Thursday, 31 January 2019

A birthday quilt for Andrew

Last week my biggest little brother celebrated his birthday. It had been a few years since I had made him a quilt (and his previous one was a bit too small), so I thought I'd make him a new one.

I was more organised this time around, and worked out what I wanted to make for him ahead of time. I chose the Spinwheel block in blues and greys as my bee block for my turn as queen bee in November last year. I received 14 beautiful blocks from my bee members and made the remaining blocks earlier this month. I made it nice and big (54" x 78"), since my brother is a tall man.

I love the variety of different prints used for the blocks and how well they work together. I didn't have time for a glamorous Quilts in the Wild pic (this was taken outside the local Police Station), but it did arrive in time for his birthday today. I hope this quilt will see lots of use as a couch blanket, picnic rug, something to keep my brother warm during his fishing adventures, or even just a big quilty hug when he is feeling lonely.

I ended up making a few too many extra blocks so I used four blocks to make a neonatal quilt for the Very Snuggly Quilts program. My cute little nephew, Jackson, offered to test it out for me and seemed to approve :)

I'm linking up with the Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal, and the 2019 Q1 finish-along as finishing this quilt was my goal for this month, and one of my proposed finishes for quarter 1.



  1. I just love this! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and congrats on your finish!

  2. How adorable is that little one!! And great finish on the quilt. Your brother will love it!

  3. I love the colors on these quilts. So beautiful and lively!

  4. Such a lovely quilt, the simple block works beautifully in the colours you chose. I hope it has many advemtures with your brother.

  5. Beautiful in the blues - great work!

  6. Beautiful quilts! I love the variety of blues. Thank you for participating in the FAL, on behalf of the 2019 global FAL hosts.