Thursday, November 29, 2012

Whiz Kid With a Twist Quilt for Our Boy

Has everyone recovered from their Thanksgiving Holiday? I don't know about y'all, but it is all speeding by way too fast.

I actually found myself in town on Black Friday this year, but it was just to haul some Christmas decorations and a tree in for our college girl. She had a friend driving back to Oklahoma and I drove to town to meet her. I loaded her up with the Christmas Express and then you can bet I skedaddled out of there as fast as I could. :)

So today, I actually have a finished quilt to show. I do believe this is the fastest quilt I have ever put together. I started it on Oct. 17 and finished piecing it on the 21st. Then I handed it over to Jackie and let her work her magic. I just wanted a simple meander across it.  I stole minutes here and there after I picked it up and on November 24th I added the last stitch.

On Monday morning, when I loaded up to make my way into town, I took along the quilt in hopes of snagging a picture. Lo and behold - there was green grass by the library:


This started out as the Whiz Kid Pattern from Kiera Vanella, but then I started playing with the hst's. I really like this layout for these hst's and I hope our boy will like it too. Hopefully it'll remind him that his Mama is never far away, even though the map tells a different story.


This quilt measures 76 x 94. Our boy is 6'3 and I wanted him to be able to have room to stretch a bit and still keep his toes warm! :) I used two different blues for the binding simply because I could not decide between the two. The cream is this eagle print I fell in love with from the Stonehenge Stars and Stripes line:


I used it on the back as well.

I am going to link up with Christmas Through the Year


over at Darlene's later this week. This is the last month to link up and after this, we're on our own. Thank you both so very much for keeping me on track all year! If it wasn't for you two, I'd be pulling my hair out right about now. I'm super excited because I actually made something each and every month! Next month I'll share everything I've made throughout the year. Even though I have outgrown  my Christmas box, I am still stitching away on small  gifts. Cheryl keeps adding wonderful tutorials every month and I keep finding fun things to make.

13 comments:

Scrapatches said...

Beautiful Quilt. Beautiful gift. May your young man be warm and comfy in his quilt. I love that cream Stonehenge fabric, too. I saw it once at a quilt show and had to take a piece home. I have not sewed anything with it yet. It makes a perfect backing fabric for your quilt. Thanks for sharing ... :) Pat

Dorian said...

You did a wonderful job on this quilt Karin. I love how you put a twist on the chevrons, by adding those 'diamonds'. I'm sure your son will love it :)

Doniene said...

Tyler's quilt just turned out perfect!!! What a great mama you are!! Looking forward to seeing all your goodies!

Blessings

Gwynette in NW Arkansas said...

Your version is my favorite. I'm addicted to red/white/blue quilts and this one is over the top! Thanks for sharing.

Christmas is closing on us, isn't it? I'm headed to Fayetteville today for some purchased gifts, mostly gift cards for the grands and the daughter with a new home, but reflecting on what the season is all about before I leave.

I have yet to do stitch one on Easy Street. Will have all day tomorrow to get the new clue and do some cutting and sewing.

Darlene said...

Your Son's quilt is stunning, Karin. It's perfect that Marine to enjoy. He's going to feel every hug you stitched into that quilt. :-)

Carol said...

It is so, so wonderful! He is just going to FLIP! The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas goes way too fast...I think they pull out some days!

Cassandra said...

What a beautiful quilt!!

Judy Laquidara said...

Love the background fabric and the whole quilt. I know your son is going to be thrilled with it. Good job!

Nancy said...

An excellent finish! I love the layout of the HST: it is very attractive.

Staci said...

You really were speedy! And the quilt is just beautiful. I love the way you did the layout. I'm sure your Marine wlll feel like he's getting a hug from you!

KaHolly said...

Am just loving that layout!! Very clever and just right for you Marine. My nephew is a Marine and I sure am proud of him!

Cheryl said...

I just love that quilt!!!! What a great job, and thanks so much for playing along with us all year!! Darlene and I really appreciate all your kind words.

Alycia said...

I love it!!! The stonehenge fabric is wonderful! Hugs from Mama!! Gotta love that

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