Thursday, September 13, 2018

Quilt #17 :: Jeffrey's Blocks

We are continuing my trip down quilt memory lane. I am revisiting my early quilts and finally writing posts about them.

My 17th quilt was another baby quilt. 2014 was the last year I was involved with MOPS as my son was in school and I had discovered quilting to fill my days. My friend Emily, who I knew from MOPS, was the godsend who told us about the AMAZING school that D would end up attending the next six years. In 2014, her son Jeffrey was born. He and his mom are definitely quilt worthy.

I bought the blue heart fabric in the Netherlands at the Utrecht fabric market. I was saving it for something special. 

I was young and uninformed when I made this quilt. I found the pattern on Pinterest and reverse engineered the pattern. I learned when writing this post that the blog from which I liked the sample quilt has been taken down. A Google image search led me to Ana Crafts, who does have an English-version of her pattern Manta Bebe Squares available. 

It's fun to see how my craft room has evolved. I now have a full wall of IKEA Trofast storage bins. 

This is a great pattern to show off a favorite print. I chose it because of the plus-style crosses that emerge when you focus on the grays.

We had a fresh blanket of snow the morning I gave the quilt to Emily and Jeffrey.

I mimicked the cross pattern with the label.

 Fun fact, the next year I made another quilt for Jeffrey's little brother, Jonah: 

Linked to:
BOMs Away @ What a Hoot Quilts
Design Wall Monday @ Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Finished or Not Friday @ Busy Hands Quilts
Let's Bee Social @ Sew Fresh Quilts
Link Party @ Clever Chameleon
Linky Tuesday @ Free Motion by the River
Main Crush Monday @ Cooking Up Quilts
Midweek Makers @ Quilt Fabrication
Moving It Forward @ Em's Scrap Bag
Needle & Thread Thursday @ My Quilt Infatuation
Off the Wall Friday @ Nina Marie
Oh Scrap! @ Quilting is More Fun than Housework
Scrap Happy Saturday @ Sew Scrappy
Show Off Saturday @ Sew Can She
To Do Tuesday @ Stitch All the Things
UFO Busting @ The Madd Hatter
What I Made Monday @ Pretty Piney
Wednesday Wait Loss @ The Inquiring Quilter
WIP Linky Party @ Silly Mama Quilts
WIPS on Wednesday @ Esther's Blog
Whoop Whoop Friday @ Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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  1. What a wonderful quilt for Jeffrey!! I'm sure he is still enjoying it these 4 years later.

  2. It was nice to travel down memory lane with you this morning Cheers Glenda

  3. Lovely to go down memory lane with you Jen, your photo of the markets bought back so many lovely memories when in the South of France. Hope you are keeping well now??? Cheers Glenda

  4. What an adorable quilt -- and yes, that IS a very special fabric! It jumped out at me immediately. You don't see heart prints in blue very often, and it's perfect for a little boy. I love how you did the label, too.

  5. Cute quilt! You certainly did a lot of work to track down the author of the pattern. I love how this looks on the snow! Thanks for sharing on Wednesday Wait Loss.

  6. What fun fabric in this one! Superb pattern for it, and super cute label


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