Friday, January 15, 2016

TGIFF - Basketball Quilt

The Basketball quilt had been patiently waiting to be quilted for far too long.  I purchased the kit back in March 2015.  I made progress on piecing here and here.  But then I didn't know how to quilt it, so I procrastinated...and procrastinated...and then procrastinated some more.

But then my nephew fell while playing basketball in early December and fractured his ankle.  He is unhappy because he has to wear a walking boot for at least six weeks and can't play basketball.  So the rush was on to finish the quilt.


I decided to do loop FMQ in a brown variegated thread.




I didn't have enough of the blue basketball print for the back, so had to be creative with the little bits of leftover fabric from the front.



I'm linking up my finish with:  TGIFF hosted by Faith and FabricFinish it Up Friday hosted by Crazy Mom Quilts; Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? hosted by Confessions of Fabric Addict; and Whoomp There It Is! hosted by A Quilted Passion.


18 comments:

  1. Where did you get the court fabric?

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    1. I wasn't able to respond as you are a non-reply blogger. It was part of a kit. The pattern is on Robert Kaufman's website.

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  2. L must be happy to have (another) quilt to recover under! Hope he's back on the court soon. Miss K's team beat HGS today!

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  3. I love the backboards in the corners!

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  4. This is a cool little quilt! He will love it I'm sure. :-)

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  5. Love it, and what a fantastic present to give at this time!

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  6. I love your quilt. That loop pattern looks great. Your nephew will be very happy with this quilt. What a present!!

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  7. I love your pieced backing Anja. I'm sure he will appreciate this quilt...although it might have him missing the court even more.

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  8. Such a lovely quilt to recover with, your nephew is definitely loved! Love the loopy FMQ, awesome choice!

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  9. Nice finish. Your nephew will appreciate it even if he'd rather play basketball rather than snuggle under a basketball quilt!

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  10. You have one LUCKY nephew!! Even though he was unlucky in falling... What a cool quilt!

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  11. Neat quilt. Love the quilting.

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  12. That's a great finish, Anja! Too bad your nephew hurt himself, but this is sure to cheer him up :)

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  13. Congratulations on the finish! I hope it is great for your nephew as he recovers.

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  14. This is an interesting kit. I had no idea anything like it is available. I love that you used the loops. Makes me think of a basketball bouncing around on the court. Well, when I'm dribbling it certainly does bounce around in loops! Hope your nephew recovers soon. Surely this quilt will cheer him up in the meantime.

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  15. Oh Anja, I'm sure your nephew LOVES this quilt! Awesome job on the loopy fmq!

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  16. You are the best aunt EVER! Hope he's back on his feet soon, but until then, what a great quilt to snuggle with. Maybe you could also hook him up with with a little hoop and some paper balls to practice his free throw. I'm sure his mom would love that :)

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  17. This is great! A very timely gift - I like when it works out at the right time. I think the loops work well, too.

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