Friday, December 21, 2007

Show & Tell Friday

Kelli hosts "Show & Tell Friday" each week, and I was excited to participate today. I have been making a quilt for my youngest, Ben, who we put in a big-boy bed this year. I made a quilt for his older brother last year, so I didn’t want Ben to miss out on having a quilt made by his mom. I just finished it last night, and I'm glad to have a way to show it to others! Here it is:

This worked up surprisingly fast. I normally don’t go for the oranges and yellows that I used in it, but Moda Fabric had such a cute line this fall that I couldn’t resist. The best part was that I was able to find dark brown flannel (at Walmart, of all places!) to put on the back. I had searched high & low last year for it to no avail.

The middle part is pieced with a dark brown microfibre that was hard to work with, but adds such a nice element of softness to it.

It took be about 2 months to piece the middle, and then I did a marathon day to complete the stripping on the edges. I sewed the binding last night, and now its done! I am so excited for him to open it on Christmas Eve.

Don’t look too closely; I am far from a perfectionist when it comes to sewing, and so not all the lines are straight, and there are more than a few puckers, but hopefully my two-year old won’t notice or mind much! It is such a relief to have it complete at last.


Amy Sorensen said...

Oh, it turned out so great! I love it!!!

Mary said...


The quilt is just beautiful! Crooked lines and puckers don't matter when the quilt was made with so much love. I think it's awesome that you would make this for your sons.

Mom is the quilter in our family. I can piece the quilt together, place it on the frames and even hand quilt it, but do not know how to finish it.

I enjoyed my visit and thank you for your kind words about my Christmas village and our family traditions.

May the Light of Christmas shine in your home and in your heart this Christmas.


TJ said...

It was made with love, and that is all that counts. I wish I had the patience to do something similar for my little ones. They'll just have to live with the knitted scarves though.

Kathy b said...

God bless you for making such a gift for your son. Just think how he will speak of it when he is older and he remembers your thoughtfulness.

Jane said...

What a wonderful job you did on the quilt. It looks so perfect for a little boy ready to move into his big boy bed!

Merry Christmas,

Penless Thoughts said...

Very nice. I'm sure he will treasure it.

Kelli said...

I love it! You did a great job!