Monday, 10 September 2007

What do you think?

I had two very pretty autumnal charm packs arrive today. I actually ordered them to help me decide which fabrics to use for my Chevron Quilt, but, over the weekend my oldest son dropped a not so subtle hint that he would like a mum quilt! To be honest I was totally at sea, the boy is 15 and impossible to buy for, but then these charms arrived. I had a play about this morning, cut some fat quarters which came in a lucky dip sale and added one or two charms from another pack. What do you think?

Most of the charms are from Modas Harvest Bouquet collection. I think my boy would like this, He is into brown at the moment, so, I'll get them sewn together and find something to use as a border/ backing fabric.

I had already decided that the other pack was more inspiring for the chevron quilt, it's another Moda collection, 'Autumn Journey' I'll decide on which fabrics I want and make a note of them, then make up a second charm quilt with those too, I have enoughof the fat quarter pieces left to make another the same size and with that in mind they should look kind of like a pair.


Rose Marie said...

Teenagers are funny! At that age, when my nephew had his buddies sleep over, they were all snuggled under all his quilts that I made for him. There were lots of blankets, but they chose the quilts. Go figure!

Gina E. said...

I think that looks great! Probably as masculine as a quilt could be!

Fiona said...

Looks just right for a boy, I'm sure he'll love it.

Michael5000 said...

It's always dicey when you want to make a quilt for a teenager -- will that be something they want, or something that makes them groan. It's great that your son actively WANTS a quilt!

When I decided to make something for my teenage niece, I walked her through a long process of looking at pictures of quilts and telling me what she liked or didn't like about pattern, colors, color contrast, and so on. It remains to be seen whether that means I'll make her a quilt she really likes, though!

Ribbonwiz said...

now, there's a compliment!
A teenager wanting a quilt made..that's lovely.
I'm sure he will love it to bits, just because Mum made it..

Sarah Nopp said...

How sweet that he appreciates what you do and respects your work so much to want some for himself!
The pictures look great :)

Janet said...

Oh's a great choice! Hey you would look great in my room!