quilt for my son, a lap sized quilt for a tall boy

Just because I made a quilt for my son-in-law, I figured I should make one for my son.  My son is 6′ 5″ so even though this is quite big it is really a lap quilt for him.

Here is the result. I used Moda Modern Background Ink using a Moda Layer Cake and thought it would be a bit dark so I added in some pops of red. The binding is the same red and the back is grey. The binding and backing are also Moda fabrics, from the Bella solids range. Moda fabric is the best to sew with, in my opinion, it has a lovely feel to it and is easy to sew.

In case you don’t know this, I tend to make up my quilts by watching YouTube videos. Once I find a quilt I like I then workout how I am going to make it work for the fabric I have on hand. For this one I did half square triangles and then cut them in half again and matched them up with different fabrics.

I love Moda fabric and this range of Modern Background fabrics is just lovely, especially if you are looking for something that is not too in-your-face but something that still has a pattern.

It has all shades of grey, from dark to light, plus plenty of black in the range. My son is good at math and science so I chose the fabric with the equations and set squares on it. It is called Metrics. I was lucky to find it in my local quilt shop as yardage as I know it is a bit old now, but they had the pattern I wanted. I then did a pop of red for the border so it stood out from the black and grey.

Although he did not actually want a quilt he uses it and I can tell he loves it.

Mum, really, I don’t want a quilt

I got this fabric when I was in Denver in November 2015, sounds like a long time ago but I had a dreadful year last year and did absolutely no craft at all, so this year I am making up for it. I am really going great guns, getting through all my stash. I *need* to buy more, so I had better hurry up and sew up what I have in my stash so I can justify buying more.

Moda Background Ink Quilt for Adrian

Quilt for Adrian