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Sunday, 2 November 2014

May You Always Have Quilts - A Wish For Oliver


What's a baby's bedroom without a quilt so I made this tumbler quilt using more of the Rocket Age fabric by October Afternoon for Riley Blake (Rocket Main Blue/Rocket Captain Blue/Rocket Stars Orange), you remember I used it to make these various storage baskets for Oliver's room that I blogged about here and including a tute for the 3 circular baskets.


So this is the quilt I made


It was a very quick make and I got to use my latest quilting tool - a Tumbler Double Strip Ruler by Creative Grids.


Each block measures 4" finished and my finished quilt size is about 50" x 42" but I forgot to measure it once finished so that's very approximate.

I fussy cut some of the fabric images but in the main I didn't worry about it as it would have wasted so much fabric


The quilting thread is Aurifil #4140 - Wedgewood.

And some more full shots


My wish for Oliver - "may you always have quilts to keep you warm" x


Not too small - it'll be perfect to snuggle under when he's a little older too.


I love those double track quilting lines.


Binding detail


and rolled shot!


Next I trimmed a couple of hand towels and wash cloths to match.


For now the quilt's folded in Oliver's cot (he's not using it yet as he's still in his crib).


And these are hanging stars I had made by Sharon of Spotty Dog Designs - she's based in England but took my order from the States over Facebook, I paid by Paypal and she shipped to Spain and now they're now hanging in Oliver's room. Super lovely to work with, Sharon makes really great customisable ceramic gifts at incredibly reasonable prices so do take a look at more of her work on here on Facebook.


Check out those storage baskets I made keeping everything close to hand for Mum during nappy changes. 


And a last look at Oliver's 'May You Always Have Quilts' quilt.



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31 comments:

  1. Chrissie - what a beautiful quilt for your fist grandchild! Such fun and lively colours for his room. This quilt will see many snuggles I am sure!!!

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  2. Oliver is one lucky little guy! Adorable baby stuff.

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  3. The fussy cut little boy in a space ship made me think of Calvin and Hobbes! I love that you made towels to go with the quilt, that never occurred to me and it's such a beautiful gift set. Your grandson is definitely surrounded by you, even if he is over an ocean!

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    1. Thanks for such lovely words Aoife. I admit to having to look up who Calvin and Hobbes are and I can see what you mean - Chris :D

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  4. Great quilt Chris - he is going to love it. And he is so co-ordinated! xx

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  5. A BEAUTIFUL quilt, Chrissie. The fabric and colours are stunning.

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  6. It's really gorgeous and I love the fussy cuts! His room looks brilliant!

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  7. This is a wonderful quilt and perfect for a little boy.

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  8. Oliver is one lucky guy! Love how you put the label in the tumble block on the front. So... cute!

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  9. A wonderful quilt for a special little boy. I am sure it will be a family heirloom. Thank you for sharing this at Make It Monday.

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  10. how lovely! Such a great pattern for those fabrics. i bet his room looks fabulous!

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  11. oh my goodness this is just darling! I love the blue and orange, the fabrics, fussy cutting and the accessories!

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  12. Oh what fun you are having!!! EVERYTHING looks fantastic. I can't even pick a favorite. I did find myself admiring your clean quilting and love the crib picture!!

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  13. What a beautiful first quilt for your beautiful first grandchild! Love the fabric you picked!

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  14. I have always liked this fabric and now that I see it made up I like it even more. Your grandson's bedroom looks perfect.

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  15. Oh it is so adorable and I'm sure he will treasure it.

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  16. I love how this came out! It's one of those fabric lines I see at the store and love but have forced myself not to buy. With no kids, it's hard to find an excuse for this adorable fabric.

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  17. I am in love with this Chrissie! WOW... the quilt and the little storage bins are awesome and the hanging stars even more special. Thank you for sharing. Karen

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  18. Your quilting is so neat!! And what a blessed grandson!
    Would you care to adopt my girls as grandies too;)
    Thank you for sharing!

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    1. You made me giggle Adelaide, thanks for dropping by - Chris :D

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  19. Chris, these are SO adorable! I love this collection, and you just knocked it out of the park with everything!!

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  20. This is fabulous - what a wonderful gift. I love the little teddy bear friend that the little boy has in this collection. I loved the shot of the city skyline - what an impressive view! Love it all! :)

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    1. As soon as that fabric came in store I knew I had to have it - the little boy is my own son, Oliver's dad, all over and it's so adorable with the teddy bear friend. I love my view from my apartment and it's just perfect for my quilt photography - Chris :D

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  21. Love the quilt. Love the fabric. Love the matching boxes. Love the matching towels. I'm inspired. Thank you!

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  22. Wow! This is all amazing! Oliver is one lucky guy! Spectacular all around!!

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  23. What a beautiful quilt, baskets, and other the other accessories you made...

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  24. It's all so perfect! (And I teared up a little reading the label ..well done.) Thanks for linking up at Inspire Us Thursday.

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    1. I cry each time I read the label Ren and I wrote it!!! It's lovely though to hear someone else appreciates the sentiment too - Chris :D

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  25. What a wonderful quilt~lucky little boy :)

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  26. Proficiat met je kleinzoon! Heel mooie quilt!!!

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