Dirt-bike Photo Quilt

A colleague challenged me to make him a “dirt-bike themed quilt”, so I raced to the internet to research dirt-bike and racing photos. Then it hit me: since he and I are Facebook friends, I had access to pictures of him on his bike. The result is this Dirt-bike Photo Quilt featuring pictures of my friend that I grabbed from his Facebook page.

Quilts by Big Wes presents: Dirt-bike Photo Quilt
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Nottingham Forest Baby Quilt

This Nottingham Forest Baby Quilt was made to welcome a new Nottingham Forest football fan into the world. I used hexagons to create a football print, and quilted using a football themed stitching. As a finishing touch, the border of this quilt is made from a real Nottingham Forest jersey. As we say: Come On You Reds!

Quilts by Big Wes presents: Nottingham Forest Baby Quilt
Quilts by Big Wes presents: Nottingham Forest Baby Quilt
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Eight Point Star Wallhanging

This Eight Point Star Wallhanging mixes African print themes with a quilting pattern that feels like Urbano Carioca music. The inner border is made from traditional mudcloth and the binding is made from a classic bandana print. Mudcloth and bandanas have a long history, so I thought it would be fitting to combine the past and present in this project.

Quilts by Big Wes presents: Eight Point Star Wallhanging.
Quilts by Big Wes presents: Eight Point Star Wallhanging
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Winnie-the-Poo Baby Quilt

This Winnie-the-Poo Baby Quilt went to some friends in Canada to celebrate their new baby. It gets very cold where they live so I wanted to send some warm colors that were also soft and playful. This quilt uses a mosaic pattern of triangles and squares with a Winnie pattern fabric in the center of each block. The binding was made from a batik fabric I got from a local quilt show.

Quilts by Big Wes presents: Winnie The Poo Baby Quilt
Quilts by Big Wes presents: Winnie-the-Poo Baby Quilt
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Minecraft Kid Size Quilt

Minecraft’s pixelated characters made perfect subjects for this Minecraft Kid Size Quilt. In this quilt, Minecraft’s main hero Steve is joined by game characters like a pig, a cow, an endermen, and a ghost. The border and the backing of this quilt are made from Minecraft print fabrics.

Quilts by Big Wes presents: Minecraft Quilt
Quilts by Big Wes presents: Minecraft Quilt

Minecraft is a computer game in which players exist in a virtual world gathering the tools they need for building and combat. It was first made public in 2009, and today it is arguably the world’s most popular game.

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