Monday, March 4, 2013

A Boy Story

Well, it's only three weeks to go now till my little GS arives.
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!


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

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!