Tuesday, November 5, 2013

For The Boys...

Boys, boys, I have a house of all boys... so I picked a project to show you that is certainly boy-ish. First let me thank Madame Samm and Amy at Sew Incredibly Crazy. My boys used to play baseball and over the years we have seen plenty of games. So the quilt I'm showing you is my baseball quilt that I made Thomas. 
I started out by making a rail fence quilt using 2" strips... I then added some borders.

To make the baseballs, I layered two squares of fabric right sides together and traced a circle using a bowl out of my pantry. I then trimmed a scant 1/4" seam and clipped the curves. Turned my circles inside out and ironed them. Then here's the fun part, I found a stitch on my sewing machine that looked like the stitching on a baseball. I sewed two half circles onto my circle and voila! A baseball. I made several baseballs and then appliqued them onto my quilt top.

I then quilted my quilt and 'wrote' the lyrics to 'Take Me Out To The Ballgame'.

I used variegated thread... isn't this boyish!
So as my giveaway for this boyish hop, I will giveaway a PDF pattern of my 'Wilson' doodlette. Many of you know, Wilson is my little furry boy. He keeps me company now that my boys are older. So leave a sweet comment for one chance to win and for a second chance, follow me too and let me know that you do! If you are a no-reply blogger, please remember to leave me a way to contact you. 
Wilson PDF Applique Pattern for Tea Towel by Quilt Doodle Designs
You could win a copy of this PDF pattern!
Quilt Doodle Designs (you are here!)

Happy Quilting,

106 comments:

  1. An all American baseball quilt! Perfect for the one of the guys! ;)

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  2. Lovely quilt, and I love the way you did stitch the balls to the quilt, looks really like real!!!
    WEll done, thanks for sharing :-)

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  3. Love that quilt - and what a cool stitch to have on your machine. Hi Wilson.

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  4. I love your baseball quilt and the appliqued balls really finish it off well. Hugs to Wilson, he looks a cutie.

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  5. I had two boys too, and aren't they wonderful? They are all grown up now and have families of their own, but they will always will stay those sweet little guys in my heart. Your little Wilson looks like a fun pet to have around.

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  6. Great quilt - my son would love a version with rugby balls instead!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. The stitching really does look like the stitching on a baseball. Love the design and colours of the rail fence quilt!!!

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  8. I love your ball quilt. What a wonderful idea to appliqué the balls. Thanks for sharing and a great giveaway.

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  9. Love rail fence quilts and so perfect as a setting to a ball game.

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  10. Cute quilt idea. I love the baseballs!

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  11. Great quilt...love the added lyrics and baseball appliques. Love your quilt...awesome colours. PS. can I borrow Wilson to warm my feet this morning...I've misplaced my slippers and didn't want to look for them till I've finished my morning hop ;)

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  12. Great baseball quilt. Sure your boys loved having it when they were younger! Thanks for sharing today.

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  13. The baseballs are such a good idea! Putting them on the rail fence keeps it all very "boy", bit they would work on so many quilts. Thanks.

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  14. Cozy quilt! I love the Baseball lyrics in the quilting.....just grrreat!

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  15. Great boy quilt. I was trying to think of an idea to make for two grandsons 8 & 6 who are into winter and summer sports. I have the idea now thanks.

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  16. Love your baseball quilt! Great idea to add the lyrics along the edge.

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  17. A home run…love this Cindy…..totally love it….yep very boys theme!

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  18. Take us out to the ball game... Great quilt!

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  19. I love that you quilted the words to the song...cool idea Cindy !

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  20. Oh I love this quilt. My daughter has been bugging me about making a baby quilt for the newest grandson and they love baseball.

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  21. Great idea that could be carried over to any sport. You did a wonderful job on it.

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  22. I love this! Looks like a great quilt for bringing to those late season games when the weather gets cool. You are a genius with the stitching on the seams of the baseballs! Looks great!

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  23. I'm a new follower by way of google friends. (Bummed the system isn't accepting pictures....)

    Val from myplvl.blogspot.com

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  24. Love how you took a simple pattern and personalized it with the applique softballs....so very cute!! Also love the lyrics quilted along the edge. Your quilt is very unique and definitely"for the boys!"

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  25. Thanks for sharing the idea of adding baseballs to your quilt. Love this idea.

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  26. I love the baseball quilt--and your quilting in the border is great!. Thanks for sharing.

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  27. Great quilting- I love quilting words on a project! I love the baseballs too!

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  28. Love the baseball quilt! It's perfect :) Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Love your quilt. I wish I would have seen it before I made my grandson's quilt. he would have loved it.

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  30. I love your sewing buddy, Wilson.....such a cute dog. Great idea for the baseballs on the quilt.....thanks for the giveaway....

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  31. I am now a follower....of Wilson.....oh, sorry of your blog.....LOL....

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  32. Great quilt, so cute with the lyrics on it!

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  33. Perfect boy's quilt...how clever of you to stitch the lyrics!! Luv the stitching on the baseballs...awesome! Enjoy your day and happy stitching, Pauline

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  34. Such a great quilt! I love the baseballs added to the rails. Perfect!!

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  35. Love the quilt and the use of that stitch was perfect. I have that one too and it makes a really nice finish. The lyrics addition was such a cute idea too.

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  36. I am a happy follower and always enjoy seeing Wilson (either a real picture or the quilted Wilson!)

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  37. Great baseball quilt! That Wilson is a cutie!

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  38. Ah, baseball, a favorite game for boy, very nice quilt. I love your give away pattern.

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  39. Lovley baseball quilt. Sure your boy will love it very much.

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  40. I am one of your followers, and would love to win!

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  41. Love it. Great idea. You could change it to almost any sport.

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  42. What a great baseball quilt and I always think Wilson is a little cutie!! Thanks for sharing!

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  43. Your quilt is beautiful and very "Boys". I love you adding the lyrics of the baseball song.

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  44. the baseball quilt hits a home run!! I know a 7 year old boy ( my grandson) who would love something with your puppy on it... so please enter me in the drawing!

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  45. I soooo love your little baseball quilt...and the puppy too!!! HOME RUN!

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  46. Your quilt looks awesome! I love the baseballs :) My brother played baseball for years, so I really want to make him some kind of baseball quilt.

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  47. Those baseballs are fantastic! Great job.

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  48. Very boyish...love the baseball quilt and the song around the edges is so cool!

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  49. I like your quilt. Great job. I use to follow you, but my computer crashed and burned. I am glad I found you again. I also have a new email
    carrotcakeks@gmail.com

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  50. Wow, this is a great quilt. Love it. We have a lot of baseball fans around here and this would be great for them. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  51. I love the baseball theme--and that you could replicate the stitching on a ball. Very boy quilt here. The quilting in the border adds a lot to the piece too.

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  52. I'm a follower from previous hops. THX for the giveaway opportunity, Cindy!

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  53. Love your split rail fence! The addition of the baseballs is awesome!

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  54. Your baseballs are the cherry on the sundae! Very clever and very boy! Thank you for joining this great hop. Creative Stitching Bliss...

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  55. I'm totally in love with your quilt! Just so perfect for a boy.

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  56. I am really loving this quilt-perfect for a boy. I like the stitching that you added, too. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  57. Terrific Baseball quilt. Love the lyrics and the cute baseballs. Wilson is adorable. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

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  58. Lovely work! I love the baseballs!

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  59. I live in a house full of boys too! Your quilt is lovely Cindy. Definitely a boy quilt!

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  60. Great quilt , I have three boys and all ball players in their teen years ! Thanks for sharing and I am a follower .

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  61. Love your baseball quilt, I think Wilson is adorable and I'm looking forward to following you.

    http://ediscraftinglife.blogspot.com

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  62. I am always excited to see what you have for us to see. You do great things and I appreciate your hard work. Love the quilt.

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  63. I am always excited to see what you have done, love the baseball quilt.

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  64. As an ardent Red Sox fan, I love to see your baseball quilt. I especially love the lyrics quilted into a sashing.

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  65. I love baseball too! Your quilt is great and I love the lyrics in the quilt. What a great idea.

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  66. I love Wilson but must admit he looks a little like my Daisy.

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  67. Great quilt! Thanks for sharing.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  68. Love, Love Wilson and the baseball quilt. My Nephews would love this. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  69. I follow you by e-mail and GFC. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com

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  70. Now, *that's* a really great guy's quilt! LOVE the baseballs.

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  71. Awww, I just love your Wilson doodlette...and your bi quilt came out awesome! I sure hope you are proud of yourself!

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  72. Very neat quilt. I like that it's something you can make for an older boy child and not just little ones.

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  73. Love your baseball quilt! Pretty sure I'm already a recent follower.

    dezertsuz at gmail

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  74. I love your baseball quilt. And the song you quilted is genius. And I think the variegated thread is perfect, even for a boy.

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  75. I love baseball and think your quilt is just adorable! Thanks for sharing your creation with us today.

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  76. Really cute baseball quilt! fun!

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  77. Love the Baseball quilt! (and I love Wilson! thanks for opportunity!)

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  78. Love your Wilson. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  79. What a great quilt! Maybe my 2-year-old grandson needs one to take to big brother's baseball games and maybe big brother needs one to have at home. Great idea! I'll have to see if I don't have a similar stitch. If not, I bet my gf does. Actually her daughter is expecting a new son in February, so this would be a perfect shower gift. Ugh, I bet it's right after Christmas. This will be a fun different project after the holidays. Thanks as always for participating and a great project.

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  80. Of course, I'm a follower. Thanks for the great giveaway. Wilson is a cutie.

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  81. Fabulous quilt - love how you embroidered the song into the quilt too!

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  82. Love the quilt..and how fun that you put the lyrics on it…great touch!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  83. I'm already a happy follower…thanks for the sweet giveaway :)

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  84. That's a great quilt! I love baseball. And your quilted words look better than I can even write with a pen, let alone a sewing machine!!!!!

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  85. GREAT quilt!!! I think any boy would be very excited to have a quilt like this!

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  86. Lovely baseball quilt, great work!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Bente

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  87. Your baseball quilt is perfect for boys (and those girls who love baseball!). Great job!

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  88. Yur baseball quilt is great I think I will make one similar for my 12 year old
    grandson..and love your furry friend..he is adornable.

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