Monday, June 27, 2011

Go, Fetch! Quilt

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Have you ever been to a couples baby shower?  If not, I highly recommend it.  They had beer.  And the guys were there... which always makes things more fun.

Fun like when your quilt is unwrapped and your husband lets everyone one know that the unofficial name of the quilt is Balls to the Wall.  Awesome. ;)

But considering that half the room was made up of aviation people that work with Steve and balls to the wall actually originates from an aviation term, it was all good.  And the absolute best part... mom and dad-to-be loved the quilt. :)


The details of the quilt... it measures 48" x 48".  I free motioned quilted it with a meandering pattern; I really like quilting baby quilts like this because I feel like the quilting will hold up well to lots of washings.

The fabrics are Laurie Wisbrun's line, Pooches & Pickups purchased from Fat Quarter Shop.  This has got to be one of my all time favorite lines for a boy!  And the woodgrain fabric... I honestly cannot remember who made it or where I purchased it {a sure sign that I might have too much fabric!}


I bound it with the blue and green dots from Denyse Schmidt's new line and backed it with a really fun vintage linen.  I also did the binding completely by machine because I feel like it makes the quilt very durable.


The official name is Go, Fetch!  But BTTW will always hold a special place in my heart...

And in other good news, this is the first quilt I've finished in quite some time and I think I just might have my quilting mojo back. :)   I have lots to start crossing off my list and I am so thankful that I'm finally feeling up to it!


13 comments:

QuiltyGirl said...

I love the unofficial name. The same thing happens to me, a name pops in my head and I can't get it out. Especially if it's funny. :)

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

See, you just needed a good dose of balls to get your mojo back! The quilt looks great, I really love the vintage backing material too - great pattern.

Sadie said...

Sounds like a fun baby shower. Great quilt, I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come :-)

Linda said...

Hilarious! I've only been to a couple of "couple's showers" (both wedding showers") and it was so funny! The men tried to oooh and ahhh like they thought women did. They felt like they were in the wrong setting.
I'm so glad you have your mojo back!

Charleen said...

Love the quilt and BTTW!! You know the unofficial name will be the one everyone remembers :-) I'd much rather go to couples showers for both babies and weddings. Way more fun!

Elsa said...

love this quilt and so glad to hear you've got your 'Quilt Mojo' back.

Connie said...

Cute quilt and glad to see you got your Mojo back!

Karen Elizabeth said...

Too cute! Love the colors. Good to hear the 'mojo' is back!

suemac said...

I love the vintage fabric on the back. I hope I feel this good when I completely quilt my own quilts.

The Tulip Patch said...

At least you didn't name it "a snowballs chance". I love the ok'd block in fun fabrics. The brown background is a nice change of pace.. I need to be braver w my background choices.

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such a cute quilt. Haha. I LOVE The Tulip Patch's name "A snowball's chance." I might have to file that one away for future use!

Kristie said...

Yay for your mojo! Mine's coming, mine's coming!

Loving BTTW ;) Best quilt name ever!

Ginger said...

Sooo happy to hear you happy!!! Let's hear it for MOJO!!! (Could you send a little 180 miles west?)
Ginger in Abilene
P.S. I have that line of fabric and the snowball is a great way to showcase it! Great job!!!

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