Saturday, 21 March 2015

Bow ties are cool

Last year we discovered Dr Who, and now we are working our way through the previous series on dvd. My youngest son is a big fan of the 11th Doctor and a while ago he asked me if I could make a bow tie for him. Of course!

I found this cool Tardis fabric on Spoonflower and ordered a fat quarter. It arrived yesterday and after school I whipped up the bow tie (using this tutorial).

My son loved it and told me I was the best mum in the world ;-).
Now I have to make two more for his brothers...

It looks good on Bear too!

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Rainbow Diamonds baby quilt

UPDATE 2016: The pattern for this quilt is now available on Etsy.

(Photo by Paul Lewin)

This is the quilt I made last year for our new nephew in Holland. His parents knew they were having a boy this time, but weren't telling us, so I decided to go with rainbow colours (and they liked that idea). First I cut some squares:

Then I made a lot of half square triangle blocks:

Then I played with possible lay-outs:

In the end I decided to go with diamonds:

A black and white binding:


The parents and the big sister loved the quilt, I hope the little nephew will as well! (he was sleeping when we handed it over).

The quilt is a project in the kids' issue (169) of Down Under Quilts, on sale from tomorrow at newsagents and online. Lots of great projects for kids inside!