Monday, 16 September 2013

Where's my Quilt Mum?

Ages ago I asked my son if he would like me to make him a quilt. He answered correctly by saying that he would.....he probably would have got one anyway even if his answer was no!
We chose the fabrics and I showed him lots of pictures of all different styles of quilt but he insisted that he just wanted squares. Well I couldn't just make a squares quilt for him could I? So I sugessted throwing some rectangles in too and he agreed. I used the Magic Numbers block tutorial by sew katy did, but I changed the sizes and added in rectangles.

So here it is in all it's unquilted glory, well nearly as some of it is draped over the washing line!
I must admit I finished the top a few weeks ago and the poor boy has been asking when his quilt will be finished. When his mother pulls her finger out and quilts the thing, that's when!

Just in case those colours aren't girly enough for some of you here's a picture of the last flush of roses from my garden. They smell wonderful in the room. I didn't expect to see any more blooms now autumn's here.


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10 comments:

Cloud CouCou said...

Your son has great taste, I love those colours together!

Patchwork and Play said...

Those vibrant yellow blocks really add zing to the quilt! Great job!

Catherine said...

It looks fantastic - I love the colours! Looking forward to seeing how you quilt it (when you get your finger out:-)) Thanks for linking up.

Ella and Nesta said...

Your son's quilt is looking really good! No wonder he can't wait to get his hands on it.

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Looks really cool, well done!

QuiltCandy said...

Oh wow the quilt looks great! I love the colours for a boy, and it's so nice that he was a part of the design process. Looking forward to seeing it quilted - when you get a chance! PS love the roses, ours seem to be having one final flourish too :-)

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

Great quilt - I love the pops of orange as a complement to the blues!

sewkalico said...

Wow!! That's a super quilt. A pity you don't live closer, I'd have quilted it up for you.

EHP said...

I love it! Its perfectly boyish and cute.

Willit Neverend said...

Great quilt. I think it would have looked just as cool as all squares, but I'm a bit boring that way :)

I am in the same situation with my son. I told him I would make a quilt for his toddler bed. I told him it would only take a few days, and it should have, but it's been a couple of weeks now, and will probably be a couple more yet. Yep, I know, it's a cruel thing to do to a 3 year old. Actually, it's been so long that I think he has forgotten about it by now. On the up side, I will probably have it done in time for his birthday. On the downside, it's Spring here, so not really quilt weather. Oops.