Friday, March 29, 2013

A Finish!

I took a break from quilting my Bohemian Stripe to finish another quilt. This one has a deadline since it is going to be a birthday gift for a special little boy. I put the last stitches in the binding last night and had to wait until the sun was high enough to get a good picture before I could post this morning.


His birthday is in a little less than 2 weeks so I finished with a little time to spare. It measures 57.5" by 72.5".

The pattern is a variation of Turning Twenty. I used twelve fat quarters instead of twenty. The blocks are made the same way you do for Turning Twenty, but twelve fat quarters is not enough to do the same border as in the Turning Twenty pattern. So I used those pieces that were set aside for the border to create my own border using a thirteenth fabric. I'm pleased with how it turned out! I wanted to use as much of the sport fabrics as possible, which this border did. I don't have any of the sport fabrics left.

I asked him if he has a favorite sport or if he just likes them all. He said he didn't have a favorite. I was asking because I hadn't purchased a backing fabric yet. Since he doesn't have a favorite I used a flannel sport themed print. It has baseballs, basketballs, footballs and soccer balls on it.


The quilting is not fancy, just a nice all over meander that will hopefully hold up well over time.

I'm linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finished Friday.


9 comments:

wannabequilter.com said...

Great finish!

Michelle said...

I love the texture of the quilting!

Mama Pea said...

It turned out great! I have some finishes to post, but alas, I cannot find the time to get them photographed!

JHNickodemus said...

I agree with Michelle. The texture of the quilting is great! That is such a fantastic boy quilt! I know a couple who would squeal with envy!

Hope Wood said...

What an amazing quilt! I am so impressed.

Sandy H said...

Love what you did with the border--it's perfect! Great gift for the little guy.

West Michigan Quilter said...

That is such a cute quilt! I like the way you quilted it too. I have a soon-to-be 4 year old who is getting a new big boy bed for his birthday and needs a new quilt. Maybe I'll try something like this!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Very cool, I am sure he will love it! Super quilting!

brooks1986 said...

I haven't kept up with your blog so, when Jamie opened this, I was surprised too! It is absolutely gorgeous!! He loves it! So do I!! Thank you SO much!!