Thursday, November 7, 2013

For the Boys!

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to those of you coming over from Samms wonderful blog hops. A big thank you to Samm and our great hostess, Amy , for another great blog hop.

I have three boys, and have had many boy fabrics come and go thru the house. Lots of vehicles and machines. As my oldest and youngest sons love them.

But my middle boy is an animal lover. And his favorite animal is a Dinosaur... of course! They were big, and powerful and LOUD and ferocious.

Carson is 9, and hasn't had a quilt made for him since he was a baby. So it was time.

When I asked him if he would like some of the great robot fabrics in his quilt, he told me no,it had to be dinosaurs, and 'real' looking ones at that. No cute, frilly ones ;) LOL

There isn't a whole lot of 'real' looking dinosaur fabric out there. But I did find a few. Mostly these 'tossed' dino's, which makes it a bit hard to come up with a pattern for them. As they are hard to fussy cut and I don't do applique very often.



I used up quite a few pages of paper, trying to find the right design to show case the tossed dino's, along with this repeating panel.



My best Friend Carol suggested that I make the blocks crooked, so it looks like they've been thrown down. Perfect! It was just the idea I needed. As I had 3 different size blocks I was working with.



I also used some of this beautiful Kona solids jelly roll, to brighten things up. Along with a Shadowland piece from Kona Bay. I thought it was perfect for dino's. And another piece of Kona solid.



Here's Pine, our barn cat, following along on my photo shoot.



The quilt is a bit bigger than Carson, so I'm sure he'll outgrow it within a few years. 



I had fun with the borders. I even mitered them.



This quilt is waiting in line.

It will be next, after I finish my First boys quilt. It's about halfway done, you can read more about it here, and here.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Don't forget to see all the other great projects on the blog hop. Here's who I am sharing my day with:

                                                            Kris Loves Fabric





 Thanks for stopping by.

Dorian

67 comments:

  1. You have made an awesome quilt for your boy. I am sure that he will love it.
    Thanks for sharing and being part of this hop

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  2. I love how you've matched the solids with the colours in each dinosaur block. A great quilt for a dinosaur fan.

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  3. Great job with those dinos. I am sure he will love it!

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  4. Dinosaurs are perfect for boys! Your quilt had NO girlie parts, that's for sure. Very masculine - probably not even one girl dinosaur in there, either! Thanks for sharing all your pics.

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  5. Can't get any more perfect for a boy than a dinosaur quilt! Great job.

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  6. What a great idea to make different sized blocks and place them on an angle. Really adds a lot of interest. I am sure Carson will love it! Great job, Dorian!

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  7. What a precious quilt for your son!

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  8. now you cannot get more boyish than dinosaurs…who would not love this boy quilt….I can think of many…Love the name Carson too!

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  9. p.s note, no frills in this one wink

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  10. oh yeah... all boy! The second quilt is going to be super when finished!

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  11. Great quilt - my boys would have loved a dinosaur quilt when they were younger!!

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  12. Carson is going to love his Dinosaur quilt - it's darling! blessings, marlene

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  13. Great quilt! The blocks on point really add to the overall look of the quilt.

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  14. Oh love those dinosaurs!! great fabrics and color...you first one is wonderful too...

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  15. The dino quilt is wonderful--great idea to tilt the dino squares. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Boys and dinosaurs go together don't they. Kudos to you for finding fabric with real looking ones on it ! Moms are super women and can do anything when it comes to our kiddos...right. I really like your design idea for it !

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  17. Really cute quilt. I have a 9 yr. old grandson and he really likes dinosaurs also. Thanks for sharing.

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  18. Great way to use those big prints! Super Quilt!

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  19. Your dinosaur quiltis great! If only I had had such fabric a few years ago! My daughter(!) was a dinosaur fan for more than 2years long... Now I am expecting a baby boy, let's see if these years come again. In this case, I will make a similar quilt for him :)

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  20. He may outgrow it in a few years...but he'll treasure it forever!

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  21. Beautiful work. Something he will be able to hand down to his son. My grandsons also love dinosaurs.

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  22. Great quilt! My son loved dinosaurs too!

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  23. My grandsons would love that dinosaur quilt...love it! Your other quilt is pretty amazing looking, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  24. That shadowland Kona is perfect with all those dinos. Great quilt. Jane

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  25. Both great quilts. Love the dinosaurs. I know he will love it too.

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  26. Great quilt and a great pattern for fussy cutting. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Love the way you bordered the dino's to make blocks! Great idea!

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  28. Love the way you bordered the dino's to make blocks! Great idea!

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  29. Love the way you bordered the dino's to make blocks! Great idea!

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  30. Great looking dianosaur quilt! All the guys would love this. I know my grandsons would. Thank you for sharing.

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  31. Great dinosaur quilt! Love the wonky blocks. FYI Amy is the cheerleader for this blog hop, not Kim as you wrote. Oops, lol!!!

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  32. that is a great dino quilt!!!! good job!

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  33. A great dino quilt. Something that your little guy will treasure for years to come. :)

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  34. My Grandsons would love your quilt. Thanks for sharing

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  35. My son used to love dinosaurs too...fantastic quilt!

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  36. my boys love dinos too! very cute!

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  37. Wow, this is a wonderful quilt. Love the random look and that you used various sized blocks.

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  38. That dinosaur quilt is totally awesome!!

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  39. Loving the dino quilt and how you angled the blocks and mitered your corners.

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  41. What boy doesn't love dinosaurs. Great quilt!

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  42. Those dancing Dino's are totally fun For Your Boy. Thanks for hopping. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  43. Great use of the large dinosaur print!

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  44. Both of your quilts are super boys quilts. I'll admit that the dinosaur quilt is my favorite. I'll bet Carson knows exactly the names of every dinosaur!

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  45. What a great quilt! Dinosaurs were my son's favorites! :)

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  46. I really like the design you chose to use for the Dinosaur quilt. It really makes the Dinosaur blocks pop out. Great job!

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  47. Great boys quilt…thanks for sharing :)

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  48. Oh how the boys love the dinosaurs! He will surely love this quilt. Well done.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  49. What fun! There's not a boy alive who doesn't love dinosaurs, I believe, and many a girl, too. What a great solution to the "tossed" designs.

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  50. Cool quilt! I hope Carson gets many years of use of it and then you can make him another down the line of what interests him at that time. THX for sharing with us.

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  51. This is really fun! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  52. Gotta love the dino's. I think you did a great job. Carson is going to love it.

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  53. Carson's going to love his dinosaur quilt what boy wouldn't.

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  54. Kids do grow-up fast :-). The dinosaur quilt is awesome!

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  55. What little boy dosen't like dinosaurs...love the solids you used to frame the dino focus fabrics. There is going to be one happy little boy cuddling this quilt. Thanks for sharing!! Happy stitching, Pauline

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  56. Such a great "boy" quilt - I like the solid colours around each of the dinosaur prints!

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  57. Glad I could help, sweetie! :-) You did a fabulous job!

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  58. That is an awesome dino quilt! I love the tossed block look!

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  59. I too have a Dino boy- I call him my Lijah-saurus- he would be loving this quilt for sure! I love the "tossed" blocks! great job

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  60. oh wow! I love the pattern of the dinosaur quilt! Great Job!

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  61. How fun!I love the tossed look. Thanks for sharing.

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  62. Great job on your quilt...it gave me an idea for some scraps I have left over from another quilt...thanks for the inspiration! :)

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  63. That i really a boys quilt, well done.
    Your new quilt is awesome too!
    Thanks for sharing ☺
    Bente

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  64. Both of your quilts are great! I know they will be well loved!

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  65. Carson is one lucky boy to have such a great quilt coming his way. The tossed dino blocks with the diagonal setting is inspired. The shadowland fabric is a wonderful choice to show off the brighter solids. Well done, my friend! The quilting on Jed's quilt is looking good! ...:) Pat

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