Custom Quilt

10 Mar

Today I delivered my largest custom order so far. I was asked by a local lady to create a doubled sided baby quilt for her gorgeous little girl Hannah. She wanted something bright and cheery to hang on the wall of her nursery that wasn’t pink!

Hannah’s older brother Daniel has a beautiful quilted teddy bear panel hanging in his room, so I had a rough idea of what look we were going for. Armed with this information I set about searching for the perfect panel to go on the front side of my quilt. After lots of searching I eventually settled on a lovely bright image of a Noah’s ark scene and based my other choices of fabric around that.

The first thing I did was create a bright yellow border (getting rid of the nasty green border it originally had), and then I cracked on with my favourite bit,PATCHWORK!

This is one of the largest items I have ever made, and I am really pleased with the result. It has given me the confidence to try much larger projects and I will soon be starting on a patchwork quilt for my own bed!

Most importantly my customer was extremely pleased with the quilt and I even got a dribbly smile and finger grab from baby Hannah,I am taking that as a sign that she likes it!

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6 Responses to “Custom Quilt”

  1. Sheila March 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    lovely job well done, love the match of colours lucy and noah’s arch. Its such a lovely quilt and looks warm and friendly to sleep with for any young girl. Oh by the way can you make me a brightly coloured peg bag for my mum something similar to my one. No rush before July is ok.

  2. candy56 March 11, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

    Very sweet. I love the colors.

    • humbugbuttonbeetle March 11, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you! I love bright cheery colours, they brighten up the day 🙂

  3. sue March 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    That’s so sweet and what a nice change to have something not pink for a baby girl!
    Love the patchwork back too!

    • humbugbuttonbeetle March 12, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

      Thank you! Yes it is nice to see people want colours other than pink for a girl! Much more exciting!x

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