A girly grateful-dead, sunshine-and-shadow quilt for Baby Maggie

#2 of recent ‘Crafty Prawn Custom-Made Quilts’…
…beginning with a request all the way from a father-to-be in New York…
…the result is a bright, girly but cool cot quilt…
…in sunshine-and-shadow layout – with personalised hand embroidered song lyrics – and bub’s full name…
You don’t get more customised than that!019_edit_sml…’quilt-owner-to-be’ was after something soft and girly but funky too…
pretty graphic and chintz florals
dusky pinks
mustard yellow
lime green
teal and soft blue
…combination of punchy polka dots, stripes and checks alongside unusual florals.
BLOG-01…personalised sunshine-and-shadow layout – the original of which can be seen here
…incorporating a quirky arrangement of customised text…
…a rather apt and sweet quote from Grateful Dead’s ‘Eye of the World’ no less…
“Wake now, discover that you are the song that the mornin’ brings,
your heart has it’s seasons, it’s evenin’s and songs of it’s own”BLOG_2-01…blues in the centre, to greens, then pinks, to yellows, finishing off with a bit of floral…
…quilted with simple grid lines on either side of the 3″ squares
…giving lovely texture but not detracting from the complex layout…
BLOG_3-01…customised hand embroidery stitched carefully in co-ordinating colours…
…some words highlighted with multi-coloured letters adding a touch of whimsy!review…and a happy customer’s review on etsy…

…happy days…

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Dusky Pink, Teal + Muted Tone Quilt for a Bronwin Bub

So despite the lack of quilt related posts, I have actually been lucky enough to be asked to make quite a few ‘Crafty Prawn Custom-Made Quilts’ this year. I’ve neglected blogging about them which results in them just sitting on my computer, hiding away like shrinking violets. So here’s #1…

A dusky pink, teal and muted tonal quilt – in a random patch layout – made especially for a little Bronwin bub.
I love making things for lovely families I know – makes it all the more special!
005_smlOriginally inspired by a cushion featuring William Morris’ Strawberry Thief print in a muted colourway, I put together a stylish, sophisticated but playful palette of vintage, new and collected plains, tones and patterns. There’s even a little bit of William Morris fabric thrown in – well, what would you expect for a quilt destined for a beautiful house in Islington, London!
With personalised custom hand embroidery in the form of the new bub’s full name and birthdate AND a little message from her doting aunties and uncle, this quilt is a total one off!blog-01 In an all over random-patch layout, with a teal polka dot binding and border around the hand-embroidered panels; and a subtle oatmeal pinstripe linen on the reverse.
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Thank you Bronwins for asking me to make your newest family member a little quilt.
And here she is snuggled up in it…
izzyIf you’re interested in ordering a one of a kind ‘Crafty Prawn’ custom-made quilt a bit like this one, take a look at my The Crafty Prawn ‘Patchwork Quilt’ Section in my shop here and look out for the ‘MADE TO ORDER’ sticker!

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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!
blog1-01Here are some pictures of the quilt…
…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.
123_edit_smlthe cushion…
…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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Triangular Vision…

…that’s right, I’m slowly turning into a triangle. With many a project on the go at the moment, quite a large proportion involve triangles, which you will see shortly from the following picture-full posts!

Here’s some ‘in progress’ pics of my latest ‘Plum & Moss Town’ quilt, which will probably like the other two recently completed quilt tops; lie languishing in the corner waiting to be finished until I have the time to turn them into scrummy ready-to-sell quilts! NO! this will not happen! After a little flurry of bunting orders (watch out…they’re being blogged at you soon) these half finished quilty beauties are next on my list! But for now here is a little insight into my triangular world.
002 006005Loving working this colour combination – which I’ve named Plum&Moss (I know there are some blues there, shhh!) – while I love all the rainbow things I’ve been creating lately, these colours make me so happy and are actually my normal clothes colours! Just call me Miss Plum. Inspired by a truly funky fat-quarter I received from my sister (clever sister, the fat quarter bundles she gave me also inspired my Mustard & Elephant quilt), I have picked co-ordinating plains that pick out the colours used in this gorgeous quirky ‘town’ print.
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