Happy Birthday Colson

6-DSCN5337As I mentioned in my New Year WIP Resolution’s post I plan to make quilts for all the younger grandchildren. Grace received her quilt for her birthday a few weeks ago.

Colson is celebrating his birthday today. He shares a room and a love of baseball with his brother Camden. Camden’s quilt, with a blue background will be given in May for his birthday.

I used a simple half square triangle design to surround the panel blocks. I discovered I can match seams much better when they are smaller than these large blocks. While I don’t like that they don’t match, I decided not to stress over it.

I found the perfect pantograph pattern at Urban Elementz to use to go with the baseball theme. 3-DSCN5348

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I discovered after the quilt was done, that I should have loaded the quilt on the long arm upside down, or turned my pantograph upside down. The quilt pattern is upside down on the quilt. 🙂4-DSCN5339I don’t think Colson will notice. If he does I will tell him he will be able to see the pattern in the right direction when he is in bed looking down at it.

The quilt finishes at 42 x 65. Large enough to cover his bed but not too large to use around the house.

Happy Birthday Colson.         Love Grandma

Blessed on the Journey, Jackie

  • Nadine Ruggles

    Colson’s quilt is really wonderful Jackie–he’s a lucky little boy!

    • Jackie

      Thank you Nadine, he is one special boy in my life.

      Jackie Berdych
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  • Kati R.

    Lovely quilt for a lovely little boy. Enjoy, and happy birthday to him! 🙂

    • Jackie

      Thank you Sandi and Kati. Wished he lived closer.

      Jackie Berdych
      Sew Excited
      Website/Blog: http://www.sewexcitedquilts.com
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  • Sandi Colwell

    Fantastic quilt! He’s a lucky boy.

  • val

    How did I miss this one!! Love the inspiration of such a creative way to use small panels. Thanks for sharing your plaid at Tuesday Archives this week!! 🙂

    • Jackie

      Both the older two grandsons got a quilt like this. One in red and one in blue. They are baseball fans all the way.

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      *Embroidery*
      *Custom quilts*

  • val

    The quilting is the perfect compliment to this quilt Jackie!!