Friday, 9 November 2012

Cool Brittania

It has been pouring with rain here the last couple of days and thoughts inevitably turned to home.

You may recall that I recently received a lovely order of cool blues and neutrals from Pink Castle for a quilt I had in mind for my 11 year old Godson.  I was thinking of an improv. quilt but decided in the end that he might prefer a Union Jack.


So yesterday, as the rain pelted down I made this monochromatic top. I wanted it to have a fairly retro feel to it. I used various shades of blues and neutrals. If you make a Union Jack quilt, you definitely have to concentrate so that you get the quadrants in the right order.  I won't lie.  The seam ripper came out more than once.  But it's done.

Now before you accuse me of being a serial topper, the batting has arrived for my Man with a Stained Nature quilt and I'm all set to go.  Except for the bad back that is! Oh and the mountain of other things on the to do list.

If you are missing all that election fever on the other side of the pond,  Perri Lewis author of Material World  and craft writer for The Guardian, shared the US best election craft which you can see here.

Have a great weekend!


22 comments:

Charlotte said...

that's fab! I'm sure he will love it!

dutchcomfort said...

Those colours fit a raiy day for sure! A great gift for your Godson!

Susan Standen said...

I am loving the monochromatic union jack! Your nephew will love it.

Dianne Neale said...

Great idea. It's hard to find something for boys I think.

Cindy said...

And it's beautiful! Perfect for a young fella!

Nicky said...

Very cool Britannia!

Leanne said...

It looks wonderful, and perfect for working on during the rain.

Sarah said...

Really love the colour scheme you've picked :-)

Cindy Sharp said...

I have never heard anyone referred to as a serial topper before. Love it.

Judith, Belfast said...

That is one cool Jack! Hope your back feels better soon! Jxo

Little Island Quilting said...

I like that 'serial topper' phrase!

FleurBleue said...

Dying to see it quilted, it's so fab.

PS Loved that Obama Hope quilt too.

Patchwork and Play said...

Great Union Jack- the colours are very cool!

Flying Blind... said...

Super boy quilt! I'll have a Lego Obama please!

Catherine said...

This looks fabulous, love the colors that you have chosen

Katy Cameron said...

Fab idea for the monochromatic jack! Good luck with the 'to be turned into a quilt' pile!

diane said...

This is a perfect idea for your nephew.

blandina said...

Your godson will love this quilt and keep it for ever.
What a good idea to make the quilt like the flag, the problem with us would be that we have such an uninteresting flag!
Loved the Obama crafts too.

two hippos said...

Fabulous union jack, I'm sure your godson will love it!

Elizabeth said...

Greetings from New York!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love the colours you chose!

Janine said...

This is going to be lovely :)