10 November 2016

A Quilt for Jayden


Not only did I finish a new quilt top, I finished quilting it, too!

I'm still on my quest to finish seven quilts by Thanksgiving, if possible. I have finished several tops this year I can quilt for the girl cousins, but I have nothing suitable for boy cousins. First I finished a shades of gray quilt top for nearly teenager Noah, and now I have some cute little critters for much younger Jayden.

How I love the little foxes and owls!




This top worked up pretty quickly with 12 blocks from a Zoologie layer cake and leftovers from other projects. The top was finished in one night. The remainder of the layer cake would work for a girl, not a boy, so I still have to come up with one more boy quilt top.


My husband and my seven-year-old neighbor helped me sandwich this new top in our driveway the next day. I finished quilting the top before work the next morning. That night, the binding was done.


The back and binding are made from nearly two yards Moda Marble I bought way back in my apartment days, when I lived in the most dangerous neighborhood in all of Colorado... just a block from Denver Fabrics! Back then, the store was open longer on weekends and until about 8 at night during the week, and it took some severe self-control to keep from walking over there every single day after work! I loved that place!

I felt somewhat responsible for the discontinuation of quilting fabrics at Denver Fabric when it shifted to mostly upholstery shortly after I moved away. Store hours were greatly reduced, probably due to inability to compete with online fabric shops. In 2013 it became Colorado Fabrics, and supposedly the new old store carries quilting fabric again. They just aren't open when I can go and shop until I drop, so I don't know for sure.

I really enjoyed reliving the memories of hanging out in Denver Fabrics while I straight-line quilted Jayden's gift on my domestic machine.






The next morning before work, I raided my stash once again and cut out a dozen 12-inch blocks left over from when my adopted son was young for the last male cousin quilt of the year. I think I've even come up with a fun way to spice it up a bit when I begin piecing. Hopefully I can get this one and Noah's quilt done this weekend, and then it should be easy to sandwich and quilt four of the existing finished tops for the girl cousins, and I will have completed my modified goal for this year!


Linking up with Busy Hands Quilts, Crazy Mom Quilts and Confessions of a Fabric Addict.

10 comments :

  1. The little foxes and owls are nice. But mario and cats together as one, now that is the winner in my book and spiderman too, whoa hoo haha

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    1. Well, Pat, if I ever make a quilt for you, now I know which fabrics to use!!!

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  2. Yay for not only a flimsy finish, but for a whole quilt finish! Looks great!

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    1. Thank you, Christine! It's getting really exciting to begin really accomplishing the goal!

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  3. Making some good progress there!! A completed quilt and another on the way. Yay!!

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    1. Thanks, Joy! I got Jake's done this week, too! Yippee!

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  4. Looks like you have some treasures in your stash. These are great!

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I'm beginning to hit the bottom of the boy barrel, and another nephew is on the way in January, so I may just have to stock up again...

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  5. Wonderful work! So you're single-handedly responsible for a store not selling quilt fabric anymore?!? LOL! You must have bought a ton! Thanks for linking up to Finished or Not Friday!

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    1. Thanks, Myra, for your wonderful link-up! I am enjoying it!

      Yes, I destroyed a quilt shop! :) Heaven forbid I ever lose my weak internet connection; who knows how many online shops might suffer!!! Ha ha ha!

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