Monday, March 4, 2013

A Boy Story


Well, it's only three weeks to go now till my little GS arives.
so
I decided to make Anni Downs "A Boy Story"
with a slight alteration.


I must admit when I was told he was a boy, I was a little miffed as
I have only had girls, but I have been told that boys are much more
cuddlier, so I will be looking forward to lots of those.

Luckily Kym wasn't too fussed about colours, so I had
free range with my colour choices.

This is my favorite block choo choo!!


I used lots of different blues, greens and yellows from my scrap pile, and I
am really happy with the way the colours have worked. I did quilt a little butterfly on the dogs
nose, but I think it got lost in the quilting.


 I did quilt some blocks quite heavily in the background
and some not, I know this can cause problems some times
but I'm crossing my fingers.


 This is the block I changed, it did have a space monster
on it, but what little boy doesn't like rockets!!


 It took 14 hours of machine quilting and Stitching in
the Ditch...................... I know I'm a little slow!!!


  

I used the blanket stitch on my machine for all the applique (as I don't have
the patience for hand stitching), luckily this makes the process
a lot quicker. otherwise I know it would never get done.




  
 What little boy doesn't like flying kites?



I finished off with a whimsical feathered border, I just had
to add feathers as I love quilting them.

Finally, every little man's accessory, matching Robot Sheets and Pillowcases


I really enjoyed making this little man his quilt and have many ideas
for more, just need to find the time!!

Happy Quilting!



7 comments:

Helen said...

Oh Mandy! it's all just too beautiful!!! great job! how lovely to have a new little person coming into your life.... so many things to make!!

Quilts on Bastings said...

Fantastic quilt Mandy - I love the background quilting you have done - great job! I love the matching robot sheets and pillow cases and I think the robot block is y favourite in your quilt!
I hope all goes well with the birth - enjoy being a grandmother again
Cheers,
Karen

Heritage Keepsakes said...

What a beautiful quilt. Wish I could see it in the 'real'.

Stephanie said...

This is so cute! The castle and rocket blocks are my favorites - beautiful job!

Joan said...

Wow Mandy - that's a beautiful quilt - he is going to be one lucky and cuddly young lad :)

Michelle Bond said...

That is a beautiful Quilt really lovely!You are very talented. Plus my mum will agree with you.. Grandsons are definitely more cuddlier, out of my two my little boy wants more nanny hugs x

Anonymous said...

I love your color choices. In fact, so much so, that I have found and purchased the book and am collecting similar fabrics for my version. Fortunately, there's no grandsons on the horizon yet! You did a beautiful job!