Wednesday, November 6, 2013

For The Boys

This is the fourth quilt finished this week, and I almost cannot wrap my brain around it.  This one has been a UFO for the longest, and is now one big finished quilt.  I started this quilt seven years ago after receiving the pattern at a quilt shop hop.  My son and I picked up random fat quarters from different quilt shops and soon I was cutting away.  I just recently bought the fabrics for the borders so it just goes to show you can mix the old with the new.  He has been waiting so patiently for this quilt, and having him help me pick out all the fabrics makes it all the more special.


Each block has a total of 48 pieces in it and there are 30 blocks for a total of 1440 pieces.  I decided to stitch in the ditch around every single piece which makes the pieces pop.  I'm so excited to see this one finished!  I think the reason this one took so long to finish was because of all those pieces, just cutting them was a huge undertaking.  This blog hop was a huge incentive to finally finish it!


My son is actually using this quilt already (is there anything better than sleeping under a brand new quilt?)  I think not.


Thank you to Madame Samm and Amy for heading up this wonderful hop.  You can check out the rest of today's participants here...
November 7th
Meadowbrook (you are here)

Happy Stitching and Hopping!! 


69 comments:

Pat Broe said...

Wonderful quilt What better to make for The Boy than a quilt for which he helped choose the fabrics. All those pieces! Congrats! ... :)

Amy said...

What a great accomplishment! I had my fella pick out the fabrics on my quilt too, so much fun.

Carla said...

7 years really isn't bad. I have a few older ones waiting on me. Congrats on a beautiful finish. Very pretty! All those little pieces too.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

What an undertaking and congrats on finishing it.

Heidi said...

He has great taste in fabrics! Hopefully the finished quilt has him feeling better again:-)

Baa. xxx said...

Wow! So many pieces! So Coolio to have finally finished it! Well done!

Shanna said...

AWWWW that is just so sweet! My baby girl just got a big girl bed, so I am looking forward to making her her bed quilt. What a great accomplishment to get it finished! Very good job as well.

Britt-Inger said...

Your quilt is so wonderful and I understand why your boy love it.
Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

WOW!!! An amazing quilt and well worth the wait. I love the design and the colours.

charlotte said...

very nice quilt. Glad you were able to get it finished. Such a great feeling, huh?

JoyceLM said...

Congratulations on your wonderful quilt. I can't believe you stitched in the ditch around every piece - amazing.

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

That's a lot of pieces, and the result is truly beautiful!

Lorna McMahon said...

It's just gorgeous! Congratulations on such a fabulous finish. Glad to hear your son is putting this wonderful quilt to good use!

Mdm Samm said...

4 quilts in a week…give this lady a reward…even if UFO, I am soooo darn impressed and this quilt is most certainly boyish...

Thearica said...

I love the greens in this quilt. Great finish!

StitchinByTheLake said...

I know your son is thrilled to have this beautiful quilt! blessings, marlene

Leanne Parsons said...

That's a lot of pieces! It's a beautiful quilt, and so fun that you picked out the fabrics together.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Kristen...this is a fantastic quilt.

Jeanie said...

Great looking quilt and how nice that he is already able to enjoy it! I'll bet he loves pointing out the fabrics that he chose. Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

What a wonderful quilt and it sounds like your son is very patient!! How neat that he now is sleeping under his new quilt!

Gill said...

Great quilt!
Thanks for sharing!

Dorian said...

A great quilt, and so special for your son.

Vickie said...

What a great quilt...in a strange way it's a relief to finish something that's been staring back at you every time you open a drawer...

Joyce Carter said...

Beautiful quilt, Kristen. I know your son loves it. He must be a very patient guy to have waited so long but it was well worth it. Thank you for sharing.

Renea said...

Congratulations on finishing the quilt and thanks for sharing it with us. Love the colors!

Valerie Reynolds said...

WOW! You are having a productive week!!! Woot! Woo!! Congrats on that awesome finish...personally all those little blocks are not my strength....so I truly admire the work you put in!! Love that your son is already cuddled under it! That made it all worthwhile!

krislovesfabric said...

Love your quilt!

Sandy Rowe said...

Awesome quilt! It is so great to get your kids involved in the process! A memory that you can share!

Quiltsmiles said...

Great quilt and just think of those special moments created whil doing it. Precious and priceless! Jane

Kathy H said...

WOnderful quilt. There was a lot of work and love put into that quilt.

Carol said...

So many pieces...wow! But, it turned out just beautiful and looks like it was worth all your time and efforts. Your son is a lucky guy!

Joan Kawano said...

That is fabulous! Nothing warms my heart more than seeing a little guy wrapped in a quilt and loving it!

Joan Kawano said...

That is fabulous! Nothing warms my heart more than seeing a little guy wrapped in a quilt and loving it!

patchouli moon studio said...

Well that's the best part of all is that your son is using the quilt that you made for him! He chose some great fabrics and colors too.

Tiffany said...

Wow, that's a lot of pieces! It looks awesome.

JanesQuilting said...

Beautifully done. All good things take time.

Lorene Holbrook said...

that looks like such a comfy quilt to snuggle under. great job!!!

withajoyfulheart said...

Looks great!

Rose Best said...

Beautiful quilt ..love it Thanks for sharing

Deb@asimplelifequilts said...

What a beauty! I love those colors together and what a great layout too.

Susan said...

Beautiful quilt. I bet your son thinks it was worth the wait.

Tammy said...

Love the quilt. Great fabrics.

Amy's Crafty Shenanigans said...

Incredible - wow!!!

tink's mom said...

Wonderful finish. Glad he is finally getting to snuggle under it.

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Your quilt turned out awesome! I'm sure "E" is thrilled with it.

Debby said...

That is a fabulous quilt and I commend you for quilting around every piece. Wow - how many years did that take? So glad your son can enjoy it (not an "heirloom" that can't be touched).

Createology said...

Very sweet "For the Boys" that you and your son selected the fabrics together. Beautiful job. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

gpc said...

Oh my gosh, what a great quilt! It would take me 50 years to make one like that!

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

Love your quilt!!! Thanks for sharing :)

CeLynn said...

Congratulations on a awesome UFO finish! Bet your son is just head over heals in love with his new quilt.

Leah said...

That quilt is so bright and gorgeous! Love it!!

maggie said...

That is one handsome quilt! Love the colors.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

desertskyquilts said...

It's a great looking quilt! Sometimes we just need that little bit of incentive to push us the last bit of the way.

Linda J said...

Kristen, what a gorgeous quilt! Your son must be absolutely thrilled to be able to use this now especially since he was so involved with the fabric choices. Hooray for a finish!

Joanne said...

This is adorable. I'm so glad you finished it in time for this hop. Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

evelyn said...

A little incentive can go a long way! So glad you finished, this is a lovely colourful quilt.

Just Quilt It said...

What a wonderful quilt--and oh, so many cute pieces of bright fabric! Great job! I'm sure your son is very happy. (I also love sleeping under old quilts! LOL)

Malini said...

WOW! This is quilt is just awesome. Perfect boy quilt with all the blues and greens. Wow did you strip piece and then cut those small pieces or did cut them all :-). Wow!

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Great colors scheme and I'm glad to hear he loves it.

Quilt n Queen said...

WOW, that is a whole lot of pieces. A beautiful quilt, lots of love stitched in that one. Great job!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Kirsten said...

Congrats on finishing the quilt - love the bright colours!

Robin said...

That's a great looking quilt!

Bobbie said...

I love the colors the he chose! Congrats on finishing! I too am using the hop as a motivator!

Lana said...

The fabrics on that quilt are so lively! You did a wonderful job!

sandra said...

What a fun quilt I loved the fabrics you and your son chose what fun.

Sallie said...

Love the fabrics! Great job!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wonderful scrappy quilt, a great finish and perfect for this hop.
Thanks for sharing.
Bente

Linda said...

This is beautiful, Kristen!

Charlie and Wendy said...

You are doing so well with your finishes, this quilt looks wonderful and I'm sure your son loves it!