Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival: Fall 2012

Amy's Creative Side


I always enjoy seeing all the quilts pop up for the Blogger's Quilt Festival, and was excited as I worked on Coop's quilt to be able to share my own!  Unfortunately, I didn't quite get it finished up in time for it this past spring, but I'm happy to share it now!  Head over to Amy's Creative Side to check out the rest of the quilts.

Coop's quilt

Those of you who have been around for a while already know this quilt's story.  I started it in January 2011, shortly after finding out I was pregnant, but before officially finding out that we were having a boy (I knew it all along).  I stumbled upon the Postage Stamp QAL at PS I Quilt & decided it would be fun to make for our baby, originally planning to make it gender neutral.  But then I found this Boys Will Be Boys fabric & couldn't pass it up since I knew deep down that I was having a boy.  Unfortunately, I fell behind in the quilt along, but hoped to be able to finish it up by the time our "Goose" (his name before he was born) was born in August.  I got the top & back finished, then basted it only 10 days before he was born.  Crawling around on the floor basting with that big ol' belly in the way was not an easy task!  Coop was born in mid-August, and since I had decided to hand-quilt it, and couldn't decide how to quilt it, I told myself I had to have it finished by his first birthday.  This past winter I played around with some different ideas, and finally decided on quilting lines through all the solid squares, and managed to finish it up in June.  We absolutely love this quilt & use it all the time.  Coop's not old enough to care much about actually using it as a blanket yet, but he loves crawling around & playing on it, and it lives in the living room for hubby or I to cuddle under as the evenings are getting cooler.  It makes me so happy & proud every time we use it, knowing how much work I put in to it.

Coop's quilt

Coop's quilt

Coop's quilt

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival Stats
Fabric:  Boys Will Be Boys by David Walker & Kona Brown
Finished quilt measures:  65″x 77″
Quilted by:  me
Best Category:  Hand-quilted Quilt, Throw Quilt

10 comments:

  1. :) glad you are proud of this quilt because it is lovely - and as you said, filled with so much love!!

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  2. This quilt was such a labor of love and I know he will enjoy it for years and years to come! I am so impressed that you hand quilted this large quilt!

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  3. This quilt is so pretty! I love postage stamp quilts. Your quilting really complements this quilt.

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  4. Yay! So glad to see the finished quilt! I can't believe you managed to handquilt the entire thing. It's beautiful.

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  5. I remember when you started this! So glad that Coop loves it too!

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  6. What a cutie your boy is! And the quilt is pretty darn awesome too-- the hand quilting and the striped binding are just the perfect accents to the happy design. I love that is a family quilt-- it makes it that more special. :)

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  7. The quilt and the cutie-pie are both darling!

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  8. It is adorable! Your fabric choices are very sweet and your hand stitches accent the quilt beautifully!

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  9. Lovely fabrics and quilting.

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  10. I love this "Boys Will be Boys" fabric. I've used it several times. And your hand stitching adds a nice touch.

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