Craft – Owl Baby Blanket

APRIL 2014

 

It seems there is no end to the random things I end up making and doing. On this occasion, I was to be commissioned to make a baby quilt.

brendan x2Some time ago, as part of a work event I curated and produced, I made a portrait of another colleague. Another fellow cat lover I chose to depict him as a blanket, a quilt of felt, patched together not with squares but with cat heads.

 

This blanket then inspired a new commission for a baby blanket. Why not.

And so I began, Claire being in charge of organized the present for a college having a baby provided me with the colour pallet, and the featured theme ‘owls’, to match their nursery decorations, and I was away.

The brief was Owls, the colour palette soft browns and pinks to match their nursery. My chosen fabric – felt, with some soft fleecy backing. The piece took some 14 hours to sew, as I stubbornly set about without a machine.

 

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And here’s the little stunner modelling the finished product.

baby Kaili

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