I just love the Castle Peeps fabric line from Lizzy House and luckily she designed a lovely pattern to go with it to give me a starter. I chose the blue colourway as my son's room is blue and yellow - and changed the design to be wider to fit his bed. I also rearranged the fabrics and swapped a few in and out to make it my own.
Isn't the fabric great?!?!
What did I learn from my experience... That if you are left handed - SWAP THE BLADE SIDE on your rotary cutter!! I've struggled for ages with it veering off on tangents - so much so that I had put it away forever. Which I guess is why I didn't make a quilt until now. So I thought I would give it one more go - with a fresh blade - which is when I had the inspiration to reassemble it on the opposite side. Magic. I'm now cutting like a pro :)
So, after calculating and recalculating my changes to the pattern - I set off to cut nervously through all the fabric.
Ending up with this...which will be the front
I did my best when cutting the pieces to try and get the skyline to line up - it "kind" of worked! I got close anyway.
Ending up with the finished top... Which I thought looked not too bad for a first effort.
Next up - the back!