Using the 1980's Phillies jerseys as my inspiration, I designed this strip quilt- very different than anything I have made before. The maroon and white stripes remind me of the sleeves of the jerseys and just look plain ol' sporty! I got the Robert Kauffmann baseball fabric on a little expedition to a fabric store trip last fall and the rest is just any blue fabrics I could find that resembled the old Phillies colors but did not have flowers.
To try something new, I machine appliqued the baseball bat. It went OK (I only had to seam-rip and redo half of it), but I would do it differently next time.
I hand appliqued and embroidered the little baseball. I was going to do more, but I ran out of ambition and thought that one ball made more sense with one bat. One thing I really like, though, was the quilting on the baseball fabric. I stitched in the old Phillies logo and on the other strip of baseball fabric, I replicated the lettering to make my nephew's name.
It is not the best quilt I have ever made, but at least it is finally finished (Woohoo! Check one off for the Finish-a-Long!) I started it all the way back in November. I embroidered the back with all of his birth info and a special verse:
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. James 1:17
So appropriate. That is my favorite part of this quilt. =)