The One in Which I Quilt (For Real This Time)

Yesterday was Gus's big day.  The big 3.  It was a very full day and I think it may have been slightly overwhelming for him.  Presents in the morning, presents in the afternoon with the grandparents, pizza party and presents with our huge family later in the afternoon, and Thomas made several appearances.


Between the cake, the pillows I made, and several (read: LOTS) of gifts, he was in Thomas heaven and we came home with a car full and two exhausted children.  It was a fun day.

The day before, hubs was working on tearing out some more stuff in the entryway where the old pantry closet stood, which was awesome because that kept Gus occupied while I sewed this:





Oh, yes, that's a real quilt- one that can cover more than just a filing cabinet.  Check it off the goal list!  I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.  I've been hoarding vehicle fabrics whenever I find them in preparation for this. 

It's not perfect, and it's a little busy for my taste, but I'm thinking of it more like an I Spy quilt, and Gus seems to like it (though he said, "Why did you do that with my fabric?" because apparently it is just for hoarding purposes).  I didn't follow any sort of pattern and just made my own blocks.  The back is four fat quarters, so that saved me a lot of time in cutting.  The binding is more Wright's bias tape, this time in Green Glow, which is appropriate because it is very bright, but it happens to be Gus's favorite color.

Hubs says I should go ahead and make a really big one, like for the bed or for use on the couch.  One thing at a time, dear.

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12 comments

  1. THAT LOOKS FANTASTIC. :) Good job, mama! His fabric hoarding situation is HILARIOUS.

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  2. Aw that cake and quilt are absolutely amazing! Your little guy is really lucky to have such a creative mom :)

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  3. Looks great! Adorable cake too :)


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  4. Congrats on your first quilt! Love the vehicle fabric!

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  5. Congrats on your first quilt! Love the vehicle fabric!

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  6. Congrats on your first quilt! Love the vehicle fabric!

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  7. Laughing reallly hard at his comment, "Why did you do that to my fabric?" LOL! Precious! Well, I like it, and that cake is amazing!

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  8. It turned out AMAZING!! Nice job... no matter what you "did to the fabric" lol.

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  9. It's great!!! Wonderful job!

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  10. Hahaha, "Why did you do that with my fabric?" It looks great! I bet he'll have a lot of fun looking for stuff on it.

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  11. What a cute little quilt! And your husband is right - go for a big one!

    Well done on your first quilt. Pretty soon he'll be dragging it around the house.

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  12. holy bamoley batgirl, you made a quilt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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