome to the world baby Orson, I hope you like your rainbow blanket!

Pattern by Mango Mum Crochet, available on Etsy. Yarn is Luxury 8ply by Bendigo Woollen Mills.

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Look What I Made: Memory Quilt

Fortunately for my baby boy, my auntie kept almost all of her son’s clothes from when he was a baby and toddler. That means my baby boy received lots of hand-me-downs for his wardrobe. Fortunately for me, my auntie kept almost all of her son’s clothes from when he was a baby and toddler. That means I was able to use some of those to make her a memory quilt for her recent (milestone) birthday. I raided the boxes and boxes of boy clothes, discarded the worn out, put away some for my boy, donated some, and got to cutting up the rest. The result is this quilt, a mish-mash of pieces of clothes and memories.

Finished quilt number 26
Vital Stats:
Finished size – Approx 130 x 130cm
Quilt top – 81 6-inch squares of assorted baby clothes
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A poly/cotton vintage sheet
Quilting – Straight lines on the diagonal
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding

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Look What I Made: Patchwork Quilt



A little while ago I quilted this one, the quilt top had been sitting in a drawer for a few years. It wasn’t as hard as I’d imagined it would be and I love the way it turned out more than I thought I would! There are lots of memories in those fabrics; lots leftover from projects past.

Vital Stats:
Finished size – Single bed size(ish)
Quilt top – Bits and pieces from my stash, leftovers from other projects.
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A brand new unused vintage flannelette sheet
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding in turquoise, leftover from Baby J’s Christmas Quilt

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Look What I Made: Christmas Quilt

I don’t blog as often as I used to (does anyone these days?), but I still am drawn to documenting the things I make. It seems past generations, without nifty social media and the wonderful world-wide web, didn’t keep records of their creations like many of us do today. I have no record of the creations made by my late grandmother – the expert knitter – besides the few jumpers and cardigans that still remain, at the back of a cupboard. Jumpers and cardigans that would arrive to our door wrapped in brown paper with a blue Air Mail sticker and a green customs notice. (Who could resist peaking at the description of what was hidden inside!) I like looking back at things I’ve made, especially as many of them have new homes.

This past Christmas – my baby’s first – I made him a keepsake gift, a Christmas quilt. I was inspired in part by an Instagram post (there’s that nifty social media) by Kelle Hampton who decorates her children’s bedrooms for the season. Brilliant! I chose somewhat non-traditional colours, so it still fits with the rest of his (current) room décor. I did um and ah over using snow-themed fabrics because their ain’t no white Christmas in Australia. But I reasoned Santa comes from the North Pole and there is snow there, and Santa is Christmas! Dilemma solved.

Vital Stats:
Finished size – 126 x 104cm
Quilt top – Dashwood Studio Merry Little Christmas by Jane Farnham, and assorted Prima Homespun and Christmas fabrics from Spotlight
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – Nordic Holiday by Amanda Murphy
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding

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Look What I Made: Giant Granny Squares Blanket

Yep, I made a baby! A pretty cute one too. And a blanket, a pretty big one at that. Three years in the making, off and on. Probably more off than on. Now it’s all done, just in time for…Summer.

Blankety Facts:
Size – about 275 x 230cm, big enough for a queen size bed
Squares – 72, each with 10 rounds, joined on-the-go
Border – Seven rounds of black yarn
Yarn – A mix of soft acrylics like Stylecraft DK and Panda Magnum Soft 8ply

Am I the only one who keeps a record of what they make? I have a list for crochet blankets and one for quilts.


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Look What I Made: Clementine Dress

Look what I made! A dress! With the Clementine Dress pattern by my uber-talented friend Thouraya from Amelie and Atticus (she sews, crochets, cross-stitches, bakes, has three children and among other talents works full time!). Clementine Dress This dress is a size four and the sweet vintage-inspired fabric is The Linen Cupboard by Emma Jean Jansen. It won’t be the last Clementine Dress I make, especially if this little bun in my oven is a baby girl!

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Look What I Made: Corner-to-Corner Blue Blanket

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A warm and snuggly blanket made with Bendigo Woollen Mills Luxury 8ply. My cousin asked if I could make her a blanket a little while ago, with the only request the blanket be shades of blue. This one now lives in the United States, on a couch in a house by the sea.

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It would be great if I could remember where I wrote down the finished size of this one…It is definitely at least 120cm x 120cm…I think. It would be fantastic if I could remember which pattern source I used. I think it was a YouTube tutorial but this Red Heart pattern seems to be the same. The border is a row or two of  US single/UK double crochets, I had just enough yarn left for it.

It was hard letting this blanket go but that’s just all the more reason to make one of my own!

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Look What I Made: Rainbow Vintage Sheet Quilt

This wee quilt now has a new home! I can’t keep all the quilts I make. Apparently. It’s a little, super soft baby quilt, play mat or lap quilt.

IMG_6348 Vital Stats:
Finished size  – 82 x 82cm
Quilt top – 36 squares cut from vintage sheets, purchased from local thrift shops, Etsy and some swapped with fellow vintage sheet lover Thouraya
Batting – 100% cotton
Backing – A gree floral vintage sheet
Quilting – Vertical and horizontal lines on both sides of the seams
Binding – 1/4 inch double fold cross-grain hand sewn binding 

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Look What I Made: Cowl Neck Poncho

PONCHO Here’s an end-of-the-day, no-makeup, poorly lit snapshot of my snazzy new winter poncho! This is 12-ply acrylic but very tempted to make a more sensibly-coloured poncho in a beautiful Bendigo Woollen Mills 10 ply yarn. This project was an excuse to use this grey, mustard and blue combination that I spied around the same time my good friend Alyce was shopping for yarn. She’s working on her first crochet blanket in the same style. This poncho will be my go-to for keeping warm in the house this winter…with perhaps a beanie to match. Tres chic!

For my own notes: cowl neck with 6mm hook and body with 5mm hook.

The pattern is by Simone Francis from Simply Crochet magazine, and can be purchased through Ravelry. Here’s another version by Lucy of Attic 24.

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