For My Boy: A Wolf Quilt
Welcome to my stop on the For the Boys blog hop!
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As I mentioned in this previous post, my son, Russell has been patiently awaiting
his turn to receive a quilt, handmade with love by his mom.
Through the past couple of years, Russell has been a great help to me. He is my number one supporter in my quilting endeavors, cheering me on and boosting me up. Whenever I need a second opinion, I know I can count on him to give me an honest and thoughtful response.
When it was time to start planning for his very own quilt, of course Russell wanted to take part in the design process. And all fabric choices had to have his approval.
He sure does have a keen quilting eye!
The inspiration for this quilt came from a pillow panel Russell purchased with his own money.
The wolf panel was picked out while fabric shopping with his mom one day
and the quilt was then designed around this theme.
This panel did indeed make two very nice pillow cases, but they were too short for standard pillows.
For the extra length needed, I added a blue winter pine fabric to make the flanges,
using the French seam method.
A third pillow case was made using the moon print.
This wolf quilt finished at 70″ x 89″.
Russell had previously noted that my quilts were looking rather flat. And he prefers a fluffy quilt.
I explained to him that a polyester batting makes a quilt look more puffy,
whereas a cotton batting will be smoother. So this quilt has a poly batting.
I quilted parallel to each long seam, 1/4″ on either side. Then quilted along the mountain top and across the wolves backs. I also free motion quilted around each moon and wolf silhouette.
And I love how the free motion quilting around the wolves really makes them pop!
I used a fleece backing for this cuddly quilt. And because it was my first experience quilting with fleece, I decided to test it out first by making an additional quilt. Winter Wolves
was made using some of the leftovers and quilted up surprisingly easily despite the stretchiness of the fleece.
My favourite fabric used in this quilt was a beautiful print called Birch Tree, from the “North by Northwest” collection designed by Maria Kalinowski of Kanvas Studio for Benartex.
This birch print was also used to make a double fold binding which was applied by machine.
Judging by this smile……..
I’d say, “Mission Accomplished!”
Taking part in Madame Samm’s For the Boys Blog Hop
has been the most incredible fun!
And visiting all the talented participants has been such an inspiring experience!
Thank you Camelot Fabrics for sponsoring this hop. And….
Thanks for visiting today! And…. Keep On Quilting On!