This chap is a 1st Birthday present for my friends little boy in Brighton.

After doing a bit of research online, I designed and cut the pattern and created a vintage style Giraffe using linen and cotton with blanket stitch edging, a twisted embroidery thread tail and some appliqué patches with a personalised ‘G’ on his rump.

The last few months have been very busy, for obvious Christmas and work reasons, but also as there have been lots of new little bundles of joy arriving in December!

This quilt project has been one of my proudest moments. I collected together 12 close friends to each make a square using various applique techniques, many of which has never even held a needle before! 

We had little workshops so I could teach sewing techniques and help with general guidance so everyone could realise their ideas. I then patched them together and finished off the quilt.

Each square represents the person that made it, in order to be a reminder of who they are and their close relationship with Mum Sam, Dad Tom and little Josie herself.