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........
Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:
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?
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