Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lennon's Beatles Quilt

I completed my first non-Hope quilt of the year last week. Go me! This one was a little gift for new little man: Lennon.

Beatles Quilt

As you can tell by his name, Lennon's parents are HUGE Beatles fans, so when I saw this fabric on Ebay, I just had to pick it up. I've always wanted to make a quilt using a jelly roll! Bonus!


Beatles Quilt

I wanted to use a design reminiscent of the bars my old stereo made while listening to music (and yes, The Beatles) so I staggered the print lengths. I held on to the left overs... maybe I'll make a Beatles quilt for Maze too one day! I really didn't want to use the grey, but it's what I had on hand and it was so soft; just perfect for a baby quilt.

Beatles Quilt

Beatles Quilt

I bound it with a pretty little psychedelic Betz White print and used the Zig Zag Binding Tutorial from Stitched in Color.

Beatles Quilt

And you probably want to see the baby, right? Oh course you do.


Danny

31 comments:

  1. that came out awesome! I love the bars what a great idea, makes the quilt a great cohesive thought - very creative!

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  2. Cool quilt for a cool little dude. Great gift!

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  3. This is super cool! I love the idea of the stereo bars and the fabric you chose for binding is perfect!

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  4. Oh brilliant - I'm more Rolling Stones, but it's a cute quilt!

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  5. The quilt is great.. and the baby is sooooo cute :)

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  6. The quilt looks amazing! What a great design idea! =D

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  7. The quilt looks fab, I really must try that binding some time. As for the baby, poor thing at that angle, I swear you torture small children just for your blog ;o)

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  8. super cute! you did a great job. my best friends are huge beatles fans as well and named their daughter lennon. :)

    www.modernsuburbanites.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh he`s gorgeous and love the little quilt you made. Also loving the cute photo of you holding it!

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  10. Yeah, Danny, for a beautiful finish and congratulations to your friends on the birth of Lennon

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  11. What a great name for a baby! Lovely quilt!

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  12. Such a cool quilt!! Brilliant finish :)
    Oh the baby is so adorable (and makes me even more broody!) x

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  13. Awesome quilt! Love the layout!

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  14. Beautiful baby - and that fabric is amazing!! I love how you did the bars like on your stereo too!! :)


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  15. Ahh! Love the fabric! My mom would DIE of I made her a quilt like that. Now I need to hunt down some of it!
    Catherine
    http://tbc-tobecontinued.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafty-mothers-day-ideas.html

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  16. How cute! Both the baby and the quilt. :)

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  17. Very awesome quilt! And the baby is precious!!Here is my Making Monday Marvelous link: http://likemamalikedaughter.blogspot.com/2012/04/crafting-on-with-needle-and-thread.html

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  18. Oh that's perfect! I love the Beatles too and what a great idea for a baby named Lennon!! I'm here via Make Something Mondays, and I just started quilting! It's so much fun!!! Can you tell me what you used for the batting? I use low-loft batting but somehow they always seem so puffy. I want to make something that is light for my friends in tropical Singapore!


    xoxo
    Chui
    http://elephantislove.blogspot.com

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  19. Awww, too cute! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/2012/04/live-linky-party-11.html

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  20. Cool - you have beatles fabric!! Love the zig zag binding! I will have to look that up. Just popping in from Quilt Story's link up. Amy from www.craftyshenanigans.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. That is so cute. I made a Beatles quilt (that I blogged about) with some of the same fabrics. Where did you get your fabric. You have some that wasn't available when I bought mine. Darling quilt! Stopping by with Open Call Tuesday.

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  22. Your Beatles quilt rocks!!! I've never seen such a cool quilt before, maybe you should sell these for rock'n'roll parents :)

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  23. This is the coolest quilt EVER!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

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  24. This is AWESOME!!! Fun and colorful!

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