There are two sizes of the LOVE quilt. I went with the 45″ x 60″ version. The quilt is big and chunky and has plenty of room so that I can add some big stitching with Aurifil threads.
Let me introduce you to one of my grandsons, Jacob Ryan Alexander, Cub for short.
He is a whooping 6 months old and is just as cuddly as he looks.
Jacob kindly modeled to show off his new quilt. Don’t you just want to pinch those little legs?
He completely understands that it still needs to be quilted.
A few of the squares from the animal panel fit perfectly inside the big heart. Speaking of big hearts, isn’t this kid the cutest thing ever?
A little bit of stitching, a pieced binding and some quilting will finish off this project.
Thank you for stopping by and to celebrate I will be giving away a copy of this book. Leave a comment telling me what is your favorite Moda precut and I will pick a winner at random, Thursday evening. I will post the winner here Friday morning.
Be sure and stop by all the people participating in the blog hop, listed below
Hello and Welcome,
I am thrilled and nervous at the same time to kick off Melissa Corry’s Irish Chain Blog hop. Melissa has all kinds of fun things planned for this hop. Each day you will be visiting 2 different stops and I guarantee there will be so much color throughout.
Did you play with Pick Up Sticks as a kid? I found them quite challenging and spent hours balancing those little buggers. Melissa’s pick up sticks quilt is a realistic interpretation of thin colorful sticks balancing end to end throughout the quilt. Melissa used Carolyn Frielander’s collection which also gave this quilt an architectural feel.
I wanted to mix mine up and started with the classic colors of Red and White but was not to happy with my choices. I kept coming back to Melissa’s version. We have all agonized over color and fabrics, right? I wanted mine to look exactly like the one I saw, Exactly. Please tell me you have done that.
I did 15 jumping jacks to get my heart pumping and blood to the brain.
Then I decided I would do a positive – negative version of her quilt. I still wanted an architectural, yet almost industrial look so I went with an assortment of greys and used whites as my sticks.
My quilt top looks like steel buildings with reflective windows climbing the skyline.
If you squint at the picture above it almost looks robotic.
Squint again and there is a chunky plus sign shape that will be quilted as an overall design. I think this will give the quilt a sleek secondary look.
The fabrics are a combination of greys, whites and cremes from Amy Ellis and Zen Chic. They are so perfect for a quilt for a man in your life.
Hop on over to Fat Quarter Shop to see the quilt that Joceyln is making.
Check back every day as these talented quilters each share their Irish Chain.
Melissa has some goodies lined up for her Grand Prize Giveaway
There will be a Grand Prize Giveaway on the final day of
the blog hop along with the Charity Quilt Reveal. There are 2 super
fun grand-prize Giveaways with lots of fabric, books, and even a mini quilt. To enter the giveaway, they just
need to leave a comment on the MELISSA’s Intro Post. ( CLICK HERE FOR A LINK TO MELLISSA’S POST TO ENTER.)
So many great books hitting the market and here comes another one. With a title like,
Fat Quarter Quickies
how can anyone resist. If you know Kathy or have ever visited
with her it is apparent she is from the south. Quilt names such as Smorgasbord, Brown-Eyed Girl, Cutoffs, Pixy Stix and Tequila Sunrise
along with a bit of southern twang.
I can say this about her
because I am pretty southern myself,
so I know she won’t mind.
So here is the line for the blog hop.
June 17th- Sew Unique
Creations – http://sewuniquecreations.blogspot.com/