(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 🙂
19 thoughts on “WIP wednesday – Little Brother’s patchwork quilt”
This is amazing! I'm planning to do one with all of my African fabric. I love your choices, they are so adorable.
I think that's very sensible! I've found mine quickly decide that pink is for girls once they're at school. Very impressed with your dedication, cutting that many squares by hand, and they all look so accurate too. Good luck with the rest of the sewing.
beautiful assortment of cloth 🙂 Can't wait to see the finished blanket! I am sure he will LOVE It!
The colours look perfect for a little boy, and it is so nice that he is seeing you make it for him.
These are perfect colors, and the simple pattern really shows off the cute fabrics! love it!
I'm so glad you shared at Needle and Thread Thursday! I'd love for you to hop over and grab a button for your link party page!
🙂 Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation
whoops! I see the link!
I love your fabrics. Good luck sewing it all together x
Thanks! I love your knitting 🙂
I think they look a little more accurate than they really are… but thanks anyway!
Thanks, I hope he does!
I love the different fabrics you've planned for the quilt, I'm sure he will love it when it's finished.
Can't wait to see it finished! this is the kind of quilt I could actually see making….great to see you on craft schooling Sunday, it has been awhile, hope all is well!
visiting from sew cute tuesday. looking forward to seeing the quilt.
Gorgeous fabric choices!
This will be sweet! Nothing better than sewing for your own little fellers 🙂
How smart of you to use fabrics with pink in them that still read boyish colors! My son is 3.5 and just loves any color so I understand where you are coming from! Best of luck!
I have a boy who loves pink too, and wants all his stuff to be pink. I'm exercising the same caution in things I make for him! I'm not looking forward to the day that he decides pink is for girls–that's totally going to break my heart! (Maybe it won't happen? We say "The colors are for everyone!" in this house!)
Your quilt is so cute, I love the green and bits of other colors thrown into it!
Aw, thanks! I think it's sweet you noticed (with all the people linking up on your blog).
All is well, what can I say, just.. life gets a little crazy sometimes.