Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Owls for Jett from Jaclyn Quilts

I love seeing boy quilts, having two myself I just am drawn to all things boy I guess!  I love seeing new fabrics, color combinations and patterns geared towards the little guy.  I love the quilt that Jaclyn from Jaclyn Quilts created as a gift.  The prints, design and color choices are so great for a little boy, and can grow up with him too! ...AND she has only been sewing for a little more than a year.  WHAT??  I had been sewing for 10 years before I tried to quilt!!  Take a minute to check out her blog and her flickr for some fun modern takes on quilting!
This quilt was made for the son of my wonderful wedding photographer, Nathan Walker. Him and his wife saw some of my quilts and asked if I would make one for their almost 2 year old son and I was happy to do it! Then then told me they wanted twin-sized. Eeeekk! I had second thoughts…actually not really, it was the kick in the pants I needed to try a bigger project.
We went through some fabric and decided on the main fabric and design together. Once again this is a variation on a pattern from Oh, Fransson! I have made this pattern many times, from simple modern baby quilts, because I love the pattern and apparently so does everyone else. So taking Elizabeth Hartman’s basic block I constructed a much larger quilt and improvised the back.
Now that the quilt is safe and sound with its new owners here is how it turned out.
For Jett (5 of 11)
For Jett (4 of 11)
Quilting (Done by my favourite long-arm quilter):
For Jett (6 of 11)
Binding and new label:
For Jett (9 of 11)
For Jett (8 of 11)
I really love the way this one turned out and I love the Aviary 2 Wood Grain binding!
For Jett (10 of 11)
I hope they love it too.
For Jett (11 of 11)
Later this weekend I will post about the process of making the quilt.  Complete with rudimentary drawings!



Kylie Lloyd said...

Its amazing how such a basic pattern can create such great results. Love the fabric choices and the pieced backing.

~Carla~ said...

Seriously stunning!!!!! Wow!

Heidi said...

I think even my 14yo would love this quilt. So "masculine"!!!!

And one year? WOW!

Debbie said...

Nice! It's a darling quilt!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the comments :) I really appreciate them.

Lauren P said...

It's beautiful! I love the colors and the owls.

Kirsten N said...

Fantastic quilt - love the "owl" fabric and colours!! Would be great for a Harry Potter fan too with all the owls:)

Andrea said...

I enjoyed how the quilt. beautiful fabrics that use

Jenniffier said...

That is beautiful and the back looks great too!

Sylvia said...

This is super cute and i love the colors!