Back in November, when the patter of tiny feet was but a distant dream for my daughter, I came across something called a 'Zip Zap Baby Quilt'. The fastest quilt ever. One to One and a half hours to make the topping. You can see the appeal! Little did I know then that it would end up being a baby quilt, I was envisioning a new conservatory quilt! I've had it bookmarked for six months as quite apart from being a lovely baby quilt, I thought it would work well for any style of fabric. Last week I went to the fabric shop, bought some lovely children's fabrics and the time had come to get quilting on a new patchwork quilt. I'm not saying I got all that done in 90 mins due to the pressures of cooking Sunday lunch and dog walking but it certainly is a quick and exceptionally easy way of making a pretty quilt top. I'm guessing that the choice of colourways may give away whether she's expecting a boy or a girl ;-)
See that new sock I'm wearing in the second photo? A new method of making a sock, learnt this weekend too. I fancied having a patterned sock with plain toe, heel and ribbing. Which also meant learning a new way of putting a heel in a sock. The After Thought heel. Also known in these parts as the 'Oh my goodness, why didn't I just stick to the other way heel'. But several YouTube videos later, it all fell into place and I now have half a new pair of socks.
And my last new thing? That would be going to a 'Pop up restaurant'. Saira Hamilton, who was a Masterchef finalist in 2013 took over the kitchen in our local golf club and we had a pretty amazing Bengali inspired meal. I didn't think to take a photo of the starters or mains until it was too late but I managed to stop myself diving into the divine Eastern Mess before I took a quick snap. Saira's a local girl and ex student of the school in which I work so it was great to support her in this.
Hopefully we've all enjoyed a weekend of wall to wall sunshine, sitting in the garden and just relaxing. I think that Sian must know something that we don't though, her sharing of new things for Memorandum Monday include knitting a long sleeved jumper! Have a good week.