Thursday, August 26, 2010

bright for a boy

The last couple of evenings I have been making a small play mat for a new boy in town. This is my first quilt, and to be honest I just winged it, and made it as bright and as soft as possible for little people ...


It's made with 15cm fabric squares, backed with (lime green!) flannelette, includes a generous (puffy) amount of wadding and another layer of flannelette in the middle, and a bit of bias binding around the edge. I wanted to keep it soft and puffy, so I only quilted down some of the join lines. I overlocked the edges before I sewed the bias binding on, which worked a treat ...


I really enjoyed sewing this - it was a totally stash busting project too - the only thing I bought was some extra spotty fabric. I have been collecting fun fabrics for boys ever since Little Mister was born - good ones are hard to come by. Anyway, I'm off to meet little Owen for the first time - I hope he likes his play mat!


To see what everyone else has been making, check out the creative spaces at Kootoyoo.

22 comments:

Vic said...

Wow, you are a woman of many talents, this is fantastic!

Ruby Star said...

Sweet. It looks very plush too.

Nick said...

Where do you find the time? That looks fabulous.

Amanda said...

Looks good enough to nap on. Super cute!

midge said...

it looks so very cosy. overlocking before binding! great tip

Brenda said...

That looks amazing Nic, I can't believe it's you first go at quilting......the little man is going to love it!

Take a look at my chair!

Sally said...

delightful.

Michelle said...

Looks lovely, with all those bright patterns I am sure the little one will love it.

CurlyPops said...

Snap! I made something very similar this week which I can't show just yet - bright and bold is the best!

Little Ted Canvas said...

I bet he loves it! It looks great & the padding will be very handy for those wobbly tumbles when learning to sit & roll...

june at noon said...

Looks very squashy and cozy. Bet it will be a perfect play surface!

Jenni said...

looks great & brilliant selection of boys fabrics1

74 Lime Lane said...

it does look very soft, even in the pictures! you are so clever!

Cindy said...

Lovely. Looks thick and plush and perfect for little bottoms.

beth said...

He will LOVE it!! you did a great job!

Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Wow, it is beautiful!

Amanda said...

I am sure it will be warm and cuddly and will be used heaps

Kirsty said...

i think that squashability is an important quality in a quilt. I'm sure owen will love it.

Tania said...

Lucky Owen. The quilty squashability factor is too often overlooked.

Gina said...

Yay, a puffy bright quilty delight. Owen is indeed going to be all snuggly on that playmat.

Caroline said...

Oh great work, I love it. Even a sleep deprived mama might like to have a little lie down on that! Nothing beats sewing for friends either.

Pippi creates said...

Thanks for the awesome quilt Nic. We absolutely love it! And it is definately soft and scores very high on the squashability rating. You are wonderful!