Sunday, April 21, 2013

ChrisBobSquarePants Quilt Finished!

Well, I got my cone of thread on Saturday, about 1pm.  I worked on the quilt for 6 hours, between tending to the kids, and got it all finished by bedtime.  Today I threw it in the washing machine and dryer, then delivered it to my brother's house after he had left for a camping trip.  He will get home tomorrow (his birthday) to find his nice new quilt (and matching pillow!) waiting for him on his bed!

Now, how about a bunch of photos to celebrate this timely finish?

I used the last of my Salt Water fabric to make a scrappy border.  The quilt measures about 80" x 97", before I washed it.  The quilt pattern is from Lily's Quilts, it is the LynneBobSquaresPants pattern.

Detail of the border quilting...plus some stray threads and dust.

The back!  Paper pieced airplane with free pieced contrail.  I love the simplicity of this back, and how well the quilting is shown off.
Better detail of the airplane.
It reads [ "Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return." -Leonardo deVinci, Made with love by Renee Hoffman, 2013 ]

Here's the border quilting on the back.  Some of the feathers got a little crazy...I was tired.

Here are some photos of the quilting I've posted before, for those who haven't seen them:



 


This morning I also managed to squeeze in time to make the pillow too!  It turned out cute! 

Scrappy airplane and binding, plain blue backing.


Airplanes side by side.

My mom suggested I enter it in the state fair.  It's definitely one of my nicest quilts yet, so if my brother's willing to give it up for a couple of months this summer I think I will.

So...what's next?  :-)

48 comments:

  1. Wow! Beautiful work, the quilting is just gorgeous. And I love how well it shows on the back :)

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  2. Renee, it looks amazing!!! I especially love the back with the single airplane on the plain background, it highlights the quilting so well! You are so talented, every time you finish a quilt I think you can't top it, and then you make another that is even more awesome! :)

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  3. I wish I had a sister like you! That quilt and pillow turned out fabulous!

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  4. What a fantastic quilt! Love the Tula Pink fabric too. Your brother is very lucky!

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  5. Just wonderful and what a fabulous surprise for him when he gets home! Dropped by from Let's Get Acquainted, pleased to meet you :)

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  6. Fabulous quilt! Your quilting is just amazing and finishes it off so beautifully. What a great gift!

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  7. Oh my goodness gracious me this quilt is just amazing and I love it so much. Thank you so much for showing it to me. Your quilting is beautiful - it really adds to the feel of the quilt. And that back is probably the best quilt back I've ever seen!!!

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  8. Wow, it's fantastic! Great FMQ, great quilt, great back!

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  9. Very nice! I'm totally impressed. Yes, you should enter it in the fair. I love entering stuff. I dont do it for the fabulous prizes (I'm up to 36 bucks!), but for the audience. It's really a cool feeling to see your piece in front of all those eyes. Dooo eeeittt!!

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  10. Wow! That quilting is great. I need to get to praticing. I love the airplane pillow too.

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  11. Wow, Renee! That is awesome. I thought the front was great, then the backing...totally cool! Great quilting too. Visiting from Let's Get Acquainted. Have a great day.

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  12. It´s really great. I love your quilting - feathers are so cute. Not perfect, they have so "hand made" and thats is cute for me. More better than to send your top to profesional machine quilter. It forced me to try some feathers too. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. It´s really great. I love your quilting - feathers are so cute. Not perfect, they have so "hand made" touch and that´s is cute for me. More better than to send your top to profesional machine quilter. It forced me to try some feathers too. And the backing is something extra at all. Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I love your gifts for your brother! Your quilting is awesome. And I love the jets!
    That single jet on the back is so effective and cool!

    Susie

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  15. This is beautiful Renee, love the quilting!

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  16. Wow-eee! What a gorgeous quilt! The piecing, the colours, the FMQ.... all is superb!
    Esther
    ipatchandquilt DOT wordpress DOT com

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  17. So wonderful! Your quilting is amazing! Great manly quilt.

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  18. What a beautiful quilt, and I love the pillow you made to go with it.

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  19. It is, in fact, stunningly gorgeous. Plus Chris is all het up about figuring out how you snuck in to leave it. : ) That's an amazing talent you have.

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  20. Love the back of this quilt, so simple, and the quilting really shines. www.sewgiving.blogspot.com.au

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  21. It came together so nicely! I like the swirls you chose for the blue parts. How very cool for your brother to come home to that.

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  22. This is gorgeous! I love the front...the quilting design...but that plane on the back takes the cake! What a great surprise for anyone who takes the time to look.

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  23. What a great surprise - the back is amazing and put a big smile on my face :)

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  24. Love the back of the quilt in particular. What a great idea.

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  25. Beautiful quilt and quilting! Also love the pillow.
    Amanda

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  26. Wowza, the quilting is wonderful! And I just love that airplane on the back. What a great way to make a label. And the matching pillow too!
    You should be nominated for sister of the year :)

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  27. Very nice project--I love the airplanes, and your quilting is beautiful.

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  28. Love your quilting. The colours you chose are great too.

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  29. Beautifully done Renee, and your brother is going to be so happy! Love your quilting and the back is perfect!

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  30. Love the back! What a great way to incorporate the "quilt tag" into the design.

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  31. I nominated you for the Liebster Award - see my blog: http://www.whatthebobbin.com/2013/04/25/liebster-blog-award/ (not spam)

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  32. WOW that is beautiful!! Yes, do enter it into the state fair!! :) Great job!

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  33. Wowser! That is amazing! The quilt is lovely but the quilting is spectacular! Oh my!

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  34. Very nice quilting, and I love the choice of fabrics and the airplane on the back... Great quilt!

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  35. I love, love, love the airplanes! Well done!

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  36. 100% exhibition worthy! What a wonderful pattern, and the planes are so awsome. I love your quote on the plane on the back of the quilt, too, one of my husband's favorites.

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  37. Handsome, handsome quilt. And then your little bit of inspiration/sass on the back. All together wonderful.

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  38. What a wonderful quilt and gift. Love the quote! I agree with you mom. Spectacular quilting.

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  39. Your quilting is beautiful. I love what you did to the back.

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  40. Lovely work , your brother will love it!

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  41. Just brilliant. I love the back and your quilting is amazing ;-)

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  42. This is a stunning project with so many layers and personal touches to it. Gorgeous work.

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  43. I am sure your brother loved it!! Quilt is awesome and the matching pillow is great!!

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  44. While the front of this quilt is lovely, I love the back of and the pillow. Great job!

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  45. I absolutely LOVE the quote! Such a wonderful idea!!! Nice job!

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