Thursday, 8 July 2010

Alice Quilt...

Finished, my Alice in Wonderland cot quilt & my very first split nine patch. It was also an attempt at a neutral baby quilt, which I'm giving myself a fail on & crossing my fingers that our friends have a baby boy!

Alice Cot Quilt

In case I'm not the only one who hasn't made one before, the process is pretty simple.

Alice Cot Quilt

Make up your nine patches, I made five of them.


Chop each one into 4 blocks & then lay all your blocks out move them all around until you are happy with the arrangement before you sew them all together.


My finished quilts is 4 x 5 blocks, backed with tiny Lecien spots & the binding is natural linen.


Apart from the linen for the binding (which I already had) all the fabric was from Patchwork on Central Park.



22 comments:

One Flew Over said...

boy or girl...(I think it is perfect for either). It is beautiful and you have done a fantastic job, just lovely x

Andi said...

Really pretty Christie!!

Kirsty said...

It's beautiful & I think lovely for either boy or girl too.

Corrie said...

oh its very pretty! well done! Finishing a quilt is soooo satisfying!

Corrie:)

Mel said...

Those of us with girls (you included) know damn well we would have DIED to have received something so gorgeous!

Love the idea of using linen for binding - lovely!

cherri said...

That is absoloutly beautiful. I hope they have a boy too - just so this quilt gets good use!

That quilt block method is great - what a simple yet 'fancy' idea - I must remember it if I ever attempt a quilt again.

Love the blues - very cool.

Bianca Jae Makes Stuff said...

Gorgeous! I have some of the Alice fabric brought on a whim from Patchwork at Sew It. Funny I never thought to put it with blue! Perfect, boy or girl, I know my big girl would love it! Girly but not 'cutesy' xox

katilady said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Amanda said...

It's beautiful,absolutely love the colors...

Gina said...

That is so lovely, and the muted colour palette will surely be loved (and will help tone down all the horrid pink if the bub IS a girl!).

I like the method - thanks for explaining it.

CC said...

What a gorgeous quilt. I was planning to make a cot quilt for a baby due in a few months. I might just have to try this pattern out.

Bek said...

I have to say I agree with the other ladies on this one- I think it would suit either gender. It is a beautiful quilt, I love it.

Tamara said...

It's beautiful Chris...and either a boy or girl will love it to bits...it has your blue stamp all over it;) xt

peppermintpatcher said...

Very nice! You should be proud.

beeware said...

it's a lovely quilt for a boy or girl! the linen is ace. particularly love your typo on neutral being neural..because it does take a bit of brain power and neurones firing off to get these things done!

Mother★Lode said...

this is absolutely lovely! i currently received a box with some of my father in law's clothing, from my sister in law. he passed away in january. i have an idea in mind to make my husband a patchwork quilt from bits and pieces of his clothing. i think this arrangement of blocks would be lovely with the stripes, plaids, and such that i received. thank you so much for the inspiration!

Leila said...

That's so cool! I've never done a split 9 patch either so I appreciate the instructions. It's like a magic trick!

two little buttons said...

it is beautiful and i think boy or girl would suit it. thanks for explaining, just beautiful

Ana D. said...

Lovelly for girls and boys!

Evelyn Jackson said...

I love this. It's gorgeous! For either boy or girl.

annette said...

These blues are lovely. Nicely done. I think it will work wonderfully for either a boy or a girl. Sometimes girls get inundated with too much pink.

Di said...

It looks great! Love the pattern- looks so much harder than it is! (via one flew over who has also whipped up a gorgeous baby quilt with this pattern)