the truman show

So those fabrics that I picked up with my mom ended up sitting for a few weeks before I got my act together.  (during that time I was in a car accident too – not my fault! – and my car was totaled. sheesh!)  But I gathered up my supplies and attended Sew Hut‘s September Quilt and Dine and got started.
unpacked and ready to rock
unpacked and ready to rock
I had come across an easy, but interesting pattern in a “fresh quilts” magazine, and decided to do a spin on it for my nephew, Truman.
the magazine quilt had an applique that I decided to ignore
the magazine quilt had an applique that I decided to ignore
All my fabrics were little monsters or jelly fish, or rocket ships – anything I thought was suitable for a kid receiving a gift from their angry uncle;)
I didn’t realize it when I got started, but my quilting buddy Patsy explained to me that this was a quilt-as-you-go pattern, and although she suggested I disregard that part of the instructions, I figured, “what the hell” and decided to see how it turned out.
i love this iron.
i love this iron.
quilting as I go...
quilting as I go…
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quilted as I went, ready to trim…
Not too bad as it happens.  I had some problems with the flannel backing getting tiny folds sewn in, but I only tore out a few stitches and then decided to live with some very small ones. (Truman won’t care).  Overall, I’m very pleased with how this quilt turned out. I took some short cuts on the edge binding, and that could be better (it was an experiment in not wanting to hand-stitch), but I really like the effect of the quilt-as-you-go.
just finished!
just finished!
i machine stitched the binding on the back side too...
i machine stitched the binding on the back side too…
it didn't look as good on the front as I'd hoped
it didn’t look as good on the front as I’d hoped
I really like the flannel back - nice and soft for my wee nephew
I really like the flannel back – nice and soft for my wee nephew
finished!
finished!

I just mailed the quilt out to meet little Truman at his grandmother’s house (my mom) and hope to get some pictures of him enjoying it (puking on it) for Thanksgiving:)

Have a great Thanksgiving! and I will leave you with this:

wrong holiday, dog
wrong holiday, dog

One thought on “the truman show”

  1. The quilt looks great. I can’t wait to see it for real. Bill wanted to open the package, but I wouldn’t let him. Truman’s arrival is delayed since the weather in DC is so bad, but he will be here tomorrow. Just a slightly delayed Thanksgiving. Ripley is so cute! Mom.

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