Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Oliver's Quilt

Now I can tell you about the most recent baby quilt I made.  The last time I posted I was getting ready to mail it to our newest great-nephew, Oliver.  I had actually started this one in plenty of time instead of waiting until the last minute, I just couldn't post about it until now.  I wanted to make his quilt with black and white and brights because I had given this quilt to Oliver's mama, Nikki, when she was a teenager.
















































I decided to appliqué stars onto a black and white print marked off in 5" squares.


















Then I found a great black and brights print to use for the alternate blocks. 




















Love the green I used for a little accent border!
























Hand-quilting is one of my favorite ways to relax in the evening.






































I wanted to use another shade of green for the binding, but after I made it and started sewing it on, I decided I really didn't like it .....
















..... so I tried out a red and a yellow and didn't like them either.
















Do you ever find large pieces of yardage in your stash and you can't remember why you bought it?  I didn't think so.  Anyway, I found five yards of this in my stash, and it looked perfect.































I really love this quilt.  Sweet Adorable Hubby smiles when I say that.  I say that after every quilt.


















The backing is pieced with a few bright strips to make it wide enough.





















I think little Oliver likes his quilt.  I know his mama does.  


















That makes this quilter really happy!

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8 comments:

  1. Very cute little quilt Sandy. Glad you shared it with Oh Scrap!

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  2. I love both quilts shown in this post. But Oliver really steal the show. So cute! Also love that star as a label. Good idea. ;^)

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  3. Thank you for showing your thinking process as you tried different bindings. I think that your final choice was just perfect.

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  4. Wow - love those quilts!!! All bright colors with black-n-white to pop them out :*). Such a cute idea to Applique the stars, as I'm sure this little guy will be the "star" of his family for quite some time LOL!!!

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  5. Well it is about the sweetest baby quilt I've ever seen! I love that black with the dots and the colors you chose for the stars are perfect. The binding fabric is fun too. That's an adorable little baby on that quilt!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @ aol.com, joyforgrace.blogspot.com)

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  6. Oh it is perfect!! And congrats on getting it to the little one on time ;-)

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  7. What a darling quilt for the little precious one. Congrats, Sandy! And thanks for linking to WIPs Be Gone. BTW: you won the book! I'll be emailing you.

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  8. Sandy, you are really finishing up some cute quilts for the fanily. I like all the ones on this post, Our retreat really helped with the finishes, huh?

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