Nothing like a well-placed guilt trip!
My nephew is only just ten months old but when I saw Riley Blake's Pirate fabrics, I knew I wanted to make him something with it. It was my dad who suggested a twin-size quilt for when he graduates to a big boy bed. I had a bundle of 10" squares, a bundle of 5" charms, and a yard of the black text print. I also had no idea of the pattern I would use. I definitely didn't want it to look babyish or fussy. If I could help it, I wanted it to last him a while and grow up with him a bit until he was "too cool" to have anything with pirates. I left the back pretty plain so he could flip it when the time came.
I also added my new label. gutenTAGS. Saw them on everyone else's blog and thought it would be a good idea. They went from idea to reality so very fast that I was shocked when they turned up in the mailbox shortly after I'd ordered them. I love them.
The idea for the quilting came from a photo I'd seen on Poppyprint. I thought it looked like a drop of water in a pond and it definitely was interesting than the straight-line quilting I usually do. I'm so pleased with how it turned out - definitely masculine.
|Yes, that's my squeaky, creaky sewing machine on the floor. My sewing space is wherever I find room at the moment. Wednesday night was floor and bad lighting night.|