Nautical Scrappy Stripes | Le Challenge {Quilting}

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Oh! I am so excited about my stripes entry! Let me tell you it was hard to part with it, because this is a birthday present given at the beginning of the month. 

I did not want to knit another beanie hat for this birthday, so each present made is different. I had not seen the birthday boy for a while, but his Dad is much taller than Mr MiH (who is already 6'2) so I was not going to venture into making clothes. However I thought it would be nice to make something for his room, that hopefully he would keep for a while - not unlike the presents Lucy makes for birthdays. The theme I was given was nautical - with light blue, red and white accents. 


It was a great break from Christmas makes - and an opportunity to make the most of my stash!
Stripes really suited the nautical theme. And suddenly scrappy stripes came into my mind - and I just knew I was on the right path. It was easier to adjust the white and red accents - I am definitely an 'organised scrap' convert. It is also a great way to use my Creative Thursday fabrics (how cute is those little rabbits!). 


I wanted also to add something more specific for this birthday. I considered adding the name of the birthday boy, but I did not think it was really 'nautical' - not as much as a number is. 

I printed the 1 in the circle on golden threads quilting paper and machine quilted around the 1 and the circle and added some embroidery to make it pop.


I did not really quilt the cushion cover. I only stitched in the ditch between the white fabric section and the scrappy section. 


I bought the back fabric for this project as I like to have matching fabric for cushion covers (like for the Happy Feet! cushion). I used the Sew Mama Sew tutorial for the zipper


And here we are a birthday present for a super cute little boy!


And my first entry to le challenge that was made AGES before the actual deadline - oh, it feels good to be organised!

For all the other stripes entry, go over to le challenge. Do join the fun for a chance to win a $25 at the Fat Quarter Shop (open until November 16 at 11am UK time). 

23 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the 1 and those rabbits are so cute!

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  2. That is adorable. I like how you used such a fun combination of fabrics.

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  3. This is an adorable idea for a gift! The embroidered number 1 is a really nice and personal detail!

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  4. Really cute make Nat - I'm sure it will be enjoyed by the birthday boy for many years to come!

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  5. Oh so very fun! Loove the dancing rabbits, adorable.

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  6. its gorgeous - I love the mix of fabrics :-)

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  7. This is soooo cute! I love it! Those stripes are great, and the colors are so posh. Loooove! :)

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  8. Love the fabrics and stripe arrangement - what a great gift!

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  9. This looks great - you've got some gorgeous details in those prints :)

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  10. The little B-day boy is going to love this pillow especially those darling sailboats!

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  11. What a cheerful looking cushion!

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  12. this cushion is fantastic, really sea side like

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