This year’s approaching change of season has posed a dilemma in our home; should we buy Olivia a bigger sleeping bag or should we buy proper bedding, meaning a duvet, for her cot? She moves a lot when she sleeps, sometimes we found her in the morning with her head where her feet should be or, even worse, with her legs trapped within the bars on the side of the cot. Bearing that in mind, we opted for a bigger sleeping bag, and when I say big I mean 18-36 months! It’s huge; I can almost fit in it. But that made me realise that she has quickly outgrown all of her handmade blankets and quilts that we’ve used and loved so much during the past almost two (!) years. So that so, I was determined to make her a new quilt for the coming winter.
Once all the blocks were sewn, I arranged them in a 5×6 matrix, varying their position (vertical and horizontal), and also with seams pressed in alternating direction, for a smoother finish.
The result is a beautiful, although imperfect, cot quilt which my little loves (she did pick the fabric with me after all!).