Friday, March 13, 2009

The Super Duper Luke Quilt

Here is the finished quilt top. I really love it. It is definitely the loudest, brightest quilt I've ever made and it was a lot of fun! Luke loves it so I'm trying to get the quilting and binding done quickly.

Luke made a block, too. Well, sort of! He likes to watch me sew and wanted to "play" (yikes!) so I let him pick out some decorative stitches and press the "start" button. I love that you can operate my machine by either the foot pedal or the start/stop button. There was no way I was going to let Luke use the foot pedal; he likened it too often to the gas pedal on my car, so I had him put the fabric under the presser foot, press the start/stop button, and cut the threads when the stitching was done.

The middle block with the cars, airplanes and dogs is the block Luke made.


The quilt measures 50"X60", so it shouldn't take too long to quilt and bind.

EDIT: This quilt grew...I added to it so it now measures 60 X 75. To see this quilt quilted and bound, click here.

7 comments:

Cheryl said...

This quilt is awesome! I can't get over how fun it is! Seriously, it's one of the best kids' quilts I've ever seen! And I usually don't use this many exclamation points!

Laura said...

What a treasure you created! I love how you let him be involved. I still have quilts from my grandma that were done for me when I was little. They are some of my most prized possessions!

Patty said...

Wow! Luke's quilt is amazing! You should be so proud of this one. And, how fun for Luke to be able to help out.

janet said...

This quilt is fantastic, I bet Luke is nagging you to finish it! I especially love his name in the middle, what a great job.

QuiltedSimple said...

This quilt is amazing! And I love Luke's block. (isn't the foot pedal a go faster gas pedal??)
Kris

Jaime said...

That is awesome! I'm betting Luke will treasure that quilt for decades!!

Chicago Sarah said...

Gorgeous! :)

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