Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Fun Fabric Ant Farm Quilt Top Done

 So, the quilt top is all done ...
 ... there's not a lot to say, except notice the outer border? 
 I saw those big bugs at Marden's while shopping over the Christmas holidays and I knew they would be the perfect finishing touch for this quilt.  (Sorry, I don't know the manufacturing info for that fabric.  Only numbers were on the selvage)
 Can something be cosy and creepy crawly all at the same time?
This is a large twin-size quilt and is just a smidgen too big for me to quilt myself, so I'm sending it out.  I also really like getting a nice overall stipple on the kids' quilts. They are washed a lot and I find the density of the stipple quilting makes them more durable.
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Hope you have a great week! I'm joining in with Fabric Tuesday.  Posted by Riel Nason on The Q and the U

18 comments:

The Cozy Quilter said...

I hope Eli does not feel too creepy crawly while he is sleeping under that quilt! The big bugs are a perfect frame for his ant farm. This is a very fun quilt! By the way, I read your book while I was on vacation recently. It was hard to put it down! The story was engaging and I loved the quilty references!

Teje said...

Hi Riel! That is a wonderful quilt ... hmmm now I realized the creepy tiny monsters there ... I don't know if I could sleep with them! I love your colourful quilts and humour in them!
x Teje

Dee said...

Gives a whole new meaning to "don't let the bed bugs bite!"...but this sure is a fun quilt!

Suzanne said...

What a treat for your son!

Jean said...

from the snowy Pacific Northwest!(we moved) I love the ants in the maze! How clever! Yes, the border is perfect! Greetings

Mary Grace McNamara said...

That is so cute and clever! What little boy would not just love this colorful and fun quilt? The border fabric is perfect! Ick!

MGM

Shelley said...

Now I would see that ant fabric and wouldn't have a clue what to do with it! I LOVE what you did..ant farm indeed!!

Needled Mom said...

I've got some of that ant fabric too. I wonder if mine has a name on it. I love the bright and colorful quilt.

Rene' said...

Riel, congrats on finishing the quilt top! I love all the scrappy fabrics. Interesting question....cozy and creepy crawly at the same time;-)

Dresden Quilter said...

Great fabric find! The top is great too.

Lynne said...

It's gorgeous!

I was thinking the other day that my first quilt, which is used and washed a lot, needs more quilting because the quilting is minimal and the whole thing looks a bit saggy!

ParisMaddy said...

it's colorful and so fun. love the border, too.

Quiltstory said...

How cute!! Your quilts are always amazing! :)

Quiltstory said...

How cute!! Your quilts are always amazing! :)

Laura said...

You did a great job. It is wonderful.

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Cool Cats and Quilts said...

I love this one, Riel, I love to mix black and white with bright colours! I actually have the ant fabric and the bug fabric, I collect black and whites. I am thinking of making my son a quilt using the bug fabric, he thought he had bedbugs this summer and freaked out! Luckily, it was some kind of flying beetle that came in through the window!

Riel Nason said...

Thanks! I am really keen to get this all done and on his bed!!