Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Finished For the Boys Quilt (for the boy)

I have to tell you, this was the project that I needed right now.  Having an excuse to sit down on the couch every night has been such a relief.  I am not the best hand quilter out there (by far!), but I see many more hand quilting projects in my future.  
For the Boys Quilt
This quilt top has been finished for a couple weeks and I started right in on the hand quilting.  And once I was done, I went back and made the quilting twice as dense because I wasn't done having an excuse to sit on the couch.  
For the Boys Quilt
The pattern is from Jen Kingwell's amazing book Quilt Lovely and the colors were inspired by a stack of fabric that I ordered from Lark Cottons.  My favorite print is actually on the back.  It is a Lisa Congdon voile and it is light and soft.  
For the Boys Quilt
My goal was to make this quilt as lightweight and drapey as possible, while still having it be warm and cuddly.  The voile on the back helped with that and so did the hand quilting, but I also used Quilter's Dream bamboo batting for the first time and I am in LOVE!  It is a little fluffier than cotton, but very lightweight.  I will definitely be using it again.  

So now I only have about a zillion things left to do before the baby is born.  But at least his quilt is done :)

20 comments :

  1. Beautiful quilt - I cannot imagine myself hand quilting anything. I am working on an embroidery project and can only work every other day or so because my wrist and fingers wear out to fast. This is a true labor of love.

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  2. Oh my! I just saw this quilt top done on your prior post and now it is DONE! How amazing!!! The quilting REALLY added to it and gave it such a delight soft and yet 'manly' feel to it. I see it being able to be used for YEARS (which is the purpose, right?! LoL) Love love love this to pieces! It almost makes me want to go try hand quilting...

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  3. Beautiful quilt! I love the pattern, the fabrics, and your hand quilting is lovely. I need to give hand quilting a try.

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  4. what thread did you use? it is so lovely!

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  5. beautiful! love your colors!

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  6. It's beautiful!! And the hand quilting looks so, so good. My guess is that it'll be loved to bits! (By the way, your baby will not care what is done and not done. As long as it arrives to a loving family, that is all that matters.)

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  7. Love the colors and that back is perfect!

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  8. This looks really amazing! Your fabric choices, the design, the backing, and the quilting! all go together in just the best possible way! I've been thinking about doing the same type of hand quilting because I like the look of the beefier thread. What did you use to quilt it?

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  9. i can just imagine how wonderfully soft it will be with voile and the bamboo batting!

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  10. What a dreamy quilt this is!

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  11. I love the hand work part of the quilt almost the most. I am always sad when the binding is done. Beautiful quilt. I look forward to seeing it in the flesh!

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  12. Fabulous. I keep telling myself I won't buy Quilt Lovely but I have seen nothing but positive comments about it so I may yet change my mind!

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  13. Just lovely you should be proud and I'm sure your baby will treasure this gorgeous quilt

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  14. This is so cute and perfect for a baby boy! I love hand sewing, it gives me an excuse to put my feet up!

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  15. Beautiful ! I love your choice of colours. I'll keep it in mind for a future project ;-) Usually hand quilting is soft and comfortable.

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  16. what a beautiful quilt, and what a lot of hand quilting!

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  17. Your hand quilting is fantastic! And I too love that soft draped feeling it gives a quilt. :)

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  18. So pretty! I love your fabric choices and the pattern is beautiful.

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  19. Beautiful quilting! What sort of thimble or protector do you use
    to stop your fingers getting too sore to quilt?

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  20. Congratulations on having hand quilted this. As a mom with three young children your time to quilt must be limited so the commitment to hand quilt is significant. You made a lovely quilt.

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