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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*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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Made-to-order Rainbow Patchwork, Hand-Embroidered Quilt…For Baby Nora

A mainly-pictures post featuring my most recent made-to-order ‘Crafty Prawn’ quilt…
blog2-01…made a few months ago – still in the 2013th year, this quilt is a variation on my Rainbow Patchwork Quilt, originally created for my little nephew Finn who was born almost exactly a year before the recipient of this rainbow beauty.

a glimpse of the making…
blog-01…many a cup of tea, scruffy square tallies, and numerous safety pins are just some of my vital tools! Hand-embroidering the special name and birth-date squares is one of my favourite parts of the whole process. Basting with hundreds of safety pins…on the floor (clean+well swept of course)…occasionally pricking myself and kneeling on said safety pins…is not. But it’s all part of the fun of course.

a glimpse of the details…
blog3-01…I’ve used a striped two-tone binding for this one, which actually really adds to the overall appearance of the quilt and ties in all the various colours and patterns. I was doubtful that it would have this effect and was suspicious that it would confuse your eye making the full-on patchwork seem a little chaotic. BUT I’m glad I stuck with my instincts and went with stripey! Simple cross-hatched quilting also adds a beautiful texture.

a glimpse of the hand-embroidery…
blog5-01…’Crafty Prawn Custom-Made’ means hand-embroidery. In this case, a line of Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet’s wise words in maroon, with rainbow touches to highlight special words. Each letter personally hand-embroidered by my little spindly fingers (they are really quite spindly) on soft 100% white linen.
***Not just any old custom-made…it’s ‘Crafty Prawn Custom-Made’!***

and a glimpse of little Nora modelling her quilt (beautifully I may add!)…
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‘The Crafty Prawn’ custom-made patchwork and hand-embroidered quilts are available to buy on my Etsy shop THE CRAFTY PRAWN. Choose your own special phrase, extract from a book or poem, or even song lyrics;  OR take inspiration from my Top 10 Quotes for Quilts.

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