Sunday, July 21, 2013

A Hot Week

I started the week knowing I had a baby quilt that I needed to get finished. Baby was due any day.  I volunteered to make this quilt 6 months ago.  I actually started it and made all of the blocks weeks ago. Every night this week I sat down to do something productive with it and got lost doing some other  small project.  I'm blaming the heat for the total lack of focus.

I did a little of this, these are 2 inch unfinished 9 patches, more about them in a future post.

  
And a little of that, self stripping knit wash clothes that I started while on vacation earlier this month.




 Well baby came on Monday, I found out on Thursday.  That was the motivation I apparently needed.  Thursday night I put the front  together. Since the blocks were already done  it took less than 2 hours to finish.





Friday night I put the back together.



 This too was a speedy job. Saturday between errands and eating ( a very important part of our Saturday) I sandwiched and quilted it with a wiggly grid.  Got up this morning and did the binding.


Called  that pretty close didn't I.  That's all I had left of the red thread when i finished attaching the binding.


While the quilt was in the wash I was feeling giddy that it was finished and made a cutie pie stuffed bear to go with it.



There is a back story to this quilt.  When I volunteered to make it my niece, friend of the mom, didn't care what I did so long as it wasn't baby ish. Her husband asked if I could do something reflecting the new dad's love of the New York Rangers Hockey Team, he didn't care how much or how little.  Sounded like a plan to me. First problem was that we couldn't find any yardage for the team anywhere. My niece and her husband did find a pair of mens PJ bottoms with Ranger logos in a knit fabric.  Not ideal but heck, it worked.

As you can see from all of the pictures I pretty much treated the front and back as separate quilts. His and hers.

Really happy with how it all turned out.  I still have a little of the Rangers fabric left and a little of the green left, I'm thinking maybe a bib or two before I turn it over to the new owner.

7 comments:

  1. You are amazing! Love the quilt and the bears! :)

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  2. Lovely quilt, keeping everyone happy
    Great idea to add the cuddly bear as a gift
    Judy

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  3. Nothing like the arrival of a baby to find one's focus/energy to finish up a quilt for said baby... and yours turned out great!

    The curvy-line quilting is perfect as are the two little bears...

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  4. Wow. Good for you to have jumped on that project! You pulled it together fast, but happily, baby quilts aren't TOO big for being able to have a quick finish. Sure like the looks of those two-inch nine patch blocks. That will be an interesting post to read too!

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  5. That is adorable, Selina! I love the "his and hers" aspect of it, too. Whoop whoop!!

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  6. I've just installed iStripper, so I can have the best virtual strippers on my taskbar.

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