Monday, 30 April 2012

new baby pirate

Apologies for the awful pictures...i really am getting worse, but i just haven't got the time this morning to set the scene properly!!  I also could've ironed the quilt before snapping but...i haven't the time at this moment!!

So my best friend has just had a little bambino too, and she's decided that he's going to be a pirate when he grows up.  His room has been decorated with scenes of treason on the high seas.  Well i had agreed to make a quilt to match...but i had to make it in a huge hurry as he arrived 12 days early!! Eeek!  And being the leave-it-to-the-last-minute person that i am....well i hadn't started and he'd arrived!!  So, i made the quickest quilt ever, holding my baby in one arm...hence some dodgy stitching in places!! 
I didn't have time to do free-motion quilting over the whole i did some little wave crests here and there to keep the layers together.  However, it does make the top layer a little bit puckered looking, so i probably wouldn't recommend doing it like that again...better to start in good time and quilt the whole lot uniformly!!!
 And on reflection the compass should definitely be smaller. 
In saying that however, i do love the little ships!!!