Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Monster Blanket - COMPLETE!!!

In a little over two weeks I managed to buy fabric, cut, sew, piece, quilt sandwich, quilt and hand bind an entire quilt for my baby nephew J - and DAMN it looked good if I may say so myself!  ;)

Little J was born on April 1st and his shower was this past Easter weekend.  It took me a few days to figure out what pattern I wanted to do and what kind of fabric I wanted to use but once I found the fabric and convinced myself that it would actually look good together I got to work on it.  Of course I wound up misplacing my camera for a few weeks so I didn't get many good 'in progress' pictures of the blanket but I did manage to take a few towards the end of the whole process.

This is the quilt top without the backing or the binding on:

This is the finished creation the day before the baby Shower - I can honestly say that I was seriously tempted to keep it for myself - it was so cute!!!!

A close up of some of the monsters and my awesome (not!) stitching in the ditch quilting technique!  The thread that I used for this blanket messed with my machine and thats where the loaner machine from my SIL came in!  It worked awesome!

I actually really liked how the black boarder worked well with all the blue and orange fabric - plus the monsters were adorable too!!!

A close up of one of the 9 patches.

The back of the quilt - it was super cute green and blue bubble print.

A close up of the stitching detail on the back.

So there it is, a super cute Monster baby blanket done in approximately 24 hours in just over 2 weeks!!  Not bad if I do say so myself!!  

Thanks for stopping by - sorry for the delay in posting this, I've had some issues lately!  :)


  1. Very nice Kari :) Makes me want to get my act together and start working on what I want to do for Emily & Colby.

  2. Thanks Jen! Its so nice to actually have something done from start to finish and I have a bunch more stuff on the go to work on.

  3. Hi Kari! What a gorgeous quilt!! Very pretty! I am now your newest follower via the creation corner blog hop. I hope you will follow me, too! Many blessings to you!

  4. that is a cute one! I love how the orange and blue contrast and highlight each other to really make it pop! And the fabric is super cute! Thanks for linking up to Eat, Grow, Sew! Happy to have you along!!!


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