I made this little quilt six months ago, as a first birthday present for Miss Elle.
There is a huge love of trains in this household — a beautiful sepia, large-scale photograph of an old (London?) train station adorns the dining room wall, and you will spot little prints and wooden toys here and there. Clever mum, Amber, even made a lovely locomotive canvas to decorate the nursery (see photograph below).
Naturally, when the time came to choose the fabrics for Elle, trains were a definite must-have. Oh, how difficult it is to find gender-neutral trains! This cute print was sourced from the big WWW, made by a Japanese company, delivered via California. It’s done some mileage!
According to mum, Elle sleeps with the quilt every night — which of course, thrills me to bits. I love knowing my little creation is being used and loved. Elle had Amber and I chuckling as we photographed — as soon as I laid it on the floor, she tottered on over and planted her bum with a thud!