Ben’s Quilt

Ben's Quilt Finished
Its finished! I’m so happy with how it turned out. I couldn’t decide how to quilt it (Thank you for all your great ideas!) but I finally decided to do straight quilting in a grid pattern around the seams. It looks more boy-ish, and really makes each square pop. It took awhile, but after quilting 124 straight lines I’m still really glad that I did it myself, on my machine. There’s a sense of pride that comes with finishing a quilt all by yourself from start to finish, I’m sure all of you that quilt yourself know what I’m talking about don’t you?

Ben's Quilt
I pieced a strip through the back so this could be reversible when I want something simple. And so I can turn it over when needed, since this will be on my 2 year old’s bed…..yikes.

Back of Ben's Quilt

Have a great weekend everybody!

29 Responses to Ben’s Quilt

  1. Mama Megs March 21, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    You did such a great job! I still can’t believe that you’re new to quilting-you have a ton of talent 🙂 I didn’t know your sis had a baby?!!! Congrat Auntie!

  2. Slack March 21, 2009 at 3:19 pm #

    Ben’s quilt looks great!

    I’m working on two lap quilts for gifts but can’t wait to finish to do something bigger…you have been such an inspiration! Thanks!

  3. D*H*L March 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm #

    beautimous. 😉 i really like the back of it too. the straight lines look awesome. way to go!

  4. Susan March 21, 2009 at 3:36 pm #

    The quilt lis beautiful. Nice job.

  5. erica March 21, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    This looks wonderful! I have only ever done my own quilting, on my dinky machine, so yes i know the great sense of accomplishment in finishing!

  6. ayumills March 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm #

    I just found your blog and am so glad I did! You make really nice quilts that inspire me to make fun quilts. I look forward to seeing more of your creation!

  7. Alissa March 21, 2009 at 4:16 pm #

    Oh it’s so beautiful! Wonderful job!! And I know just want you mean about quilting your own quilts. So nice to make the whole thing from start to finish!

  8. Tracy March 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm #

    This is one of my fav quilts of all time. What a treasure. I love everything about it. You should be VERY proud!

  9. Trent and Dianne Rencher March 21, 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    I be, hittin dem twsisties and pwnin some duuudes digitally.

  10. the 6 o'clock stitch March 21, 2009 at 6:06 pm #

    I’m insanely jealous. It’s gorgeous!

  11. Megan March 21, 2009 at 6:10 pm #

    This is gorgeous!!

  12. Sherri March 21, 2009 at 6:24 pm #

    This is a great quilt…thanks for motivating me to make one…and to quilt it myself!

  13. Chris March 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm #

    It looks great!! I love the fabrics and the row on the back. Well done and thanks for sharing!

  14. sandra March 21, 2009 at 10:49 pm #

    I love it!

  15. Ariel March 21, 2009 at 10:56 pm #

    YAY! Just remember, even though he may pee and snot on it now, he’ll remember and cherish this quilt when he’s 40! 🙂

    Great work!

  16. Cindra March 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm #

    This is fabulous and I love that stripe on the back!

  17. the five of us March 22, 2009 at 4:20 pm #

    That is one fabulous quilt. Thanks for sharing. The detail is incredible!!!

  18. Sara March 22, 2009 at 5:00 pm #

    Ben’s quilt looks great! I love the squares and the backing! I am sure he loves it too right?

  19. Shasta March 22, 2009 at 6:46 pm #

    It is a beautiful quilt – great fabric, great quilting idea.

  20. Julie March 22, 2009 at 9:40 pm #

    very nice. It is such a happy quilt. great job.
    btw loving your blog, I just recently found it and it is so inspiring.

  21. Jenna March 23, 2009 at 2:43 pm #

    what a beautiful quilt! your little guy will LOVE it i’m sure. its giving me the quiliting itch again!

  22. Mal* March 23, 2009 at 10:32 pm #

    It did turn out very boy-ish and cute! I love the reversible look, too, with very different “feels” on either side.

  23. Andrea March 24, 2009 at 1:50 am #

    It’s just so gorgeous. I keep coming back and sighing at it. Lucky boy!!

  24. Jody March 24, 2009 at 3:22 am #

    Your son is a lucky little one…for his Mommy to make him something so special! I just love this quilt! Beautiful!

  25. Alisa March 24, 2009 at 3:51 am #

    That is a stunning quilt! You will love making his bed every morning with this one, that’s for sure.

  26. aprilsatelier March 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm #

    That is one of the most beautiful quilts I have ever seen! The grid quilting was just perfect. Love it!

  27. Christy March 30, 2009 at 3:24 am #

    I love this quilt so much! I may have to add this pattern to my to do list.

  28. Rinachiyya November 30, 2009 at 12:54 pm #

    It is lovely and I love your matterial that you used.
    Where do you buy yours?

  29. melissa June 15, 2010 at 10:06 am #

    Oh wow! Love that! I've been looking for those fabrics but sadly, they seem out of stock.

    Your quilt is fantastic.

    I hope you don't mind, but I included your quilt (and your raw edge circle) in a mosaic of inspiring quilts on my blog. Let me know if you want me to take it down. x Melissa

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