Friday, June 6, 2014

My Brother's Cuddle Quilt


I finished R's cuddle quilt this week.  It was my June goal for A Lovely Year of Finishes (Link #15).  So nice to have it finished early again, because I never know what will take my time during the summer with my boys. 

Here is a close-up of some of my favorite prints. I love the mustache print, and I know he will love the butterflies. 


The phrase, "Second verse, same as the first" keeps going through my mind.  His quilt is a lot like mine, but hopefully more masculine. 


The solid in his quilt is Kona Crimson, while the one in mine is a mystery from my stash.  Up close they aren't that different, but the small change makes a big difference. 


His quilt also has a minky with shorter fibers on the back.  I quilted it by stitching in the ditch horizontally and vertically. 


I did the binding by machine with three inch cut strips.  I like wider bindings when the quilt is thicker.  I am beginning to really like binding by machine.  It is so fast. 


I finished this quilt in three days, and I totally love it!  I just love quilts that are black and white plus one more color.  It is my hope that my brother will also love and use it. 


Quilt Stats #106
Name:  R's Cuddle Quilt
Pattern:  Patchwork with 6 inch finished squares
Quilting design: Stitch in the ditch
Fabric:  Kona Crimson and random black & white prints
Backing: Black Minky
Amount Used: 7 yards
Batting: Warm and white
Size: about 60 x 72
Date Finished:  June 2014
What I learned:
  • It is really fun to go buy new fabric for a new quilt! 
  • I am tired of keeping track of a stash report, so I am not going to any more. I already know I am using way more than I am buying. 

If my brother doesn't like it, he can just give it back.  I am not the only one in my family who likes this quilt.  ;) 


XX,
Jasmine

P.S.  I am linking up with Finish it up Friday and Can I get a Whoop Whoop

21 comments:

  1. What I wouldn't do to finish a quilt that quickly! I second your thoughts on machine bindings -- I can't bear to bind by hand.

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  2. 3 days! You are speedy! I love that you put the two together to see the difference in the colors too. I am sure he is going to love it. I love seeing how much fabric you have gone through this year! I love binding by machine too!

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  3. Great quilts!!! These are great gender-neutral/masculine quilts :-) Visiting (and new subscriber) from Finish It Up Friday :-)

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  4. Both are great! Seeing the two together, I agree that yours is a little more feminine. At least on my screen yours looks purple and his looks more red. Of course your brother is going to like it! :)

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  5. Congratulations on the finish and getting your ALYOF project done so quickly in June! I hope he loves it! :)

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    1. I agree! I esp. love the mustache fabric too. Awesome finishes Jasmine...you've inspired me to get going on my grandson's eye spy as it's just 4 inch squares.

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  6. If your brother does not like it, I imagine the line behind him is pretty long! ;)

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  7. If your brother doesn't like it, he's nuts! :) I love the photo of the two quilts side by side, and you may have to make a third one now for another little man...

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  8. Wow that was fast! Thanks for showing both quilts together. I haven't even looked at my June project! Nice job getting yours done early.

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  9. Oh my!!! I love it. I have several black and white pieces and I love just squares so I am so excited to do this one. oh thanks for the inspiration. I have always been afraid to do minky on the back. Worried it would slip and slide and pucker. it looks perfect!

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  10. I agree about machine binding, I hate hand binding. I love the colors, and it is more manly than yours. Great job

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  11. That was fast! Your brother will love it!

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  12. I love it! And with the minky backing it looks SO cozy. Great work!

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  13. Such excellent fabric choices. I'm sure your brother will love it, especially with mustaches!

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  14. How could he not love it? It's gorgeous and cuddly and it's made by you. Of course he'll love it. That mustache fabric is wonderful.

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  15. Black and white plus one. I love it!! This would be something great for my grown son (and son-in-law).

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  16. I'm sure your brother will love it! How could he not? Well done.

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  17. I can't imagine your brother not liking it. Congrats on your finish!

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  18. So many lovely black and white fabrics in this beautiful quilt.

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  19. Oh I really like it! And the color difference between your's & his makes a big difference! Did he love it?

    Found your post thru Val's Tuesday linkup.

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