Third of THREE Quilts (Last One)


I finished the last of the three quilts last night.  This quilt is going to one of my closest friends who just had a baby boy a month ago (I can’t believe he’s a month old already).

I saw this fabric almost 6 months ago and knew from the start that I was going to make a quilt for my friend using this fabric.  The problem was that it wasn’t due to come out until mid-to-late March.  *sigh*  That is the only reason her quilt was the last to be made (I had to wait for the fabric to be released).

I LOVE the bright colors, the fun patterns, and the classified ads just make me laugh.  It’s totally boy!  So cute!  I even found ribbon that goes with this fabric line (who does that?) so I HAD to buy it, knowing I was going to roll it up and tie it with a ribbon (stole that idea from Andrea). :)

And now I’m done with my sewing machine for a little bit.  It’s actually moving on to my niece this summer.  Jason got me a new one for Christmas that still needs to come out of the box (yep, I’ve been that busy that it’s still in the box…seriously).  I know, I know…it would have made much more sense to have sewn three quilts with the NEW sewing machine.  Don’t think I didn’t think about that.  I’m so overwhelmed with several things that the thought of unpacking a sewing machine and learn something new right now just might send me over the edge.  LOL!

Side Note:  The fabric is a Riley Blake Design called “Peak Hour” by Kellie Wulfsohn.  If you’re looking for fabric, check out Fabric Seeds first.  Her prices were more than $3 less per charm pack than anyone else that was selling it.  She wasn’t selling any yardage of this fabric, so I just emailed her.  I found out that she has a Riley Blake store near her and has access to many of their fabrics and  was happy to get what I needed for a very reasonable price.  Everything shipped in one envelope, so the cost of my shipping didn’t even go up even though I added two whole yards to my order.  She was amazing to work with and I will definitely buy from her again.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Love, love, love it! I’m working on a boy quilt with cars right now too! It’s fun to mix things up, b/c I usually do the girl stuff. The colors are fantastic and I love the pattern. Your backs are always fabulous. And, of course, you must get matching ribbon if there is some!

    Andrea

    Apr 03 at 6:09 pm

  2. Oh, please do tell…what fabric are you working with that has cars? Boy stuff is certainly fun. Most fabrics are girly, so most of my quilts have been with girly fabric. It was refreshing to create a boy quilt again. :)

    jan

    Apr 03 at 6:15 pm

  3. It was a collection by Alexander Henry- Beep Beep, Freeway dot and Rush hour were at least three that I used. I got them off of Etsy. Really cute and vibrant colors!

    Andrea

    Apr 07 at 2:45 pm

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