But. I need to back track.
This is a quilt for a little boy at Barnardos, the latest Stitching Hearts project. And incidentally the last one that needed making. I started off with a skateboard themed panel my daughter had bought on-line, and began to build a quilt around it.
But straight away, I found a problem.....
A hole! We conferred. But in the end we decided it would take too long to return it to the shop for a replacement, so I chopped that part of the panel up into smaller pieces - you can see part of it on the right in the photo below.
Once I had cut the panel, I laid out all the pieces of fabric I was planning to use on the floor in roughly the size and placement I wanted.
But what to use as sashing? In the end I chose a burnt orange. It seemed to go with everything. And I appliqued the boy's name, which is where the fuzzed out bit is.
It grew, with the help of copious notes and my trusty calculator.
I deliberately had the sashing off centre and the pieces an irregular size. Apart from anything else, I thought it gave the layout a bit of added interest. But it certainly added to the headache! Of course I kept changing my mind about the placement of the fabrics.
And finally the top is done.
I really like the orange. It is a colour I absolutely never use, although I have made some blocks for the RSC in orange, they aren't made up into a quilt yet.
There are some fun fabrics in this.
Trail bikes, beetles, spaceships & aliens and skeletons.
Snails, grasshoppers and lizards, Transformers, and soccer balls.
Quad bikes, spider webs and red back spiders (for people not familiar with those, they are a venomous spider in Australia and can give you a nasty, but usually not fatal, bite)
I really like what I have done with this quilt, and I hope that my little recipient likes it too. Wish those photos weren't blurry though! I must say I am way better at sewing than photography. LOL
I am linking this post up with Cathy's new link up Design Board Monday at her blog, Bits & Bobs.
Til next time.....Keep on stitching.