This quilt was made for a little boy. His mum certainly likes mixing things up, I don’t think there’s a single fabric in there (well, discounting the solids) from my original suggestion. But that’s what is so cool about commissions – making something that suits the person/people it is intended for. What could be better?
I’ve learnt lots from making it. Once I realised just how much colour we were aiming for I wanted to work out a quilt design that would work with it rather than become overwhelmed by it. I hunted around for a little while and found this quilt on Film in the Fridge and it seemed an ideal style to go for. Ashley has a tutorial for her quilt layout but I just used her general principle and adapted the design a little to fit my plans and final dimensions.
The quilt is approximately 100x100cm square and is backed in unbleached cotton flannel. My customer wanted it to be snuggly so I sent her a few little samples of fabrics that could be used for the back – I’m so pleased she picked the flannel, it is very soft and cuddly and gives a great texture (it came from Eco Earth Fabrics).