Monday, November 11, 2013

For the Boys



Wow the timing on this hop was wonderful.  I knew I needed a baby quilt or two for the late fall -  early winter but I didn’t have a clue if they would be for boys or girls or one of each. 

Turns out I need one of each.  By the time I heard about the second child being a girl it was too late I had already started to quilt my second boy quilt.  It’s OK she will get a lovely quilt from my stash of completed tops.

Before the pictures comes the Thank you’s.  As always a big thanks to Mdm Samm for her creative mind and her organizing skills and  a special thanks for this hops special Cheerleader   Amy over at  http://sewincrediblycrazy.blogspot.com/

Without each of these ladies this would be an empty post.

I’m going to start with an oldie but goodie Manly  quilt I made for MJ several years ago.  It is from a kit I got from Country Threads called BUNK HOUSE QUILT. 





It is definitely a MAN’S quilt. It is made from several different home spuns and is truly a  masculine looking quilt.  MJ is just over 6’3” so the length of this quilt was wonderful for him to snuggle under in the man cave while watching football and the like. 




 I did a simple cross hatch for the quilting keeping true to the basic style and functionality of the pattern.  OK so the snuggling while watching football is not what I was originally going for but there wasn’t a cowboy available, more the pity.


Next up is the first of the 2  baby boy quilts I made. This one using some novelty fabric of rockets  and some coordinating fabrics from my stash.  



I love this little boy quilt. I love that it’s so simple but bold,  bright and cheery.  I have done some squiggly quilting lines down and across.





I backed it with my buy of the year.  I got this fabric in green, blue and pink with and without flowers as it was being sold out at by LQS.   Think I got close to 15 yds in total at 40% off.

 Back in Aug/Sept I made some Anvil blocks for  Victoria Wolfe at  http://www.15minutesplay.com/    Victoria collects these blocks and makes quilts for Cancer patients with them.  She collects blocks from anyone who is willing to help.   You can find a tutorial for the block on her blog   

 I had never made this block before.  I fell in love with it.  While home recouping from the Gallbladder surgery I whipped out 2 tops in about a week and a half.  I’ll get around to posting them sometime. Anyway, I thought this block would make a great “boy” quilt.  

Last month a Hobby Lobby opened about 10 minutes from work.   It is amazing how much trouble you can get into in 40 minutes.  I wanted to find out how their fabrics were so I picked up the makings for this Anvil Block quilt top for my baby Boy quilt #2. 




Aren’t  these dinosaurs great?  I liked the quality of the dinosaur and dotted fabrics but the solid fabric left me wanting.   I also quilted this one with the squiggles down and across.  


I backed  and bound the quilt with the orange dot fabric.  Needed to expand it a tad so I added the white strips.


Last spring I went to a baby shower where we were asked to decorate baby tee’s and onesies. This idea in my opinion was way better than playing games.  They supplied lots of things to use as stencils, fusible bond and misc fat quarters to choose from.  The mom’s sister was stationed at an ironing board and matched up the pieces.  She ended up with about 15 “designer" onesies and about 15 tee shirts.

Running with that idea I am adding these to the quilted gift.



I was planning on doing 4 shirts.  I pulled the fabrics from my stash bonded the fusible and cut out the little guys.   Little Dino #4 was done on some terrific fabric that looked like confetti.   Honestly it looked like confetti, not like godzilla.  I could not have done this if I tried.



I'm gonna have to save this little guy for next years Halloween Hop.


I had a great time, as always participating in this hop.  I hope you are enjoying the fun and are absorbing all the great ideas for guy gifts included in last week’s postings and those coming this week.  Please stop by and visit the other hop participants up today, you won’t be sorry that you did.




60 comments:

  1. Your baby boy quilts are perfect and the onesies and tee shirts are adorable. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. Your quilts are very nice and bright, just the right things for the boys we love :-)) And being a big fan of dinosaurs, I instantly felt in love with the t-shirts! Thanks for sharing, also the links to the blocks! Greetings from Switzerland

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  3. The boy quilts look awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  4. Love the homespun big quilt! Your baby quilts are fun and colorful. I've never worked on Ts or onsies, but these look to be such sweet projects. Thank you for sharing today.

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  5. Those onesies are such a great idea. They look so good. Love the homespun quilt.

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  6. Great projects - I love the boy quilts!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love the bright, fun colours in your baby quilt and the rockets are a great theme for a boy.

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  8. What great manly-man and boyly-boy quilts! I particularly like the Bunk House quilt... that is cool!

    I like the anvil blocks too and need to make something with those... the dinosaurs are adorable... what a great idea for a baby shower "game"...

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  9. I don't even know where to start..your quitls are always sooooo suited for our hops…stunning for the men in your life and boys too…lovely work as always

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  10. Wonderful job on all your quilts. Very lucky babies!

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  11. All of the quilts are really nice but I love that plaid quilt you made for MJ!

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  12. Great quilts and I love those onsies. What a great idea for a shower.

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  13. Love the boys quilts and your onesies are so cute. Love the Godzilla one!

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  14. Adorable projects! The bunkhouse is wonderful, and the baby quilts are just cheerful...love them all!!

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  15. I really like the western feel of the bunkhouse quilt. The dinos are so cute. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  16. Terrific projects! I especially love the dinasauer onies!

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  17. So many beautiful manly projects! I love the baby quilt and the dinosaurs are just too cute!

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  18. Wow! All your quilts are awesome! I especially like the rocket baby quilt and onesies. Great job on all!

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  19. Your quilts are beautiful. Your fabric is adorable. You are lucky to have Hobby Lobby so close. My closest store to get any fabric is 30 miles away....and that it a Walmart :(

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  20. Great boy quilts! Those dinosaur are so adorable. I have to do some applique on my kids T-shirt. Very inspiring!

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  21. I love your bright colours. Great patterns too.

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  22. Great quilts and love that little Godzilla!!

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  23. All your projects are wonderful, I especially like the rocket quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  24. Your quilts are really cute--very bright and cheerful. I love the dinosaurs and what a great idea to add an applique to a onesie to match the quilt. Thank you for sharing.

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  25. You've been a very busy lady creating some very nice quilts ! Yes,Hobby Lobby is a place to get in trouble...I have to stay longer though because the closest one to me is 90 miles away ! I really like the anvil quilt, it looks like a southwestern pattern. Yours is so bright and cheery....wonderful to see all your great work !

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  26. Wonderful baby quilts and tee appliques.

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  27. Selina, your quilts are wonderful! It's fun reading the stories behind the quilts and various projects. The custom onesies are a terrific baby shower idea and sooo cute too!

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  28. Your confetti Godzilla made me laugh,i love it when the fabric cooperates! Your quilts are marvelous!

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  29. Thanks for sharing your great projects.

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  30. Selina...your quilts are awesome...perfect For the Boys blog hop. Luv those dinosaurs...sEw cute on the onesies and T's. Thanks for sharing! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  31. I really enjoyed your post. Those are wonderful quilts and those t-shirts are adorable.

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  32. Wonderful projects. The first baby boy's quilt was 'love at first sight'. At first I thought you could use it for a girl until I saw the focus fabric closer. The onsies are adorable - love that little dinosaur.

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  33. Your quilts are just amazing and the little t-shirts are a perfect gift to accompany the quilts. You have certainly be very productive!

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  34. Love your quilts! The onesis are utterly cute.

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  35. Ha, ha, love your dinos...godzilla is adorable. When my son was younger, he ate, slept, and breathed godzilla. We even made him a costume with long underwear, a football helmet, and a greeen vinyl placemat. He loved it.

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  36. I love you manly and your boy-ly quilts! You really are amazing. :)

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  37. I really love the rockets quilt! What a great pattern to showcase fun kids prints.

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  38. awwwhhh those little shirts....

    Those quilts are beautiful!!!

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  39. These quilts are beautiful and I love the little shirts. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your creations with us today.

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  40. loving the past and present projects. I know that I have seen the rocket ship block before but cannot come up with the name of it. The anvil block is cute too.. What a terrific shower idea they had with those onesies and t's for a little one.

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  41. Those little onsies and tshirts are just too cute! Love the rocket ship quilt.

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  42. Well done "For the Boys". Your manly quilt is wonderful. The little rockets and Dinos are adorable and bright and fun. Love the baby shower idea of appliqued onesies and shirts. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  43. You know that I am going to be singing rocket man all night long now don't you??? Such bright and fun quilts. I am really having a time coming up with a dinosaur song to sing though! LOL!!

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  44. Wonderful boy quilts. Love how you chose such fun fabrics that any little boy would love. And those dinosaurs are so fun! Much better on the front of those little onesies and tshirts than just boring, plain shirts, huh? Thanks for sharing.

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  45. Those baby quilts are bright and beautiful! Lovely.

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  46. Love the way the frames look like windows. That pattern would also make a great Ispy quilt.

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  47. Wow have you been busy...and such a wonderful job on all!!

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  48. Really lovely colours, and Thanks for sharing

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  49. I'm in love with those dinosaurs! :) blessings, marlene

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  50. Always love what you make and this time yet again, I am blown away!

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  51. what fun! Little boys would LOVE this!

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  52. I LOVE your little boy quilt! And that "Godzilla" is just awesome.

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  53. Cute projects, the dinos are adorable.

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  54. Great quilts - love the applique designs for a baby shower idea too!

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  55. What wonderful boy projects! I like that wiggle stitch on the quilting. The idea for the baby shower is going to come in so handy because our church is a lot of young people, and someone is always pregnant!

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