Saturday, November 26, 2011

Gavin's Quilt

I've had this quilt top finished for a while now, but haven't found the time to post up here. Gavin is one of the older brothers of Saben. I mentioned I was making all three boys their own quilts here. His mom gave me a top 5 list of what he liked so I found some fabric that went along with that list. Right now he's into space rockets, aliens, ambulances, police cars and fire trucks among other things. Here's what I came up with:

And of course, we had to personalize it with his name. :) And I'm happy to say I've found a great tutorial on appliques and this time it came out perfect! Slow and steady is the key ;)
Once I start the actual quilting I'm planning on doing a bit of free motion in the white fabric around the letters. Maybe put a cute design or something in a contrasting thread color so it's not so white.

So here's the stats on this quilt:
  • The finished measurements for the top is 35" x 42"
  • The finished size of the squares are 7" x 7" (I cut them 7.5" x 7.5" for a 1/4" seam allowance)
  • The other twin (Logan) will have this same pattern but with different fabrics
  • There won't be a border on either of the twins' quilts. I wanted them slightly different than their younger brother's but still keeping with the overall block pattern.
  • However, I am thinking of making the binding wider on these quilts so you can see more of it

All that's left to do for this quilt is find a great fabric for the back and a coordinating one for the binding. :) I'm still on the hunt for that last perfect fabric for Logan's quilt.

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