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.


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

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

  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...

  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!

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

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


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