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Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Dotty Jumbo Tools

This was so much fun to sew up.  I'm discovering that I really like trying out my own designs.  And except for the border fabric and the backing fabric, I was able to use all fabrics that I had been hoarding away already. :) So this one was easy on the wallet, which I love.





Tools, Baby!  It turned out a little bigger than I thought it would b/c I made the borders 6" instead of 4". It's about 60x60".  Large crib/toddler size. But I like how it turned out.  I suppose if you're not into brights or dots, you probably hate it. ha! I could see it made in darker more "manly man" fabrics though, as a lap quilt for the crafty man in someone's life. All of the tools were fun to make, but I think the drill is my favorite, b/c of the ric-rac drill bit.

And.. Look what I found at my local craft store for the backing.. 



While this isn't necessarily tool themed fabric, the colors seemed to be perfect.  And I like fun printed backings, esp. on kids' quilts. I want to write this one into a pattern, too, so I think I will have Pat quilt it so it will hang flat in a photo, as nothing I quilt myself ever hangs flat.  I need so much more practice! 

I've been thinking about breaking this out and dusting it off, and finally quilting it.. that would give me some practice.


If I can get it quilted, and then get my nephew's quilt finished and quilted, that would be two Christmas gifts down!  I'd better get to work on that.  It's already October!

Thanks for dropping in, hope you have a great week!

xoxo

30 comments...:

Ellen said...

Oh my...it turned out terrific!

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Erin Quinn said...

I love this quilt. You should definitely do a pattern. I can think of at least 2 manly men, and another 2 manly boys, who would love a tool blanket.
E xx

It turned out great, and the backing fabric suits it well.

Your tool quilt looks great Kelli.

It came out beautifully! Congrats!

Heather said...

Such a great quilt! I love the tools.

What a fun quilt! It looks fabulous.
Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

quiltmania said...

It really turned out fabulous! I'm sure your nephew will love it.

Kelli.......this is seriously too cool! I can so see loved ones of handymen and construction workers making this for their special someone! You are just flirting with your full potential of pattern making! I am so happy to count you as a quilting bud!

Love the tools quilt! It looks fantastic! So bright and fun!

ruthsplace said...

It's a very cool quilt.

Nedra said...

Very cute tool quilt. Yes, I think it should be a pattern :)

Hilary said...

That tool quilt is fantastic! What pattern did you use? or is it your own? My son would love a quilt like that.

Sewing Mom said...

What an awesome tool quilt! That's going to be loved...it's so adorable! and I love the quilt you're thinking of quilting...it looks great.

Popping over from Show & Tell Tuesday!

i find that as much as i like patterns, i truly enjoy doing my own designing! it's just so satisfying to see it work out and come together.

good luck on the christmas gift count!

CUTE!! and I love that little pink one too!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

I have to admit I keep seeing that drill as a ray gun lol

So fun, Kelli! Look at you go! Pattern Queen in the making. :)

Amy said...

I love this quilt! great job.

What a fantastic quilt. Thanks for sharing at our Thursday Favorite Things Hop.
Sew Crafty Angel

Sabrina said...

Holy mackerel! Please make a pattern because I desperately want to make this!

Kelli, this is so great - just perfect. I love the lively colors too. Do write up a pattern. You know there are people who would like to make one too.

Leonie said...

You are on a roll! The tools one is adorable - well done you! looking forward to seeing your quilting :)

Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday, Kelli! I just love it!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Your tools baby quilt is amazing, perfect for a boy!

Vikki B said...

What a great quilt! I love the design, it is perfect for a little boy!

Connie said...

What a neat pattern Kelli! Great job!
Thanks for sharing.
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Sarah said...

That tool quilt is so cool! Great idea.

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