Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Hugo's Quilt [A Finish]

{following on from yesterday's post...}

Our neighbour's grandson needed a quilt too. Whilst Orla, who is 3, clearly loves yellow, Hugo who isn't yet a year, hasn't yet expressed such a preference. So we took the safe option and went for blues and greens.

This time we started with a backing fabric, which we picked up in Harrogate (at the back in the above photo). It was a lovely ombre fabric from light blue to dark blue, dark green and light green. I mached the fabrics for the front to these colours, and ended up with quite a small colour palette, to which I added a pop of red.

I used the same setting as his sister's quilt, but the fifteen blocks are all different. The blue sashing and negative space is Kona Copen, and I used the same fabric to bind it. Here you can see both quilts together pre-binding. I quilted it with the same 30/60 degree cross hatch as the yellow quilt.

Here you can see the backing, and the fundamental error I made when planning the quilt. The extra strip of the blue from the front wasn't planned, and meant I had to place a second order to buy fabric to bind it! Whoops!

The finished quilt is 40" x 48" - perfect for a toddler.

This is a Finish Along finish - you can find my original list here.

2016 FAL


pennydog said...


Archie the wonder dog said...

It's wonderful! And yet another Finish-Along finish! Hooray!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I still love this pair of quilts! Congratulations on the finish and thank you for participating in the 2016FAL, on behalf of all the hosts!