Thursday, 16 May 2013

Sam's Quilt

Happy first birthday Sam! The birthday boy has received his birthday quilt which means I can share the finished article with you all. It's a good job he's into colour as this quilt has turned out a bit on the bright side! Primary colours, what was I thinking?! Oh who am I trying to kid - I love garish. Fortunately, it's a hit with a one year old - his Mum says that he enjoys pointing at the patterns. How cute is that?

Star Block Quilt Retro Rocket Rascals

I decided to go for the star block design by Cluck Cluck Sew. I've made this design once before for my Stars and Scraps Quilt, but I thought the stars would work well with the sputnik fabric (continuing the spacey theme, see what I did there). If you want to know more about the fabrics used for the quilt top, see my last post. It's the back of the quilt that I'm uber-excited about though - it's quite possibly the cutest quilt back ever.

Riley Blake Designs Peak Hour Kellie Wulfsohn Quilt

I know, just how good is that? I could swoon over that fabric all day. It's Riley Blake Designs DC2836, Peak Hour by Kellie Wulfsohn for Don't Look Now. I bought it at The Viking Loom in York if you're in the area and desperate to get your hands on some! I had planned to go for something quite plain as the backing but as soon as I saw this I knew it would be perfect. I really like how it features a small amount of each of the colours from the quilt top, so ties in perfectly.

Star Block Quilt Retro Rocket Rascals

The binding was actually some leftover from my Emma's Christmas Stocking. It was just the perfect shade of green and has little stars all over. The quilting was simply stitched in the ditch and I also quilted some diagonals to add a bit more interest.

Sally thought Sparkle Quilt

I'm so happy with this quilt. If you're visiting over from Crazy Mom Quilts, finish it up Friday please comment below, I'd love to hear what you think.


  1. What a smasher, I agree about the backing fabric!

  2. The backing fabric is fabulous. I love the kangaroo on the road sign.

  3. I noticed people were too lazy to comment. I hate that. Your quilt is adorable and I love it. One lucky child! Primary colors are a challenge, but necessary at times. I have to get back to quilting, but the hand print quilt for my granddaughter's teacher using primary colors makes life hard for me. Color me in the middle and scared.

  4. Interesting how different the star block looks using different fabrics. I did a variation with solids and it is totally different! I love to create that subtle hint with fabric and theme, you nailed this one!

  5. Hi Sally!!!

    Just wanted to say a massive thank you for Sam's quilt. It is just so beautiful. The only slight problem is it has been distracting him from his bed time story at times as he loves to point at all the different patterns and colour :) It looks perfect in his room and we will cherish it for years to come.

    Can't believe we've got a 'Sally Thought Sparkle' original. Woo hoo!!!

    Lots of love from Caroline and Sam xxx