Saturday, September 22, 2018

Blogger Quilt Festival 2018

It’s time for the Blogger Quilt Festival Fall 2018! Enter your quilts at AmysCreativeSide and share in the fun!

I am entering my "Born Wild" quilt.



"Born Wild" is the third quilt of a project for Christmas presents. I designed and pieced this in 2017 and hand quilted in 2018 with #8 perle cotton embroidery thread.


This all began because I decided to make a "soft and cuddly" quilt for a granddaughter. Themed around bunnies. Me, not thinking past what I was working on... "little girl" things....One day my husband said :what are you going to do for the brothers". Ohhhhhh....my brain had to go to work. And "Born Wild" is one of the results.










This design began on a trip into JoAnn's Fabrics to look for backing for the "girly quilt" the printed fleece seen on the back of the "Born Wild" quilt (below) caught my eye.



Loosing all true focus(forgetting about the girly), the cogs started turning.  "Wolf" became the theme. I began looking for flannels to flow with this fleece.  My thoughts were: flannel front, fleece back, no batting needed. These children live in Texas and don't even need cover......but that did not slow me down.

I lost my focus and got so busy on the new wolf idea, I almost forgot to look for the backing for the "bunnies". If my husband did not follow me around nothing would ever get completed.....because I jump.  But, bunnies ended up with fake fur backing.

Now, Hubby says "that is very soft and cuddly, how are you going to add the fur to the boy's quilts?"
Now enters the theme panel of the Wolf in fake fur.  



My hubby was very helpful in getting my pictures enlarged to the sizes I needed for the appliques, ....so the quilt design took form.  I wanted the Wolf panel to be the focus, so I only used 2 other pictures.

The Wolf in the shadow of the moon.

 And the title block.

I hope that my grandson will love this quilt as much as I have enjoyed making it.  


Born Wild
64x76
Flannel pieced front
Fleece Backing
(no batting)
hand quilted with #8 perle cotton

Don't forget to share your quilts in the festival at AmysCreativeSide.

16 comments:

  1. Beautiful design! Your grandson will love this!

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  2. Very very clever! You have put it all together really beautifully. How old is your grandson? I've just read a novel called 'The Wolf in the Wardrobe' to my class of 10-11 year olds and they were totally enthralled - it's a great read for anyone aged 9 and up. Maybe you could source a copy for his next Xmas present!

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    1. Thanks, he is 8 and I will certainly look for this book to add to the gift box.

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  3. This is a brilliant quilt start to finish. And great inspiration for anyone wanting to quilt for boys, because that is much tougher than designing for girls IMHO.

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    1. Boy designs are very hard to decide on but this one came together quickly after my choice of fleece....as strange as that seems.

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  4. What an awesome design for your grandson. A lot of my family went to the University of New Mexico, and this quilt reminds me of the school mascot and colors. Beautifully done!

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    1. What a coincidence....I would have never thought of any University mascot. Just love the wolf and the colors worked.

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  5. Gosh, I just love the composition of this design! And I also swoon at anything gingham or buffalo plaid, so you definitely grabbed me with this one! I love it, and bet your grandson will too! (and yay for helpful husbands!!)

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    1. Thanks for the nice comments. My Hubby is very supportive and knows my ADHD issues so he tries hard to keep me focused.

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  6. This is gorgeous. I love how the geese the the wolf draw your attention immediately. Great use of fabric.

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  7. Hi Nana! What a beautiful quilt, and I am 100% sure your grandson will really love it!!! I just love hearing about your creative process while you were shopping. That has happened to me, too - you go in for one thing and then something catches your eye and your creative juices just start flowing. Really, really nice job!! ~smile~ Roseanne

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  8. Fabulous! I find it always easier to sew for little girls (because I was once one, maybe?) and appreciate the inspiration for little boys (because I'm mama to two of them)!

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    1. Thanks, I have 2 boys too....only one girl.

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  9. such a nice looking quilt! Good luck in the contest - I won the sewing machine in the fall festival over a year ago!

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