One of my favourite blogging "Amy's" is our cheerleader for the "For the Boys Blog Hop" - she is Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy and along with Mdm Samm they are hosting this fun "For the Boys" blog hop! Thanks ladies! I couldn't resist participating because blog hops are a fabulous way to meet new people and get great ideas for more projects to add to my 'to-do' list! Be sure to visit all of the lovely people on this hop today too:
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans - you are here!
Kris Loves Fabric
What did I make? I made a fun shaggy edge (or rag or frayed edge) quilt! The fabric that gave me the initial colour scheme was 'Backyard Baby'. I then added some Pearl bracelets, Kona solids, chevrons, some turtles, bears and a few orange and grey fabrics to make an I-Spy style quilt.
|This quilt was a commission from a work colleague for her grandson|
There are foxes, snakes, bugs in jars, woodpeckers, snails, turtles, cars and many more creatures and critters to find! This quilt is between a cot and baby size quilt and will make a great play mat too! I love making these quilts - they are quite time consuming but the finished effect is great! I have a plaid one that I have on my bed all the time and it is one of my favourites! This style of quilt washes up really well too. This one has been washed three times (in a pillow case to prevent the threads clogging my machine) and dried in the tumble dryer three times to fray-up the edges. It will only get better and better each time it is washed.
How did I make it? I made each square 5" and placed a 4" piece of wadding between two of the 5" squares and sewed an X across corner to corner. Each square sandwich has the same fabric on top and on the bottom so the design on the back of the quilt is the same as the front. This just makes it easier to decide layout!
|The back view|
These quilts are so versatile to make. You can decide on any square size and even use up scraps of wadding that are left over from other projects. Charm packs are great to use - and would save you cutting all those squares!
|All the sandwiches ready to be sewn into rows!|
My way of saying THANK YOU to you for stopping by today is to hold a giveaway! I am giving away some fun Christmas fabric scraps to one of my followers (link to Bloglovin' and GFC on the right hand side) anywhere in the world. One entry per follower - just leave any old comment plus a way for me to contact you if you are a no-reply person! I will draw the winner on November 15th, 2013 by RNG or similar and will email the winner. I will be adding a surprise or two to the parcel as well!
|Approximately 2 fq's worth of scraps and I will throw in a surprise or two as well!|
I hope you enjoy the rest of the "For the Boys" blog hop and good luck!!