Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Making Progress Slowly

Here are a few more photos of the quilt I've been secretly working on for my youngest son.



Putting the top together is like putting a puzzle together. I have to lay out each section to be sure I don't have two similiar backgrounds together etc. What is hard is hearing my son come through the door and scrambling to pick it up! LOL



Thank you to all who expressed interest in purchasing the blocks from yesterday's post. I tried to send you all an individual email and hope I didn't overlook anyone. They are now sold.

53 comments:

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful quilt for a boy, love the black and white with the red touches.

Debbie

Libby said...

That's the fun part of quilt making - it's like solving a puzzle . . . until you add in the surprise element and then you just have *magic*

Loris said...

This is really a great quilt for him. I love the varied star sizes and the background fabrics really add even more interest. He's going to love it!
My computer died and I'm going to be scarce online for awhile. DH is trying to fix it and shop for a new one as well :-)

Denise :) said...

It's looking wonderful -- how fun it is to have a secret project to work on! I love secrets and intrigue! :)

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Your son's quilt is looking like a beauty Mary!

Sue said...

I really love these colors. Love the red stars and I am sure you son will be so thankful :)
Very pretty.

Sallie said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

Darlene said...

It's looking fabulous, Mary!!!

Belinda said...

This is gonna be s-u-m quilt!! Yes, I can see all the parts and pieces and pieces and parts!!

I'm glad you found a home for those cute little GFG blocks from yesterday! I looked at them and was soooooooo tempted!!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Super "manly" quilt, Mary! I really love the pop of red aganist the black and white.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh bummer! I'm sorry I missed yesterday's post. Guess I will just have to make my own. :-o

I love the blocks for your DS! Are you following a pattern or winging it? He is going to love it! I love b&w and red together.

Have a happy day!!

Stephanie said...

Wowzer!

Kaaren said...

Wow, Mary! That is going to be one awesome quilt!

Lucky guy and I'm sure he will appreciate the work that you are putting into it. After all, he is your son!

Cathy H said...

Love the quilt for your son, black n white with one colour always looks great. Can you tell me more about the pattern. Is it your own design or purchased pattern. Cathy

Betty Lou said...

Love the ontrast and the touch of red in this quilt. Very original. Son will love it.

Shelley said...

Oh Mary, his quilt is going to be smashing!Love the red stars :)

Becky said...

This has such a masculine look without being "dark and creepy." Please tell us more about the fabrics and pattern that you are using.

Mrs Quilty said...

Beautiful work and perfect for your son! He'll love it.

Nicky said...

love that graphic look!

Barbara Ann Beamer Jones said...

Love it!!

Pat said...

Nice quilt...I know black/white and read are popular colors nowadays.

QuiltNut Creations said...

black and white quilts are the best. yours looks fabulous.

Vivian said...

So many shy away from quilts for guys because they think they have to be dark and dull. This quilt is a wonderful example to disprove that. Great design, Mary -- bold, colorful, graphic.
I remember well the elevated heart rate when someone would come home when I was working on a surprise. Keeps the blood pumping!

Karen said...

I can see why your son likes the design so well.

Bari Jo said...

Hi Mary!!! Your quilt is gorgeous! It looks complicated but so cool!!!! My binding fabric came in YESTERDAY - finally! So I hope to get my quilt finished in the next day or so! Love the quilting you didi! Can't wait to see your son's quilt finished! It is going to be wonderful! Have a great day! ;o) Bari Jo

Janet O. said...

I love the bold, graphic look of this, Mary. The seemingly random placed stars on the black and white backdrop is very stunning! Lucky son!

LeKaQuilt said...

WOW! I like the wite and black fabrick and I love the touch of red.
Your little man is an lucky little fellow :o)

Cheryl said...

Your son's quilt is quite striking. Just the perfect amount of red added to the bold black and whites! Your own design?

Karen said...

Wow, Mary this is very striking! My youngest daughter had actually wanted a red and black quilt first. but since I was lacking a good supply of blacks in my stash we went with purple, green, tiny bit of pink and then the black. She would absolutely love this one!! Where did your son decide to go to school?

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

Wow! That's a really stunning quilt! Love it!

Donna said...

Your black and white quilt is very striking with the red added in. Is this a specific pattern? I'm interested because my daughter gave me a large selection of black and white fabric with hot pink as the surprise element. She keeps asking if I have thought of a way to put it together in a quilt. I had a couple of ideas before I saw yours but now I know that I would really like to put it together like that. It is the prettiest I've seen.

Dawn Heese said...

It looks awesome Mary, he will love it.

kimland said...

oh, I think I am falling in love. Classic Red and Black, always in style and very tasteful, inspiring!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love, love, love B&W w/ red. Always looks so neat. Well done, he'll LOVE it. Your secret is safe here. ;)

JCnNC said...

You must have been collecting black and whites for quite a while - what an assortment. Beautiful it will be. Judy C

Kim D. said...

Wow, your quilt is gorgeous! Some of my favorite colors B, W & R and the stars are lovely. Is this a pattern or are you designing it yourself? I can't imagine why you wouldn't want to finish those GFG blocks from yesterday, I've been working on mine for 11 years now. LOL I just tell myself the quilt will be really special when I finally get it completed.

Mary said...

I am intrigued by your blocks. Can't wait to see more. I really like your choice of background fabrics. Your own design?

Mrs.Pickles said...

i love the colours. it will be stunning once its done!

Debi said...

So very pretty, love the red/black/white fabrics.

Needled Mom said...

Gorgeous!!

andsewon said...

Look'n good girl!Yes bet that scrambling is a work out! ;-)

Barb said...

Lucky son! this is wonderful!!

Lori said...

What a fun quilt! It is also fun to be sneaky and work on a project with the recipient close by!!

Valerie Z said...

I love your quilt!!! Like the others, is it a pattern or book you are following? Your son is going to love his quilt! Black and white with a bit of red is an awesome color combination! Hope you are well my friend!

Esther said...

I am also interested in purchasing your blocks. It is a beautiful quilt with the added touch of red.

Teresa said...

Its an interesting quilt - I love the red stars against the black and white. I'll be watching to see how it all comes together.

Carrie P. said...

Lookin' good. How small is that littlest star?

Loveday's Day said...

I love the black and white especially with the red stars. What a lucky son :)

rjk said...

I love the quilt you are working on. What pattern is that?

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

I love black, white, and red in a quilt. My Daughter's favorites.

Your Son's quilt looks amazing so far. When my kids caught me making their gifts I used to tell them I was making it for one of their cousins lol. I've even used a similar fib on my husband and it worked. You would think they would catch on by now but they don't.

karen said...

Oh wow that is a beautiful quilt - I love the colors and I know he will love it as well.

Hugs- Karen

Anonymous said...

Your blocks look great and I am so glad you are enjoying my quilt design. It is called Touch of Vegas. It is the quilt I used to enter the McCalls Deigner of the Year contest. Mine was lime green but it is striking in red.

Debbie Allan

Donna Becker said...

I really like how you've worked the light and dark reds along the diagonal line. I'm in the midst of collecting black and white fabrics for use with splashes of saturated primary colors in batik. Should be interesting. :-)