(EDIT: click here to see the final result!)
It took me only 3 years to finish it, but I made Big Brother a quilted patchwork blanket. Obviously Little Brother had to have one too, so I have been hoarding collecting fabric for his for a while now.
I decided on a square patch pattern. The squares measure 15 cm, and I need 160 of them for a single person blanket. My cutting mat had died on me (and my rotary cutter isn’t working properly either) so I cut them all by hand. I already had some wrist problems so this wasn’t helping, but after several weeks of cutting a couple of fabrics at a time I finally finished cutting them all! Now onto the sewing 😀
When I asked Little Brother what colour (or colours) he wanted for his he was very clear: “PINK!”. Now I don’t mind that pink is his favourite colour (he is the only boy in school who proudly carries his Dora backpack into class every day) and I would have happily made him a pink blanket, but various moms told me their sons loved pink too, until the day they all of a sudden decided that pink was for girls and girls are stupid and therefore, they now HATE pink. And at the speed I make quilts that would mean Little Brother might have grown out of his “pink phase” before I even finish this quilt.
So I decided to make his green (like some of his baby things) with just a little bit of pink thrown in.
So far, he loves it! I just asked which one was his favourite fabric and he says he loves them all 🙂