Thursday, March 25, 2010

my creative space :: Oliver's Quilt


My nephew was christened on the weekend and by some miracle (pardon the pun), the quilt I had started for him actually got finished in time.

Oliver's Quilt


It was a stacked coin affair (the quilt, not the christening), and guess what? ALL the fabrics were found in my stash! This is a fact that the Mr does not find so startling. I guess he was thinking of the overflowing shelves of fabric as he stared at me with that stunned, "what-the-hell-are-you-talking-about-I-thought-that-was-the-whole-point" face.

Anyway the quilt ...

Oliver's Quilt

And the back

Oliver's Quilt


Now if there's one thing I've learned from making this quilt it's that stacked "coins" (still don't get why they're called that), and a bit of white sashing make for a very satisfying and quite speedy quilt. Oh and one more thing I've learned is that I need to do a machine quilting class, STAT!

For more creative spaces head on over to Kirsty's place.

p.s. I seem to have missed out on my first Bloggy Birthday! It was back at the end of February but I guess I was so busy packing that I completely forgot about it. Anyway watch this space because I'm amassing a few bits and pieces to do a "better-late-than-never" first birthday giveaway!

32 comments:

  1. You're a talented little miss aren't you? Looks fantastic!!

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  2. I love that quilt! It's fantastic!

    What a great range of colours and fabrics. The car on the back is great as well.

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  3. Just stunning! Really really beautiful. well done.

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  4. It's beautiful Mel. I'm sure it will be treasured.

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  5. Great work & love a little surprise on the back of a quilt, gorgeous!! Love Posie

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  6. A lovely quilt Mel!! GET YOURSELF TO DEB LOUIE {but it looks pretty good to me}!!

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  7. It's really beautiful and all the fabrics look so great together. Love the back as well - an heirloom. x

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  8. wow Mel!!
    happy bloggy bday aswell

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  9. It's lovely! I like the colours a lot.

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  10. The quilt turned out beautifully! Happy Birthday!!!

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  11. Its stunning. A quilt completely from stash fabrics is very impressive. I'm inspired to make my next one stacked coins! Happy Blogaversary too!

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  12. oh it's gorgeous..i love the car applique on the back too!

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  13. Mel it's GORGEOUS!!! I love it when you can decrease your stash. Just PERFECT!!

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  14. The quilt is fantastic! I started a stacked coin quilt for Cohen, but I think the strips were too thin. I definitely like the look of yours and if I get around to making him a quilt again any time soon - you know, after all the crochet and sewing stuff I am doing at the moment - then I would love to make him one like this.

    Love hubbys face too. I try to keep hubby out of the craft room as much as possible! :)

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  15. Looks gorgeous Mel! How satisfying to finish a big one, are you sure you need a class, the quilting looks perfect.

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  16. i really like the colours & i lurrrrve the truck on the back.

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  17. Your quilt is lovely and what a wonderful gift, he's a very lucky little boy!

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  18. OMG It is just delightful. Are you sure we aren't related and perhaps I could talk Glen into another baby and I could get one too - that isn't too much to ask surely. LOVE the car on the back, is it a stencil

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  19. That is a gorgeous quilt. Stunning.

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  20. LOVE it!!! What is it about quilts? They are just so nice to look at, and yours sure doesn't dissapoint :)

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  21. How perfect, I especially dig the binding and that CAR, was that printed on? Superb! Love the stacked look - I'm hoping to achieve a similar (although perhaps less symmetrical) look for my stash-management quilt.

    Had a laugh about your man's reaction. Well, really, I guess the stash IS for using up...

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  22. You make me want to make a quilt Mel. You are so clever. Oliver's quilt is beautiful (both the front and back) and I hope that you proudly yelled "I MADE THIS" as you gave it to him.

    PS. your pun made me laugh!

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  23. Wow! That is one gorgeous quilt. Love that car on the back too. X

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  24. You realise the cool car on the back may mean that the boy child refuses to allow the gorgeousness of the front to see the light of day (or dark of night or whatever)?

    Um, I still don't get why the menfolk (gross generalisation, but you get my drift) just can't get the right amount excited, at the right time, about the right crafty achievements. If it's any consolation, we're all applauding loudly.

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  25. Beautiful quilt - and all from your stash!

    Congrats on your blog-aversary!

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  26. What an incredible gift!... I love the colours you have used...and the car on the back!
    x

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  27. What an awesome quilt, yet to make a coin quilt, on my to do list. Love the back with the car, what a great idea. Happy Stitching

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  28. Very nice. I love it. I never use to get 'stacked coins' either until I realised if you visualise a stack of one dollar coins then the fabrics would be the ribbed edges of the coins that you see. Men just don't get us at all.

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  29. Beautiful! I know it will be an heirloom.

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