Monday, March 15, 2010

Charm Squares

I must admit that I am pretty disappointed with the range of quilting fabrics available for boys. I visited our local patchwork shop on Saturday and while they had roughly 50-60 'girly' prints, they only had around 6 that were suitable for boys.

I was going to buy just one fabric to make our little man one of these blankets, but on my way to the counter I came across a pack of 20 charm squares which I thought might be a bit more interesting and inspire me to do something a little more 'out there' than I was perhaps originally thinking. Here is a photo of the squares:

Now, don't get me wrong, I like the squares but I must admit I am a tad disappointed. While the colour schemes of the fabrics blend well, the pictures on the fabrics do not.

Some squares are transportation themed, some are animal themed and some are space themed. To me, I don't think they belong on the same blanket. Soooooo, I think I'm going to get another pack and use the animal themed squares for the blanket and then put on my thinking cap and make something else out of the other squares.

In order to make the blanket, I also got some pale blue minkee for the back and some ribbons that coordinated well with the colours of the charm squares:

Unfortunately the patchwork shop is closed today, so tomorrows mission is to get the other pack of charm squares and make a start on the blanket! Stay tuned!

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