Thursday, May 2, 2013

Robert Kaufman: I am Ninja quilt



I have a family who loves Karate, we all train each week and love it!  When I first saw this pattern I was planning on making it for my daughter until my husband saw it and really liked it (I have a blue colourway version planned for her!).

 
The pattern is a free download from the Robert Kaufman website and I got the fabric from etsy, though Hawthorne threads is stocking it all now too. The amounts given in the pattern are quite generous, I have about half of the kanji and red ninja print leftover. Also, the pattern doesn't differentiate between directions for cutting out the red ninja and black kanji print so if you want the background all to run the same way keep an eye on it, I only cut as I needed it to help me get it all going the same direction.

 
Its a very easy quilt to make, I used basting spray because I find straight line quilting shifts a bit on me and the spray helps keep it all together. I quilted 1/4" on either side of the seamlines around most of the shapes, changing threads colours to help blend it into the background.

 
I hung the quilt using this tutorial and really like it, it gives the wall a real texture compared to just hanging a painting.


8 comments:

  1. That is such an adorable quilt. I have a few grandsons who would just love it.

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  2. I never knew you could get such active fabric - what a great idea for your karate loving family!

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  3. I absolutely love that quilt, and I generally don't appreciate quilts! It really is all about the fabric, which I am going to order as soon as I find it. I will make a tennis outfit out of it!

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  4. That is a fantastic quilt. Love it.

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  5. Fab quilt! Love the ninjas.

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  6. Suze- This is AWESOME!!!!! So rad! Love it!

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