Thursday, October 28, 2010

Zion's Quilt


Here is my little entry for the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Thanks again to Amy and the sponsors for putting this on again! Head on over to her blog to see all of the other fabulous quilts. There are also some fun giveaway's as well!

Amy's Creative Side - Blogger's Quilt Festival

I made this little quilt for my newest little nevvy Zion! He was born this August and I, now don't faint, actually gave him the quilt a week after he was born! Amazingly I had this quilt all done except for the binding two months before he was born. This is a record people! You remember it took over a year do some of my other quilts! I have a quilt that I've been working on for...let's see.....about 9 years now. Don't even ask how close it is to being done. Let's just say, if I go on the way I have been I'll be getting it done in about 81 years. I better get moving on it I guess.

Ok, On to Zion's Quilt. Or, maybe I should have named it the "I've Always Wanted To..." quilt. You'll see what I mean.

I chose Log Cabin because I've always wanted to make a log cabin quilt and decided this was a good opportunity to try it out. I am a FAN. It is such a fun pattern to work with! As you can see, I wanted it to be one huge log cabin square and I wanted to use all scraps. Check and check. All the fabric are scraps from my other projects. There are a few scraps from my sisters and some from a friend too. Scraps from Zion's big sisters quilt and there are even scraps from two button up shirts that no longer fit me! Ahh...I love it.

I've never done a scrappy back either and have always wanted to try it. Film in the Fridge, you are an inspiration! She always has the cutest quilt backs. I really like how it turned out. The black and gray fabric is a really soft homespun. It's get's so very soft after you wash it. Perfect for cuddling.
I had to wait until the baby was born to know if was a boy or a girl so I wanted to wait to bind it so that I could make it more "boyish" or "girly". So, as soon as he came along I found this pretty blue striped searsucker in my stash. I've always wanted to do a striped binding. It it had been a girl I would have either gone with bright pink or purple. Or maybe I would have been really crazy and used a bright floral pattern?


Here's the little label I made for it. By Aunt Jenny, your FAVORITE Aunt! A little subtle brain washing....*ehem* I had to do finish this after he was born as well. I did all of it except his name and the date he was born ahead of time. Goodness, I was so on top of things.


I quilted this in a spiraled square starting from the middle. Easy peasy and so quick. One reason I got it done in time. :)



This little heart is in the very center of the quilt. Just like he came from the center of God's heart.


Just like nothing is perfect in this world, this quilt isn't quite perfect either. Here's my little oops moment. Accidentally sewed this section of binding with the stripes going the wrong way. I love it though. It gives character.

And now some artsy pictures for your viewing enjoyment.


Thank you so much for stopping by our blog! Have fun looking at all the other entries!

♥Genevieve

27 comments:

Karen said...

Your a great Aunty! Its a wonderful quilt. Love the colourful label. At my old quilting group when we had our quilt show she would wander around checking out all the labels to find the most interesting.

Linda said...

This is such a sweet and cuddly looking quilt. I bet it is much loved! Good for you for trying new things. They all worked well.

Doris said...

I love this quilt, adore your nephew's name, and, as a fellow spinster, love your blog name and profile info...

Carol said...

Cute. Love the story to go with it.

Kristen said...

There is so much character and love put into this quilt. So sweet! The embroidery is wonderful!

CivilWarDancer said...

You did a wonderful job on that quilt! It is very cute and looks nice and cozy. :)

Miss you guys

~Kiehl

Allie said...

Isn't Zion a lucky little guy to have you for an aunt - what a special quilt! Good for you on all those firsts, you did a wonderful job. I guess I should do my first log cabin, I've always wanted to as well! I love the scrappy look of this, and the little heart in the center just tugs at my heartstrings. LOVE it!

~Niki~ said...

*sew* cozy!
love how you did the label too~

Hannah Rebekah said...

Genevieve,
I hope soon to put a picture up of my hat. Thanks for the sweet note! I always love reading comments! By the why nice post.

~Hannah Rebekah

Vicki @ DottyJane said...

It's so soft and cuddly looking. I'm sure little Zion is a happy guy with his favorite aunt's quilt! The label is cute, too!

Jo Anna said...

Your quilt is very sweet! I am sure it will make for some wonderful cuddling as well. I read your profile. Keeping your heart is a good thing! The Lord Bless you!

Jackie said...

What a wonderful quilt and AUNT! Aren't little ones fun to sew for? I love that you used a piece of fabric from the baby's sister and that you put a heart in the center. So special!

Rene' said...

This is a really lovely quilt! I love the label and your stitching. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

This is a gorgeous quilt. I love the work you have put into it.
It is a very special gift!

Michele said...

What a cute quilt! I love how you did the label. I think you'll be the favorite auntie!

The Quilt Ladies said...

I love the quilt and your pic's are wonderful, we need to do this more and share our quilts !

Quiltbenaco said...

Un piccolo quilt per un piccolo bambino da un cuore grande
Ciao Domenica

Mama Mel said...

I love it! It looks so comfy! :)

mngirltx said...

I'm sure Zion will love this quilt! I like that you were able to do so many things that you had always wanted to do.

Vicki said...

what a great quilt! your label is awesome.

Fleurette@ Fleur's place said...

Soft and cozy, beautiful! love the label too.

Christine said...

What a sweet quilt and Aunt!

Carla said...

You are such a sweet auntie! I'm sure he is going to love it till it's all worn..

Sharon said...

I can tell you really put your heart into this quilt. It's wonderful, beautiful and meaningful. I think you're starting the little guy off right!

And good for you for doing a quilt that isn't the latest "thing" but is something special and truly handmade with love. What a great aunty you are!

I love the colors and fabrics you used, and that striped binding adds the perfect zing. The quilt looks so cozy!

"Lois Grebowski" said...

LOL... Love the brainwashing! :-D
Hahaahahaha... YOu're a good aunt!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Perfect, that little quilt is just perfect.

p.s.phyllis sews said...

Wow! Using up your fabric from so many sources is exactly what I love doing! Great quilt and what a lucky little guy! You are a wonderful Aunt!