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.
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.
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