The piecing of the back of the quilt took some time because I just made it up as I went along, not following any real instructions. Luckily I had some squares of the Sunkissed layer cake left to use on the back. Unfortunately they were my 'less preferred' colours (lime green, dark orange) but fortunately I also had 5 squares in different shades of gray. I used these ones to make wonky blocks the same as the front of the quilt but I also used some little strips to create a border to go around the border of the wonky row.
Here's a pic -
No more quilt pics now until it's ready for it's final unveiling!
Inbetween all the quilting of the past few days, I have taken some time out to work on some other little projects. I have been thinking about handmade Easter gifts for my son and got to work on a sweet Tilda rabbit. Here he is -
Don't you just love his dungarees?! I added a few more facial features than the Tilda pattern uses as the poor little bunny didn't have a mouth, so I stitched one on!
The pattern for the Tilda rabbit is from this book (which I'd actually forgotten I had!)
I am linking up to That Girl... That Quilt's Stitchin' Weekend to share these projects that I've been working on this past weekend.
I have quite a few of the Tilda series of books, including Sew Pretty Homestyle, Sew Sunny Homestyle and a couple of the Christmas books. One of the first sewing projects I made was a little cat from the Sew Pretty Homestyle book. Here he is -
He even has cute little stripey pyjamas! Although the patterns in this book are relatively easy, I did find it a bit challenging for my first project. Lots of little fiddly bits to hand sew, plus lots of curves to sew on the sewing machine (yuck!). I have obviously gotten much more confident with my sewing machine as I found the rabbit so much easier and he was done in no time.
Yesterday was Pancake Day so, keeping in with tradition, of course we had pancakes for dessert! I even had a go at making some caremelised bananas (although they turned out more like toffee bananas - rock hard!).