Thursday, 11 September 2014

TGIFF! - A Banner Day for Otis

Welcome to TGIFF!, where every finish deserves a celebration!

Today, I'm sharing the quilt I made for my new nephew Otis. The last time I wrote about this baby quilt, we talked about the quilting. Lines, wishbones, loopy loos, stippling -- so many great options! I wanted the quilting to accentuate the bunting so in the end, I chose a combination of echo lines, loopy loos and stippling. The quilting was done with Aurifil 2021 (I don't even have to check the colour card or the bottom of the spool anymore to remember the number - lol!). I left the bunting unquilted. I like that the bunting puffs up, but time will tell whether that was a good call. If it doesn't wear well with washing, I'll add some quilting.


Here is the finished A Banner Day for Otis. I'm so very pleased with how it turned out!

A Banner for Otis...at African Lion Safari

The fabric for the bunting cords, the backing and the binding is Red Clown Stripe by Michael Miller:



Originally, Otis looked a little 'under-whelmed' by his welcome gift.

"Really, Tante Mich? It's 25C out!"
But he's enjoying it now!


Isn't he a cutie?! This quilt finishes at 40" by 60" so it will grow with him a bit. I can't wait until he's old enough for me to tuck him in with this quilt.


33 comments:

  1. I love this quilt--simple idea, lots of movement, and wonderful quilting. It will be loved for years! And since it's not babyish, he can use it for all those years.

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  2. This is a gorgeous quilt??? Love the quilting you did on it.

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  3. Oh man I don't even remember the quilt after being blinded by those crazy cheeks! That kid has cheeks for days! Oh right the quilt--it's lovely! The quilting really adds to the bunting!

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  4. The quilt is simply gorgeous! I love the quilting too. And little Otis is adorable! :-)

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  5. that looks amazing!!! :) Congrats!

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  6. What a wonderful quilt for this sweet Little man :)

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  7. I love this quilt so much, I'm a sucker for banners and the quilting you've done on it is so so wonderful! What a great baby gift!

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  8. A really beautiful quilt for a little cutie. I love how you did the quilting, it seems to add lots of movement to the banners.

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  9. Gorgeous! I love that you used the same fabric for the bunting 'lines', binding and backing.

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  10. Awwww! What a wonderful welcome gift! Such a bright fun quilt for such a handsome little man. I love the fabrics you chose and the quilting is amazing. Well done, Tante Michele!

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  11. Little Otis is adorable!! I love that red stripe! It is fantastic! Good job with the quilting. I think it is perfect and I love that it echoes the bunting. Perfect baby quilt that will grow with Otis!

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  12. I think he must be hiding scraps in those yummy cheeks! I suggest kissing him until he gives up the goods :)

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  13. beautiful quilt- and your quilting looks amazing!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  14. what an amazing quilt - your quilting on it makes it extra special.

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  15. Look at that quilting - wow! I hope to be half that good someday. Banner quilts are just too cute

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  16. The quilting is amazing. Otis will love this forever!

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  17. This is a gorgeous quilt. What a treasure.

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  18. The quilt is adorable. I specifically love the quilting.

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  19. I really like this quilt and he will always treasure it I'm sure.

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  20. That banner quilt is adorable! I love that the design is festive but minimal at the same time.

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  21. A great quilt. I love your quilting design!

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  22. Oh my goodness, his little face is precious! And the quilt is stunning, totally loving the quilting!

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  23. Gorgeous quilt, M-R! The quilting really makes it. Did you do the straight lines with a walking foot? I ask because I'm planning to do some similar blending of straight lines and FMQ loops on a quilt of mine.

    There's just something about little baby toes. I want to nibble them and Otis's toes are no exception. YUM!

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  24. I was sure I already commented on this, but I can't see to find it and it deserves a second comment anyway. The quilting is absolutely stunning! Love!

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  25. Otis is adorable and he'll love the beautiful quilt you've made him.

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  26. What a great photo with him 'underwhelmed'! Perfect!

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  27. Love love love the quilting on the banner quilt, amazing.

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  28. The quilt looks great and he is definitely cute ;) Your quilting is lovely and I like the whole design as well.

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  29. I just love this quilt! I love the bunting and I especially love the quilting that you added echoing the bunting shape.

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  30. Your quilting is AMAZING! Lucky baby! I'm looking forward to your FMQ workshop. I bought some fabric for it. I was wondering what thread you usually use. I got my answer here! What weight do you usually use for quilting?

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