Friday, November 15, 2013

It's My Turn!

It's Friday and it's my turn to show off my For the Boys Blog Hop projects!

First and foremost I'd like to thank Madam Samm of Sew We Quilt! and Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy for this awesome hop.

This is not my first  rodeo blog hop, but it never ceases to amaze me how these women are able to organize such successful hops. I know it's probably not true, but everything seems to run so smoothly and all I have to do is sew my project and then sit back and enjoy everyone else's creations. I think I've been living the good life. Thanks Ladies!

This has been a fun hop and I've truly enjoyed seeing all the wonderful creations from some very talented individuals. It's the last day of the hop and here are my cohorts for the day. :-)

Enjoy! 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As soon as I signed up for this hop, I knew what I wanted to make. I sketched it out, pulled fabric and then...life happened!
 
I think that my fabric and design sat in my sewing area for a good two weeks before I decided that I had better get working on it. I was able to quickly piece the quilt and make the pillowcase. That was the easy part. It was the quilting that was slowing me down.
 
Actually, it was everything else that was slowing me down, but if I say that I just sound like I'm whining. Well, two weeks ago, I finally finished the quilting and binding and I love this.  I think it will make a great "sleep over quilt" or "get better while sleeping on the couch at Grandma's house quilt." What do you think?

 
 
I love the big strip of dinosaur fabric across the lower section of this quilt! This is one of those fabrics that would have been very difficult for me to cut into small pieces. I decided to leave the strip pretty big so it could be a play area for a little guy while he is waiting to fall asleep or for everyone else to wake up.
 
I really do enjoy the piecing process of making quilts, but sometimes simplicity is the best way to go. The big, simple dot fabrics, separated by the solid brown just worked for me. I don't think I could make this any easier.
 
 
Lately, when I've made a child's quilt, I make at least one pillowcase to go along with it. I couldn't resist using the dinosaur fabric for the pillowcase.
 
 
I do like these two items together!
 
 
I had every intention of making a vinyl mesh bag to carry the pillow and quilt in, as well as a fabric box for some toys; but alas, that didn't happen - YET. I will do it...soon.
 
I'm hoping that a special young boy will like his Christmas gifts. And yes, the box and bag will be ready for Christmas.  :-)  Enjoy the hop!

54 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

How cute is that!!! I love the dinasour print and leaving it a wide strip and then in the main part of the pillow case is perfect. What little boy wouldn't love this.

Amy said...

It is a great quilt for a young fella! Love the design! Sew glad that you joined us! ;)

Baa. xxx said...

That's great. Simple and bold - perfect! He will love it.

Judy B said...

Super quilt and pillowcase, can I sleep over, LOL! Thank you for sharing.

charlotte said...

I love the simplicity of it and the great bold colors. Great job!

withajoyfulheart said...

Great gift...love the dinos!

Fiesta said...

I love it especially the matching pillow case

Britt-Inger said...

You have made a great quilt for a boy
Thanks for sharing your creativity

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh your quilt and pillow case are delightful!! Great color

Mdm Samm said...

Oh My JOANNE, this is amazing..you are whining why?
look at what you did..and I just love the dinos and colour….totally gorgeous..

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Beautiful quilt and the pillowcase is a great accompaniment!

JanesQuilting said...

That is do cote..sure to keep him warm and cozy.

Bobbie said...

I love the big-ness! Great job!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Just darling - he's going to love those dinosaurs! blessings, marlene

Agnes B. Bullock said...

WOW! These are wonderful!

Renea said...

Really cute quilt. Love the colors. Thanks for sharing.

Just Quilt It said...

What a cute, cute quilt. This is going to make some little boy very happy on Christmas. Great fabrics and great work!

Carla said...

I really like the idea of a pillow case with children's quilts. Very nice quilt.

Margaret said...

O I need to make this one too. I am loving all these boy quilts. Thanks for sharing

ga447 said...

Super Super cool! I love the colors and the pattern.

Leanne Parsons said...

Great gift idea! The dino strip and pillowcase are fantastic additions.

Carol said...

Such a great quilt and pillowcase...the design and fabrics are perfect for a boy!

Needled Mom said...

That is such a cute quilt and a delightful pillowcase to match!

krislovesfabric said...

Love that dino fabric, your quilt looks great!

Sandy Rowe said...

Fantastic quilt and matching pillowcase!

Linda said...

What a great quilt for Grandma's house! Your little guy will love it!

Linda J said...

How wonderful! You just know that the grandkids are going to love snuggly under this with the bold colors and the dinosaur feature fabric. Pillow case to match? Icing on the cake!

patchouli moon studio said...

Cute quilt and the dinosaur pillow is darling too.

MooseStashQuilting said...

Ahhh, it's so true, they do save the best for last! LOVE IT!

fenna said...

love the quilt and pillow case!

Rose Best said...

Great ideas, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

I really, really like this quilt and pillowcase. I am sure that special boy will too. I agree, simple is often the best.

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Joyce Carter said...

Love the quilt and the pillowcase. That dinosaur fabric is so cute I can see why you didn't want to make it smaller. Great job. Thank you for sharing.

Sallie said...

Love what you did! Thanks for sharing!

madebymeinred said...

Yep. Simple quilts are a hit--especially with your fabric choice.

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Very clever, wonderful work!
thanks for beeing part of this hop!

CarolB said...

The quilt is great! It looks like two stained glass windows, with a kind of majestic quality -- despite the adorable dinosaur fabric! (How did I miss out on this one in my dino-search?) And of course a great quilt needs a pillowcase go-with!

Lorna McMahon said...

I have to agree... Sometimes simple is best! I call that the KYSS method... Keep Your Sewing Simple! Love the fabrics you chose for your projects. The quilt and pillow are sure to be a hit on Christmas day! Great job, Joanne!

CeLynn said...

What little boy does not like dinos? Mine sure did when he was little! Love the bold stripes you used in this quilt,it just shouts Boy!

gpc said...

What a great Boy Quilt! Love the bold look! :)

evelyn said...

WOW You are right, it is simple but oh so effective. Great design.

Fay said...

Love it! That dinosaur fabric is so cute.

Kathy H said...

Very cute quilt and pillowcase.

Malini said...

Wow! Simple is AWESOME in your case. The colors are so wonderful and boyish that they just need show off.
Great job!
Love the colors so much!

Karen said...

Wonderful projects! You have given me (and the rest of us) a great idea to showcase fun fabrics.

the girlfriend gap said...

Great job. Feels so good to finish and have it all come together. Your little someone will love it. Thanks for sharing. Janita

LJ said...

Someone's going to be really happy with the pillowcase and quilt. They are so neat.

Heidi said...

Great finish, and these do go so well together! A carrying bag is a great idea for a kids quilt. Well, for most any quilt!

Gmama Jane said...

yOU AND i THINK ALIKE!! I love your Grandmama get better quilt and pillowcase!! Nicely done!
Gmama Jane

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Wow! Stunning quilt. Terrific pillow case. Congrats on being one of the chosen.

Pam @Threading My Way said...

That dinosaur fabric is just perfect for a boy. A fabulous quilt and pillow.

Quilt n Queen said...

How cute is that...love the dinasours, a great boy quilt. Perfect with pillow case for many sleep overs.

Mdm Samm said...

Yes my dear Joanne..you are our top 3 winners of a delightful red package..send me off your details…congrats..

Michelle said...

Those dinosaurs are great!