About Anca Tilea and my Baby quilt adventure
My adventure in making baby quilts started early in 2007. I had a dream that I was going to make 4-5 baby quilts. What fun! It had to be easier than the 2 queen size quilts I’d previously made.
Hardly two days passed before my nephew announced he and his partner were expecting their very first child, how exciting! But what to make? I needed ideas. The Melbourne Quilt show was on at the time so a quick dash in to the Exhibition Centre, to focus on the book stalls only, should provide me with some ideas.
Now a quilt show is a dangerous place to be. There is no such thing as a ‘quick dash’ or ‘just a book’. That visit I came away with 2 books, 3 patterns, a heap of fat quarts (well you always need a stash) and a special quilting thimble!
Five cot quilts later I realised that, although smaller than a queen sized quilt, they were still a bit of work. I worked out that I needed about a month per quilt, depending on how busy I was with my day job and how complex the quilt was.
It was whilst making quilt 10 & 11 that it dawned on me that it wasn’t 4-5 quilts but 45 I was going to make!! Yes 45. I don’t mind one bit. I love making the cot quilts and I love seeing the joy in peoples faces when they receive them. And if there’s a lul the babies keep on coming, eventually.
So I’m going to share with you my journey my quilts, throws and other items.