Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Jam Session

This quilt was finished back in December but it was not gifted until February!  Oops!
It is for my best friend Meagan's oldest boy Aiden who is 6 and is kick ass at Rock Band and Guitar Hero.

 Seriously look at this face!
Say it together now...
*HEART BREAKER*


 Her other kids Daniel and Michelle (who are both younger than Aiden) got quilts before him!Oops again!

I see this kid being a musician for the rest of his life so this fabric was PERFECT.
In that respect I am glad I waited to make this for him!
Jam Session Quilt

This quilt was a beast for me to quilt! 
Being twin sized I could only ask so much of my Bernina 1008.
She is a boat anchor and all but this huge quilt was a bit much for her to handle.
Thank goodness I love the look of this simple straight line quilting!

Jam Session Quilt

Here is the pieced back.
I used the scraps from the front since I ran out of the Kona Coal so it all worked out!

Jam Session Quilt

There is something about striped bindings that just makes my heart flutter!
They add so much character and fun!

Jam Session Quilt

And what made this quilt perfect was that when he got it he immediately went upstairs, ripped off the comforter from his bed and replaced it with this!!  So I am pretty sure he likes it! 

All in all I just hope he loves and uses it whether it's on the kiddos bed...
or used as a picnic blanket while he serenades a girl in 10 years!

Jam Session Quilt

Fabric: Michael Miller Jam Session and TaDot in Teal;
Kona Coal, White, Teal, and Peacock
Pattern: Avalon from Material Obsession (slightly altered)
Size: Twin

And just because this picture is too cute!! Here he is getting a sewing lesson from his grandma!

18 comments:

  1. You are so clever....love the quilt..and Aiden...grammies are special people you know...lol. I am one...haha!! nice work

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  2. What a great quilt, he's going to love it!

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  3. OMG! It's perfect for him. And I love the striped binding!

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  4. What a great quilt, blondie! Can I ask the size of the finished blocks? I'm working on a Margaret's Hope Chest quilt and I think this idea would really work with some sports fabric (that I actually don't care for)! LOVE the striped binding!! I'll have to try that on something.

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  5. Oh, Bry!! This is so cool! The kids use their quilts all the time!!

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  6. I love this quilt, the simplicity, the colors and your quilting is beautiful.

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  7. I love the alterations you did to the Avalon quilt, I'll have to remember those. I did an Avalon quilt for my nephew earlier, it's such a great boy pattern - no frills or flower. The fabrics you chose are so fun and perfect for a guitar lover! Great work!

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  8. I'm right there with you - I love striped bindings!! This is such a cute quilt, he's one lucky boy! And look at him, learning to sew? How sweet, thanks for sharing!

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  9. Wow that is really cool...I love those guitar prints, and it looks perfect posing under that guitar. ;-) Great job! I am also a fan of straight line quilting! :-)

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  10. What a lucky little boy! This quilt is just fabulous, I can see why he loves it! Also loving the quilting and the binding, just awesome all around!!

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  11. love it! I'm in the process of finishing a guitar quilt for my son. I am using the same guitar fabric, but different colorway. Love the straight-line stitching. :)

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  12. this is a beautiful quilt... i am a lover of straight line quilting.

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  13. Your quilt turned out great! Perfect for such a cutie! Now you have to teach him to play the guitar...hehehe!

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  14. Fabulous quilt! Love the colors!

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  15. Awesome! He's going to love this for years to come. I love the striped binding.

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  16. Do you sell quilts by any chance?

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