This Tintin quilt is made in a crazy patchwork style with a mix of vintage Tintin fabrics and machine embroidered panels that recreate famous Herge sayings.
Tintin quilts are designed with a "storybook" theme and filled with as many Tintin characters and scenarios as I can cram into them! The idea is to use the quilts tell stories either by an adult to a child or for a child to themselves, but if Tintin is your love then just surrounding yourself with pictures of him is probably inspiration enough!
This Tintin quilt measures approximately 110cm x 95cm (approx 44" x 38"). It is backed with a bright blue cotton with white circles and is embellished with blue machine embroidery stitching.
All the fabrics in this quilt are 100% cotton. The vintage Tintin fabrics are all French and show Herge's original drawings from the books. The quilt is constructed using calico as the base, the patchwork is created onto this and the quilt is finished with a sandwich of 100% cotton wadding that is held in place with the decorative stitching.
This quilt size will sit on top of a single bed or cover a cot bed. It is completely machine washable and suitable for use as a baby's playmat; it would also travel easily and be good in a car as an extra cosy layer. I hope that the characters and colours would help this become a treasured posession over the years - well beyond infancy.
Tintin quilts can also be made to order. The ones shown below have been made and sold but all of the Tintin quilts look similar to these with the same range of images and quotations. If you would like to find out more then please contact me for a chat.