– 2018/152 – a new quilt

My talented nephew is beginning his student life this week at the London College of Fashion and I simply couldn’t send him off without a quilt to keep him warm, also, he cheekily asked for one so…   However it’s a tough call to make something for someone who loves textiles as much as he does… ah the pressure… I couldn’t settle on a design for ages… in the end I went with my gut instinct and settled for simple shapes and two colours.

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I used slightly different shades of off white to add some interested (and I can promise you the quilt is straight… the helpers around here are not what they used to)

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Simple quilting lines echoing the black shapes, which are just random triangles on a corner of a 6″ square.  No measuring, just sew/trim/go.  It was an incredibly satisfying quilt to do.  It almost made itself and such a liberating experience not having to measure everything.  Each block is different and took the pattern into a new shape…

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I ran out of time and couldn’t embroider the label, so fabric marker it is… fingers crossed it doesn’t fade too quickly.  Should be wash proof… but still!

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The recipient loved it and I was really sad to see it go.  I think it is my most favourite quilt.  I’m seriously tempted to make another one for myself.  As a matter of fact being forced to make something by a deadline stopped me from procrastinating too much and now my creative mojo is back in full force.  Shame my available time has totally dwindled…

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Doesn’t it look good in my room?  Sigh…

 

And just to show you how hard it is to photograph quilts in my house… here’s a couple of outtakes…

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This photo above speaks volumes about the level of enthusiasm I’m surrounded with… (and also laundry, always laundry)

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Some other helper are a little vertically challenged…

 

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