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Finished my grandson’s quilt

Sewdreamy | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Finally finished my 2 year old grandson’s crib-sized quilt.  He pointed to each of the 15 planes and showed a taking off-motion with his hand and said “zoom” for each plane.   I even got a nice little hug for the quilt.


  1. Josefly | | #1

    Wow! Beautiful! I'd love to know how you produced it. It looks embroidered in some places, appliqued in some, almost painted in some. Lucky grandson. I like the cat, too.

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      Sewdreamy | | #2

      Thanks for asking about how I did this.  I am blessed in having wonderful tools that helped me out.  The quilt is a combination of everthing you mentioned but painting.  The base scene is made from piecing and applique using some of the wonderful cotton quilting fabrics I was able to find (and I prewashed).  The mountains, for instance were Moda marblelized fabric that I was able to find the light and dark places and did a little piecing to make them right.  The house was taken from a large piece with lots of houses and trees, but I had to repiece parts of iti to come out with the nice little house in the distance with the stream coming by it.  I embroidered all the planes, the old car, the window, and the cat using a purchased package (from OESD).  Then I used quilting (all machine) to provide the finishing touches on the scene.  I have a Bernina 200E, and was able to use their largest stippling stitch in a sort of semi free motion by loosening the pressure and using my freehand foot to move it around a bit rather than running in rows.  It made the stippling part a lot easier and I thought, fairly satisfactory.  I used varigated quilting threads.  I used satin stitch edge stitching on all the applique, since this is a child's quilt and might need to be washed.  I really enjoyed making this quilt--it is my second quilt.

      Edited 8/27/2006 10:47 pm ET by Sewdreamy

      1. Josefly | | #3

        Thanks for that description. All the parts put together form a very creative and lovely whole.

      2. carolfresia | | #5

        That's a real work of art! And very impressive that it's only your second quilt. Make sure no grape juice gets spilled on it, so it can be an heirloom, as well as your grandson's favorite blanky.


  2. mimi | | #4

    Wow, he is one lucky kid!  Trying to make a quilt for boys is always hard, but you have succeeded wonderfully!


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    Sewdreamy | | #6

    Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments--very encouraging for me.  I have already launched my next quilt project--a Christmas wall hanging.  This is really fun.

    1. SewTruTerry | | #7

      I have to add my way to go along with the others and say great job!!! Can't wait to see the next one but how about a picture of your first quilt?

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        Sewdreamy | | #8

        I'm not sure the quality of the picture is very good, but here it is--my first quilt.  I made it about 5 years ago before I had an embroidery machine.  Thanks for asking. 


        1. SewTruTerry | | #9

          I think you did a wonderful job on both and you should be very proud.  I also think that your children and grandchildren must be overwhelmed by not only your generosity but talent as well.  Keep us updated about the quilts to come.

          1. sewhappy | | #10

            Just to add that I also think your grandson's quilt is a wonderful work of art. Congratulations on your creative skills.Maureen(where its raining again here in the UK)


        2. rnan | | #12

          What and incredible first quilt. You are blessed with imagination . Nancy Ruhl

  4. rnan | | #11

    wonderful. Nancy (I'm new)

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