Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Children at Play ~ Part 2

Having just last week made a quilt for little girls, it is time to keep my promise and make a quilt for the boys.


I have again used the Children at Play fabric collection by Sarah Jane, this time using the more  boy orientated fabrics: rockets, bikes, kites and paper hats in the blue, green, orange and yellow color palette. 


I have used numerous other prints in addition to the Children at Play collection, including a stripe print and several larger scale dot prints.  Although I have generally remained true to the initial color palette I love how the overall  feel of this quilt top has been changed by these additions.


I have also added a off-white border around the outer edge of the quilt and although it doesn't have great appeal right now, I do think it will look great once a high contrast binding has been added to finish the quilt.

I am keen to start quilting this one as I think it will add a little more interest and texture to these fairly large size blocks.

Thank you for stopping by,
Rita

23 comments:

  1. Are you shifting from being the HST queen to the tumbler queen?
    xx

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  2. Love it and if I needed a boy quilt, I'd buy it! Perfect colors for a little boy!

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  3. Lovely! It's hard to do quilts for boys because the majority of fabrics are quite feminine. I like the way you've gone with this. It's definitely for a boy but not all blue.

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  4. Awesome Rita dear! Live those tumblers, and I can't wait to use that line!

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  5. Great quilt1 Any little boy should love that!

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  6. I agree about the binding. that will set it off perfectly.

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  7. Love, love it! Great use of colors and fabric!

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  8. Another beautiful quilt! I am sure the boys will love it!

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  9. This is fabulous! I love how you added the red and white "floral" but it doesn't look feminine. Your use of color is inspiring.

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  10. Hooray for boy quilts! (Yes, I'm a bit biased.) Love the blue polka-dots, too. Can't wait to see it finished. :)

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  11. This is great! I think I need to learn more about making blocks like this!

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  12. awesome! (as always) love the big blue dots mixed in.

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  13. Oooh, will this have a panel on the bottom like the girly one?

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  14. Another great quilt Rita. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.

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  15. I love this line...wish we had it in the shop. Love those pinwheels and rockets and of course paper boats and hats!

    Tumblers look like so much fun...is there any trick to doing them?

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  16. gorgeous and I love the white around the tumblers - I've got one in progress and wasn't sure whether to use a solid around the edge but now the decision is easy - thanks

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  17. Purdy! I agree, we need more boy fabrics that are not brown and blue!

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  18. Love it Rita. Tumblers are always great with boys. Love the coordinates you chose with the Sarah Jane fabrics.

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  19. That's lovely! I'm sure most boys would love it.

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