Bizzy Kid



This quilt has been a favorite on our couch for a month now (unbound!) and I just keep forgetting to take a picture of it….so this will have to do.  I made this quilt for my boys because my chain reaction quilt was looking pretty worn….and Ben requested a “soft” quilt.  So soft it is, with a bright blue minkee on the back (bought locally).
I sent this quilt to Christina for quilting.   I’m sure she was cursing my name during the process as it took some trial and error to get the set up right….but I sure love the quilting.
I used some random fabrics and bright solids for this one.  I wanted it to have a playful, summery, boy look without being baby-ish.   This was my own PDF pattern that you can find in my pattern shop.

50 Responses to Bizzy Kid

  1. Linda June 10, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    Nice quilt! Every couch should have a quilt on it, I think!

    • Ginnysue June 4, 2017 at 8:22 am #

      I absolutely agree! Most chairs, esp. recliners as well!!

  2. Dianne June 10, 2011 at 5:52 pm #

    That pattern looks fun!

  3. Laurel June 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Oooh, I love this bright, colorful quilt! And I bet it's nice and soft. :)

  4. Erin @ Two More Seconds June 10, 2011 at 6:41 pm #

    Oh gosh that quilt is GORGEOUS!! I remember when C was having all sorts of problems w/ her long arm … you were to thank for that!? ;] I'm sure she loves you bunches! Let's talk soon, k?

  5. Pink Stitches June 10, 2011 at 6:42 pm #

    Oh my goodness! That quilting is fabulous!! I will be anxiously awaiting this pattern. I love it!!

  6. Me? A Mom? June 10, 2011 at 7:13 pm #

    It's perfect Allison. I love your patterns too. So easy to follow. I'm actually working on your Juice Box pattern right now.

  7. Sara June 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm #

    Love that pattern on your sons quilt. Sometimes I wonder how one would go about writing a pattern and then getting it in print. I have ideas floating anyway!

    Those bugs might be a little early for my 3 yr old you think?

  8. sariah June 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    That is such a fun pattern and I bet your children are loving the minky on the back. We like super soft couch blankets around here, but I prefer the look of our quilted throws better. Your idea is a great combination of both…

  9. lisa truesdell June 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    GORGEOUS quilt.

    we love hexbugs here, too. =)

  10. bethanndodd June 10, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I Love it!!!! I have got to make more quilts for us and not for everyone else! Look forward to the pattern coming out :)

  11. Mari Angeles Iglesias June 10, 2011 at 8:39 pm #

    Hi Allison.

    How beautiful you really are and have been very summery with all those colors so much fun.

    I also want to have a quilt for the couch, but now I have a small cat that bites you all … the shatter.

    Many kisses from Granada, Spain. From
    Patchwork from the Alpujarra.

  12. ginatrbo June 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

    We do hex bugs too!!

  13. shez June 10, 2011 at 9:45 pm #

    so nice i love the colourws

  14. Theophanie June 10, 2011 at 9:53 pm #

    That is gorgeous! I would be so terrified of trying to quilt minkee, but you make it seem possible.

  15. Barbara June 10, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

    Bright and colorful, and definitely not babyish!

  16. karlyn Jackson June 10, 2011 at 10:20 pm #

    oh I love your quilt, the colours are so vibrant. We love the hex bugs too, funniest little things!

  17. CraftyClare June 10, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

    I want to snuggle up under it. So lovely and summery x

  18. Nancy June 10, 2011 at 10:31 pm #

    Love your quilt! You make such bright, happy quilts!

  19. Jayme June 10, 2011 at 10:34 pm #

    I know right?! Just don't let them on the kitchen floor while they're on. You'll be moving your fridge, oven, and dishwasher in no time. But if it happens, I guess you can get some cleaning done before you move them back after getting the bugs out from under them. No joke, happened to me. And p.s., love that quilt!!!

  20. Melissa {polkadot chair} June 11, 2011 at 1:34 am #

    We love the hex bugs too !! Get some of the glow in the dark ones they're super cool!!!

    I love minke for quilt backs. I made my kids all quilts last Christmas and they turned out so soft. They love dragging them all over the house.

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  22. Judy June 11, 2011 at 4:23 am #

    I've been thinking of trying minkee on the back of a quilt. I wonder if it is slippery and would a grown man be ok with it. Great for kids. I look forward to another pattern of yours I have 4 now. Great quilt, not sure about bugs.

  23. Siobhan June 11, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    Its beautiful…I love it :)

  24. toots2u June 11, 2011 at 8:00 am #

    i love the colors and pattern of your quilt!

  25. Naty June 11, 2011 at 9:50 am #

    Me encanta como has combinado los colores en ese edredon, has tenido mucho gusto.
    Quedó precioso!!
    Buen fin de semana!!

  26. Trish June 11, 2011 at 9:56 am #

    That quilt is absolutely gorgeous!! I can imagine how wonderful it is to snuggle under :)

  27. Tasha @ Creation Corner June 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    I LOVE this quilt. I cannot wait for it to come out. It looks like the perfect happy fun boy quilt. I want it in my house :) You create the most beautiful quilts. My Mom just bought two of your patterns and I cannot wait to see what she does with them.

  28. Christina June 11, 2011 at 3:21 pm #

    Yea! You got the binding on! I wasn't cursing you, but I was cursing the machine and Minky a little. I'm so glad I got it figured out, cause I love the Minky for quilt backing. I might have to try it for myself on day. I really loved this pattern and all of your fabric choices, too. It was a super fun quilt!

  29. Royce June 11, 2011 at 5:11 pm #

    I'd wondered it the Minky would cause problems with quilting. I use a home machine – looks great and I know it super comfy.

  30. afwifemomcrafter June 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm #

    Love the quilt! I love minky too but refuse to quilt it myself. I tie any quilt that I do with minky on it. (Which is really rare!)

    I've never heard of hex bug but good for you for being on the floor playing! :-)

  31. Lynda June 12, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    I love this quilt (as I love most of your quilts, it's not all that shocking)! I'm looking for a fun pattern for my 2 year old, but can't see enough of this quilt to re-create it! I would be super-excited if you posted a tutorial or sold a PDF!

  32. Chris {frecklemama} June 12, 2011 at 1:31 pm #

    I love it! The colors are fantastic, the pattern is very visually interesting, and of course Christina's quilting pulls it altogether beautifully. Well done and thanks for sharing! This inspires both my color selections and my longarm quilting!

  33. nancymoo June 12, 2011 at 4:48 pm #

    The quilt is gorgeous!! I'm with (all) the other posters that I'd love a pattern!! :D

  34. Annie June 13, 2011 at 12:47 pm #

    I…. <3…..this…..quilt. PLEASE publish the pattern soon! Or even better, just put a tutorial up. :)

  35. johnandlauraselph June 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    love it! can't wait for the pattern!

  36. Lara June 15, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    I am in absolute LOVE with this quilt. Inwas at Gardner village in SLC the other day with my sis-in-law and I was tickled and so proud of you to see your patterns in the quilt shop there. I felt pretty cool knowing you and I told my sis that you taught me everything I know!!! Way to go Al!!!

  37. franzif June 15, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    it looks sooooo beautiful. I'm looking forward to the pattern. That's maybe something for my little girl, too.

  38. reneseltzer June 17, 2011 at 11:32 am #

    I would love a pattern for this- it is my favorite yet!

  39. Sandy June 25, 2011 at 11:16 pm #

    Can't WAIT for the pattern!!

  40. Annalee June 27, 2011 at 11:24 pm #

    IN LOVE. Can't wait for the pattern.

    And, gasp, I think I like quilting. Never thought I'd say that!! I love to sew, but I think the quilting bug has bitten hard!!

    I just finished skipping squares, and I'm itching to start a funky one to keep in the living room!!!

  41. trudys_person July 1, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    I made a quilt with a minkee backing, and it is a favourite, especially with my cat! And she loves her hex bug! (But, currently it is lost somewhere under furniture …)

  42. suemac August 3, 2011 at 2:43 pm #

    I like the quilting. It really looks great on the minkee backing.

  43. Anita October 14, 2011 at 1:25 am #

    I ADORE this quilt! I'm wondering if you've written a tutorial for it. Great job.

  44. Kristynsullivan February 3, 2012 at 5:57 pm #

    Would love the pattern for this!

  45. Molly June 8, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Yes, please post the pattern soon! This is just the pattern I've been looking for–I've got a bunch of fabric set aside for a quilt for a friend and have been at a loss as to what pattern to use. This would be fantastic!!!

  46. Janny June 29, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

    What's the pattern called?

  47. Hannah October 6, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Are you going to have a pattern for this one? We just got your patterns into our quilt store in Israel.

  48. KHorraxe October 26, 2016 at 2:36 pm #

    I looked in your shop for the pattern and can’t find this one. Have you posted it or have done a tutorial for it? I’m excited to try it.

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