Wednesday, September 8, 2010

trenton's quilt

Thankfully I was able to finish quilting Trenton's quilt before we moved. He was so excited to use it and hasn't let another person touch it since I handed it over to him.


This actually took me a few weeks to finish. It has lines going vertically, horizontally and lastly diagonally in both directions. 


I absolutely adore the way the intersections on the border turned out...they make all the work worth it. I have acquired a recent love for complex straight line intersections. 


This is a close up of Trenton's favorite block, not only because it is his hexagon block but because it was made with his favorite Quicksilver shirt (I literally had to pry it from his hands to get it out of his closet, even though it was 2 sizes too small). I think that he would of loved the quilt regardless, but this makes it extra special to him. 


This is what he looks like everyday now. He comes home from school, grabs his quilt and stays wrapped in it all afternoon (even when it's hot out)....I have to tell you, seeing a quilt I made loved like this makes my heart explode with joy and reminds me why I love this medium!!

25 comments:

  1. How nice to see it finished, it came out great!

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  2. This quilt is so beautiful, and I love the straight line quilting, too. That is just too sweet that your son loves it so much. And I totally agree, that is definitely one of the main reasons why I love quilting so much! :)

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  3. How special! Way to go on including his shirt. Smart. And, oooh, do I like your straight line quilting. How do you manage it? Do you use a normal tabletop machine? I was hoping for the same look on my Fairytale Patchwork quilt, but had to rip it out and hand quilt. I couldn't get lines straight on the diagonal to save myself.

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  4. That makes my heart happy too.

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  5. this is really cute...what a perfect set of colors for a little boy. i just finished a project that had very similar quilting. it just turns out so nice.

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  6. This is a great quilt! It's so fun that you incorporated his shirt into the hexie block.

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  7. oooooh, cute! I love the colors and, of course, the Heather Ross fabrics!!

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  8. such a great quilt. I absolutely love it! And I love that he loves it. :)

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  9. Fantastic! The quilting looks great - beautiful job.

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  10. Wow! I adore this quilt! I can see why he loves it so much!

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  11. I love how you incorporated his shirt in this very pretty quilt. And i loved to read your post - I'm inspired!

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  12. how wonderful that he loves it so! the colors are perfect for a guy and i really like the quilting you used.

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  13. That quilt is awesome! I love the idea of including his favorite t-shirt. The quilting looks great...

    Jennifer :)

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  14. That's a great post! :) What a great idea to do with a favorite shirt. I always say that's what I love about quilts, the recipients are wrapped in love. :)

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  15. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous!

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  16. Wow! Came over from ala mode, and I am now your newest follower! You are fantastic!!

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  17. I love the quilt.......and the Heather Ross fabrics....OMG.......soooo cool. I, too, love to add old clothes to my quilts. I'm a new follower of your blog thanks to a la mode. lov the hexie block. I'm a new blogger so please visit my blog and should you choose to be a follower I thank you bunches. Thanks for your inspiration.

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  18. Fabulous quilt! I love that you used his fav shirt and i love the straight line quilting as well. It's really the perfect boy quilt!

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  19. Hello! Heather sent me. I LOVE this quilt and the Quicksilver block is truly a stroke of genius. I can see why he loves it so much! I'll follow along and see what else you're up to!

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  20. It's a beautiful quilt and all the work is worth it when it is so obviously appreciated.

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  21. Beautiful quilt! I adore the colors.

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  22. Just had to let you know that I visited Heather's blog and then promptly came over here to visit your blog. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work and can't wait to see more!

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  23. This is a great quilt ! Have some munki aswell, waiting to end up in something sweet..

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  24. This is awesome! I love your fabric/color choices!

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