Geometric ‘Sunburnt Panda’ Patchwork Quilt

This quilt got a lot of attention when I posted some pictures on facebook – but as yet no sale – so thought it deserved it’s own special blog post, with some behind the scenes making shots!

Wonderfully bold geometric ‘Sunburnt Panda’ patchwork quilt.
Fully reversible with modern black & white off set chevron patchwork on one side, a funky graphic animal print on the other; and a striking stab of red for the binding, stitching and one arrow…read on to find out more!

On sale NOW in my Etsy shop here, this quilt features, among other animals, pandas and with the red accents, I’ve named it Sunburnt Panda! Sure to deliver a punch of geometric style and graphic pattern to a toddler’s bedroom or brighten up your living room with a bold combination of black & white offset chevrons and unique funky animal pattern.
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inspiration & fabric…
…classic colour combination of black and white, with a punch of red to blow your panda socks off!
…the star of this quilt is the unique ‘White Safari’ fabric (by Timeless Treasures), which features a whole menagerie of black and white animals, to name but a few…pandas, zebras and magpies.
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making…
…pieced together from hundreds of 100% cotton black & white half square triangles arranged to form the off-set chevron pattern; with one striking red arrow positioned in the right-hand corner.
…made using ‘Hobbs heirloom’ quality 80% cotton 20% polyester batting – quilt is light but surprisingly very warm.
…edged with handmade double thickness red binding, giving a lovely cohesion to the red accents scattered through the quilt.
…comes with a special ‘The Crafty Prawn‘ fabric label attached on the reverse of the quilt…
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the quilt…

…nice and big measuring approx. 45” x 60” (114cm x 152cm)
…perfect size for…
…a generous baby quilt…
…toddler/children’s bedding…
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…a fabulous sofa throw or blanket for everyday use.
…a truly unisex item, perfect for both funky girls and boisterous boys!…
…quilt is fully reversible, with a fabulous graphic animal print on the reverse (or front – whichever way you want to look at it!)
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the special bits…
…machine-quilted using a combination of accent red coloured thread and invisible black and white on the geometric side; and simple white on the animal side.
…quilting detail gives a lovely highlight to the geometric pattern, while the invisible quilting through the chevrons add to the textural quality of the quilt and demonstrates real attention to detail!
…quilt can be used from toddler-hood when you’re little one can pick out the pandas, through to adult-hood, when the modern geometric pattern will still be right on-trend!
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…want it? buy it here
…shipped within 1-3 days…

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and ta-dah! One ‘Abstract Gems’ Mini Quilt…

…so, following my latest Punch of Pastel Power post, here’s the result.

~/ inspiration…
powerful pastels // dusky pink – teal – sand – mint green // very cool abstract printed linen // ‘Abstract Gems’
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patchwork // hand-embroidery // dense textural grid quilting // hand-made binding
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bring that bubba a bit of modern style // totally reversible // 30” x 33” (76cm x 84cm) // rolls up VERY small
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a touch of hand-embroidery magic // hundreds of 3” x 3″ (7.5cm) patchwork squares // genuine 90’s vintage fabric
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~/ buy it…
available to buy now! // click here to read more // ready to dispatch in 1-3 days
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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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Summer in a Square Mini Quilt READY TO SHIP NOW

…no matter what the season, wrap your little one up in this little bit of summer with my ‘Summer in a Square’ stripey baby quilt.  This would make a beautiful new-baby gift for a little girl – or boy if you’re not anti-flowers!
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…this ‘Summer in a Square’ mini quilt really packs a sumptuous punch of heady summery colours, guaranteed to cheer you up on those grey winter days!
…measuring approximately 35” x 35” (89cm x 89cm), which is a large baby blanket size.
…can be used for a new baby to snuggle up in a moses basket, as a playmat, for tummy time, or as an everyday nap-time blankie in the stroller, pram or buggy when out and about.
…the striking element of this quilt is the sumptuous summer colours! A whole-cloth quilt of vintage 50’s style florals on one side and striped co-ordinating fabrics on the other; the quilt is completely reversible so can be used which ever way to suit your mood.
illustrator template for etsy listingsillustrator template for etsy listings…made using Hobbs heirloom quality 100% cotton batting, this quilt is lightweight but surprisingly very warm.
…perfect for everyday use, it also rolls up very small and can easily fit in a nappy/diaper bag or handbag.
…this quilt has been edged with handmade double thickness hot pink binding, which contrasts beautifully with the green vintage floral side and co-ordinates with the hot pink stripes on the stripey side.
…all my quilts come with a special ‘The Crafty Prawn’ fabric label attached on the reverse of the quilt – giving that extra professional touch.
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…I have to say a bit about this beautiful vintage 50’s style fabric – sourced from a vintage shop in Amsterdam – it’s painterly yellow and blue florals bloom all over a green background. Very soft, it is probably a rayon/cotton. The colours in this fabric have inspired the selection of stripes for the reverse.
023_edit_sml…the striped side of the mini quilt has been pieced together from a variety of new and collected fabrics, all cotton or corduroy. Some special ones include…
– a jade-green chunky corduroy giving fabulous texture for little hands to stroke.
– a unique delicate ‘birds on a branch’ fabric, with a slight oriental feel, in pale green.
– forest green 100% cotton with ditsy white dots.
…the entire quilt has been densely machine-quilted with horizontal lines, spaced approx.1cm apart, giving the quilt a beautiful texture.
034_edit_sml062_edit_sml…for the quilting lines, I have used a variety of different coloured and different weight threads for extra interest and attention to detail.
…threads include: decorative topstitch thread, shiny sulky embroidery thread and variegated thread. For example a green topstitch thread contrasts beautifully with the hot pink fabric, while a variegated green and white thread subtley changes colour on a background of yellow fabric.

***This item is totally one of a kind – you will not find another***
—Make this winter that bit warmer by wrapping your little one up in a bit of summer. Or a perfect ‘welcome-to-the-world’ /Christmas gift for a winter baby—
***Available TO BUY HERE***

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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…