Some ‘sewing to help’ and a baby quilt

Firstly, a quick follow-up to last week’s post about Aimee (pictured below) sewing scrubs for the NHS and care-workers (it’s here if you missed it). At the time of writing, Aimee has raised £1,848 to buy fabrics, tape and thread. You can read more about her venture in this online feature here

Photo credit: Newcastle Chronicle

So obviously, I am going to pitch in to help. Aimee has distributed packs of materials. These are mine.

I am going to be making drawstring bags for health workers to put used scrubs in, which can go in the washing machine, and head-bands which will help keyworkers keep their masks in place without the mask elastic hurting their ears.

During the last week (working at home on the dining room table), I have been producing a new pattern, a baby quilt called ‘Bears and Squares’. It’s a very straightforward pattern which you would be able to follow even if you are a complete beginner.

Bears and Squares pattern by Amanda Jane Textiles

The inspiration for the pattern came from one of my fabric designs ‘Bears’ which features friendly brown bears on a jade fabric.

Buy the ‘Bears and Squares’ baby quilt pattern here

Buy the ‘Bears’ fabric here

I’m also doing a bit of knitting for relaxation. This is going to be a baby cardigan!

I hope you are finding pleasure in making things during isolation!

Thank you for reading my blog. Quilt patterns are here, Fabrics are here, Classes are here.

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