I've been working on a quilt for my youngest grandson and have now finallly finished it.
I shall be taking it with me when I go to stay with my Daughter for the half-term week next week. I hope he's going to love it ! I know he loves the blankie I crocheted for him some time ago and apparently has it on his bed every night. Maybe his new quilt will become the latest favourite !
I used a Jelly Roll by Moda for the quilt top, the fabric design is called 'Monster Bash' and it's just so much fun. Lots of monsters and cobwebs and don't you just love these fabulous colours ? Just what an 8 (almost 9) year old will like I hope.
Here's a close up shot of some of the fabrics
To make his quilt realy warm and snuggly I've backed it with lime green fleece and quilted it with a zig-zag stitch 'in the ditch' using lime green thread. I think you can just make out the stiches in this close up shot.
I've also made a lap quilt for my Daughter, using a very pretty patterned fabric, same design but in lots of different pastel shades. Again I've backed the quilt with fleece, this time I used a pretty pink one.
I can just picture her all snuggled up and cosy under this little quilt on a chilly evening.
I do like this design, this is the second one I've made and I may well go on to make more as I have some fabrics in my stash which would look lovely in this pattern. I really am enjoying my quilting and other sewing, problem is that the house is filling up with fabric stash now as well as my papercrafting stash - oopsie !
I must give a special 'Thank You' to my trusty 'quilt holder' who helped me to get a better photograph than if I'd laid the quilt down for the shot.
Here's a pic of the three quilts going to new homes in the next couple of days
There are some more sewing projects I want to share with you, but I need to keep them under wraps for a little longer as they are gifts and I'm never sure exactly who is visiting my blog so don't want to risk spoiling the surprise, watch this space..........