Long time lurker (4 years!), first time poster!
I do lots of little crafts like knitting scarves, making totes, and fun with felt, but this was my first biggish project.
I always seem to be low on cash (college keeps sneaking up on me) so for the second year in a row i needed to find something
that was cheap and awesome for my boyfriend's birthday! Every year i pick a theme for his birthday so I went through
my fabric stash and luckily found my last yard of this super great fabric and my theme!
I had to buy the batting and the binding (on sale!) but i already had everything else. so i set to work and here is the final product:
The fabric on the top left is corduroy I've had for years, the backing is some really soft flannel I had from an old abandoned project, the bottom is linen, and all the squares are from scraps i had left from fat quarters. Everything is cotton so its super warm and snuggly.
My choices were a little limited so I hope I didn't make it too girly with that flower print and the umbrellas. I tried to balance it out and keep it from getting too busy. He is a boy after all!
This was my first quilt so there are a lot of mistakes. Mostly with the binding. I used pencil to mark my quilt top because it was so light but it doesn't come off as easily as i'd thought it would so i have to wash the whole thing. I guess that will test how good of a quilter i really am! I also had a little bit of a hard time keeping parts of it flat so some areas are a little more puffy or bunchy than others but overall i am really happy with it.
Sorry if the pics are kinda crappy. I had to use the camera on my phone.
Oh and, here is a pic of the rest of his presents so you can see how it all ties in.
1. A blue robot T-shirt. 2. My copy of, coincidently, one of my all time favorite sci-fi books. 3. a metal cigar box filled with: A) robot magnets. B) a robot cigarette case (even though i'm trying to get him to quit!). C) a mini comic about failed robot inventions. D) an i <3 robots pin. E) a tape of two of my favorite old sci-fi radio broadcasts from the 50's. I haven't finished the cover yet though, and yes its an actual tape...you know...like a cassette...stop staring at me!
Oh and this guy!
Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think.