Saturday, December 10, 2016

FF: Lito's Big Boy Quilt

My son's Epic 1001 Peeps big boy bed quilt is done. Hallelujah, amen! I managed to crank out the binding yesterday, and after a wash and dry, my son slept under it for the first time last night. And he was so pleased and satisfied, and his little four-year-old voice telling me he loved it made every single cut and stitch worth it.

The blocks are based off the Fussy Framed Block tutorial from Kate Conklin designs and feature Lizzy House's 1001 Peeps collection, which I started hoarding over four years ago when my son was just a baby, all with the idea that one day I would use it for his big boy bed quilt.

The blocks were a cinch to piece, and I tried to do them in sets of four. My son actually helped me to pick out which fabrics would go with what and what area to fussy cut and what solid to choose for the window frame. I needed thirty-five blocks, and I managed to get them done in about a week and a half. The sashing is Kona indigo. I had planned to do a scrappy border, but when I threw the sashed top on his bed, I realized a border would make the quilt much bigger than I'd intended, and I scrapped the idea and left it simple.

The back is a hodge-podge of randomness. I like to think of it as an exercise in throwing a bunch of random blue fabrics together so that I didn't have to buy more fabric. 

For the quilting, I knew that I wanted a square meander, and I considered quilting this one myself, but the thought of basting it made me want to cry--I was very, very pregnant--so I opted to take this one to my LQS and have them do it for me. It was sooooo the right call. The meander is maybe larger than I'd intended, but I like the effect. I'm super happy with how it turned out.

I bound it in a lime Kona solid--can't remember which one, oops!--and used a zigzag stitch to machine bind it to the front. I don't do a lot of machine binding, but since I know this quilt will be seeing a lot of use, it seemed like a good call.

And here it is on his bed! This is finish #4 from my FAL list, and if I'm honest, it was definitely one of the more important finishes to accomplish this quarter, so I'm super pleased. I'm not sure if I'll finish anything else up before the end of the year, but with this and Vanilla's quilt done, I feel like it's okay if I don't!


  1. Oh, I'm happy that you were able to finish it and that all parties involved -- the maker, the appreciative recipient -- are pleased. Some of Lizzy House's collections are extra special, and I think that includes 1001 Peeps. I'm glad you put this amazing fabric to good use. : )

  2. Yay! That is adorable that you and your son worked on it together. Such a great memory and and good call on the machine binding it looks like it's going to get a lot of use!

  3. Oh my goodness, it is nothing short of awesome, Audrey! I really super love the lime binding and how your son helped do the groupings for the blocks on the quilt top. It looks perfect on the bed and I can imagine all kinds of great adventures he'll have in his dreams after falling asleep looking at the fabrics.

  4. This is fabulous, Audrey! I'm loving that lime binding, it makes everything POP!

  5. For some reason, my app doesn't let me comment, but I came back on purpose to say I love it. I don't think it even needs the borders - it's super cute just the way it is. Although I would be tempted to be selfish and save it the extra 2 weeks to put it under the Christmas tree ;-)
    E xx

  6. It looks so neat on his bed! Well done!


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