Friday, May 17, 2013

Bloggers Quilt Festival - Spring 2013

I have been hanging out for Bloggers Quilt Festival, held by Amy from Amy's Creative Side,
I have been
counting down the days and now we are finally here yippee!!

I am entering a quilt
I made for my Grandson
called "A Boy Story" by Annie Downs.
It's a cot size quilt made with scraps from my stash.

It is appliqued with a blanket stitch on my
machine (because I am too impatient to do it by hand)

I mainly stuck to the three colours Blue, Green and 
Yellow, I did at one stage try red which would be nice
but my daughter is not a lover of red.

This would have to be my favorite block
It was a lot of work stopping and starting for the
train tracks but  by this stage it was coming together
and looking great, I have learnt over the years not to take short cuts ha ha!!


Another favorite of mine the Robot, most boys love
Robots and I'm sure my GS will be no different, I have
machine quilted the background quite heavily with swirls and pebbles
 on my longarm.
I think I worked out it took me about 14 hours of quilting,
for the whole quilt, no wonder my back was aching.

Ships Ahoy!!!

 Fly me to the moon Nana!!

With this block I was going to put two dogs on the hill 
as my daughter has two fur babies, but it
looked a little crowded, so I have put them on the
sheet set instead.

I wonder if there is a Princess in this Castle!!

I'm sure Dad will be taking him fishing at some stage

 I was a little concerned with having some areas densly
quilted and some not, and I figured this would show up when I
washed it, but all was fine, my main concern was the colours
running but thanks to Colour Catchers there was not a problem.



I did a whimsical feather meander in the outside border, I love quilting
feathers and knew I had to work them into this quilt somehow.

And....finally every little mans accessory matching
Sheets and Pillowcase with little Robots, the doggy ones
are on the machine now.

 I throughly enjoyed making this quilt and have now 
accepted that I am drawn to applique quilts even though thay take time
and rather than fight it I'm going with it.

Enjoy the festival


Kati from Kati's Quilting said...

It is such an adorable quilt, Mandy! I love the way you quilted it!

Lorna McMahon said...

Awesome quilt! I am certain your grandson will adore it. Glad to hear you are interested in doing more applique! You have a great imagination... Can't wait to see what you might come up with next!

CitricSugar said...

What a great quilt for a little boy!

Your quilting is amazing...

Derrith said...

This quilt is so awesome. I love everything about it. Great job!

Sandy said...

So much creative imagination! A perfectly delightful quilt for your grandson!

Quilts on Bastings said...

I love this quilt Mandy - just fabulous!

Patchwork and Play said...

What a sweet little quilt! And its nice to find another Melburnian!

Elena Shamgunova said...

I absolutely love the colours, Mandy - what a great choice! Your quilting is amazing too!

vexa said...

That is such a lovely quilt. Love the color combo and your quilting.

Lonci said...

It is gorgeous, i love the color combination that you used:)))

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful interpretation of the design. Love the colours you have used. Great work with all that quilting!

a maidenhair fern said...

Wow, what an amazing quilt. I really love it. I love the dense quilting in the back ground. I love the colors, and the theme . . . everything!

Elizabeth said...

Such a cute quilt! The colors are so whimsical and the quilting really compliments the theme. Beautifully done!

xo -E

Lisaleh said...

Beautiful job. The quilting is so fabulous!

Dianne Neale said...

Wow what a fabulous quilt. I like applique but don't have the patience for anything like this.

Shari said...

I totally love what you've done here - fantastic colour choices. I'm sure your grandson loves it!

Barbara Stanbro said...

Well this is just adorable. I love your fabrics, and the designs are precious. As a mother of boys, I'm especially partial to the fun in this quilt.

Pam said...

what a lucky boy ...this is a great boy quilt!! xo

Susan said...

So adorable and striking. Yes that applique is addicting

Sarcastic Quilter said...

This is such an adorable and loveable quilt! Great job.

Aoife said...

Brilliant quilt! I love all of the panels, but especially the space rocket and robot :)

Tiffany said...

This is adorable! I love it.

Sinta Renee said...

Mandy, your quilt is so adorable! A very fun pattern, just cuteness all over! The quilting is amazing also! Beautiful!

Teresa in Music City said...

What a great quilt! So whimsical and full of interesting things for the eye to follow & enjoy!

P. said...

That is an adorable quilt! What a treasure for your grandson.

Susan Lawson said...

Adorable quilt! and great pictures

Diane said...

Wow, wonderful!

Valerie the Pumpkin Patch Quilter said...

WOW! Fantastic quilt, I love it! The quilting is really great too!

Chris S said...

This is so incredibly cute!! I hope someday I have the skill to do one this nice, love it!

Esther said...

I like everything about this quilt. The colors, the cute blocks, especially the dog one. Your quilting compliments it so well, and it totally looks like a baby quilt. Kudos all the way around.

oneenglishteacher said...

What an adorable quilt. No wonder it was 14 hours in the quilting; the details are stunning, and they totally complete the quilt.