Thursday, April 4, 2013

Almost Finished : :

Black & Whites + Ruby Star Shining

I always love looking at the before fabric bundle photo next to one of the finished quilt top -- It just seems kind of magical!

B & W QAYG Quilt top

My boys claimed this one right away, which means I should probably make two. They were so excited by it, which is a rare thing these days! They're quite used to all my making now and are becoming very hard to impress. So I'm thrilled! Especially since my stitched blocked are full of little sayings and song lyrics that are so special to us.

For My Boys!

Here they are! In a quick and happy photo taken from this past Easter weekend in my husband's hometown. 

My Boys

Those smiles are the perfect motivation to get this finished today!

B & W Back & Binding Thank you all so much for the help in deciding! I'm so happy I went with a quilt!!   Maureen 

52 comments:

  1. Your guys are so cute! Nothing motivates me like my kids -- I love it when they're excited about what I'm sewing. :)

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    1. I know it! I feel like it's tough sewing for them at their ages 10 and almost 9, so this feels really good! :)

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  2. Glad you kept going too, it's great!

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  3. I'm a word nerd - i just love this quilt! Great job. What lucky boys :)

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  4. Wonderful quilt - memories for a lifetime!!

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  5. How sweet that your boys like your work! I'm lucky in that way too ~ my son is really artistic and loves all the things I do.
    Glad you went with a quilt.

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  6. Love this fabric mix too! You inspired me to make. . . um, a mug rug!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27780490@N05/8612622268/

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  7. cute kids! And I love this quilt (I voted for quilt, btw). I am definitely going to copy your lyrics/quotes idea. (um, hope you don't mind!)

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    1. Of course not!! My son Kaiden had a shirt when he was 2 and 3 that was black and had a beautiful screen printed sunrise and said "You are the song that the morning brings" and he loved it so much!! So did I! He wore it until the entire picture and words disappeared, so I didn't even keep it. That saying is the first thing I stitched in the block! :)

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    2. Wow, writing that actually made me a little teary! Such sweet memories!!

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  8. This is turning out seewww cool. I especially love the pop of color from the typewriter. I love that little typewriter.

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    1. Thanks! Would you do an aqua binding to really make it pop or just a black & white stripe? I'm stuck...again!! :)

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  9. Love the quilt. Your cute boys will enjoy them.

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  10. This quilt is beautiful! Is it a quilt-as-you-go?

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    1. It is! I used the same directions as I shared in my tutorial, but used larger log cabin style blocks! I'll be sharing this as a tutorial on the Janome site sometime in the next few weeks.

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  11. I like the idea of taking a photo of the fabric stack and putting it up next to the finished quilt. I hadn't thought of that! I'm going to do that from now on!

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  12. The quilt looks fab and those boy's smiles are adorable!

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  13. Another awesome quilt. Love those typewriters and your lettering.

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  14. Love it! I want to make my teenage son a quilt and I think he would love something like this one!

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    1. I bet he would! I love the idea of stitching something meaningful -- his favorite song lyrics, quotes from his favorite books or movies, or maybe just a sweet message from Mom! :)

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  15. What a great quilt. So glad you kept going :) You always do impeccable work. Your boys are adorable with very sweet faces.

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  16. Brilliant to machine applique your favorite songs on blocks!! Love the quilt!

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  17. Love love love how this one turned out! A very special quilt. No surprise it's being loved thus. :)

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  18. Just beautiful! The lyrics makes this so special!

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  19. I'm loving this on so many levels. The invention of personalized fabric by adding the lyrics, to the simplicity of black and white. I've been collecting black and white prints for a fun personal quilt.

    Glad you went with the quilt as well!

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  20. Such cute sons you have and expect they are growing up to be nice young men. My son has his home decorated in black and white. Love the quilt and can surely relate to the typewriter!

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  21. Lookin good, girlie! I especially love the stitched text.

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  22. I'm so happy you did too, it's looking fab!

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  23. I so love this! What's the name of the fabric line with the lyrics, and the typewriter, too, please!

    I can't wait to see your tutorial on this!

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  24. Your SIL Jen in Ga. sent me to your blog and I love it! I just transferred my feeds to Bloglovin and just added you. Looking forward to your future projects. I love the embroidered words on this B&W quilt and I'm crazy about those fox pillows.

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  25. Are you going to share how to do the stitched typography. I love it!
    contentncm at yahoo dot com

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  26. This is absolutely precious!!! I love it Maureen!!! I can see your boys will be fighting over this one, I know I would be!

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  27. It's looking so beautiful Maureen! A quilt was definitely the right call.

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  28. It looks wonderful! Your stitched text block is one of my favorite things ever.

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  29. Your quilt is looking AWESOME ! Those to young men look pretty AWESOME too !

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  30. So glad you decided on a quilt - it looks awesome!

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  31. You know it's special when both boys are crazy about it!! I can't wait to see it finished.

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  32. Oh, I love it! I vet that was totally heartwarming for them to snag it so quickly. I miss you!

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  33. I so love this! What fabric did the typewriter come from?

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  34. I am in love with this. I wish I had 1 /100th of the talent you have. I am just learning to quilt and stay confused more than anything at this stage. You do absolutely beautiful work

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  35. Your kiddos are so handsome, what great smiles! Beautiful quilt, I'd love to try something similar for my sister, who is a writer. She'd flip. :-)

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  37. I love the pic of your gorgeous boys. How much does your second son look like you!? They eyes, the dimples! The quilt is looking gorgeous too.

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  38. This is wonderful; I'm glad you went with the quilt, too!

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  39. Beautiful! Love Black and White!

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  40. I love that quilt Maureen! Black & White looks amazing! You are so talented and I always look forward to reading your blog.
    Thanks,
    Valerie

    http://Diaryofanovicequilter.blogspot.com

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  41. Beautiful, Maureen! I really like how you fussy cut the typewriters. Yay for impressing the boys!

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