Thursday, November 7, 2013

For the Boys Blog Hop

Today is my day to participate in the "For the Boys" Blog Hop.   The purpose of this hop was to show quilts and other items especially for the "boys" in our life. 

It is nice to have a quick go-to quilt pattern that can be made up in short time for a last minute gift for a friend or coworker who had a baby or for a charity quilt.  I designed this quick and easy baby quilt that uses a fun focus fabric and two coordinating fabrics.  For my quilt "for the boys" I used a cute focus fabric with monkeys and lions. 

 
I love to use plaids for bindings, and this plaid really finished off this quilt nicely. 


Kits available

If you would like to have a kit of this quilt on hand for a last-minute gift or for a charity quilt, kits are available at Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop.  There is also a version available for little girls.  The kit includes free instructions for this quilt.

Friday Fat Quarter Frenzy


Be sure to check out this Friday's special deal on a fat quarter collection available at Stitchin' It Up Quilt Shop.  This week's collection includes a few of the prints from my quilt "for the boys" mixed with a few other.  If you would like to be informed of future weekly fat quarter collections on our Friday Fat Quarter Frenzy, be sure to like us on Facebook.

Thank you

Thank you to Madame Samm from Sew We Quilt, the mastermind behind this blog hop, and Amy from Sew Incredibly Crazy who was the organizer of this "For the Boys" blog hop.


Be sure to visit the blogs of the other bloggers participating in today's blog hop:

Debby Kratovil Quilts
Made By Me in Red
Freemotion by the River
Val's Quilting Studio
Tomorrow's Treasures Today
The Stitchin' Post (This is me)
The Nosy Pepper
The Reluctant Quilter
Quilting, Losing & Tea (not ready today)

Merrilee


53 comments:

  1. Love your quilt. The plaids for the binding set the whole quilt off. Adorable!

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  2. Your fabric choices are perfect for little boys..love the plaid binding!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. Ooh, I love blue and green together... gorgeous fabrics and a great quilt!!

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  4. A great go to and super fast quilt. The plaid binding is perfect. Luv it...super cute!!

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  5. I like the blue and green with the fun animal fabrics!

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  6. Great colorful and fun boy's quilt. Love the plaid binding!

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  7. Very colorful. I do love the plaid for the binding.

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  8. What a cute quilt and fun fabrics!! The plaid binding looks perfect on it!

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  9. plaid binding, all over that…very cute quilt

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  10. That is a very cute quilt...I love plaid

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  11. Very cute quilt! The animal print is really fun.

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  12. Really sweet quilt! I especially love the binding.

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  13. I use that style of quilt for kids quilts a lot. There is one style where you sew 7 1/2" rows together and then use the pantograph "Feather Strippy Bar" to quilt it with. The designs of the pantograph fall right in between the panels. I think it is by Kathi James.

    Your quilt is really cute.

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  14. What a sweet quilt! I adore the plaid binding!

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  15. Cute quilt. Great way to use a focus fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  16. Adorable and I absolutely love the plaid binding!

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  17. So sweet. I like your idea of using pleads for the binding.

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  18. Looks like a fast and fun little quilt to put together!

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  19. Cute quilt--don't we all love those fast, little quilts for last minute gifts? Great work, and the binding is super. I've never used plaids for a binding, but I think I will in the future. : )

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  20. A very sweet baby quilt indeed !

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  21. Adorable quilt! I love the colors you chose!

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  22. Sweet baby quilt. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Pretty quilting - it really makes the quilt special:-)

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  24. Such a delightful quilt--love the colors. Will check the site you recommended too.

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  25. Your quilt turned out great and it is such a nice pattern to showcase some of those beautiful fabrics that we hate to cut up.

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  26. Cute, perfect for any little boy!

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  27. This is really a cute quilt. I love the lion and monkey fabric. and your quilting is so awesome! Thank you for sharing.

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  28. I really like your quilt and the quilting looks like a fun design. Thanks for sharing

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  29. What a lovely bright quilt. What baby boy's mom wouldn't be excited to receive it. I love the plaid binding, too. It adds lots of interest especially when bindings can be 'ho-hum".

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  30. What a cute little quilt. I always enjoy quick projects and this looks very nice. Great job!

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  31. Love your quilt. Great fabrics.
    Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  32. Very cute and easy quilt. And using any stripes or plaids for binding is something I love doing and seeing. They give such personality to a finished project. Thanks for sharing today.

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  33. love that plaid binding!! Very nicely done!

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  34. Love your quilt! You did a great job. The plaid did make it pop! Great job!

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  35. Great baby boy quilt. Thanks for stopping by. Oh, love the plaid binding.

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  36. Great go-to quilt! It is nice to have a pattern that showcases a fabric you just can't bear to cut up.
    Love the binding.

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  37. This is adorable and you are right about plaid bindings. They are WONDERFUL! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  38. What a cute quilt for a little one to cuddle up in. Seems like there is always someone needing a baby or comfort quilt of some sort, isn't there? You are set for the next event that comes around.

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  39. What a cute and quick quilt for a special little boy! Thanks for sharing.

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  40. Very sweet quilt and I love the fabric . Thanks for sharing

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  41. Such a cute quilt! I love all the fabrics you use. The binding is especially awesome!

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  42. What a very nice quilt. And I agree, plaids, checks, stripes on the bias for binding finishes quilts off nicely.

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  43. Adorable quilt "For the Boys". I love the plaid binding and have not seen it before. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  44. I love speedy quilts and yours with the monkeys is just adorable!

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  45. Love this quilt, I hope the child gets the stuffed monkey too...just matches so well. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  46. What a nice quilt! You're right! The plaid looks great as a binding!

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