Friday, May 13, 2011

My Fav Quilt

OK. I couldn't miss out on the fun that is going to be happening over at Amy's Creative Side. So...I'm jumping on board and participating!!
Blogger has had the hiccups (in case you haven't noticed!!!), so if you can't get there by clicking on the button above, please click here!!! It looks to be a lot of fun!

I chose this mini quilt as my favorite quilt I have ever made!!
Let's Go Fly a Kite
Why is it my favorite? Because I created this for a special little guy that I am simply crazy about, my grandson, Deacon (featured in this post and this one). And it was so, so, so much fun to make it for him!
Let's Go Fly a Kite
This little quilt combines so many things I love...raw edge applique, free motion stitching and free motion quilting, as well as the whole creative aspect of coming up with my own "quilty" story.
Let's Go Fly a Kite
I was inspired after seeing this darling little girl quilt tutorial and then trying it for myself. I started thinking about little boys, things they would do and ways they play. And what is a boy without a dog... 
Let's Go Fly a Kite
And that little boy??? He has to be flying a kite, of course!!!
Let's Go Fly a Kite
I love how the dog is chasing the kite tail. Reminds me of our dear chocolate lab Zoey. I can still see her jumping into the air for the frisbee. I am sure she would chase this kite's tail if she could!!!
Let's Go Fly a Kite
The pieced background was fun, fun, fun!! I chose greens for the lower part and blues for the sky. Even now it is fun to remember those fabrics and other ways I have used them. 
Let's Go Fly a Kite
And did you notice that pebble quilting around the outside edge?? That was a first and so much fun!!! I love my new machine!!! So much so, that I got this quilt back from Deacon's bedroom 
Rocket Dog
And added in some fun free motion swirls!!!
Rocket Dog Blast-Off
I can't wait till school is out so that I can do more of this!!!
Rocket Dog Quilted
Thanks for sponsoring this wonderful Bloggers' Quilt Festival, Amy!! I am looking forward to visiting lots of blogs!
Hugs!


35 comments:

  1. What fun! I love it!
    Great quilting, too. I've yet to master machine quilting. Maybe I should give it another go?!!

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  2. I loved seeing the kite quilt again! And, wow! The swirling on the rocket quilt really puts it over the top!

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  3. Both are really awesome! You are really talented!

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  4. The quilt with the boy and the kite is darling. And what a difference quilting can make in the look of a quilt. The rocket quilt was already great to begin with, but the swirls give it a nice "oomph".

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  5. Your mini-quilt is beautiful. I can see why its a favourite.

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  6. Beautiful little mini quilt!

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  7. What a fun mini quilt, to look at and to make. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. It's adorable and extra special that it's your grandson. I love how you added to your other quilt and it makes me think it would be a good idea to pull some old ones out and work on the quilting some more.

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  9. how cute. i love the simplicity of the quilt style. great colors. wow

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  10. I just love that. I had come across it once before and was happy to see it again. I love the pebble quilting too. Do you mind sharing what machine you use?
    I am definitely inspired by this to make a mini quilt of my own!
    :)

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  11. I love the pieced background. I love everything about it! Great job. :)

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  12. I just love your happy quilted picture! Boy with the dog look so alive! Thank you for inspiration!

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  13. The patchwork background on the kite quilt is great. It's also amazing to see how much the quilting transformed the space ship quilt. It just comes to life.

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  14. Lovely quilt. Very inspiring.

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  15. What a charming quilt. I love how you layered the background, very freeform and textural and of course the appliques are delightful. The swirl quilting on the rocket ship ROCKS.
    Come see my entries #211, repro cheddar orange stars and #215 antique 1850 applique flower garden

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  16. Nice to see a cute "boy" quilt.

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  17. wow! This is a great idea and so boy-ish. Being a mom to 4 boys and Bubbi to 4 boys (and 4 girls) I can appreciate all that went into your design.

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  18. I decided to become a follower. Your blog is very fun

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  19. Great Quilts! I have 2 boys so really love things made for boys.

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  20. What a cute quilt. I love the layered background. And a boy with his dog and his kite is perfect!

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  21. Such a fantastic story that goes with the quilt and also the one the is told by the quilt. Beautiful.

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  22. What a delightful quilt! The free piecing and the use of colors is really genius! Lucky little grandson!

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  23. Super, super gorgeous! I love reading every thing about "the making of". You are a fabulous talented grandmother!

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  24. That has to be one of thecmore fun quilts of the festival. How very sweet for your grandson to have it from you. And the space one is darling too. Love the quilting on both of them and I had noticed the pebbling. Very cool. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  25. It's fantastic. It all looks so bright and cheerful. Love the kite idea and the jumping dog.
    The quilting on the rocket quilt is fabulous too.

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  26. I envy you. I love this quilt.

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  27. Awesome! Everything about it is wonderful - thanks for sharing it!

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  28. I love both quilts. Great colours and designs. And wonderful quilting. You have a very lucky grandson!

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  29. I love it and the pebble quilting really makes it pop.

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  30. I love them both. Very imaginative.

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  31. Those are both so adorable!

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  32. Your mini-quilt is adorable! I love the dog and the kite and all of it :) And that swirl quilting is awesome - it adds so much to the quilt.

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  33. This little mini is just fabulous!

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  34. I love this quilt! Everything about it is just so full of energy!

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