My nephew turns 13 on 8th June, so I thought I'd better get my skates on regarding his birthday quilt.
I'm following Rachel Hauser's tutorial for the Colour Brick Quilt Along she did last year.
Rachel has an excellent & detailed tutorial over on her blog, but I'll just give you the edited highlights of what I've done so far.
Step 1: Cut out 55 'bricks' & lots of sashing:
|A mixture of Kaffe Fasset & others from my stash!|
|I decided on Kona Ash for the sashing - more boyish than white I think!|
Step 2: Chain piece the vertical sashing strips to the bricks:
|This is one VERY long chain!!!|
|Just looks like a mess so far!|
Step 3: After ironing the sashing seams, lay the bricks out in rows & decide on your design:
|I'm just going 'random' with my design, no set pattern.|
Step 4: Join the bricks in rows & iron the seams:
|Half bricks are created for the edges by cutting in half 5 overhanging bricks.|
So, that's as far as I've got.
Next step is to start adding the horizontal sashing (12 strips!).
I'm really pleased with how this is shaping up. My nephew is a stylish & trendy young lad, and his bedroom is bright blue, so I
hope think he'll be pleased!
Thank you pressies!
Yesterday my girls were wonderfully blessed by a huge bag of clothes from some friends in our church.
3 young, talented, trendy and extremely generous sisters had a clear out of their wardrobes and brought the donation to us! It was like Christmas come early!
So to say 'thank you' to our friends, I'm making them each a make-up purse based on Flossie Teacakes' design.
All cut out and ready to go .......
I haven't tried this tutorial before so am looking forward to making some new gifts.