Saturday, April 28, 2012

Sew and Show Saturday—#7. Bug quilt

I made this stack and slash bug quilt 8 years ago for Justin’s first birthday.  I had planned a bug themed party and found all these great bug fabrics and decided to try a stack and slash method.  It ended up being really fun and turned out so bright and cheery.  I had someone machine quilt it for me with variegated thread, (my favorite!) which makes the lighter blocks really pop with detail.
I don’t know if you can tell from the picture, but this quilt has been LOVED.  It is soft and puckered from many, many washes—and that is my favorite thing about it!!

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  1. Hi! My youngest (who is 3!) is viewing blog posts with me today. I kid you not, he just requested a quilt just like THAT one! I told him I'd "pin" it and get started soon. Too funny!

  2. I love your quilt. I haven't made one myself yet, but I hope to make one for my daughter for a wedding gift...she is only 11, so I think I have time if I start soon! I agree about the worn look...I was blessed with 2 of my grandma's quilts and I love em'.

  3. I'm your newest follower! I found your blog on the Sunday blog stalk. I LOVE sewing blogs. :) I have never made a quilt, though. It's on my bucket list.


  4. Cute quilt and I love the crinkled look! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love the whimsical look. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  6. I LOVE the bug quilt. It is my dream to make my son a quilt. I've just got to figure out where to start!


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