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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Little Boy Blue

As I mentioned in my post a couple of weeks ago, this little quilt top was an antique shop find for only ten dollars!  It was well made, and in very good condition with no rips or stains, and all it needed was a little TLC to finish it up.


The top was only 32 inches square, so I decided to add a border to it, which makes it 38 inches finished.  The Kona Navy really is perfect with it.  How could it not be with all of those shades of blue?


I was able to pull the Kona Navy, and all of the backing and binding fabrics from stash as well to finish it off.  I love when I can finish a quilt without buying more fabric.  That's always a little victory for me!


This binding fabric has to be one of my favorite parts of the quilt.  The print is a tiny snowball and nine patch pattern in shades of blue, and the shade is pretty darn close to the star point chambray fabric- perfect!

It was such an honor to be able to finish this treasure from the past, and it will be a perfect quilt to donate to a preemie little boy!


17 comments:

  1. How do you work, grade, cook dinner, and get all this done? You should run seminars on time - management. I need your skills!

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  2. Oh yes, this is such a cute quilt! Sometimes, simplicity just works!!

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  3. Gorgeous little quilt...great find! Linda

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  4. what a great find you have there

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  5. Great finish! I am wondering if, while you were working on this quilt, you thought about the person who pieced the quilt top? And why it came to be an unfinished quilt in a thrift store? My brain would create scenarios to go with The Find and with the new owners. That's just the way I roll.

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  6. I'm with Barb N, above, creating scenarios of why this top became a UFO, and who it will go to. I worry that my UFOs will get donated someday if the kids don't know what to do with them when I die. Ooh, now I'm having sad thoughts. On to something else...

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  7. Very nice baby quilt. What a lucky find and you did a great job rescuing it. Some little boy will treasure it.

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  8. I'm glad we found such a treasure! Great finish!

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  9. This turned out excellent. I wish I could get things accomplished half as quick as you!

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  10. It looks wonderful! Great save :)

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous find! I love that you were able to finish it off and it's going to go to such a great cause. Beautiful!

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  12. Thanks for sharing, I needed that inspiration!

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  13. tiny snowballs, no detail is too small to leave out! Kelly I love your blog and the link party, and forget to tell you that. And I like your smiling face in the picture
    LeeAnna at not afraid of color

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  14. Lovely quilt Kelly -- awesome the way you spaced the leaves... Thanks so much for sharing. I follow Sew In Love blog via email. Love their tutorials.

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