Friday, June 10, 2011

Bizzy Kid

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This quilt has been a favorite on our couch for a month now (unbound!) and I just keep forgetting to take a picture of it….so this will have to do.  I made this quilt for my boys because my chain reaction quilt was looking pretty worn….and Ben requested a "soft" quilt.  So soft it is, with a bright blue minkee on the back (bought locally).

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I sent this quilt to Christina for quilting.   I’m sure she was cursing my name during the process as it took some trial and error to get the set up right….but I sure love the quilting.

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I used some random fabrics and bright solids for this one.  I wanted it to have a playful, summery, boy look without being baby-ish.   This was my own pattern….which hopefully will be published in the coming months when I get in the writing mood. :)

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We finally joined the hex bug craze….and they are SO.MUCH.FUN.  I think I like them more than my kids.  I’ve spent hours on the floor playing with those silly bugs and ignoring my household duties.  :)

47 comments:

Linda said...

Nice quilt! Every couch should have a quilt on it, I think!

Dianne said...

That pattern looks fun!

Laurel said...

Oooh, I love this bright, colorful quilt! And I bet it's nice and soft. :)

Erin @ Two More Seconds said...

Oh gosh that quilt is GORGEOUS!! I remember when C was having all sorts of problems w/ her long arm ... you were to thank for that!? ;] I'm sure she loves you bunches! Let's talk soon, k?

Pink Stitches said...

Oh my goodness! That quilting is fabulous!! I will be anxiously awaiting this pattern. I love it!!

Me? A Mom? said...

It's perfect Allison. I love your patterns too. So easy to follow. I'm actually working on your Juice Box pattern right now.

Sara said...

Love that pattern on your sons quilt. Sometimes I wonder how one would go about writing a pattern and then getting it in print. I have ideas floating anyway!

Those bugs might be a little early for my 3 yr old you think?

sariah said...

That is such a fun pattern and I bet your children are loving the minky on the back. We like super soft couch blankets around here, but I prefer the look of our quilted throws better. Your idea is a great combination of both...

lisa truesdell said...

GORGEOUS quilt.

we love hexbugs here, too. =)

bethanndodd said...

I Love it!!!! I have got to make more quilts for us and not for everyone else! Look forward to the pattern coming out :)

Mari Angeles Iglesias said...

Hi Allison.

How beautiful you really are and have been very summery with all those colors so much fun.

I also want to have a quilt for the couch, but now I have a small cat that bites you all ... the shatter.

Many kisses from Granada, Spain. From espiralcaracola.blogspot.com
Patchwork from the Alpujarra.

ginatrbo said...

We do hex bugs too!!

shez said...

so nice i love the colourws

Theophanie said...

That is gorgeous! I would be so terrified of trying to quilt minkee, but you make it seem possible.

Barbara said...

Bright and colorful, and definitely not babyish!

karlyn Jackson said...

oh I love your quilt, the colours are so vibrant. We love the hex bugs too, funniest little things!

CraftyClare said...

I want to snuggle up under it. So lovely and summery x

Nancy said...

Love your quilt! You make such bright, happy quilts!

Jayme said...

I know right?! Just don't let them on the kitchen floor while they're on. You'll be moving your fridge, oven, and dishwasher in no time. But if it happens, I guess you can get some cleaning done before you move them back after getting the bugs out from under them. No joke, happened to me. And p.s., love that quilt!!!

Melissa {polkadot chair} said...

We love the hex bugs too !! Get some of the glow in the dark ones they're super cool!!!

I love minke for quilt backs. I made my kids all quilts last Christmas and they turned out so soft. They love dragging them all over the house.

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Judy said...

I've been thinking of trying minkee on the back of a quilt. I wonder if it is slippery and would a grown man be ok with it. Great for kids. I look forward to another pattern of yours I have 4 now. Great quilt, not sure about bugs.

Siobhan said...

Its beautiful...I love it :)

toots2u said...

i love the colors and pattern of your quilt!

Naty said...

Me encanta como has combinado los colores en ese edredon, has tenido mucho gusto.
Quedó precioso!!
Buen fin de semana!!

Trish said...

That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I can imagine how wonderful it is to snuggle under :)

Tasha @ Creation Corner said...

I LOVE this quilt. I cannot wait for it to come out. It looks like the perfect happy fun boy quilt. I want it in my house :) You create the most beautiful quilts. My Mom just bought two of your patterns and I cannot wait to see what she does with them.

Christina said...

Yea! You got the binding on! I wasn't cursing you, but I was cursing the machine and Minky a little. I'm so glad I got it figured out, cause I love the Minky for quilt backing. I might have to try it for myself on day. I really loved this pattern and all of your fabric choices, too. It was a super fun quilt!

Royce said...

I'd wondered it the Minky would cause problems with quilting. I use a home machine - looks great and I know it super comfy.

afwifemomcrafter said...

Love the quilt! I love minky too but refuse to quilt it myself. I tie any quilt that I do with minky on it. (Which is really rare!)

I've never heard of hex bug but good for you for being on the floor playing! :-)

Lynda said...

I love this quilt (as I love most of your quilts, it's not all that shocking)! I'm looking for a fun pattern for my 2 year old, but can't see enough of this quilt to re-create it! I would be super-excited if you posted a tutorial or sold a PDF!

Chris {frecklemama} said...

I love it! The colors are fantastic, the pattern is very visually interesting, and of course Christina's quilting pulls it altogether beautifully. Well done and thanks for sharing! This inspires both my color selections and my longarm quilting!

nancymoo said...

The quilt is gorgeous!! I'm with (all) the other posters that I'd love a pattern!! :D

Annie said...

I.... <3.....this.....quilt. PLEASE publish the pattern soon! Or even better, just put a tutorial up. :)

johnandlauraselph said...

love it! can't wait for the pattern!

Lara said...

I am in absolute LOVE with this quilt. Inwas at Gardner village in SLC the other day with my sis-in-law and I was tickled and so proud of you to see your patterns in the quilt shop there. I felt pretty cool knowing you and I told my sis that you taught me everything I know!!! Way to go Al!!!

franzif said...

it looks sooooo beautiful. I'm looking forward to the pattern. That's maybe something for my little girl, too.

reneseltzer said...

I would love a pattern for this- it is my favorite yet!

Sandy said...

Can't WAIT for the pattern!!

Annalee said...

IN LOVE. Can't wait for the pattern.

And, gasp, I think I like quilting. Never thought I'd say that!! I love to sew, but I think the quilting bug has bitten hard!!

I just finished skipping squares, and I'm itching to start a funky one to keep in the living room!!!

trudys_person said...

I made a quilt with a minkee backing, and it is a favourite, especially with my cat! And she loves her hex bug! (But, currently it is lost somewhere under furniture ...)

suemac said...

I like the quilting. It really looks great on the minkee backing.

Anita said...

I ADORE this quilt! I'm wondering if you've written a tutorial for it. Great job.

Kristynsullivan said...

Would love the pattern for this!

Molly said...

Yes, please post the pattern soon! This is just the pattern I've been looking for--I've got a bunch of fabric set aside for a quilt for a friend and have been at a loss as to what pattern to use. This would be fantastic!!!

Janny said...

What's the pattern called?

Hannah said...

Are you going to have a pattern for this one? We just got your patterns into our quilt store in Israel. Www.sewadorable.co.il

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