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Friday, July 15, 2016

Mr Amazing and a new quilt

Here he is, Mr. Amazing, or more commonly referred to Elliot.  He was born on April 1st and I finally have his baby quilt finished. Not that he cares it is late, but honestly, what kind of grandma is late with the baby quilt?  DD2 keeps telling me no worries, but still!

Here is a photo of the entire quilt.  It isn't very big, but just big enough for a wall hanging.

Have you heard of Anita Goodesign?  This is one of her embroidery or small quilt designs and there is a bit of a learning curve.  It isn't tough mind you, but for some reason, I seem to think that I can outsmart directions....Sometimes I can but not this time!

What did I do that was ridiculous?  Well, see those super cute colored borders around each block?  During the embroidery process, you place, stitch, and fold fabric to make that border.  I thought I could do this much faster after all the blocks were stitched....but it turned out that it would have been much easier and faster to have stitched the blocks as the designer intended.  

One thing I love about these blocks is that the quilting is part of the embroidery design.  Once you stitch all the blocks, you can add sashing if you'd like, which I did!

Here is a picture of the quilt back.  I love this fabric.  This was a fun make although it isn't 'perfect'.  DD2 thinks it is cute and that Mr. Amazing will love it as he gets older.

Thanks for reading!


  1. Your grandson is adorable! Congratulations. Love the quilt too.

  2. What a precious little one and lovely fun quilt :-)

  3. Such an adorable baby. And I love the robots.
    Congratulations to you and your daughter.

  4. Congratulations on your new Grandson! I love the quilt too!

  5. Mr Amazing is so cute and I love his new quilt, there's so much detail and the colours are bright and wonderful

  6. My coworker made a quilt for her granddaughter using these designs and girl type robot fabrics. Both yours and hers are so cute. As so is Mr. Amazing. Sigh, someday I hope to have grandchildren.