Orbit Quilt Finished!

So the quilt is done! I made all of my finish goals. I got it done for last saturday to post on IG for the #westwoodacresgiveaway (which I happened to win and won this awesome bundle from Amanda, so excited! You should check out her shop), I got it done before Jason’s birthday and before the VMQG meeting!  I was not able to show it there because we ran out of time. That is alright because we were all amazed with seeing all the beautiful and awesome neon cotton couture challenge projects. You can check out the challenge pieces here at the VMQG Flickr group! And of course I got it done before the end of the month for my a Lovely Year of Finishes goal.


Anyhow this quilt was made for my brother. The pattern is found at LRstitched and is called Orbit. This is a Quilt Along pattern from earlier in the year. I really enjoyed making this quilt. The pattern includes an awesome coloring sheet to help with planning, cutting and sewing. I was surprised on how quickly it went together! I quilted this quilt in straight lines.

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I used a variety of prints that I collected based on the colors on the center Robert Kaufmann race car print. The solid I used was Kona charcoal. The backing was the IKEA texted print with a strip of leftovers on the side since it wasn’t quite wide enough. I also added a strip to the top and bottom to add a little length for a tall boy.


He is happy with his quilt and is now teasing all my other siblings that he has a quilt and they don’t. (I am the oldest of six kids so I may be making some more sibling quilts) He is an awesome guy who helps my parents, our siblings and me out however he can. I am glad I was able to make him this Thank you quilt and that he is my brother!


linking to Needle and Thread Thursday, Finish it up Friday and A Lovely Year of Finishes


Julie said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM

It has turned out fabulously Samantha. Love the colours you have used in it. Congrats on your fabric win too - bet there will be squeals when you open that happy mail.

Sandy said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:06 AM

i love this pattern and your fabric choices!!

taniab said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:42 AM

Looks fantastic and I especially love the fabric you chose for the backing.

Sarah @ Georgia Girl Quilts said...
November 21, 2013 at 12:06 PM

That quilt is pretty amazing! Love the colors.

Joanie's Trendy Quilts said...
November 21, 2013 at 3:55 PM

Beautiful and awesome quilt.! Love seeing your brother wrapped up in it! Backing fabric is awesome. I need to visit Ikea. Every piece of Ikea fabric never disappoints! Funny your siblings are jealous! I guess you are going to be busy for awhile! :)

Sue C said...
November 21, 2013 at 4:05 PM

Love the quilt and love the colours. Awesome!!!

Shannon @ Modern Tradition Quilts said...
November 21, 2013 at 5:45 PM

Your quilt turned out really nice, I like it a lot--great pattern!

Renee said...
November 21, 2013 at 6:36 PM

It is a beautiful, and very man-appropriate ;-) quilt! My oldest brother was the last in the family to get a quilt from me--but worth the wait since I made him a queen.

trudys_person said...
November 21, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Great quilt! I'm sorry we didn't get to see it at show 'n' tell!

Heather D. said...
November 21, 2013 at 10:21 PM

It's fantastic! Love the IKEA backing, and the photo of your brother with his quilt is great!

Erin @ Once Upon a Donkey said...
November 21, 2013 at 11:50 PM

It looks great. I love the colours - and the design. Congrats on the big win too. Woohoo!! :)

DeborahGun said...
November 22, 2013 at 1:22 AM

Its a great quilt - perfect for a lovely brother :-) And congrats on your amazing win!

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2013 at 11:52 AM

What a great quilt. I struggle with boys quilts and the colours and fabric in this is perfect.

Anonymous said...
November 22, 2013 at 3:43 PM

It is a beautiful quilt, he looks really pleased with it! I've nominated you for a blogging award here http://bluegiraffecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/long-time-no-blog.html if you have time to join in that would be great, no worries if you are too busy!

Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation said...
November 22, 2013 at 9:24 PM

this quilt is awesome! I love the pattern and the colors. It's definitely manly too!

Thanks for linking up to Needle and Thread Thursday!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

bevkimmel said...
November 23, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Fun quilt! I love the colors and so nice you made it for a wonderful brother. Until I saw him holding it, I thought it was much smaller. I like the pattern too.

Lisa said...
November 23, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Absolutely fabulous - I loooove that lime green on the bottom. What a perfect boy quilt!!!

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