Sunday, 16 December 2012

Watch out ... Gremlins about!!!

 I'm calling this my Gremlin quilt for one reason only - as I was making this from the scraps in my many baskets of oddments (yes I did say many ... and I am ashamed) as fast as I was trying to use them up, they just seemed to multiply!!!
I started this project many moons ago, maybe 2 years ago, but such a lot happened between then and now that they have been sittng in a drawer, untouched.

I'm waiting for my 1st baby to arrive any day now and for some reason, today just seemed like the perfect day to dig out those Gremlins (believe me I had to engage brain cells I haven't used before to figure out where I put them) and finally get round to piecing them together.

I'm a little disappointed I didn't make more blocks!!
The dilemma now is whether I finish it off now before baby arrives (it measures only about 110 cm square) and have it as a little play mat?
do I play with more Gremlins and make it into something much more substantial?

I am rather loving it, there is an ecclectic mix of fabrics, some of which were from the very first quilts I made or from special quilts I've made as gifts or commissions.


Susan Standen said...

I vote playmat for the baby. You will associate it with the happy arrival and one very special Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful time!

Sarah said...

If you love it finish it now and let baby love it and play on it too - it will be a good quilt and like Susan says will have great big happy associations!

Liz said...

In my experience you will have no time to quilt once baby is here so get it done, it's lovely.

Lynda said...

This is so beautiful! I love this block! Did you do it over a foundation or just joining strings? Liz is right, but it would be lovely bigger!