Cameron's Pirate Quilt by Kathie

Summary

Category:
Quilting
Pattern:
Pirate quilt
Status:
Complete
Started:
2012-02-01T00:00:00Z
Finished:
2012-10-09T00:00:00Z
Tutorial:

Description

I keep changing my mind when my grandson will get this quilt :sweat:. He'll turn two in July so I'm now aiming for that time. I got a little hung up on the border. My son (his father) loves pirates so I just had to make this one!

It's the end of June and I've finally back at working on the pirate quilt. I have lots of plans for the actual quilting so I may finish just in time for the birthday boy's July 4th big day!
I've added the tutorial by Jenny Doan for the pattern to the quilt; btw it takes 2 charm packs for the coin border.

Beginning of July: I finished piecing the backing, ironed seams open and now need to get up the nerve to quilt on my machine!

Oct. 8th: I finally finished the quilting and I'm ready to bind the quilt. Whew! This has taken quite awhile to finish.

Oct. 9th: I spent all day hand sewing the binding on and now I'm done! I am so excited for my family (especially my grandson) to see it completed :smile:! I am so happy how it turned out BUT I probably wouldn't use the variegated colored thread next time (next time? this is a one and only pirate quilt!).

I quilted with a wavy design on my machine as I felt it added to the ocean theme. I wanted the chevron to stand out so I used a straight echo for that border. 

Hooray!

Update:  I just returned from Austin and I was able to take a phone picture of the quilt washed and on Cameron's bed. I've added ^cameron-s-pirate-honey-bun-pouf and now I just have to finish the bunting for his room.

Pictures

Cameron's Quilt on his bed
Top is almost done!

Loves

Jenhighfill
Jessicalam
Cowgirl4ever
Aizome
Mrsdmvh
Nicole

Comments

Kirstenblake

How cute is this! I bet your grandson (& son) will love it!

Janquilter

This is just darling!! I am quite sure your grandson will love it.

Terryt1955

What a cool quilt for a little boy and his daddy. This will grow up with him and probably go off to college with him.

Amanda

This is great. I have a nephew who loves pirates and would love this quilt.

True

This is wonderful my son would have loved this when young!

Cowgirl4ever

This is great I love the fabrics. My little guy is going to have tons of quilts.. so far animal print, farm and US navy all in the works. This was great inspiration thanks.

Valentinegirl

This is a dream quilt for a two-year old little boy! What a happy birthday that will be!

Tjoel2

This is so close to being finished! Have you started quilting it yet....One of the pictures looks like you have.

Kathie

Tjoel2 Yes, I only have the edge border to finish for the quilting. It's pretty heavy and I'm quilting on my Viking Emerald 203 so it's taking me awhile smile ! It has to be done before Oct. 11th (they're coming out from Texas). His birthday was July 4th so I took the top that was pieced for him to see, now it looks very different and I'm really happy with the results.

True

Love it....and congrats. And we have our first? finish for ufo's???!!!! He will love this and if not send it to me I do;-)

Sewnsew

It is absolutely gorgeous! Your grandson is a lucky little boy!

Tinastitches

How cute! What a great use of the novelty prints. They can really be a challenge.

Mrsdmvh

I absolutely love and adore this quilt!!!!! Can I have one? Haha!

Jessicalam

This quilt is great! I love everything about it— the pirate theme, the top, and the detail on the back. I'm sure your son and grandson will love it!

Jessicalam

I just realized the quilting is wavy— it's perfect! Love! :)

True

Love seeing it on his bed...the best pictures are ones where our quilts are in use!

Laweigel

This turned out so very cute...love that zig zag and the pops of red, just so fun!

Kathie

Thank you True and Laweigel ! It was so fun seeing it being used smile !

Mymble

Just wonderful and it looks so great on his bed- bet he loves it!!

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