Type of item: Functional
Style: Retro / Vintage, Funky
Cotton Fabric, Polyester batting
What was your inspiration?
5 year old twins are having a birthday, so I struck a deal with the godfather - he buys the fabric, I'll do the work. he said yes! I wanted to make something personal and fun, so I thought up of a retro 80's video game theme, with their name somewhere in the quilt. After doing some online research on "old school" games, I came up with this design for one of the twins. Will post pictures of the quilt for the other twin soon.
What are you most proud of?
The colors just pop on the black background. I like that the name also stands out against the background, and the godfather is pleased with the quilt for his godchild. I always think that quilting the name of the person the quilt is for makes it personal and thoughtful. I also like that the letters have nice points that are crisp. I took my time on this one and made sure it was done right.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Use fabrics with bright colors and a little bit of a print for texture. Draw the design on graph paper until you like the way it looks, then measure and cut and sew carefully to get the best results.