Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gifted Quilt Equals Happy Son!

Hello Everyone,

It was wonderful to spend Christmas with family and withdrawal from the computer a little bit.  I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday, I certainly did!  One of the highlights was giving the Jelly Roll Race Quilt that I blogged about here and here, to my son for Christmas.


I finished it just in time too!  I quilted it with a very modern design that I thought was "man" friendly.  I had also done this design on Stephanie's quilt she had made for her son.  You can see his quilt here.


I added a beautiful batik for the border, which can be found in the shop here along with the Bali Pops that I used for the quilt.  The Bali Pops can be found by clicking here.


I thought that the browns, blues, and creams made for a great manly color scheme.  Although it does remind me of blueberry pie.


I forgot to measure the entire quilt but it is big!  My son is about 6' 3".


The backing was also a beautiful dyed batik (found here) and I used a brown batik for the binding.


Here is my happy guy!  He was being funny and asked me if I used a "high quality batting" to keep him extra warm.  I replied that no skimping was involved in the making of this quilt.

I love him and was happy making it for him and to see the smile on his face!

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Until Next Time...

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18 comments:

Copper Patch said...

Gorgeous 'man-quilt' well done.
He looks very happy with it and rightly so :o)
Abbe

Shari said...

So what's a good 'man' adjective for lovely? A very handsome quilt for a handsome young man. Of course he would love it...

Jean said...

Son is a very lucky guy! I love his comment about "quality batting"... only a quilter's child would sasy something like that.

Lesley said...

How wonderful! He looks like he is very proud of his mom! The quilt is beautiful!

Editfolt said...

very beautiful quilt. I love colors! Happy new year Jackie!

Gene Black said...

Ha ha... I love the "quality batting" question.
I am guessing he has heard you say that someone provided "inferior batting" for the quilt you were going to quilt for them.
Yes only a quilter's family would think to ask that!

Mary said...

It's nice to see the quilting you did on a GUYS quilt. He does look happy to have it. Welcome back to Blogland. Hope you have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Nedra said...

I remember seeing that quilting design on Stephanie's sons quilt. Nice job! Your son looks very comfy under his new quilt. I like the idea of adding borders to the Jelly Roll Race quilt.

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very handsome quilt! I really love it.

Anonymous said...

Dear Son is looking good - and so does his quilt. Hope next year is a great one for all of you.
Justine

Stephanie said...

Son's are funny! What a lucky young man to receive such a handsome/gorgeous quilt from his very talented mom. As you know I do love that quilting design. :o)

Jody said...

what a splendid manly piece! (the quilt!) And your son looks very happy as well. I love the color combo and the quilting is great.

Kate said...

it is gorgeous!!

julieQ said...

Awesome quilt, and love his big smile!

Vicky F said...

Great quilt, Jackie. And nice to have a giftee who appreciates excellent work!
Vicky F

Anonymous said...

Cindy W. Aus
I love the look of your Quilt and LOVE LOVE LOVE THE QUILTING.
You Son only looks young, very tall for his age. I really am starting to love the look of batiks.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Gosh this batiks look great in his quilt!! Way to go! :-)

Cathi said...

What a perfect quilt for a man!!
I love that quilting design!

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