I've finally managed to finish the Sweet Baby James quilt and pass it to James' parents, but it took a few weeks from the last photos to the hand over. I had decided to try attaching the binding both on the front and the back by machine and let's say it wasn't the best idea I have ever had. I started off by over filling and breaking a bobbin with the invisible thread and after sewing one side, found that the red from the needle side shows through and you could see the very uneven stitching far more than I would like. So out came the unpicker and the long task of pulling out the nylon thread, then re-attaching by hand. But it was all worth it in the end.
All the fabric is from Spotlight. I was very happy to pick up the Prints Charming Rocket print off the clearance table - just the thing for a small boy!
Then came the actually gifting, which made me a bit nervous - what do I say, where do I hand it over and so on. Finally, I just made sure that his father was free and passed it over fairly quickly as I was worried I would cry and I did note a tear in my colleague's eye. A week later I was rewarded with a visit from little James and his mum and got a cuddle to boot. And that's why I love making gifts for others as it is so rewarding and people really do appreciate a handmade present.
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