Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Nathanael's Jungle Quilt ~

 the backing piece: We couldn't find more than a half yard, 
but it was so sweet with the ladybugs scattered in among the jungle critters~

Yippee, another quilty finish! This is for little Nathanael, who was born in December 2011. Lydia and I collaborated a wall hanging for his room before he was born, and this was put on the back burner for me to find time to quilt. 
 I'm glad I waited, it seems I am rising to attempt other quilt stitches. Elaine recently posted a quilt that she did several styles of quilt lines, and the straight line block stitches really seemed to fit this one for a little boy.

I found this print at last year. It was so cute! I chopped up a panel, and blocked the large prints with lime green and water blue, with strips of the coordinating quilt block print.

 I knew I wanted a striped binding, but couldn't decide, so, these are the 4 prints used! It worked out to use the one brighter stripe on each of the four sides ~FUN ~  

 This was my first time to use Flourishing Palm's tutorial on binding with machine sewn corners. Larry printed it out....

...and it worked perfectly, Linda! I decided since I had a multiple-pieced border, I wanted to avoid getting a seam in the mitered corners. For a first attempt at this way of doing a binding, I'd give it 2 thumbs up.

 A pieced backing on a quilt is a neat way to add interest to the back, as well as use up other pieces from the front. I like when it has the quilt label worked into the backing.

Leftover blocks from the front panel I chopped up. Jerry called this a "pokey-pieced" backing, I told him that really lots of us like to do this!

                    p.s. Happy Birthday, Lydia!

 "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye,
always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:" II Corinthians 9:8


  1. Nathanael will love this quilt...lots to look at on the front and the back!

  2. That's an awesome quilt! Nathanael will love it!

  3. I love straight line quilting. It looks extra great on this quilt!!

    Thanks for the link to the binding tutorial. I am going to give that one a try some time. =)

  4. How cute is that!
    Nicely done Pokey, I hope it will get lots of loving.

    Happy Sewing

  5. This is adorable!! Fabulous job!!

  6. Well thought out pattren for putting the pieces together in this one. I like the colors your used. Perfect boys quilt and a very nice "pokey-pieced" backing.

  7. Oh Pokey, this is one of the sweetest kid quilts I've ever seen. Love it.


  8. That's adorable! Such a fun quilt, and the straight line block quilting and stripey binding are the perfect touches.

  9. What a cute way to use a panel! Absolutely love the pieced back also. I haven't made one of those for quite some time but I do love them. The quilting is perfect too.

  10. Amazing and adorable.
    I am jealous of your talent!

  11. That's a GREAT quilt, girl ! So personal with the big name in the middle, and so perfect for a rambunctious, inquisitive boy. And that pieced back is the ICING on the cake ! Pokey-pieced.........PRICELESS !

  12. Very cute. What kind of quilting machine do you have? I have a HQ16 with a side saddle.

  13. Hi Pokey! Thanks for trying my tutorial and giving it a thumbs up! That's great! I'm going to be teaching it to a group on September 8. I do love sharing this very different way of sewing binding. Your quilt turned out adorably. The quilting suits it perfectly.

  14. Hi Pokey! I love the quilt and will be trying the tutorial from Linda. From you photos I see you have a longarm and table. What kind do you have? What would you recommend.
    Thank you!


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