I may not have mentioned this before, but I have the best boss in the world.
Well my boss turned into a grown up last month. He turned 30 (and got engaged, so a REAL grown up). He likes to make fun of me for having a nana hobby. So I told him he should shut up, or I won't make him a quilt. He laughed and we were all good.
Until Friday, when he mentioned that he was disappointed that there was no quilt when he opened his present. So, after I yelled at him that he had told me he didn't want one, I started planning...
I spent some serious time on Pintrest (OMG I love Pintrest!!) finding inspiration. I knew my colours would be shades of blue, with some grey in there, and I knew I wanted something linear and manly.
I had my top three. But I really wanted to check in with Phil and make sure it was what he wanted.
He looked at this picture and said "that one".
He even wanted those colours (with orange instead of burgundy). I tried to keep the colours, but I just couldn't picture it for him with the yellow going through it. So this is what I've come up with.
|OMG, I can so see the difference between photos on my real camera and photos taken with the iPad. I'll never do it again, I swear!|
It's essentially the same. I've got the two shades of blue, an orange, and I've added black and grey. I've drawn it up on graph paper to try to help me with the quilt maths... Not looking forward to trying to make this work.
I am not sure if I should be doing half square triangles, or strip piecing or what. The pin is made using all 2 1/2 inch strips running vertically. And there was no pattern linked to it...
I feel I may be getting in over my head :-/
Time to order some fabric and see how we go!
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