My oldest boy seems to always get the short end of the crafting popcicle stick when it comes to items I make for the kids. I usually start with the baby, because she's the smallest and creating wearable or useable items for her is faster because they are smaller to start with. Then I move onto the middle one, Herbit, for the same small/small reasons.
This time 'round I promised Thumby he would be next in line for a quilt. They all really loved rolling around in the Olive quilt and each put in their requests for the one on their beds too.
I searched some blogs and quilt images on line (do you have any idea how many quilts pop up when you do a google image search for 'quilt'? - go ahead, check..... I'll wait........
Somewhere through all that search the oldest spotted a split rail quilt he liked. He had a request for stripes, something about stripes for this one! but the turning stripe blocks were interesting to both of us so here we go.....
colors ranging from chocolate brown, cerulean blue, citron green, yellow, and olive green.
This is a modified split rail. Usually a split rail is 3 equal size stripes. This is an 11" square divided into (from left to right) 6", 2 1/4", 1 1/2", 3" strips.
Some squares started with the same fabric on the top 3" and bottom 6".....
Like this and this
Then I made a few complete mixups, each stripe a different fabric.
Putting them all together I got this. Thought it might be a bit too busy visually, so I added stripes of green between the rows as you see on the right. Didn't like that as much so I went back to the original.
(to be continued as I get to sewing!......)