Thursday, 7 November 2013

"For the Boys" blog hop & GIVEAWAY

 Sew we quilt

**GIVEAWAY CLOSED**

One of my favourite blogging "Amy's" is our cheerleader for the "For the Boys Blog Hop" - she is Amy of Sew Incredibly Crazy and along with Mdm Samm they are hosting this fun "For the Boys" blog hop!  Thanks ladies!  I couldn't resist participating because blog hops are a fabulous way to meet new people and get great ideas for more projects to add to my 'to-do' list!   Be sure to visit all of the lovely people on this hop today too:

November 7th
Amy's Crafty Shenanigans - you are here!

What did I make?  I made a fun shaggy edge (or rag or frayed edge) quilt!  The fabric that gave me the initial colour scheme was 'Backyard Baby'.  I then added some Pearl bracelets, Kona solids, chevrons, some turtles, bears and a few orange and grey fabrics to make an I-Spy style quilt. 

This quilt was a commission from a work colleague for her grandson

There are foxes, snakes, bugs in jars, woodpeckers, snails, turtles, cars and many more creatures and critters to find!  This quilt is between a cot and baby size quilt and will make a great play mat too!  I love making these quilts - they are quite time consuming but the finished effect is great!  I have a plaid one that I have on my bed all the time and it is one of my favourites!  This style of quilt washes up really well too.  This one has been washed three times (in a pillow case to prevent the threads clogging my machine) and dried in the tumble dryer three times to fray-up the edges.  It will only get better and better each time it is washed.  

How did I make it?  I made each square 5" and placed a 4" piece of wadding between two of the 5" squares and sewed an X across corner to corner.  Each square sandwich has the same fabric on top and on the bottom so the design on the back of the quilt is the same as the front. This just makes it easier to decide layout!

The back view

These quilts are so versatile to make.  You can decide on any square size and even use up scraps of wadding that are left over from other projects.  Charm packs are great to use - and would save you cutting all those squares! 

All the sandwiches ready to be sewn into rows!

My way of saying THANK YOU to you for stopping by today is to hold a giveaway!  I am giving away some fun Christmas fabric scraps to one of my followers (link to Bloglovin' and GFC on the right hand side) anywhere in the world.  One entry per follower - just leave any old comment plus a way for me to contact you if you are a no-reply person!  I will draw the winner on November 15th, 2013 by RNG or similar and will email the winner.  I will be adding a surprise or two to the parcel as well! 

Approximately 2 fq's worth of scraps and I will throw in a surprise or two as well!

I hope you enjoy the rest of the "For the Boys" blog hop and good luck!! 

****GIVEAWAY CLOSED****

Congrats to winner:  Rhonda D.

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Linking to She Can Quilt for the 4th Quarter FAL  
 
 she can quilt

109 comments:

Hilary said...

Super cute quilt!

Jennifer Gail said...

Good job. I love Christmas scraps too:)

Fiesta said...

Your quilt is adorable. It is always tough to create for men and boys. I am working on a charm quilt so the scraps will come in handy. Thanks for the chance.

Tammy said...

Great quilt. I have never made one of these frayed edge quilts before. Perfect for boys.

evelyn said...

I love I spy quilts, yours is sew cute. Good idea to put it in a pillowcase to wash. Great job.

Amy said...

Love your color selection! It is a such a cute quilt. Great work!!!

Carla said...

I love making these and your colors are so fun. Thanks for sharing your creativity. Very nice!

Heidi said...

Amy, this is a great finish - love the colors! Never thought to wash a rag quilt in a pillowcase, nice tip:-)

Baa. xxx said...

Great quilt, Miss H is making a rag quilt with old jeans- but yours is very pretty.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

I've never made a rag quilt, but this looks so cozy.

gilly said...

Great quilt, just perfect for a boy! Haven't made one of these yet, but it's on my list - love the look of it so thanks for the know-how.
Xx

Shanna said...

I really love your fabric choices, great colors! I had to look up the bloglovin thing ( have been away from blogging for a couple months) thanks for pointing me in the right direction for that!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Thanks for explaining to a non-quilter like me, how to make a rag quilt.I didn't realise the wadding needed to be smaller than the squares. The colours you have used work so well together. A great quilt!!!

Pam said...

I have never made a frayed edge quilt, but I am in love with scraps, so fingers crossed. I follow with GFC.

Britt-Inger said...

Your rag quilt is so lovely in bright and cheery fabrics. Thanks for sharing your creativity and being part of this hop.

Malini said...

This is just wonderful. great colors.

charlotte said...

What a cute quilt. I have always wanted to make one of those. Now I know how. Thanks, Amy! You did a great job.

SewLittleToSay said...

What a great idea to use scraps of wadding. (Follow with BlogLovin)

Gina S. said...

Love this idea for a boys quilt. Scrappy like boys are.

Debby said...

Great rag quilt. I made one (maybe two) and all I remember is cutting, cutting, cutting! But we still have the quilt and it's our favorite soft couch quilt (made of flannels). Yours is very masculine, indeed. Thanks for herding all us into line for the Hop!

Lisa Marie said...

Love your quilt -- so bright and cheerful!

JoyceLM said...

Great quilt - I plan to make a rag quilt one day soon. Thanks for sharing & thanks for the chance to win. I'm a Bloglovin' follower.

Lorna McMahon said...

Your rag quilt is sweet and looks very cuddly! Great job!

Elizabeth Coughlin said...

Love the quilt, it's really sweet!

Mdm Samm said...

Ohhh Boy, what a warm cuddly quilt….and saw those turtles…so darn cute

Thearica said...

Your quilt is too cute.

Gill said...

What a great quilt!
Thanks for sharing!

StitchinByTheLake said...

Some lucky little one is going to love this quilt! blessings, marlene

Leanne Parsons said...

What a sweet quilt! I've never made a rag quilt, but they look so nice I may have to give it a try. I love Christmas scraps, so thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new follower on Bloglovin.

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

You can't beat a rag quilt!! love yours...the fabrics are great. Thank you for the giveaway. I follow via GFC

Jeneta said...

Great idea to wash the quilt in a pillowcase!

JillB said...

Darling quilt - it looks so snuggly!!
Thanks for the giveaway - LOVE those scraps!!

Vickie said...

Those kind quilts are so snuggly. I've never made one ,but I intend to one day.

Just Quilt It said...

I love your quilt! This has become a favorite pattern of mine--I have made several for baby gifts and will be showing mine on the last day of the hop. I basically made mine the same way except I don't use any batting in mine, and it still is very warm with 2 layers of fleece. I've used all sizes of blocks. Great job. Some little boy is going to be very happy!

Dorian said...

What a cozy, soft, fun quilt. Great job!

Margaret said...

I love raggie quilts. Yours is very cute.

Patty Howe said...

Thank you for showing your quilt and how to make it. Maybe I can finally get a quilt done for my new grandson. And thanks for the giveaway. I am a new bloglovin follower.
carrotcakeks@gmail,com

Beth said...

My husband loves rag quilts made out of flannel. He sleeps under two all winter! I follow you on bloglovin.

Renea said...

I have made many of these quilts. Love the feel of them as they get softer with each washing. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.

Leah said...

Great rag quilt. Love those colors!

Usha Murugesu said...

The quilt is eco friendly...so green and lovely. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.

Usha
Usharaneem@yahoo.com

Usha Murugesu said...

The quilt is eco friendly...so green and lovely. Thanks for the gorgeous giveaway.

Usha
Usharaneem@yahoo.com

Timtirim said...

I saw a similar quilt in a magazin, with these frayed edges. Is it enough to makeit from "normal" patchwork fabric, is it frayed enough? I've heard it is better tio use flannel fabric. What do you think? I would like to do my version for myself :) Thanks for the chance to win, I also need some Christmas scraps.
timea.greman@gmail.com

JanesQuilting said...

Your rag quilt is adorable! I like the fabrics you chase...deffinately boys.

krislovesfabric said...

Your quilt looks co cuddly!

Carol said...

Your rag quilt is just too cute! They are a lot of work to make, but the one I have is among my favorites.

Sandy Rowe said...

Love your quilt, especially the fabric! Perfect for a little boy!

Kathy H said...

I love those quilts. My friends and I made them for our kids to go to college. They were one of the first quilts I made. Still have them, the flannel ones get softer and softer all the time. I am a happy follower on google friends.

Rose Marie Andreozzi said...

I love rag quilts-they are so warm and cuddly...and what a good idea to wash it in a pillowcase...! Great job!

Joan Kawano said...

Nothing is more comfy than a scrappy
raggy quilt!

Rhonda D. said...

Love your rag quilt! Any kind of scraps are always welcome! Thanks
for the chance to win!

wigglypup2(at)yahoo(dot)com

Cindy said...

My husband loves to make rag quilts, and I love Christmas fabric scraps! Thanks for the giveaway.

patchouli moon studio said...

Those raggedy quilts are so cozy! Great fabrics!

Joyce Carter said...

I really love your quilt. But I wish I had seen it sooner.LOL I have just finished making some "I Spy" quilts for charity and had a hard time coming up with a new idea for making them. Yours is perfect. I will save this one for next time. Great job. Thank you for sharing.(Follow through GFC/Bloglovin)

Tinliz said...

What a cool way to do an I spy. My grandson (now 21) would have loved one of these when he was a little kid. He had a fascination with fringe. He would grab a terry kitchen towel with fringe from the drawer if he forgot his beloved blankie.

patti said...

What a perfect little boy quilt! I think you've inspired me to make a new quilt for my grandson! Thanks.

Tiffany said...

I love making rag quilts! That's what got me started on this whole adventure in the first place. I should make another one...
P.s. I LOVE those Christmas scraps! They would go perfectly with the quilt I want to make.

tubakk said...

Your rag quilt is great. I love "I spy" quilts.

Lorene Holbrook said...

love raggedy quilts. love your color choices

Kay said...

Lovely quilt, I am looking forward to trying one of these one day as they always look so effective. Thanks for a fun giveaway too. I already follow with GFC.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Rose Best said...

Love Christmas material, but of course Christmas is my favorite time of year

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What an adorable rag quilt…love the fabrics you chose! Thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

Sheila said...

Really great quilt, it looks so cosy . Thanks for the chance to win your scraps , I love scraps!!

Indianna said...

Great quilt...I love the I spy element too.

Susan said...

I signed up to follow you by email. I think your quilt is cute.

barb said...

I follow you in bloglovin and email. This quilt is so easy. Thank you for some great ideas babscorbitt at gmail dot com

Bonnie said...

The quilt is really cute. I have one on my to do list. I would love to have your scraps. It is so much fun to play with someone else's fabric scraps.

tink's mom said...

I have made several of these quilts. You did a great job with turning it into an ISPY version. Your friends grandson will love it.

Angie said...

I love that raggy quilt!!! The colors are perfect together, and rag quilts are just so snuggly. :) I am a follower on Bloglovin.

Quilting Tangent said...

Nice frayed edged quilt. Follow on bloglovin.

Mara said...

this is a great I-spy quilt, so fun.

Theresa said...

Rag quilts are so fun. Great job, thanks for sharing.

Chiska said...

What a great quilt! I love scraps, especially Christmas ones! :) Thanks for the chance!

Createology said...

For the Boys is really fun and your quilt is uber cute. Thanks for hopping. Creative Blissful Stitching...

Jackie said...

Love the quilt - I remember making one like it for my son many moons ago - need to do this again. Thanks for the memories!

Vicki H said...

Rag quilts are so snuggly. I love scraps, thanks for the chance.

Merrilee Rogotzke said...

Love your "shaggy" quilt and the prints you used.

LJ said...

A rag quilt is a great idea for 'the boys'. I love that you did creatures and made it into a I Spy Quilt, too.

linny said...

I've made several rag quilts & always love how they turn out. It's a great idea for a boy. Love those fabric scraps too.
lyn.robyn.smith@gmail.com

Linda said...

HI, SUCH A CUTE QUILT!
LOVE THESE YUMMY'S!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

gpc said...

I love your quilt! I really need to try one of these! :)

CeLynn said...

Although this type of quilt is time consuming,I really like them. Yours is no exception,love it,as will the recipient.

maggie said...

I think that your Grandson will love the quilt. It looks so cozy.
cheers
maggie

maggiemine42@gmail.com

Bobbie said...

Love raggy quilts! The colors are great in yours, great job

Linda J said...

What fun fabric you included in your raggy quilt. Well done!

Joanne said...

This is really fun looking! I love making rag quilts and love to see the recipient snuggled up in them. Thanks for sharing your creation today!

Crickets Corner said...

What a cute little boys quilt! Love the bright colors and the shaggy edges. Looks like it goes together fast. Thanks for sharing!

barbara woods said...

Love those quilts, keep thinking about making one, thanks

sandra said...

Lovely job I love the rag quilts I did one for a friend and she loves it and says it so warm and cuddly .

Michele T said...

Love all the colour!!! Very cheerful and fun - thanks for sharing in the hop!! I am following you via Bloglovin' - thanks!!

Bonnie Pfrimmer said...

Aww...I like that fabric. My grandson loves insects and snakes, He would love something like this. I am going to have to look for this fabric. Thank you for sharing.

Quilt n Queen said...

Adorable quilt Amy...love the colors and rag quilts are so much fun to make. Thanks for the inspiration...it has been a long time since I've made a rag quilt. I'm a GFC follower and Bloglovin. Happy stitching, Pauline

Gloria said...

Your quilt is very appealing and some little boy will love it.

Kirsten said...

Your raggy quilt is lovely - such fun boyish prints and colours!

the running hare said...

Oh no! Another type of quilt to try. Yours is lovely, great colours for a boy ;0)

Catrin Lewis said...

I've never seen a quilt like this before - what a great idea for using up scraps of wadding!

Sarah Lou said...

I love these quilts, I'm sure I started following you after the last one! Thanks for the pointer to the rest of the blog hop, I'm looking for more inspiration for the little man

Robin said...

That's a great rag quilt! I started a Christmas one about three years ago and never finished it. Now I have the inspiration to get it back out again!! Great job!

Courtneysews said...

Love the quilt. thanks for sharing your scraps!!!

mammafairy said...

Definitely a follower!
Lovely quilt and so simple--in theory!

Lana said...

I love how soft rag quilts are!!! You made a great quilt!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful quilt! I love scraps!

Scrapbook-ChickADoodle said...

Terrific quilt! Love the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.
I am a follower :-)

Barbara O. said...

I love the look of these rag quilts, is there a good tutorial for them somewhere?
Other people's scraps are thrilling, thanks for the chance!

Kristen King said...

Love your quilt. I've always wanted to make a frayed edge quilt but have never done it, I think I might just have to give it a try! :)

DeborahGun said...

gorgeous quilt amy - I love your fabric choices especially.

My heart is here said...

So cute quilt! And an amazing giveaway :)
mmyheartishere@gmail.com

Bente-I like to QuiltBlog said...

That is a great quilt, and it reminds me, that I want to sew a ragtime quilt too. Great work!
Thanks for the chance to win, I do follow, GFC and Bloglovin.
Bente

Linda said...

(I"m just now catching up on this hop.) Your quilt is beautiful! I love the colors! I've made one of these quilts in the past for my grandson, but this inspires me to make another. Great job!