Friday, May 17, 2013

Quilt festival waddling quilt

I am fairly new to doing quilts. I got hooked on them a couple of years ago. I decided that I should put my 'talent' to good use (plus my family didn't need any more quilts and I wanted to make another one). So, I made this quilt for my parents relay for like team. The theme is 'sports' and they named their team the my brain started working. I got the grid paper out and started drawing.
With my husbands help we came up a football style quilt. Simple design. I machine appliqued the helmets and 'Oregon' and 'Ducks' (that is with my embroidery machine). I 'regularly' appliqued the duck feet and hash marks.

 The center of the quilt says 'waddling for a cure.' I wanted to add a bit of whimsy to the quilt. It was also embroidered on there.

A closer look at the end zone.  

 A look at the bottom, yes that is one of my little ones hands holding it down, it was windy that day.
I quilted the 'field' in straight lines to replicate the white lines on a football field. The end zones were stippled as well as the sidelines.
 The back is a vintage sheet I picked up a long time ago. The colors were just perfect.

Thanks for stopping by. I do hope that this quilt brings a bit on money to help the cause for cancer.

Here is the link to the other quilts in the festival. I can't wait to see them all. 


  1. This is so sweet! I'm a fan of mixing sports and quilting, though for me it's mostly watch sports while quilting... I hope it brings in many cancer-fighting dollars!

  2. Very whimsical! I just love the duck's prints. I'm with CitricSugar - I hope the bidders are very generous.

  3. What a cute quilt! I hope it does well :-)

  4. A fun quilt with a great story behind it! I hope it brings in lots of money for the cause. :)

  5. this is such a fun quilt - and I love the vintage sheet backing :-)