A 50th and a 5th b’day in our house…..the same day even.
And my new found mojo has been working overtime.
Two days before the man’s 50th I had a masive urge to make him a quilt for his gift. I was wanting a gift that had meaning to him and that suited his personality. His first passion is kayakking but with no suitable fabric that depicted that I went with his next passion…the NZ bush and wikderness.Now I am not a quilter. (I made my friend Michelle did most of the sewing on the front panel (still to be finished off) quilt that I made for Miss 16 last Christmas.)
I could only work on it evenings at Michelle’s house as it was a big big secret…. and they turned out to be two very long evenings..working into the early hours of the morning. I can say that I did it all myself ‘cept for the handsewing of the binding which saw M and I stitching as we watched infomercials on the telly coz that was all there was in the early hours of the morning.
Michelle completing the last stitch
And the finished product.
I am yet to take some more detailed close up pics
And just so that Caj had something special ‘made by his mum’ for his b’day I whipped up a few bunting flags to brighten up our livingroom. After a quick hunt through my fabric stash (and a chance to do a little stash bust) a pirate theme seemed perfect for him. Thanks to Beth from stitch.rip.repeat for the tutorial. I made a few alterations but the basic tutorial is great and very easy to follow.