Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Rainbows!

Well, if he couldn't have a rainbow quilt for himself, Mr. 8 was determined to make one for someone else. When he heard that his new 4 month old cousin was coming to visit, all the way from England, he seized the opportunity! 

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The Simply Color Layer Cake that I had in my stash was perfect. He sorted the colours almost completely on his own after I showed him a few examples of other rainbow quilts (okay, I admit that I am a bit of a control freak when it comes to fabric, so I did rearrange a couple of squares with his agreement!). Then he sewed the squares together into rows, and then the rows into a quilt top.

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As this quilt is mainly going to be used for the new cousin to play on the floor, we wanted it to be nice and soft. So we followed Svetlana's tutorial for making what she calls a 'comforter'. In other words, baste the front to the batting and then sew, right sides together, to the backing. Then we quilted straight lines through the middle of the squares.

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Mr. 8 chose this cute Miffy fabric for the back, which I bought locally a year ago and have been waiting for the right project.

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Now it just remains for me to sew on the label and we are ready to gift it when our visitors arrive tomorrow! 

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21 comments:

  1. He is a clever boy!:-) Have fun with your visitors!

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  2. So cute! Enjoy your special time.

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  3. Wow, it's truly lovely and he has done so well hasn't he. This must be a proud mum moment for you! I just love those colours. Jen

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  4. I love a good rainbow and this one doesn't disappoint! What a clever mother / son team you make :) Enjoy your visitors! How exciting!

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  5. Oh my, that is just the sweetest! That he wanted to and did - what a great lad! and Mom for encouraging him along!

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  6. How fabulous that he was so excited to help and gift this to his cousin! Enjoy your visit!

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  7. He's a natural! I love the way the colours are laid out, beautiful rainbow style! The comforter technique really does make it look so soft and cosy. Have a wonderful time with your visitors.

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  8. It is lovely and so cool that you worked on it together! Well done both of you!

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  9. this turned out absolutely gorgeous. Love the fabric you guys chose and the rainbow arrangement is just perfect.

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  10. So sweet! I am so impressed with Mr. 8's skills and his self motivation!!! How loved his cousin will feel surrounded in this rainbow!!!

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  11. That is lovely - great that your son loves Mum's hobby too :-)

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  12. What a wonderful gift to give and receive Deborah, you must be so proud of your son.

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  13. He did well there Deborah - great quilt! A lovely gift.

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  14. Great work by Mr 8!
    Miffy fabric! What a find!

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  15. He's so clever! This is fab :)

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  16. Mr. 8 is a very talented qilter. The backing fabric is perfect to add one more touch of whimsy. Fantastic quilt.

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  17. This is so sweet! What a precious thought and gift from your young man.

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  18. I just noticed your Oakshott Scandinavia win over at RPQ - that's wonderful, lovely to see your name there and it looks like a delightful bundle to work with.

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  19. Fantastic job!! I adore that miffy fabric, so cute!

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  20. im sure the quilt was much loved and Simeon enjoyed making it

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