Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Finished Quilt Under There Somewhere...

I really couldn't get a picture without them; for my binding shot I had to block them with my arm.  Considering O had to wait while I made this, and these, and these, I can't say that I blame him for not wanting to part with it.  And really isn't joy and love in blanket form why I make these?

It's twin sized for his bed.  The boys room has planets hanging from the ceiling and I used the same planet fabric on their drapes.  I call it his planet quilt, O calls it his outer space blanket.  Either way it's finally finished.  


I used the stars fabric for the binding.  It's just like the planets but without the planets.  It ended up being so the right decision.  (by the way, how awesome is Saturn?)


The bright nearly primary color solids took some getting used to and felt kinda jarring while I was cutting and piecing, but as a whole I really like the look of it.  And really, I made it for a boy, not his mom.  O loves it like crazy and is so excited to have his big blanket made by mom. 


I hand quilted this one just inside the seams.  Well, not just inside, but inside.  I like the crinkliness it gives the quilt (and it let me get away with having six inch finished squares of the planets without having my quilting distance be too far and without having distracting quilting all over the solids). And, with the seam allowance tucked inside there it gives it a little more poof.  If it weren't for summer I would make everything with a super high loft batting. 
 So big blankets for beds: two down, one to go.

4 comments:

Amy F said...

I hope you don't care if I peek at your sewing blog. I'v been thinking about starting one. I always hate to post stuff I've made on the family blog...

This is such a cool quilt! I love the bright colors, and your quilting is awesome! You did a great job! I love the satisfaction of finishing a project like this, and having the kids just ADORE it! So fun!

Audrie said...

Love it, Amanda. Really like the quilting inside the squares like that. Love the bright colors.

Gemini Jen said...

This quilt is awesome! My son would love it too - great colour choices! Well done on a good job!

Susie at ProsperityStuff said...

I love it! And I love that you're making a big quilt for each child! My youngest is still waiting on his "big blanket made by mom" ... Christmas is coming, and pieces are cut, so I'm getting there ...