Saturday, February 16, 2013

a quilt for a baby boy

i've just arrived home from a special friend's baby shower.
she's having a boy, and i had the honour of making him a quilt. his mumma has great taste, and chose the most lovely fabrics for me to work with.
i made it large enough to fit over a single bed for when he's a big boy. in the meantime, it will tuck nicely into the sides of his cot, or be a cosy play quilt for the floor.
once i had finished piecing it all together, i still had quite a bit of fabric left.
so, i decided to try making a raggy cushion cover. i'm not one to follow a pattern. i just work it out as i go.
i was pretty chuffed with how it turned out! and i still had fabric left.....
i love a fabric challenge, and hate waste, so decided to see if i could squeeze out another quilt- a smaller one of course ;)
here's the cute travel/bassinette size quilt i came up with.
it felt so good to make the most of every last scrap!
i've only made pretty girly quilts so far (doilies always included haha), so it was lots of fun doing a cute boy quilt for a change.
you can see some of my other quilts here and here and here
the elephants were quite the theme across the other pressies and cards too!
love it when those unplanned 'theme' happen.
i even used some of the fabric to jazz up the gift wrapping
only about 5 weeks till the little man arrives :) can't wait to meet him!
Kate x
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  1. Great choice of fabrics, it looks gorgeous x

  2. Love the colour combination. You should sell these.

  3. Lovely work. Your friend would have been delighted to receive such a lovely gift hand made with love! cheers Veronica

  4. This is a gorgeous quilt, did you have a pattern ?