Friday, 1 March 2019

Joshua's Quilt [A Finish]

When Mia and Jess were born, they both had quilt waiting for them. Joshua wasn't so lucky. Part of the reason was that we didn't find out for certain that we were expecting a boy until very late in the pregnancy, and then I couldn't find a pattern I liked or fabric I liked. Eventually I hit on a quit kit on Craftsy in one of their own brand fabric ranges. I took a risk. It's easy to take a risk when you can buy all the fabric for a quilt, including backing and binding, and postage from the US for under £50! I just didn't ever get to making it.

A few weeks back I dug out the fabric. The kit came with a fat quarter bundle and I was suprised to see that it included 18 fat quarters when I only needed 15. So the three lowest volume ones ended up in my stash - less practical with a vommy baby! But even more surprisingly, it also came with a cheater panel.

The pattern was great - I layered up the fat quarters and cut them four at a time. It took me just two days worth of nap-time to piece 92 half-square triangles and put them all together into a finished quilt top. Took a while to baste it up and then a couple of hours to quilt it.

Back to that cheater panel.... before Jess was born I bought some minky to make one of those nest cushions for a baby. I didn't make it and didn't miss it. It just so happened to be a good match to the fabrics. So I put the two together. I had plenty of fabric for binding, because it was a one-yard minimum cut, so both got bound in the light grey. So very quickly Joshua had two quilts. And I think he likes them!

I really struggled to capture the colours. That last photo is probably closest...

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

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