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As quilting and piecing blocks is very much on my mind at the moment, I thought I’d share with you a bunting quilt that I made last summer. It was made for a very special baby, the much-awaited little boy of a good friend.


I’ve seen bunting quilts done before in various guises; big flags, little flags, straight lines, wavy lines, blue skies, birds and butterflies dotted around. I wanted to keep it simple and make it modern; at the end of the day it’s a pretty straightforward appliqué job so I really wanted the quilting to speak just as much as the bunting. I went for self-coloured parallel lines following the curve of the bunting and I think it worked out ok.


Of course I had to make it rainbow, well… it wouldn’t have been one of mine if it wasn’t!  Then I realised that it didn’t look very “boyish” so decided to back it with something that was indisputably so.


It’s enough to make your eyes go dotty!


And of course, with all those colours to choose from, I simply had to indulge my love of polkas. I’d slipped a couple into the flag-lines but this blue mini polka binding really finished it off.