Monday, June 21, 2010

the calvin quilt

with the help of my block party friends, my little boy now has a quilt for his big bed...I LOVE this quilt.  
I wasn't sure about the quilting when I first pulled it out of the dryer, but on the bed, I absolutely love it.
currently my kids are playing musical beds (not sleeping in their own beds), so the quilt is actually on my daughters bed.  She loves the horse stuff on the back.  I chose this print because the fabric is so, so soft. 

 thanks to the great ladies who contributed to this quilt, I love every square..

34 comments:

  1. Wow, that looks absolutely fabulous! I love the random placement of the blocks in plenty of white.

    My next quilt is definitely going to have plenty of white - the hand pieced one I'm working on is all about the colour saturation!

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  2. Love this quilt, what a great idea.

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  3. I love the quilting. How on Earth did you do it? ....so I can do it on one of mine. :)

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  4. Oh yes- this is gorgeous!! lovely! And great photo of the little one jumping on the bed- cute!

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  5. great quilt.

    Love the colors!

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  6. this is such an amazing quilt. it looks so great on the bed.

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  7. Those green blocks against the solid fabric are really stunning. They just pop. And the kids are adorable!

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  8. Love it Net. Also, have I mentioned how much I like that pear fabric. I've used it for a bag, and I also saw a quilt you made for Emily that had the orange version on it.

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  9. I think this one is my absolute favorite, Nettie!

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  10. Oh it looks so gooooood! I love the way you put the blocks together. Love it!

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  11. Kudos on the quilt finish ---- but what really caught my attention was the framed "First Down" print. That's my favorite Norman Rockwell, right up there with "Day in the Life of a Boy" and "Day in the Life of a Girl." I've been hanging on to these for when/if I ever have kids of my own. I just love 'em!

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  12. Wow, I *adore* this quilt. Everything is perfect...the colors, the block shapes/sizes/setting, the white space, the binding...and the quilting is awesome.

    Would love to know more about how you quilted this...advance plan? Change-direction-as-you-go?

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  13. I love it too. Love the color combo, love the block style, and the back looks great on it. LOVE it.

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  14. Hi Nettie, I love Calvin's quilt!! And how fun to see Calvin! jumping on the bed, no less. I love your non-traditional creativity. When our kids were the ages of yours, I had their rooms done up so cute, with matching curtains and dust ruffles. At night when I'd go check on them, I'd find all three in the same bed. Connor says to tell your husband hi, and that he's 6'5" now. LOL miss you!

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  15. How refreshing not to see the same 3 inch white sashing around a 12 inch block! Great layout and I love, love, love the quilting!

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  16. it's wonderful! i love the shot of your little guy jumping on the bed...and the one of the quilt hanging from the tree. lovely, lovely!

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  17. I love this quilt. The green is just perfect.

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  18. I just love those vivid greens mixed in with the greys and white! That is one spectacular quilt and your son is a lucky kid!!

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  19. Well done! I have a green & grey quilt on my bed and I could gaze at it all day! You kiddos are adorable too :-)

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  20. Wow Nettie, Calvin's quilt is fantastic! I love it - LOVE it! Well done.

    I love green and the quilting is fantastic, hope you share more details about how you did it.

    This is the reason I follow your blog, you are an inspiration.

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  21. hahahaha....I love the photo of him jumping on the bed!!! looks like he's lovin' it too!! :) great quilt!!

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  22. The quilting really makes it. That would have given you a sore back though! All those lines. Love it!

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  23. AMAZING. This is super cool.

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  24. Gorgeous! Love the green, the white, the quilting, all of it, but especially the jumping on it!

    Rita
    ♥♥♥

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  25. Well it is lovely. Modernish but really cute for a kids room. It can grow with him.

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  26. What an awesome quilt. Right up my alley with all the fun placement and "abnormal-ish" blocks. I like the quilting, it seems to just go with all the funkiness of the quilt. :)

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  27. great pictures! love the one of the little one jumping on the bed. the quilt is great too of course!

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  28. Love it! I think the first picture says it all... this quilt makes you jump for joy it's that lovely. :o)

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  29. I love everything about this quilt!

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  30. so cool for a boy! i love the green and gray combo and the scattering of color. great job!

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  31. amazing! such a beautiful quilt
    x

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  32. oh my! That quilt is just perfect. It makes me so happy.

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  33. I love all the greens! And the elphant fabrics are wonderful!!! I bet he loves this!

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