Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Finish - Good Old Hockey Game

It's the best game you can name, according to a Canadian cultural icon! And a certain 11 year old boy agrees wholeheartedly!
I will freely admit that this isn't a new finish. It's one of my Library Project quilts from 2014. It was gifted to a special (not so) little (anymore) hockey fan for Christmas, but I was missing a few pics to share. Until now!
This quilt made it to a few fun locations for some pics... like a local rink where it's owner plays regularly and Halifax's ScotiaBank Centre, home of the 2013 Memorial Cup winning Halifax Mooseheads.
Now that it's been washed, the FMQ in the white areas looks even better. The plan was for it to look like the ice had been skated on and was in need of a Zamboni-ing!

The machine appliquéd face off circles and creases have stood up very well to washings! I used Heat n' Bond to hold them in place and then did a tiny zigzag to stitch them.
I love the colour snippets in the pieced border.
 The backing is a wideback Spot On by Robert Kaufman.
I used grey in the borders and as binding to match J-Boy's team colours! This lovely print is one of the Dazzle prints by Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman. Wish it was still around... I could buy it in every colour!
And here's the proud owner, J-Boy! He kindly brought both his quilts down from his room in case DT needed them to crawl on during their recent visit. Such a great cousin!
The Deets 
Title:  Good Old Hockey Game (Pattern from Kristy from Obsessive Crafting Disorder on Etsy) 
Size: 68 by 88 inches 
Konas Used: White (and lots of it!) 
Fabrics Used: Dazzle in Black, variety of reds and royal blues including Dazzle, Crosshatch, and Pearl Bracelets 
Quilting: FMQ loops and lines in Aurifil white 
Binding: Dazzle in Grey by Patrick Lose for Robert Kaufman 
Backing: Robert Kaufman Spot On Wide in Steel 
Favourite Part(s): Being pleased with the machine appliqué (not usually my strong point), making just the right present for a special, and very appreciative, nephew

Read more about the making of this quilt here, here, here, and here.
I'm linking up today with Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts as well as TGIFF @ Quilt Matters. Pop on over and see what others have finished this week (or last year)!



  1. Awesome quilt, Jenn. Perfect for a hockey player, perfect for an 11 year old boy (they are kind of hard to please). This will grow with him as it is not baby-ish (heck, I want one too). Great job on the quilting...

  2. Seriously awesome quilt. Perfect in every way.

  3. What hockey lover wouldn't love this? It's so cool and if I was an 11 year-old boy...I'd be in heaven! The center is so perfectly sized! Way to go Jenn!

  4. I remember this one and still love it - thanks for sharing the finished photos!

  5. The ice looks so perfect with your quilting and a wash, and I love your description. Also, that smile in the last photograph is so perfect and genuine; you definitely scored with this quilt. Does he use it on his bed? It seems plenty large for a twin!

  6. Can it get any more perfect than this for a little hockey lover? Well done!!!

  7. Awesome! You did a fabulous job with it, Jenn! Love the photos -- just perfect!

  8. Very cool quilt! You did a great job. I love the fmq! Kat @

  9. Very cool quilt! You did a great job. I love the fmq! Kat @

  10. Very cool quilt! You did a great job. I love the fmq! Kat @

  11. Great quilt. I love the little blocks of colour in the borders. THey look like groups of the crowd dressed in the team colours

  12. Oh that is such a fun quilt and perfect for a hockey player!!

  13. Wow! This is so cute! I love that pattern and the fabrics that you've used. I made a hockey quilt before, but it was using a panel ("Slap Shot" fabric by Northcott) - I really love your piecing and the final effect!

  14. She quilts... She scores!!! This is a great quilt - perfect for any hockey fan of any age. Love the fabrics you chose. Even the backing! And it looks fabulous all crinkled and loved.

  15. Another great quilt. You can tell my the big smile of J Boy's face that he loves it.

  16. So happy to see the finished project! It is FABULOUS!

  17. That is a great quilt for a boy. He will love it for decades.
    From what I have learned about hockey from hubby, the only thing that might have made it more authentic is a splatter of blood on the ice, right? 😜

  18. Still love it. The last time I was at AF they still had lots of Dazzle, you should go get some. And let me know if they have any purple, I need some. 😄

  19. So fun - what a perfect quilt for any hockey enthusiast Jenn! I particularly love the Zamboni-needy quilting, LOL. It looks fabulous all washed and loved!


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