Well, Thimbleanna, you thought it would never happen, did you? Yes, I've at last finished the cot quilt that you sent me in kit form. Ta-da! I did have to cut out lots of little bits of material, sew them together (some of them several times till I got it right) and then go on lots of holidays between various of the stages. Then I decided to ignore the quilting instructions and do my own thing (seemed like a good idea at the time), including doing a wavy ribbon design on the border which was a TREMENDOUS fiddle.
But it's done; and approved by the Quilt Inspector. You'll be pleased to hear that the Furry Quilt Inspector also thought it was... ok (shrug) ... though she moved off it guiltily when I went to get my camera.
There are no babies in the offing and the current babies have their own cot quilts.
Perversely, I think my favourite fabric is the one on the back.
Lynley in Australia seems to manage to sew a quilt per week - I am barely exaggerating - http://lynleyquilts.blogspot.co.uk/ - but one a year seems to be my rate of progress. I have no idea what I do the rest of the time but it seems to fill up my days.
Just like five-year-old who looks scornfully at a four-year-old ("What a baby!") - I now look at my simple Christmas quilt from last year and think - ah, that must have been easy. Though at the time... .
So thank you so much, Anna, for forcing me to try something slightly more complicated (though it was all just squares and rectangles. Not really complicated).
What next? I've acquired a small stash of fabrics that I bought just because I liked them... a slippery slope, I'm sure... and of course I have some Christmas material left over from last year. But I think it'll all have to wait, since I certainly don't have time to do anything much before this Christmas. Lynley will make another six or seven intricate quilts by then; Anna will produce one or two quilt, also of amazing complication and beauty; I shall possibly get the garden tidied up and a bake couple of cakes. Each to her own.