Bug’s Train Quilt

My son Eli, who I call Bug, is 2 years old and when he got a big boy bed (Thomas the Train, of course!), he needed a new quilt to celebrate the occasion.  My hubby found some pretty cute train fabric at Joann a few months before and we bought some, with nothing in particular in mind about how to use it.  I decided to go with a simple patchwork using large squares (finishing at 10″ each).

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He loves blankets, which makes me super happy as a quilter!  He would probably roll around in them all day if we let him…

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I made the backing using what was left, but I forgot to take a photo of it.  It was bound in a solid blue that I also picked up at Joann.

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I sent this one to Dan’s aunt & uncle to quilt on their longarm.

Quilt Stats
Name: Bug’s Train Quilt
Size: about 50″ x 50″
Pattern: patchwork squares
Fabric: trains found at Joann
Quilting: Uncle Gary
Started: ?
Finished: ?

Baby Hunter’s Quilt

I made this quilt for our friends Carly & Brandon when we found out they are having a boy later in September.  After some digging, I found out that the nursery is yellow, gray, and white chevrons, I knew right away that I would use Riley Blake chevron fabric, but finding just the right pattern proved a little more difficult.  I finally settled on Pow Wow by Alison of Cluck Cluck Sew.  I wanted to stick with chevrons but make it modern and different.  It was the perfect pattern!

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It was so easy and quick to get together!  I know I’ll be making more quilts with this pattern.  I also made a pillow out of most of the leftovers.

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I used gray chevrons for the backing and bound it in a solid yellow.

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Can’t wait to meet baby Landry and I hope he gets lots of snuggles out of his quilt!

This quilt was sent to Dan’s aunt & uncle to be quilted on their longarm.

Quilt Stats
Name: Baby Hunter’s Quilt
Size: (forgot to get this)
Pattern: Pow Wow by Cluck Cluck Sew
Fabric: Riley Blake Chevrons & Kona Snow
Quilting: Uncle Gary
Started: June 21, 2013
Finished: July 31, 2013

Stephanie’s Anchor Quilt

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Back in high school, I met my best friend.  More specifically, it was the first day of freshman year, sitting in Mr. Weber’s homeroom class.  We sat next to each other and had the exact same backpack.  I think it was blue and green plaid with a drawstring on top.  That was 15 years ago.  Stephanie turned 30 on August 24 and I knew I wanted to make her a quilt but I just couldn’t figure out how to cram 15 years of friendship into one awesome quilt…  After a couple of months of searching, Tula Pink answered my prayers with her Anchors Aweigh pattern.  (Thanks so much Tula, for making that a free one!)

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The “Beast”, as I dubbed it during construction, is the quilt I’m the most proud of yet.  I was quite intimidated when I first began but I plodded along because I knew this was the one Steph needed.  I used Tula’s Salt Water line on this one, just like she used in her pattern.

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A few of our friends and myself threw a surprise party for Steph at a park and I got to give it to her then.  I was so excited for her to open it, I thought I would explode.  She loved it!

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I sent this one to be quilted on a long-arm by Dan’s aunt & uncle.

Quilt Stats:
Name: Stephanie’s Anchor
Size: about 96″ x 96″
Pattern: Anchors Aweigh by Tula Pink
Fabric: Salt Water by Tula Pink
Quilting: Uncle Gary
Started: January 13, 2013
Finished: July 11, 2013