Blake's Quilt!

I don't know what's wrong with my brain but clearly there is something.  Why else would I suddenly NEED to complete my nephews quilt precisely at the most frantic time of my life in the last few years?   But I did it.  I set a goal for three days (because I need a crazy deadline) and went to work. 
It may be my best work...and I am thankful that a nice wash and tumble in the dryer makes up for a multitude of sewing sins.  A meticulous quilter I am not...but I do alright. :) 
The front is super simple...I cut five half yards (of Fox trails by Riley Blake) into 3in strips...sewed them together and then used various Kona shades in 3in strips to make a border. 
This little fox is my first go at piecing work...I wasn't sure about him before he got washed and dried...but now I love him.  
The back may be better than the front...pieced together leftover strips from the front, and various Kona color blocks.  

I quilted it by sewing straight lines down either side of the seams on the front. 
It just so happens that this quilt is going to my nephew Blake...so a little tag from the selvedge was perfect.  
My quilting is far from perfect but I gave up on perfect quilting long ago...it's much more fun if I just go with it and accept the little quirks that I always manage to sew into a quilt. 


Oh sweet crinkle-ly goodness...



The binding is also from the Fox Trails line. 












I love it.  And now I am only two niece/nephews behind. :)
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14 comments:

Rhiannon said...

Oh my gosh! Love it! So cute. You've done a great job, I didn't notice any imperfections.

Summer said...

so cute! i love that fabric!!

Blanca said...

It is adorable! You did such a great job! I want to sew more but I'm a bit scared. My sewing machine is just collecting dust.

You do share so many wonderful sewing ideas, though. Thank you. :)

LibraryGirl62 said...

you are a GREAT aunt :) It is awesome!

The Perfect Trio said...

Love. I think I could make a quilt like this. Maybe.

Mikimu said...

Hi, you've done a splendid job on this little quilt. I like it a lot. I am ready to begin my first quilting project and hope it looks even half as nice as this one. :)

b3designs said...

That is beyond ADORABLE. You have some lucky nieces and nephews.

Nancy said...

Wow that is amazingly gorgeous! I wish I had your talent. I have to agree w/ you- while I love the front, the back is super cute!

April b said...

Cute cute cute. You are very creative, little fox is darling. Blake is a lucky boy.

Biz said...

That is one of the sweetest quilts I've ever seen.
Your fox is ADORABLE!
I love how you used every bit of fabric in all the right places.
Nice work!

CJ said...

That is all kinds of awesome and amazing!!

Brooke said...

I love it. What size quilt is this? Will it fit on a bed or is it just a lap quilt. I want to make a quilt like this for our queen size bed but have no idea how big to make it.

Bunnyslady said...

That is perhaps the cutest quilt that I have ever seen! You are my inspiration to try quilting one day. (You were also my inspiration to learn how to sew...)

sara luke said...

I love your quilts.

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