Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I Heart Robots quilt

Over the weekend, I finished up a quilt that has me excited for all kinds of reasons, my I Heart Robots quilt.

I Heart Robots baby quilt

Our dear friends Brian and Kelsey are expecting their first baby, a little boy.  Back when my husband and I were dating a zillion years ago, he worked with Brian and also happened to live in the same apartment complex.  Then I moved into the complex, and it was like our very own Melrose Place, but without crazy Kimberly blowing up the joint.  We spent most of our free time together, and after we got engaged and Brian met Kelsey, we were excited to see the two of them falling in love.  At our wedding, Kelsey caught the bouquet and Brian caught the garter, so it was no surprise when they married shortly after my munchkin was born.  Now, they're welcoming a baby boy of their own in the new year and we couldn't be happier for them.  They will be wonderful parents!

I Heart Robots quilt - close up


I Heart by Rashida Coleman-Hale is one of my favorite baby boy collections at the moment, but I'm not the one who picked it out this time.  I let my munchkin help out with this quilt, since he treasures his Uncle Brian quite a bit, and not just for his infinite superhero knowledge.  The munchkin picked out all of the fabric for this quilt and I was super proud of him.

I Heart Robots quilt fluttering in the big breeze


The blocks are inspired by the Charmed Prints quilt along at Gen X Quilters.  Since I was working from fat quarters and half-yards, I decided to super-size the blocks and I think they turned out pretty nicely.  I did have a bit of an oops moment when I fouled up adding the sashing in between the blocks.  I forgot to add sashing in between the block rows, but I was in no mood to rip out my stitches, so I just went with it and made it work.  I added a border of Kona Peacock to make it just a bit larger as well.

I Heart Robots baby quilt - finished!


I'm really happy with how this quilt turned out and I can't wait to bring it to Brian and Kelsey.

Quilt Stats:
Name: I Heart Robots baby quilt
Size: 40" square
Fabrics: Rashida Coleman-Hale's amazing I Heart collection for Timeless Treasures paired with Kona Snow and Kona Peacock
Quilting: All-over meandering stipple in white Gutermann thread by yours truly
Binding: Machine bound using I Heart Dots Blue
Pattern: Inspired by AnneMarie's Charmed Prints quilt along

27 comments:

  1. It's a lovely quilt - well done on the fabric selection, little fella.

    What a wonderful friendship story.

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  2. What a bright and cheery color palette! Love it.

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  3. It's adorable, what a great gift!

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  4. That is such a darling quilt, and the story is so special!!! Congrats to your friends, and great job on this quilt!

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  5. What a great story, Elizabeth! The quilt turned out super cute!

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  6. Hi Elisabeth! What a happy quilt! Orange, green and turquoise are really good together! I love fabrics with pictures and robots are so cool!
    Merry Christmas! x Teje

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  7. That is a wonderful quilt for a new baby!

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  8. I love how the super size blocks look!!! I just did that QAL and was wondering how they would look super size! Now I know! Great finish!!!

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  9. What a great story, funny how things happen some times. They are going to LOVE the quilt. It is so bright and cheery, great design and fabric choice.

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  10. Very fun! I love that you supersized the blocks! They are going to love the quilt!

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  11. Your muchkin is becoming quite the fabric connoisseur! He did an awesome job picking out the fabrics, as did his mom putting this quilt together :-) I'm sure it will be loved by the new baby to be!

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  12. Great story, and I really like the quilt. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. That is such a fun quilt! The baby is going to love it (because, really, who doesn't love robots?).

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  14. So fun! I love baby quilts that aren't too "baby," you know?

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  15. Love it, and I'm sure it will be treasured. Some of those robots just happened to walk through my door yesterday too... :oD

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  16. Cute quilt! Your friends will love it.

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  17. Adorable! I think this material in on a quilt that is in a kids cold medi commercial :)

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  18. It's gorgeous Elizabeth! I love that fabric line :)
    I really like the 'mistake', it totally works!

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  19. i love it. is is perfectly boy and not too baby!

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  20. What a cute quilt and a wonderful story behind it.

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  21. That's really a cute quilt. love how you have the big square and the smaller pieces of the robot fabric. It is really nice.

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  22. Love the colors and pattern! Thanks for sharing.

    @pril
    KoolBeenz-blog.blogspot.com

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