Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weekend Plans


John is headed to deer camp, it finally turned cold outside and it's the weekend....so what are my weekend plans? I'm going to finish the "IN LIKE FLYNN" quilt. It's going to be me, my sewing machine & lifetime television all weekend! (I love to listen to lifetime movies while I sew) Oh and my petting zoo of course!


Back in September my nephew, Flynn, who is 8 years old, asked me to make him a quilt for Christmas. How could I resist?! How many 8 year old boy's ask for a quilt for Christmas?!! They usually want video games, bicycles, and guns. He requested that it be red, white, & black. I headed to the fabric store to buy the material. While there I found some baseball fabric that I thought was darling. Flynn plays baseball so I thought I would incorporate it into the quilt...after all it is red, white, & black!



I'm not a quilter who goes by any certain pattern...I buy the magazines and look on line at all kinds of quilt blogs, but I usually just decide on the "look" of the quilt that I like and then draw up my own version and pattern. So with this one I decided to do big 14" square blocks with the baseball, red, & black and then sash & border it with the white.



Here is the quilt top pieced together.
All basted and ready to be quilted!
I can't wait to give it to him.
I hope I can wait for Christmas.
It's going to be a wonderful weekend!

9 comments:

Susie said...

I LOVE your quilts and I am sure that he will too:-)

HB said...

Your quilts are all so beautiful! Do you baste with safety pins? A basic how-to blog post on quilting would be great! :)

Bethany said...

Wow, that looks so cool! I've only made about two quilts in my life that that was a looong time ago. I love it!

Betty said...

He´s a lucky little guy! It looks beautiful!

April said...

What a talent you are, Betty! Your nephew will be beyond thrilled!

Heather said...

He is going to LOVE his custom-Betty quilt! What a wonderful gift, and how awesome that he requested it...

Hope you had a great weekend!

Michelle said...

Wow that is awesome. I love how you don't follow a particular pattern. That's how I am with cooking, but ... anything sewing is so beyond me. That's a gorgeous quilt!

peachplumpearadise said...

LOVE it. You are so talented...I think when I get home I´ll spend a year soaking up your skills. :) Flynn will be very pleased!

Melody said...

I love it!