Bon Voyage ‘Mustard & Elephant’ Matching Trio!

…patchwork quilt…cushion cover…name bunting…
100_sml…Remember my ‘Mustard & Elephant’ patchwork quilt that came together in all it’s yellow, grey and turquoise glory last year  (-you can read more about it here-), well I’m happy to say that together with it’s matching ‘Mustard & Elephant’ cushion companion (-you can see all about that here-), were right up Molly-from-Kansas’ street. So much so that she requested a length of ‘Crafty Prawn’ personalised name bunting for baby Soren to go with them…
So after being prettily packaged with love and co-ordinating coloured tissue paper, this trio trundled off to Kansas!
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…beautifully bold yellow, grey, navy and turquoise rectangular patchwork of polka dots, gingham and stripes.
…graphic machine-quilted with mustard yellow baby sized rectangles within each rectangle of the patchwork.
…made using a variety of new, collected, found and up-cycled fabrics in rich plains and graphic unusual patterns.
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…made with soft navy linen, yellow gingham and patches of my hand screen-printed ‘Horses & Houses’ fabric.
…featuring two hand cut horses appliqued with blue decorative stitching which stride across the turquoise patch.
…a stripey navy, yellow & grey polka-dot envelope back with funky button fastening for a touch of whimsy.
illustrator template for etsy listingsand the matching bunting…
…made using triangles of my original folk-inspired screen-printed ‘Horses & Houses’ fabric – printed on ticking fabric in a slate grey.
…hand-cut navy letters appliqued on a variety of turquoise gingham, yellow polka dot and grey ditsy dot.
…flags are totally reversible so the bunting can be hung in the centre of a room – perfect parties/playrooms.
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NEW Handmade ‘Mustard & Elephant’ Quilt – READY TO SHIP NOW

I would like to share with you my latest quilt and the first ‘The Crafty Prawn’ READY TO SHIP Handmade Patchwork Quilt!
On sale NOW in my Etsy shop, the ‘Mustard & Elephant’ quilt. So called because of it’s bold range of yellows, (Mustard) and greys, (Elephant). Designed to bring a touch of whimsy and contemporary style to a toddler’s bedroom or brighten up a new baby’s nursery.123_edit_sml**************************************************************
inspiration & fabric…

bold and zingy colour range—yellowsgreysnavyturquoise
…graphic unusual patterns—polka dots—gingham—stripes—rich plains…
…fabric is cut from a variety of new—collected—found—up-cycled fabrics—cotton—cotton mix—linen…
…special ones include…
…a quirky Japanese linen featuring black bears roaming a forest of mustard and teal coloured trees…
…my original folk-inspired hand screen-printed ‘Horses & Houses’ fabric, printed on ticking fabric in a slate grey
…some up-cycled shirting fabric and beautifully soft navy linen…
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making…
…pieced together from hundreds of 3” x 5” (7.5 x 12.5 cm) rectangles and 1″ x 5″ (2.5 x 12.5 cm) strips…
…made using Hobbs heirloom quality 100% cotton batting, this quilt is light but surprisingly very warm…
…edged with handmade, double thickness, navy binding, stitched with yellow thread…
…comes with a special ‘The Crafty Prawn‘ fabric label attached on the reverse of the quilt…making_sml-01****************************************************************
the quilt…

…measuring approx. 35” x 50”(89cm x 127cm)…
…perfect as a…cot or crib quilt—play mat—tummy time—bed throw—snuggly sofa blanket—everyday blankie…
…a truly unisex item, perfect for both funky girls and boisterous boys!…
…reverse of the quilt is bright mustard yellow combined with grey polka dots, making this quilt totally reversible…
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the special bits…
…quilt has been machine-quilted using a mustard yellow thread on top and white on the reverse….
…quilted on either side of each seam line and quilted baby sized rectangles within each rectangle of the patchwork…
…extra graphic detailing—lovely textural effect—attention to detail!…
…quilt can be used from baby time—through to toddler-hood—through to when little one can pick out the Japanese black bears and yellow lollipop trees!…
Mustard and Elephant quilt_special bits-01…thank you!…
…want it? buy it here
…shipped within 1-3 days—with plenty of time for xmas…

Mustard and Elephant

Yellow and Grey or Mustard and Elephant as I like to call it…a colour scheme I’m going to try out for a new Crafty Prawn quilt that’s on the cards! It’s all very on-trend at the moment, which makes me a tad uncomfortable – wanting to be original and all – so I thought this lovely lichen would you remind you that nature did it first! :)

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And so here are my selected fabrics, all folded up and patiently waiting to go! Mustard, Lemon, Elephant, Slate and a touch of…erm…shall we say Aegean-Sea-Blue? Maybe just stick with Turquoise eh? I think the turquoise blue zazzes it up a bit and gives the other colours a bit of zing! A mixture of recycled shirt fabric, Japanese import linen, good old polka-dot cotton and last but not least a few snippets of my own hand-screen printed ‘Horses&Houses’ fabric. Not to mention a lovely yellow fat-quarter pack I got from my sister for my birthday!

This marks a time where The Crafty Prawn is going to bite the bullet and invest all that time, fabrics and love into a quilt that’s just destined for Etsy – no special sister or customer in mind…hopefully someone will buy it, you never know…wish me luck.

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