Monday, September 24, 2012

MR. MEMPHIS

A few weeks ago, a friend of mine had her fifth grandchild. Her son and his wife had a little boy and they named him Memphis.  Isn't that the best name ever?  I had been playing around with piecing some letters, so as soon as I heard the name, the idea for this quilt popped into my head.


This is for the little man.......


It started with some random pieced blocks made from scraps I had.  Then came the letters, and I thought I should add the year too.  I threw in a few bits on the right to sort of balance it out.

This photo really shows the quilting.  It's an allover geometric type stipple. It's new to me, and much easier than traditional stippling.  With this design, it's okay to cross over your lines!



I tried to make it big enough so Mommy could fit under it too during those late night feedings.  Where they live, it's cold .



The backing is rows and rows of little toy soldiers and trees.




This is everything I had imagined, and more. I am so pleased with how it turned out : )


Now just to contact his Gramma, and send it off.

quilt stats:
200 thread count unbleached muslin
scraps
40 x 54

Today I am linking up with Modern Monday over at Canoe Ridge creations

20 comments:

Cindy said...

Awesome! What a great baby gift.

Catherine said...

That's so sweet - they're bound to be delighted.

Gingersnaps Quilts said...

Super cute!

Heather D. said...

Fabulous! So original Carla. They will love it.

krista said...

it's perfect! what a thoughtful gift, and so original. go you!

krista said...

it's perfect! what a thoughtful gift, and so original. go you!

Kristan said...

This is stunning! The quilting is just yummy. They'll love it!

Marci Girl said...

So awesome, I love the clean modern look, he will love it too!

Annabella said...

What a gorgeous quilt - I love your FMQ. So much more modern than stippling. I'm sure the parents will love the quilt - as will Memphis!

Anita MW said...

your creativity just never ends MRS! you bring delight to so many new moms and wee ones! Bless your talented fingers!

**nicke... said...

it is awesome!

quiltmania said...

The quilting so suits the quilt. Great job!

Kelly said...

Oh Wow!! Gorgeous. They are going to love it!

Diane said...

hi-my first visit to your blog-your quilt is fantastic-I love the idea of making it a bit bigger so it can be shared by mom!

vintage grey said...

Wow, Carla what a neat quilt!! Great job, and a beautiful treasure! xo Heather

Debbie said...

This turned out really darling!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So cute!! I love the fabrics you chose and that backing is gorgeous :)

Kelly said...

That is a seriously cool baby quilt - love it!

Megan said...

Such a great use of scraps! I know the parents (and baby) will enjoy the quilt for many years!

Nicky said...

I have a little bit of that backing! He will adore his quilt!