Big Projects.

This one took more than a couple of hours – and involved a whole lot of faffing around at quilt shops. James was keen to make something special for two of his Tae Kwon Do coaches who were expecting their first baby in March. The original inspiration was this Sherbet Pips quilt by Randi at I Have To Say.  Love that collection…

We bought the fabrics from all over town during January and took them down to Grandma’s to cut out and sew. I cut, James sewed and Grandma made dinner. Team effort. We were at about this stage when the city fell over so patchworking went by the wayside for a bit…

But once we arrived home again, James took up where he had left off and it was soon time to quilt. Here is his quilt back taped to the floor with batting sandwiched in between and the quilt top pinned in place.

I quilted around each square for him on the trusty little Bernina Sport and he was kept busy trimming threads and de-pinning the layers.

He chose a very simple red fabric for the binding and on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon, the last edge was hand-stiched into place. He is very proud of his labour of love which took about 10 weeks from start to finish and he took lots of artistic drapey photos. Red, blue and grey – a great boy combination to keep little Marcus warm this winter.

This is my favourite – it shows each square he made as well as the head and toes of the young man himself. Job well done Jimmy.

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6 Comments

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6 responses to “Big Projects.

  1. Wow, that is beautiful, and what a great team effort. Lucky coaches!

  2. Evil Gym Mom

    Go James!!

  3. Deb

    That is gorgeous. Tell James he is one talented guy. Nick came home tonight with his first sewing project from intermediate…a cushion. He was so proud of it. I can’t wait to show him what James has created.

  4. wow, I hope my boys will also be so keen on sewing one day! James is a star; that quilt is gorgeous. Love the sherbert pips fabric too, you did a great job matching the look.

  5. canary

    Wow, that rocks! And what a victory to complete it after all you’ve been through! 8)

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