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Thread: Grandson's quilt

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    Grandson's quilt

    I had to resize these photos in order to upload. I hope they show up ok. My grandson is going to Syracuse in the fall and has played baseball all through high school, so I made him this reversible quilt. The trick to the whole thing was in the quilting because whatever design worked on one side didn't work on the other. So I quilted each side to a piece of Warm and Natural and then put the two sides together, so it has double layers of batting, which I figured would be welcomed on a cold night! The quilt has many flaws, but I hope it is non-traditional enough that he'll like it. The big S is machine appliqued. The baseball side is a panel with 4 different border fabrics.
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    So once you had two quilted parts, how did you put them together so they don't come apart in the middle? I love the idea of a reversible quilt. You did a great job. What a lucky grandson.

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    that is cool. nice job

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    very nicely done!!!!!!
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    Your grandson should love his quilt! You did a great job!

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    nicely done
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    We have a great nephew going to Syracuse this fall and I wanted to make him a high school grad. quilt but couldn't find any Syracuse fabric, but Christmas is coming. Would you mind telling me where you found it? Thanks so much

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    Awesome job!
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    A quilt he will be proud to use! Great job!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by vtretire View Post
    We have a great nephew going to Syracuse this fall and I wanted to make him a high school grad. quilt but couldn't find any Syracuse fabric, but Christmas is coming. Would you mind telling me where you found it? Thanks so much
    It was from College Fabric Store online. I see one of the choices is sold out but the other is still there. But if you Google Syracuse fabric, a couple of other choices also come up.
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    Great job!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazycatlady View Post
    So once you had two quilted parts, how did you put them together so they don't come apart in the middle? I love the idea of a reversible quilt. You did a great job. What a lucky grandson.
    I did quilt them together but not as much as I would have if they had not already been partially quilted. I quilted along the lines of the Syracuse pattern in much of the border which didn't show up too much in the baseball side. And on the big S, where I had used strips of white under the orange, every place there was a joint in the white, which is every corner of the S, I overcast the white edged going through both layers. I figured that was the equivalent of tying. I also quilted baseball bats in the dark brown baseball side which went through to the plain dark blue but didn't interfere too much. lol It was a challenge!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crazycatlady View Post
    So once you had two quilted parts, how did you put them together so they don't come apart in the middle? I love the idea of a reversible quilt. You did a great job. What a lucky grandson.
    I did quilt them together but not as much as I would have if they had not already been partially quilted. I quilted along the lines of the Syracuse pattern in much of the border which didn't show up too much in the baseball side. And on the big S, where I had used strips of white under the orange, every place there was a joint in the white, which is every corner of the S, I overcast the white edged going through both layers. I figured that was the equivalent of tying. I also quilted baseball bats in the dark brown baseball side which went through to the plain dark blue but didn't interfere too much. lol It was a challenge!
    Ruth

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    very nice quilt and quilting

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    Great looking quilt. Especially love the baseball one.

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    Thanks for giving me the college fabric website. I checked it out and will order some fabric from them.

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    Very nice and I love the fabrics.
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    Great job. He will be the envy of his classmates.

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    very nice quilts, love the baseball

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    awesome quilt
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    Have a great day and happy sewing !

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    I made a reversible quilt like this and then quilted to stabilise and not interfere with either pattern .borders were the same on both sides and I then bound in a normal way. Not only warm but heavy.
    Finished is better than a UFO

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