Sunday, November 10, 2013

Lets hear it "For the Boys"!

Today is Monday and my day to show what I made "For the Boys".  Oh, I have done so much already for the boys.  Since we have 2 sons and 3 grandsons.   This was an easy one.

Thank you so much Madame Samm and Amy for coming up with this idea and guiding us all along to a wonderful hop.  You sure keep us on our toes and keeping our minds going with ideas with all the different hops you come up with.

Once I signed up for this hop, I started to make a quilt for my youngest son.  He is now 33 (boy is that hard to believe)  Anyway,  he did not want any prints, then said he didn't want any prints.  So I came up with an assortment of Mirage solids by Connecting Threads.  Then started making HST's.  Many HST's.  (total of 576 -  2 1/2 inch)  Plus triangles.  Well, the block was 8 inches and looked like this:



I had the whole quilt together in just a few days.  Then I layered, basted and I did something I did not do in a long time.  I hand quilted the whole thing.  Why you ask?  Because I wanted to do something different.  I did all hand quilting before I got my machine.  It also gave me something to do while watching TV at night.  

It is called "Ships in the Night"  So I quilted in  Nautical designs.  

In the large squares:


In the side triangles:


In the corners:


The boarders I did a netting design and then ropes in the outer boarder:


Total size is 72" X 86"



Our grandsons live in the state of Washington so we don't get to see them each summer.  (also due to school)   When they came to spend the summer with us in 2010.  So when they left I made this for them to put in their bedroom to remember that summer.  




I also want to share my baby sweater, hat and booties that I make.  I do take orders in any color.  You can see them on my site, and in my Etsy Store


Well, It is getting late and I want to go check all the other great projects that are posted today.  
So lets go........

 November 11th
 

Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

November 12th
 
 

 
November 13th
 
 
 
November 14th
 
 
 
November 15th 
 


Did you see how the stores got out all the Christmas decorations already?  I have been seeing it now for over a month.  They are really trying to get you into the spirit huh?   



I usually don't get into it until after Thanksgiving.  But, I am starting to make some gifts.  Trying to keep ahead.

So I have these two cute patterns that I am giving away:

       

1.   is the Yuletide Santa, completed he will stand 38 inches tall.     2.  Then there are 6 differents stocking ornaments.  They can be made with felt or wool.  They are the cutest things. 

Just leave me a comment and make sure that I can contact you.  (I do hope that you are a follower, but it is not a requirement)  On Saturday, November 16th, I will announce a winner.  So good luck to you all.

Till then, check out all those great projects everyone made "For the Boy".

HAPPY QUILTING EVERYONE!


To get special designed quilts or to see my gallery, check out my site at: http://janesquilting.com

66 comments:

Amy said...

It is great! I can't believe you had time to hand quilt it all. Wonderful work!!

Judy said...

You have my full RESPECT for quilting this beautiful quilt by hand! it is beautiful, really, fantastic... I still did not quilt by hand, I don't know, but I might start one day or another, it is far more peacefull than this ratataratata of the machine :-))
Greetings from Switzerland

Qltr89 said...

I love your hand quilting. I also hand quilt; it is so relaxing. And, it's the only time I can sew and sit with my hubby at night. The quilt is beautiful!

Judy B said...

What a beautiful quilt, and your hand quilting is fantastic! Thank you for sharing.

Baa. xxx said...

Way Cool! That quilt is very beautiful - what a lot of work. Such great hand quilting.

Kay said...

I love doing handwork myself and am very aware of the work that went into your stunning quilt. Thanks for sharing. Thanks for a fun giveawy too, the stocking pattern looks wonderful.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Gill said...

Great projects - what a lovely idea to make a quilt as a reminder of your grandsons' summer!
Thanks for sharing!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

WOW!!! All that quilting by hand.. amazing job and it looks fabulous.

Mdm Samm said...

WOW Jane….the nautical theme makes this an ideal man quilt…bravo…and your knitted baby sweater is adorable…wish I had someone to give a set too...

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Wow gorgeous quilt! I love the nautical hand quilting; really impressive!

charlotte said...

Wow, very nice quilt. All that hand stitching is wonderful. Makes me want to get back into hand quilting more. Great job.

Thearica said...

ships in the night is awesome! That hand quilting is perfect!

Kathy H said...

Beautiful quilt and a fun wall hanging to remember the boys' vacation. All those half square triangles. They keep me from finishing the projects. They aren't hard to do and I love the look but usually put that part off. Thanks for sharing.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

Beautiful quilt...love it

Debra Kay Neiman said...

I love the Ships in the Night quilt, you hand quilting looks so nice. My stitches never seem so even when I hand quilt. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

Sandy Rowe said...

Love your quilt! It turned out fantastic. Love your little sweater set as well!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wonderful hand quilting Jane - I don't do that any more either but it sure was worth it on this quilt! blessings, marlene

Carol said...

I haven't done any hand quilting for a long, long time. Your work is beautiful and that quilt is just perfect for a guy...love it!

Malini said...

Beautiful quilt!And your hand quilting details are just awesome!

Love the other 2 projects too!

Lorna McMahon said...

Your all solids quilt is gorgeous. And to have hand quilted that big beauty??? I commend you! Great job!

evelyn said...

Gorgeous quilt. Love your hand quilting. I see that kitty loves it too! Did you buy the rug to match the kitty? He looks like he is camoflaged.(sp).LOL

Fiesta said...

Creating for a guy is hard but you seem to have mastered it so well. Thanks for hoping.

Connie said...

What a beautiful hand-quilted quilt and your baby sweater is adorable!

Joyce Carter said...

Jane, your quilt is absolutely beautiful! And I really love the quilting. It is perfect for all the guys. And I know it will be very special to your son. Thank you for sharing.

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Love the HST quilt. The quilting designs are terrific. All your projects are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Vickie said...

What beautiful quilting Jane ! I used to do it too and I know how many hours went into that !

patchouli moon studio said...

Fantastic projects!!!

Bobbie said...

I admire anyone who hand quilts and you did it so beautifully.i love the nautical designs especially the rope border!
fabulous quilt!

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

My sisters are the crocheters in my family. Hurts my hands to do handwork anymore so I really can appreciate your little sweater sets. I envy your ability to do handquilting. Your quilt is beautiful...

JoyceLM said...

Gorgeous quilt! Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win. I'm a follower.

Carla said...

Your hand quilting is great! I haven't done a lot, but would like to try a larger quilt. Great projects.

LJ said...

Wonderful quilt for a guy. I hope that your son will appreciate all the hand-quilting. You do lovely work.

Alla Blanca said...

Great to see your quilt, with its amazing hand quilting. It takes me 3 years to make a quilt, so I am more than impressed. Also, as a Navy veteran, I totally appreciate all the nautical designs; especially enamored of the rope borders. Great job!

Just Quilt It said...

Gorgeous quilt! I really like this pattern, and it turned out just great.

Quilt n Queen said...

A beautiful quilt, Jane...that is a lot of HST's and sEw worth the hand quilting. Great job, thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

Linda said...

HI,SUCH A NEAT GIVEAWAY!
LOVE YOUR HANDQUILTING!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Polly @ Pieces by Polly said...

LOVE the hand quilting and the colors you chose.

krislovesfabric said...

Beautiful quilting!

shawn said...

The quilting you did is great, I really like the rope design. Thanks for the giveaway.
smjohns63 at yahoo dot com

withajoyfulheart said...

Love your quilting. It is really lovely! Thanks for sharing.

madebymeinred said...

Picking up my jaw.... That's a beauty of a quilt and your hand quilting is perfect. Perfect.

gpc said...

What a great quilt -- love love the quilting, I really want to learn to do that, but my inherent laziness keeps getting in the way. :)

Pat Broe said...

Wonderful quilt! I love the quilting. You have a lucky boy ... :) Pat

Leanne Parsons said...

Your quilt is beautiful! I used to hand quilt everything too...but it took me years to finish one quilt, so I've moved to the machine. Maybe I'll hand quilt again sometime in the future, we'll see.

Lana said...

SPEECHLESS.
In just a few days? HANDQUILTED?
Madame Samm, just give her the prizes now...WINNER OVER HERE!

It's beautiful...seriously.

Joanne said...

This is wonderful! I love the colors you used and the hand quilting is great. Thanks for sharing your creations with us today!

Linda J said...

What a wonderful quilt and the choice of block is good too since it is an Ocean Waves, I think. Hope your son enjoys his quilt!

Cute layette items too. I do follow and thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Lisa said...

The quilt is beautiful! I find it hard to not use prints but my boys don't want them! Your quilt pattern is a great idea!

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Beautiful hand quilting.

CeLynn said...

Oh my goodness,the quilt made for your son is simply amazing! Your hand quilting is just as beautiful.

JillB said...

Your son's nautical quilt is astounding!! And you put that top together in just a matter of days!!! You are quite talented - thank you for sharing.

Createology said...

Wow you do have a lot of boys to inspire your projects. Your hand quilting makes this quilt very special indeed. It will be a treasured heirloom. Great summer memories quilt. Thanks for hopping "For the Boys". Creative Stitching Bliss...

CarolB said...

What a great quilt! The blocks really show off those colors. I really love "solids" that have some depth/texture. And your hand-quilting finishes it so beautifully! Congrats!

Debby said...

What a beautiful Ocean Waves quilt (the traditional name). And your quilting is so wonderful! Kudos to you for taking the time to put your heart and soul into that. Thanks for sharing your steps and closeup pics.

Joan Kawano said...

Wow, I see you've been in half square triangle heaven! LOL! Beautiful.

Joan Kawano said...

Wow, I see you've been in half square triangle heaven! LOL! Beautiful.

Leah said...

That quilt is wonderful and the hand quilting is lovely. Very nicely done!

Heidi said...

OMGosh, that Ocean waves is so beautiful! He must love it!

Kristen King said...

What a beautiful quilt! :)

Rose Best said...

I love the quilting on the first piece. Thanks for sharing

Agnes B. Bullock said...

Love the quilts! Fabulous!

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

Wow this quilt is so beautiful, wonderful work!
Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

Your quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! Wow!

Theresa said...

Woonderful quilt. Sweet baby sweater. I agree with ya about Thanksgiving. One holiday at a time.

Kirsten said...

Such a fabulous boys quilt - love all of the quilted details!

desertskyquilts said...

Wow, I'm so impressed that you hand quilted that so fast! Wonderful quilt!