Friday, October 26, 2012

Blogger's Quilt Festival Entry - Jigsaw Puzzle Quilt

Bloggers Quilt Festival Info:
The finished quilt is 35 inches by 42 inches.
Techniques: I used machine piecing and applique.  This quilt is home machine quilted.
It was made and quilted by me (Polly Carlson.)  The best category is: Baby Quilt, Applique, Quilt Photographer. 

This is entry number 21.




I was looking for something fun, easy, and a little bit different for Anson's baby blanket.  I happened across this quilt, and decided to use some applique to make it easier to piece together and make it look more like a jigsaw puzzle.

I put it together in burst of creative energy I had in the last few weeks before Anson was born.

It's hard to believe that not only is he old enough to do this on it...
He can sit right up and look at me.


This was so much fun to make, I thought I'd go ahead and enter it in the Blogger's Quilt Festival at Amy's Creative Side.

It's just the right size for him to play on or tuck around him in the stroller or crib.

If you're interested in making your own, I have the full tutorial here.  But basically, I used squares and appliqued the knobbies onto them.  It made for a fast and fun quilt that looks more like an actual puzzle then most puzzle quilts I've seen.




I used basting spray to prepare it and then machine quilted it on my regular sewing machine.


As much as I love the front, the back has made such a good backdrop for photos of Anson, the back is in even more pictures than the front.  I love how the blue fabric makes his big blue eyes pop out.



43 comments:

  1. I really like your clever idea to make a quilt that looks more like a real puzzle than any other puzzle quilts I have seen so far. Your baby is just too cute!

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  2. I love your model... so cute :)

    and by the way... nice quilt

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  3. What a great quilt! Cute kid too :)

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  4. Love this quilt - thanks for the tutorial.

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  5. Looks great! And it does look so much more puzzle than most puzzle quilts. Using applique was genius! And can I tell you how much I'm loving the karotype onsie! too fun. Such a great quilt.

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  6. Incredibly cute little dude! I love your quilt, too. :-)

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  7. Very beautiful! I love the puzzle look, and what a great way to put it together. Bravo!

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  8. I can't keep from smiling - your little man's hair is the best baby hair I've ever seen!

    I love your quilt design - such a great idea to applique the knobby parts. Most other puzzle quilts look too squared off. You did a great job.

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  9. This is such a great quilt and he is such a cutie pie! You come up with the most fun science outfits for him.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your secret, I was loving it but thought I could never make it as first LOL! And I sure wish I had such a cute quilt model!

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  11. The quilt is super cute. But Anson really stole my heart. Those big blue eyes and that hair!

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  12. I've been looking for a jigsaw type quilt for ages and this is beautiful. I think I'll be visiting your tutorial! Gorgeous!

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  13. Super job.....the quilt is so cute. And great photos too!

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  14. That is one cute quilt, especially with the joyful model!

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  15. Darling quilt and adorable little child!! Thanks for tutorial , too. Have a great day

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  16. Such a cute quilt, and I love what you did to make the pattern! I love all the hair your little cutie has! :)

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  17. fun quilt. cute colors, love the model.

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  18. This is so lovely and what an adorable little boy Anson is! Thanks for sharing.

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  19. You did a lot of puzzling there but it's gorgeous.

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  20. ha! I;ve been obsessing about jigsaw design for a quilt all week. Thanks for the opportunity to see yours - it's fab (and your wee boy is a proper cutie!)

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  21. Decisions decision... What is cuter, the quilt or the baby??? :-) Thanks for sharing the tutorial, I do remember seeing it before, but this time I have saved it! I love puzzles so this is a must!

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  22. Your quilt is adorable. I have never seen one like that! Beautiful!

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  23. So adorable ... quilt and baby ... <3 Thanks for the tutorial and pattern template ... :) Pat

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  24. Gorgeous quilt and gorgeous baby. What more could you ask for?

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  25. Fun quilt!

    Margaret
    www.quiltsoflove.blogspot.com

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  26. The quilt is so cute and fun. I could look at those adorable baby pictures all day, he is so cute. Thanks.

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  27. You get the cute kid on a quilt award!

    Thanks for the tutorial. My mom is a jigsaw nut, and she would love this.

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  28. I like that idea of real puzzle look. Turned out great!

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  29. Great baby quilt. Love the photos too ;-)

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  30. The quilt is great, but your helper/model is so adorable - Good job.

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  31. honestly can't decide if I love the quilt or your model more! =) Great job!

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  32. Bella la trapunta, stupendo il bambino
    Ciao

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  33. Love this. I think I saw this at the Quilting Gallery too? Your model better watch out....he might get too many kisses he is so cute!

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  34. What a fun quilt. I love the concept and the way you constructed it...and of course, you have the cutest little guy ever!!

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  35. Cuteness doubled! Great quilt and such a bright-eyed little guy - precious!

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