Friday, May 17, 2013

Blogger's Quilt Festival: ChrisBobSquarePants


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This is my first year participating in the Blogger's Quilt Festival!

Pattern is LynneBobSquarePants by Lily's Quilts.

I made this quilt for my older brother's birthday gift this year.  I let him choose the pattern from a few I had pre-selected.  I got some guidance/ideas on colors from him as well.

The back--he loves airplanes.

I had a hard time figuring out the right way to quilt it.  I wanted the front to have different quilting in the light and dark blue squares and the back to have flowing lines.  I think I managed to find a nice compromise!  I free motion quilted it on my Janome MC6300 using Aurifil 2605 (medium grey).

You can see the quilting a little better here.  The airplane acted as a glorified quilt label.
Please excuse the dust and stray threads.

I'm glad it went to family, I love this quilt and will enjoy seeing it every once in awhile!

Size: 80" x 97" (queen)
Paper pieced airplane on back
Quilted by me, Renee Hoffman
Category: Bed quilts
Fabrics: Kona Navy, Salt Water Tula Pink, Salt Air by Cosmo Cricket.

You can see the other quilt I entered in the Festival here.

16 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the airplane on the back and the quilting is gorgeous.

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  2. Just love this one... what category are you entering it in?

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  3. This is wonderful! I love the way you've used all those blues but kept such a strong design showing through on the front and the back was a wonderful surprise! It makes me think I should make more effort with the backs of my quilts. That sort of detail really really makes it extra special :)

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  4. Beautiful quilt all the way around. Love the quilting and the backing is fun!

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  5. Oooh, this is lovely! I love the quilting, and that airplane is awesome!

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  6. That back is awesome!! I love the quilt top, too - it pulls me in. That block pattern has so many possibilities - I like what you did with it.

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  7. Great quilt. Lucky brother and nice you can see it often. Thanks for sharing and have a great day

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  8. This is a great 'man' quilt. Love the plane on the back.

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  9. Great quilt! The airplane/tag is briliant!!

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  10. I love the airplane with the jetstream! Fantastic!

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  11. This is indeed a perfect man quilt, and the label is so original. Great quilt!

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  12. Oh, this is wonderful! I particularly love the back and how it really shows off all of your gorgeous quilting. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. Love your use of navy too, Renee! Your quilting is fantastic, and love the plane on the back!

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  14. I love the front and the collaboration with your brother, but I TOTALLY adore the airplane with all the feathers! It really stands alone as a separate quilt, it's neat!

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  15. Such a wonderful quilt for a guy! Love the fabrics and your quilting - the aeroplane on the back is just brilliant too.

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  16. Beautiful blues!! I love the surprise plane on the back! Amazing quilting finishes it off beautifully!!

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