Monday, 7 May 2012

Two little boys

On Saturday I received a lovely fabric package from Julie at The Intrepid Thread. Amongst the goodies was this fabulous Peak Hour fabric. When I saw it on Julie's website I knew I had to get some as it would be perfect fabric fodder for some little boy quilts. The spots and print from this range are fabulous! I may need to get some more of the spots for binding :)
Julie also sent me some 5" strips of the range to play with and the fact that the fabric was pre-cut and ready to go got my creative juices flowing immediately. I mean seriously how cute is this?!!
 Thanks to the hideous bank holiday weather I have 2 new little boy quilts to show you. I managed to dodge the showers yesterday to get a shot of the first one on the washing line. It's about 40" square log-cabin. I used a fat quarter as the centre panel. I have to admit to loving this! I free-motion quilted with some variegated Aurifil thread. It's not my finest quilting but thankfully Mackinlay hasn't reached the age where he criticises things like that yet ;) 
 I backed with the leftover It's a Hoot yardage from his Dr Seuss quilt and a strip of the Peak Hour to make up the difference. It positively shines against the grotty sky.
 The second quilt I made is for another little boy who shall remain nameless at this point. I love how the basic strips of print look together. Sometimes less is definitely more!
 I quilted across the quilt in straight lines then did some free-motion vertical wavy lines. All in all another happy little quilt. This one finished up around 42" by 46" and is backed with the bottle caps print from Going Coastal.
Here's a close-up of the print for those of you who haven't seen it.
I don't think I've had this much productivity in one weekend in a long time. It's been great! It should rain more often ;) Catch you soon x


  1. Wonderful work Reene, must say I love the car ads print :-) Ooh and I love the bottle caps too...

  2. Love them both. Lucky little people.

  3. Oh hush your mouth - if the quilts weren't so cute I would be cursing you xxx

  4. Every cloud has a silver lining! These are gorgeous R! Jxo

  5. Gorgeous!! But this post cost me money as I now have a little parcel winging it's ways from the good ol US ;-)

  6. what fabulous quilts: two lucky boys!


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