I'm not a crocheter or knitter but I can sew a semi straight line on the machine if its an easy enough project. So after flicking through a few library books I decided that I could make a basic quilt to put on his bed or even on the floor for when they do that naked kick around thing... (the baby, not the brother and his wife...)
I decided on a rag quilt as it allows the beginning or one off quilter a fair margin for mistakes!
It looked easy enough on the tutorial here and here and so I gave it a go.
Here's what I did...
I really enjoyed making this! Pretty basic and easy enough to do. I would probably attempt another one but I might go and price batting as the towel was hard to keep square.
Even though I have put mine through the wash a few times, it hasnt fluffed up the way the one I saw at a quilt show did or like the ones in the tutorials on other blogs did. Maybe it was the material, mabe my machine is too delicate (Hmmm... what wash did I use maybe I should put it back through on super heavy duty?)
At any rate, I hope the young fella apprecietes the thought and the effort even if there isnt a lot of technical expertise to admire in it!
Green-ness: 5/5 for making a present out of things you already have kicking around in the hall cupboard.
Frugal-ness: 5/5 Made with love not money!
Time cost: I managed to make this in one sitting and it took me about 4 hours.
Skill level: If you can sew a stright line and can unpick it - you can make this quilt!
Fun -ness: Great fun! Im looking forward to a photo of the young fella on it!