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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Scrappy Catty Mini Quilt for Albert

So as I’m currently sans-Albert the cat (boo hoo, sniff) – although I’m sure he’s in marvellous pro-catty hands in Cardiff (as apposed to the doggies-might-chase-him-up-the-garden-never-to-be-seen-again environment here) – here is a rather indulgent catty post about a little quilt I made for my beloved feline friend from quilt wadding scraps and fabricy scraps and lots of quilted lines!
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*NEW* Handmade ‘Plum & Moss Town’ Triangle Quilt *READY TO SHIP NOW!*

A pictures post about my latest READY TO SHIP quilt. A beautifully bold plum-purple, moss-green, aubergine-purple, turquoise and royal blue equilateral triangle patchwork…read on to find out more!

On sale NOW in my Etsy shop here, the ‘Plum & Moss Town’ quilt is so called because of it’s it’s bold range of purples (Plum), greens (Moss) and a modern cityscape of cats, cars, lampposts and trees (Town).
Designed to bring a touch of whimsy and contemporary style to a toddler’s bedroom or brighten up a new baby’s nursery.
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inspiration & fabric…

bold and zingy colour range of on-trend plumaubergine-purplemoss-greenturquoiseroyal-blue
…rich plains and graphic unusual patterns —cats — lamp-posts — trees — birds…
…fabric is cut from a variety of new—collected—found—up-cycled fabrics—cotton—cotton mix—linen…
…special ones include…
…up-cycled African/Batik style cotton with an all over abstract pattern…
…a range of up-cycled 100% cotton rich plains in mottled plum, aubergine, moss and turquoise
…a patterned cotton twill with a fabulously chintzy floral in black and plum
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making…
…pieced together from hundreds of co-ordinating tonal 6” (15cm) sided equilateral triangles…
…made using Hobbs heirloom quality 100% cotton batting, this quilt is light but surprisingly very warm…
…edged with handmade, double thickness aubergine-purple striped binding, stitched with turquoise thread…
…comes with a special ‘The Crafty Prawn‘ fabric label attached on the reverse of the quilt…
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the quilt…

…measuring approx. 42” x 42” (107cm x 107cm)…
…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 is ditsy-dot moss-green with a patchwork stripe of fabrics from the front-side triangles; making this quilt totally reversible….
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the special bits…
…quilt has been machine-quilted using a range of co-ordinating coloured threads on top and white on the reverse….
…quilted on either side of each seam line and quilted a baby sized triangle within each triangle 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 plum coloured cats and moss-green birds all by themselves!
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…thank you!…
…want it? buy it here
…shipped within 1-3 days…

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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…

Somewhere over the rainbow…

…there’s a made-to-order rainbow patchwork quilt complete with custom random layout and beautifully hand-embroidered initial square…with a Crafty Prawn fabric label on it.

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Here is my latest made-to-order patchwork quilt, custom made for a new little baby in Belgium. All through the wonderful power of Etsy! This will be a mainly image filled post as I hope that pretty pictures speak for themselves. Saying that, I’ll probably get a bit carried away and jabber on about all the little details and fun I had making it!

This quilt uses the same fabrics and colours used in ‘Finn’s Quilt’ but with a random layout, as requested by the customer. Although I was a little tentative about a completely random layout at first, feeling it may look like a bit of an explosion, the result is a striking, bright and bold quilt. And as true patchwork is supposed to be completely random, why not! Other custom requirements included one of my special hand embroidered squares but with a bold M initial and a little embroidered year date.

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I can’t help but get a buzz from making with beautifully rainbow squares that have all been cut by my fair hands // the back if often just as intriguing with all those neatly pressed seams // feline assistant amongst the rainbow…

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This sunny number has been quilted with a crosshatch pattern in white thread, which gives a nice consistent texture to the zingy and slightly crazy random layout.

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The quilt has been backed with a rich maroon, complimenting the floral dusky pink binding and giving a nice neutral and not too girly feel to the overall quilt – yes the lucky recipient of this quilt was a baby boy! I also used a forget-me-knot blue thread for the bobbin – to show up the crosshatch quilting as a nice contrast with the maroon. Don’t forget the signature Crafty Prawn fabric label peeking out from behind!

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Tah-dah! If you would like your very own patchwork quilt in any size, pattern or colour just contact me via The Crafty Prawn Etsy shop and I can make you something totally handmade and unique. Perfect as a new baby gift, 1st birthday present for a special little niece or nephew or even a unique wedding gift!

***This quilt is available in The Crafty Prawn Etsy shop, here ***