Anyways, it has been sitting in my art room for a few months when Prudent Baby announced their Embroidery Contest. That is when I knew I had to kick it into gear and get a quilt done for Colton. I am sure you are wondering the connection between quilting and embroidery...I decided that I was going to hand embroider Pac-man's catch phrase of, "Waka Waka Waka," across the quilt.
I purchased my coordinating fabrics and went to town on doing the quilt. I decided (with this being only the second quilt I have ever done) that I would do a strip quilt since it seemed much simpler than blocks.
I cut out randomly sized strips of all my fabrics, I made one large strip with the Pac-man fabric. I arranged the way I wanted to started sewing. It came together rather quickly which was great. I then cut out and appliqued Pac-man to my large strip of the Pac-man fabric.
Now, I am sure that I probably didn't do the batting correctly, but I did a fantastic job with the binding. I am a person who most definitely learns by trial and error. This is a vast improvement over my first quilt. I intend on making more in the future, but probably not right away. I am going to bask in the glow of this being a super duper kick butt quilt with a seriously geeky boy flair.
Anways, enough about me telling you how cool this quilt is, why don't I just show you?
Maben pointing out my hand embroidered, "waka, waka, waka."
Maben sitting on the quilt, asking me if this is another blanket for him. That would be a no pumpkin. Your brother deserves things every once in a while too.
The little monster Colton standing next to his new quilt...which he so proudly asked to sleep with that night! Woo hoo! He likes it!
And a shot of the back with all it's imperfections. There are a few, but I honestly didn't feel like redoing it and I am still learning.
A special thanks to my hubby for holding up the quilt and the boys for actually posing for me. So all you quilters out there, how did I do for my second quilt? Not sure what the learning curve is with quilting. Is anyone else as geeky excited about this as I am? I might have to show this off to my favorite geeky online store, Think Geek. They have some totally awesome gift ideas for even the not so geeky (And I am not paid to talk them up, just love the occasional shopping there).
Showing this awesome quilt off at the following places: