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!