Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ninja quilt for a new baby boy
A friend asked me to make this quilt as a gift for a soon to be born, baby boy. They are obviously into martial arts and would love a quilt made from ninjas with strong colours of black, red, cream and grey.
The range is Year of the Ninja by Scott Jarrard for Riley Blake.
I debated over what I was going to do for ages but then decided to keep it really simple - just 5 inch squares and basic straight line quilting.
The binding is one from Sew This and That (a Brisbane based store I recently discovered that is fantastic!). It is called Marcus Fabric's Quartette Collection and is a lovely cream and black and I love how well it worked together.
Hope the little guy loves these dragons on the back - surely they would cause nightmares!! I quilted it with Aurifil 2600 silver and just love how it looks on the back. I can't believe it doesn't have any tucks but I will take a look at some basting spray for a smoother finish.
Before I finalised the design, I played with the idea of a disappearing nine patch. Rather than waste my efforts, I turned it into a little cushion and used the awesome zip insertion tutorial by MsMidge for the back.
Welcome to the world little one and I hope you grow up to be a ninja just like mum and dad!