Friday, August 10, 2012

TGIFF: A Friday Finish for the MVP

Officially en route to the birthday boy today, and therefore really and truly finished...

(Thanks to Austin's grandma and grandpa,
for the extra-special delivery service! )

... for my great-nephew, Austin, who turned thirteen last week. Since he was born before I really started quilting, he's waited a very long time for his quilt. On the plus side, his is a lot bigger than the baby quilts his younger cousins have received!

The inspiration for this quilt came over a year ago, when I joined an online quilting bee to make blocks for Margaret's Hope Chest. One of the requested blocks was a very simple, sports themed hourglass block. If you look closely at the finished quilt for Joshua, you'll see a couple of familiar blocks in there...

... 9-1/2" squares of the sports print and black Kona cotton, cut diagonally both ways, sewn back together and trimmed down to 8-1/2" blocks.

Here are all of the blocks sewn together for Austin's quilt, before the borders were added:

I love how the super simple "hourglass" blocks come together and create the larger pinwheel design.

And I was really thrilled to find this flannel "MVP" print for the back. The colors were just perfect!

I'm linking up today with TGIFF, hosted this week by Alyce at Blossom Heart Quilts. (She has just finished a super cute transportation I-Spy quilt AND she's doing a giveaway. Check it out!)


Kit Lang said...

Beautiful! congrats on a great finish. :)

The Thompsons said...

I really like the black against the blue, and I love that it's flannel.

Pattilou said...

The quilt is perfect. Wonderful choices in the block pattern, fabric and backing! Congrats on a great finish.

shawn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog Heather! I love your quilt- the colors work so well together and I've never seen that pattern before. I want to try it :)Come visit often!

AlyceB said...

What a great quilt - simple yet so effective!!

Thanks for linking up!