Friday, 28 February 2014

Happy Birthday my boy!

I did it! Today at 1.46 am I switched the sewing machine off and had a finished quilt. The last steps were quite hard but I did it. He was so happy this morning.
It all started with a wish and a plan to full fill this wish: a quilt! Big enough to snuggle in and of course it had to be cool. So why not make a quilt with his favorite things: maths and chess! That was the plan and that was the map therefore ...


I have to be honest - the heart was not cool enough so we had to make a hexagon instead. The whole quilt is divided in 2'' squares which was my grid. The main blocks were the numbers 1 to 9 followed by the mathematical operations +,-./ and *. To fill some blocks I added the shapes: triangle and hexagon, cube and sphere (or circle). He loves chess so one corner is occupied by the black king while the white rook protects the other. The last spot I drew a bar graph which he made into a book shelf .... and this is how it looks


This quilt measures 27x37 squares which should make it a size of 54x74 ''. Almost 1000 squares later the quilt got a diagonal quilting and a binding and I a good sleep. Now I am totally done! Happy Birthday!

Linking up with finish it up Friday at Amanda

10 comments:

  1. What an absolutely fabulous quilt! Love it!!! Well done and Happy Birthday to your little boy! Thanks for sharing Marie (mlismore@optusnet.com.au)

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  2. That is such a super cool quilt, Anneliese. It was totally worth all of the time/effort you put into it - so personal, unique and totally funky!

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  3. Wow! You are super mum! This is a fantastic quilt for your son, I bet he's snuggling with a smile on his face tonight. Great job!

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  4. I think this quilt is totally inspired and so unique. You have given him the best birthday present ever, and it is cool enough to see him right though his teenage years. Genius!

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  5. It turned out AMAZING! Great job :-)

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  6. This is amazing - such a perfect quilt for a boy too!

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  7. super-schön und prima idee: cool genug für einen jungen mann und trotzdem quiltig-warm-freundlich....

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  8. Awesome quilt! Great idea and I love how you've reversed the light and dark in some blocks.

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