23 mustache quilt.

2.06.2012

Here's the simple stripes quilt I spent most of my time working on this past week.  Our friends Sara and Ryan are having a baby boy in April, and their baby shower was this past Saturday.  Of course I waited until six days before the shower to start making their gift!  Why I procrastinate so much, I'll never understand.  
Yes, this quilt has a mustache on it!  My husband made me do it.  When I told him I was making a quilt for them, he asked if I could add a mustache to the quilt.  This new baby boy has a grandpa that is known for his mustache.  The baby shower even had a mustache theme, so this fit in quite well!
I used lots of basic yellows, grays, blues, reds, and greens in this quilt that were slightly desaturated.  The backing is a Denise Schmidt print from JoAnns.  I bound it in some Kona Medium Gray.  I quilted it with wavy lines (my new favorite!) in a light gray thread.  The wavy line quilting is so fast and gives this quilt a little bit of texture.  I appliqued the mustache on after the quilting was finished.
So there's my first finish of February!  It definitely won't be the last.
Did you finish anything this weekend?  Leave a link in the comments... I'd love to see what you've been making!

23 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I absolutely love your fabric choices, and not to mention the sweet mustache! :)

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  2. cute quilt...and great idea to add something that adds a ton of personality!

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  3. So super cute! I love the fabrics you used!!

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  4. The mustache adds a cute touch! Perfect finish for Februhairy. :)

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  5. Your wavy lines are very nice! Mine never seem to wave "right" for my tastes. I know, I know, I must practice...

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  6. oh i adore it so much! what a great addition to such a sweet quilt! love the wavy quilting, it really does add something special to it.

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  7. I did finish something this weekend!!! Bound a quilt for my son that I started last year. Trying to plow through all my unfinished projects in 2012. spillingenergy.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this quilt! The mustache is too cute.

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  9. Love it! The mustache is a great touch- kudos to your hubby for requesting it :)

    Nope, not finishing anything here...

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  10. It's so cute! The quilting is lovely. I'm sure this will be loved by your friends for years to come!

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  11. I love it!! That mustache is the cutest thing ever! I admit, I'm scared to do anything other than straight lines of machine quilting but I love these wavy lines. I want to be brave and do this on a quilt but I'm scared. haha

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  12. What a riot!!

    I was wondering, it sounds like you do all of the machine top stitching yourself. Do you do this on a regular machine or do you have a special one that allows you to do this? I'd love to know how to do this on my regular machine (and if I can!) Do you know of any online tutorials or directions that would help me learn? Thanks!!

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  13. C, Elle & Parker, do you mean the topstitching around the mustache? Or the wavy quilting? I did them both with my regular sewing machine. I could probably do a tutorial for either, just let me know which one! :)

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  14. I would LOVE a tutorial on the wavy quilting :)

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  15. I LOVE it. I've just recently starting thinking of making a quilt. (problem is, I'm not much of a sewer). I love the yellow and white striped fabric. Do you have a source for it?

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  16. I love it Holly, I have to admit I saw it on pinterest first and I said that had to be Holly's quilt. Love it!

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  17. I'm talking of the wavy quilting, or even the straight stitching you have used in some of your other quilts. I don't want to pay to have them machine quilted, but don't know how to do it myself. I am thrilled that you can do this on a regular machine. I would love a tutorial, unless you know of another one somewhere you could recommend! Thanks!!

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  18. i love that quilting - the wavy. did you use a walking foot or did you free motion that? i keep wondering if it's possible to free motion "straight-ish" lines, b/c i sometimes have puckers with straight lines and i find it slow going... a tutorial on this quilting here and whatever else you do would be fab!

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