boy stuff - quilt edition

6.19.2010


Here's the quilt I finished yesterday to go with the crib bedding.  I felt so much better after writing this post, and after getting this quilt from the dryer, I realized how much I love making things.  Maybe it's not something extraordinary, but I made it with lots of love and happiness. 


I'm so in love with quilts.  I love looking at quilting blogs and groups like Fresh Modern Quilts on flickr.  I surely cannot make quilts all the time.  For me they're just too time consuming, and I like quick projects that I can fling out of my machine in a couple of hours.  But there's just something so lovely about a quilt, even just the idea of one. 


I used a solid piece of flannel for the backing.  I wanted it to be soft and snuggly, and it is.  Can't wait to wrap it up and give it away. 


{this quilt measures about 40" by 57"}

have a great weekend and an early happy father's day to my dad and my husband!

50 comments :

  1. It´s absolutely beautiful! I can´t quilt but maybe I´ll learn one day - until then, I´ll just enjoy watching gorgeous quilts from other hands than mine. :-)

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  2. Ooh! Wish that were coming my way! Such beautiful work and the colours are just gorgeous. You can tell you love making them.

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  3. It's nice to see more boy oriented sewing. This is gorgeous.

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  4. Darlin...one lucky boy to have that to snuggle with as he grows up!!!

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  5. Such a beautiful piece of work ! I love the colours very much !

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  6. Anna it turned out great..i love giving and to give away something that i've made is such a wonderful feeling :)

    A quilt is something i am yet to try i just like you tend to lean on the quick project which doesnt take that long to finish..however quilts are so beautiful that i can see myself making one in the not to distant future :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

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  7. You did a fantastic job!

    I too have steered clear of quilting, cause I'm still just a little afraid to try... but you're inspiring me!

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  8. I think it is lovely! Fantastic job!!!

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  9. It's beautiful. I have a quilt top finished, but have yet to quilt it. I'm a little intimidated by it.

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  10. This quilt is darling!! I'm saving it to make something similar - your quilting lines are great.

    I love making quilts but they don't scare me because I really envision them as three separate projects. If I get all the cutting done, finished a project! If I get all the piecing finished, check! And once it's a finished quilt, even better!

    I think it's just talking myself into it, but I L-O-V-E my finished quilts so much that it's worth getting over the initial "Not sure I can do this one..." feelings.

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  11. your quilt is beautiful, yet so simple, which makes it even more difficult to design.
    I always think the best parts of making a quilt is thinking about the person who is going to receive it... and see how it turns out after coming out of the dryer!

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  12. I think it is fantastic. Certainly not all of us can make quilts all the time, even if we'd like to. I don't have the time with 3 little ones either. And they cost a bit to make too. I hear you!

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  13. That is such a beautiful quilt - I love the colours so much. Very well done!

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  14. I love it. I'm expecting a boy in Dec and i love the colors you used
    Thanks for sharing
    Michelle

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  15. It's beautiful! I love the fabrics and I love how it "puckers" just like a handmade quilt should. Great job Anna - there's one lucky boy out there!! :)

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  16. Awesome! Way better than anything you'll find in the store!

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  17. That quilt is adorable! I love making them as gifts, too. They are such treasures!

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  18. That turned out totally adorable! It's hard to make things for boys that are really cute and that is really cute!

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  19. A dear friend of mine just lost her mother and I have a stack of ladybug (her mother's favorite) flannel just waiting to be made into a quilt as a comforting reminder of her loved one. I was trying to figure out a pattern that wouldn't be too time-consuming because I'd like to make it sooner rather than later. Looking at your pattern of strips of various sizes would be a perfect fit for what I intend to make. Thank you for the very timely inspiration!

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  20. love it!!! i dont know how your do it! i made a quilt about a year ago but it was MUCH less complex than yours and only took a few days. here is the link for my beginners quilt...you can pass on some professional tips to me!

    http://laurentrain.blogspot.com/2009/08/secret-project.html

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  21. Great quilt, Anna! I love the colors and the simple design. I'm sure your brother and his wife will love it!

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  22. Ow! I just love this one..
    I love the colours + the patterns!

    With love, Fleur

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  23. Wow, what a beautiful quilt! :) I just love it.

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  24. Very nice quilt! And btw, quilting is only time-consuming if you actually finish the quilt. Just making quilt tops can be very fast!!!! You should see how many unfinished quilts I have!

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  25. I love this quilt. The colors and design are beautiful!

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  26. What a beautiful quilt, Anna!

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  27. The quilt looks great. I also read a lot of blogs and spend a lot of time on planning and dreaming of making quilts. I love making quick quilts and usually look for quick and easy patterns that look great.

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  28. The quilt is beautiful. I always love your choice of fabrics!!!!!

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  29. I love the quilt - and your blog. After your last post, I thought maybe you had decided blogging was not for you anymore. I truly enjoy your projects and you!

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  30. Are you sure this quilt is not something extraordinary? I think it is.

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  31. What a lovely quilt. I'm sure the little guy will get much use out of it. Can't you see him now, schlepping it around the house, making tents...and falling asleep with it?!

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  32. You have great vision and skill. Truly a beautiful and sweet quilt.

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  33. That is beautiful. I am just amazed how much love and creativeness goes into each quilt. I love quilts but they stress me out, so I have only made one. Great Job!

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  34. I don't know how you can say that that quilt is nothing extraordinary because it is!!! Gorgeous quilt. My mother and I both quilt and you're right, so much goes into them but they are well loved by those who get them.

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  35. That has to be the BEST boys quilt Ive ever seen! Awesome job!

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  36. Lovely quilt - I'm like you and prefer quick projects. I would love to have the patience (and skill) to make a quilt.

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  37. Inspirational... I still have to quilt a blanket I made over a year ago. Time to bust out the ol' machine! Love the quilt!

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  38. It looks really nice! I wished I could quilt, nut I've never learned it...

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  39. Hi, thank you so much for posting the lovely picture on my blog. If you like to add something again you're very welcome!
    I have a similar post every Saturday.
    Bye!
    Annemarie
    www.annemariesbreiblog.blogspot.com

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  40. Oh the quilt is so pretty. I too have been in love with quilts suddenly and am attempting to make one for my son to move into his big boy bed.

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  41. Love it, Anna! The colours are perfect for a little boy's room - and match the bedding wonderfully. I like quick projects too. (Almost) instant gratification on a small quilt or something like that sometimes helps get you moving on the bigger projects!

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  42. Oh, quilts. I love quilts the same way you do. This one is beautiful! For some reason, summers have been quilting season for me the last couple years...hot weather and a lap full of batting and cotton...hmm. Keep 'em coming...with all that extra time.

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  43. So beautiful! I love the fabrics.

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  44. I'm loving this quilt. Polk-a-dots are my favorite. It is nice to have some cute options for boys, but this in my opinion could be gender neutral....even better. Thanks for sharing.

    Tricia leafytreetospot.blogspot.com

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  45. Love the quilt Anna! Can't wait to see it in person. Have you mailed off the fabric scraps yet?? I have so many ideas for them. I can't wait to dive in.

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  46. oh wow. that's beautiful. well done anna! I need to take up quilting one day. You are so talented.

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  47. It's beautiful! My mom makes quilts for all of my friends who have babies. They are truly the best gift and a gift that can be passed down. I am sure he will love it! Great job!

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  48. This quilt is OUTRAGEOUSLY GORGEOUS......I want it myself ! What a blessed baby to receive this !

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  49. Your quilt is just wonderful...the colors are perfect!

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