Quilt for a Boy, part 2

There were so many good suggestions on how to finish the Boys Quilt D9P, and I did think about all of them.  Thanks to everyone that commented.  If you missed the first part, click on Boys Quilt.  Ultimately, I did go with the blue print on the left, for two reasons.  One, most liked it the best.  Two, I didn’t have enough of it to use as a backing, and the other blue print did.

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Carefully measuring to get the borders done right, they were pinned in place and sewn.

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The suggestion of adding another brown border would have made the quilt too large for the blue backing I wanted to use. So, it was loaded onto the frame with just the one blue border.

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I quilted it using a woodgrain pantograph.

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Then I remembered why this pantograph isn’t a favorite, it has too much sewing in the opposite direction from the way my machine behaves best. Still, it didn’t have too many problems, just one thread break which I consider a victory!  Warm and Natural batting, with Essentials thread top and bobbin.

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Trimming it up, I was planning to use the same blue as the binding.

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But, I decided to take Brenda’s, sgrancio, and GrannyC’s suggestion of the thin brown border, and make that the binding as Julie suggested.

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All done. I was tempted to use it myself on a cool September morning.

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But I refrained, it is not for me, it is for a deserving young man.

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One done.  I have a goal for myself of at least two more before the holiday craziness sets in.  September will be very busy as I am working with the State fair quilt take-in, Friends of the Library book sale, British Car Club Autumn In the Mountains car show, Tarheels quilt club meeting, along with showing quilts at the Apple Festival, Mountain State Fair and the Asheville Quilt Guild show in early October all while holding down my part time job.  But I am sure I will find some time to sew and quilt.  More coming up!



14 thoughts on “Quilt for a Boy, part 2

  1. The blue border looks fabulous and the binding sets it off nicely. Love the woodgrain quilting too. Would you mind sharing what kind of long arm you have?

  2. sgrancio

    Love the look of the finished quilt! Great use of fabrics on hand to make something much more interesting than any of them alone. Best wishes juggling all your fall commitments while still getting in some quilting time.

  3. Rosemaryflower

    Wow, this turned out just lovely. I adore the blue and brown together, beautiful quilting too.
    Well that quilt looks so pretty on that bench, but it is too hot and humid for me. Ugh.
    The only consolation to living on the east coastal states is the humidity is good for our skin so we do not look like raisins by the time we are 70.
    ♥️ ♥️ ♥️ ♥️

  4. Wow, this looks beautiful. I have two on the go, one for a boy and one for a girl. Well done with the blue choice and brown binding. My squares are turning out to be13″ squares is that right? I’m actually doing 4 across and 5 down. The 3 x 4 looked so small on my design board. I’ll be putting a 3 1/2 in boarder to enlarge it just a bit more. Thanks again for the pattern it’s so versatile.

  5. In my opinion, this is a spectacular quilt that any boy will cherish! You did a fantastic job with this quilt and I love the quilting design you chose. Boy, you do have a busy schedule throughout September…glad it is you and not me (hee,hee,heee). Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

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