Today I am linking with my friend Christina from A colourful life. We often inspire each other to make things and on this project we both decided to make a crazy boyz quilt and post together.
This quilt has been a whole heap of fun. No pressure. A square here and there. An instant washi tape gallery to enjoy. All packed neatly away in my huge cake tin when clearing away was required.
It uses all long thin scraps that developed as I finished my King Sized Quilt 'Lucky'.The strips were not squared, just used as they were plucked from the tin. It took about 20-30 mins to make each block selecting strips on size and pattern randomly; this is so liberating.
There are limited florals lots of spots, stripes, checks, gingham, paisley, birds and stars - a right old mix up. There is a favourite shirt of the recipient which keeps reappearing and some of his father's shirts too. Henry does not know his mum has given me those items, he thinks they have gone to the charity shop. You may recognise some fabrics too if you have ever sent me some.
When they are all joined together it looks really crazy. To a non-quilter it holds the mystery of how the heck the whole thing was sewn together which is just the kind of feeling, Henry the recipient, will like. He loves science, adventure, puzzles, the crystal maze and a little sentiment. It is going to be a perfect 18th Birthday present.
The border acts as a frame to make the whole thing stand out. For the first time I used the backing as the border which is brought forward from back to front and hand sewn. There is some hand quilting in the crazy panel which I will add to over time. It will be packed away now for a few years until his special day comes around. Size wise it is a single which is bigger than a spaniel as you can see! What do you think? It is a good design for a boy quilt isn't it?
The original 'Lucky' Quilt is the quilt that keeps on giving. It created these thin strips for this throw and there were 16 squares left over hiding in a drawer so I made a cushion pad for my new relaxing hammock. Perfect, all gone.
Here is a sneek peek at Christina's. Do pop over and see her quilt which she made for her boy. Her approach was mathematical whereas mine was random - it is good to see different takes on the same idea don't you think?
Thanks for dropping by. Jo xxx