Saturday, January 30, 2010

Finally finished

Okay, I promise this is the last post about Luke's robot quilt. I finally finished sewing on the binding today, washed the quilt, and put it on Luke's bed. I checked back on my blog: I started this on August 11. So glad to be done!
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I cut the binding on the bias, which made my brain hurt a little. But I'm glad I did.

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I was a little nervous that the red fabric would bleed when I washed it, but it didn't. (Whew!) The quilt came out of the dryer all crinkly and soft.

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This is the best part.

21 comments:

Tammy said...

Heart melting.... Adorable.

Tracey said...

That is one cute quilt (and a sweetie, sweet boy).

You'll have to teach me about binding on the bias... I *just* might tackle it next. :)

Robin said...

beautiful. love the binding.

Kaye Prince said...

Adorable Katie! Did you use the tutorial I linked to for the binding?

elle said...

it is nice to see softness in a boy's quilt, yet not sticky sweet. Very nice. Binding is the right icing for this cake.

Claire said...

I love it.....I made a robot quilt (different line of fabric though)for my nephew (who I think doesn't even like it) and I loved it so much that I wanted to keep it and give to one of my boys (who already have quilts and love them to death), but after much sighing, I decided to go ahead and send it because that was my original intent, plus I didn't want to make another quilt at last minute , since it was a christmas present.

Oh, and if you are worried about the fabrics bleeding....Shout Color Catchers...they are my live savers and work wonders....they catch are the loose dye while in the washer so that the dye doesn't get redeposited elsewhere on the article.

bellsjo said...

is adorable! what a fantastic quilt! Good job - who cares if it took an age to make - he will be able to treasure this for years to come and pass it down to his children!

Eric, Marilyn, and Elliott said...

Luke is sure to stay put in his bed with that fancy quilt.

The Bakers said...

Amazing! But I guess you've had to do something to keep your mind off me moving away.

Sunshine said...

Oooh, it looks so fluffy! It's also fun that I can recognize some of the robot quilts from my stash!

Cheers,
Christine

I Love Baby Quilts! said...

OMG I am in love, so sweet. What is that tiny robot print in the second photo??? That's not from the same line, is it?

Katie B. said...

That square is Robot Red Rover from Pocketful of Pinwheels. She's an independent designer who sells her fabric on Etsy.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/pocketfulofpinwheels

Mary said...

I love that you can see the texture of the quilt which looks so comfortable in all it's cotton goodness.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Oh I could cuddle right up with him - cutest fabric!

Natalie said...

Congrats!

Leah said...

LOVE. The binding looks amazing. And of course Luke loves it! Do you have any leftover fabric to make matching accessories?

Cheryl Arkison said...

Awwww... Cute finish.

Stacie@HobbitDoor said...

So cute! Love the colors!

lindsey said...

What a lovely quilt. And I love that he has a blankie, as well.

Anonymous said...

Katie, You are so smart and so talented. Beautiful quilt. What a great hobby. Too bad you don't live near your mom - you and she could kibbitz about all your sewing projects.

Grandma

Susan said...

Katie - I'm so behind checking blogs! This quilt is just darling!!