Saturday, April 16, 2016

Happy Quilt for Two Very Special Little Boys

You might remember here where I talked about nothing finished and showed some quarter square triangle blocks I had made. At the time I had several ideas of where they would go, but none of them was exactly "it". You know what I mean?

A couple of weeks ago my sweet sister in law gave me another batch of fabric she had gotten for me at a resale shop, and this chalkboard lettered fabric was among them. PERFECT! Don't you love it when that happens?
The orange rocket ship fabric in the borders and the green plaid flannel are both from Connecting Threads, and the binding fabric is a Deb Strain for Moda I bought years ago. It's croquet balls, can you tell?

Here it is all together, and as you can see Esmeralda has inspected it. I think it met her approval. 

This one is for our Pastor's grandsons. She loves them SO much and talks about them a lot. It seemed to me good to make this for them to enjoy when they visit her. I hope they like it!
In other news, I failed to mention that I added three "new" machines to the herd of them that live here. I know. I do not need any more vintage machines, but I surely do like them. What can I say? 

The top is a Singer Model 15 manufactured in 1952, the center is a Singer Model 404 manufactured in 1958, and the third is a Singer Model 457 manufactured probably 1969. I bought them all online from, and they all worked perfectly after a little cleaning and lubrication from the wonderful Mr. Muddling. These old machines just make me happy, and I am so thankful to have a husband who not only tolerates, but encourages all my little happinesses.

So many things outside are making me so happy. Look at those tiny little figs in the upper left, tomato blossoms upper middle, tiny little lemon lower middle. And at the very lower right is our pecan tree!!! Would you just look at those leaves! Right above it are amaryllis just in glorious bloom! Happy, happy, happy - how can I help it with all that going on out in our very own yard?

Truly, the world is so full of things to enjoy. Our God is good. All the time. I do hope there are some really good things going on with you, too!  Because I love you.

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

Perfect "guy friendly" colors. Flannel on the back to make it nice and soft. Another beautiful finish. The boys will love it.
I so enjoy your pictures, your blog posts. I love you, too, Elaine. Have a nice week. Those hot summer days are on the way.

Anonymous said...

I love this quilt! Each fabric is perfect. Love the pops of turquoise blue. Enjoy those "new" machines! I love vintage machines and they always seem such a bargain compared to new. Have a happy day!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

That is a fabulous quilt ... it looks like each fabric was just for that quilt ... no one will ever suspect that they were leftover triangle blocks. Well done!

Mary said...

I recently purchased a 404 and have really enjoyed using it.

Karen S said...

The fabrics came together so well. I like all the ones you have added. Perfect all round for boys.
Your are having a lovely time in the garden. Enjoy!!

Thimbleanna said...

Another fun quilt Elaine -- you're so generous with your quilting skills. I know those little boy will love that quilt -- it's just too cute. And so fun that those machines all still work -- now you need octopus arms!!!

Pokey said...

What a blessing you are to so many, sharing your gift as the Lord leads. The quilt is neat done up in the stripe blocks. I have a few vintage machines, and hope to put them on display in our next home! :-}pokey