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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I'm Giving SUB's for Christmas

My nephews are getting SUVB's for Christmas!  This is my take on the bed runner which has become quite popular.  I've affectionately named this project the Sports Utility Bed-Runner.  My three nephews: Ty J, Cole, and Nick are between the ages of 8 and 13 and are baseball/football/sports junkies.  Additionally, they play sports (primarily baseball) for what it seems to be the good portion of the year - every year, and it doesn't hurt that they live in Florida either.  So after rummaging around for ideas, I came up with making them bed runners with a baseball theme.  After speaking with my sister, Nichole, I got additional information, such as their favorite colors, etc., to incorporate into my design.  This is what I came up with: 

Their names are appliqued in their favorite colors on the center panels.  The long side panels were made with a baseball novelty print and the end panels have multi-storage pockets.




The bed runners have a total of six side pockets - 2 large, 2 medium, 2 small - so that they will be able to store books, baseball cards, stats, pens/markers - you name it!  There are three pockets on each end of the runner.




The denim pocket is the large pocket and the pieced pockets (2) are the medium and small.



I pieced the back just to give it a little punch of color and they are lightly quilted.



I hope they will enjoy them; I enjoyed making them.

If anyone is interested in the tutorial, I'll be publishing it next month.  Now on to the next project.  I'll be back soon!




6 comments:

  1. Oh, wow!!!! These are cool! I especially like that they have the storage pockets in them! EVERYBODY needs storage pockets! You are a really thoughtful aunt. Me...not so much! :-)

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  2. Thank you Alycia. I hope my nephews like them. They're not video games but something they can keep and use while in their rooms. As for being a thoughtful aunt - I wish I could do more; it's usually just birthdays and Christmas because they live so far away. Wish they were closer.

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  3. RAY BROUGHT THEM INTO WORK YESTERDAY THE PICTURES DO NOT DO THEM JUSTICE - THEY ARE JUST GREAT

    MARY BROUGHT STEVE'S QUILT TO THE MESSIAH ON SUNDAY - YOU REALLY HAVE A GREAT EYE FOR COLORS - IT WAS WONDERFUL AND IS ALREADY BEING PUT TO GOOD USE

    GREAT JOB

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  4. Thank you so much for the kind words. As you know, this is a craft where you have both the opportunity to learn new techniques while creating at the same time, and I am enjoying the process. I look forward to one day being as good as you. Thank you for posting on my blog and have a Merry Christmas.

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  5. This is such a clever idea. :) I'm new to your blog & am a member of KCMQG. Looking forward to reading more on your blog. Full of inspiration!

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  6. Hi Nikki!

    Thank you for stopping by and commenting. These were so much fun to make and my nephews are enjoying them. Their mother, my sister really likes them too, as they add personalization to their rooms. Stop by anytime, as your creative input and ideas are always welcome.

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Please comment or ask questions, I would be happy exchange ideas and thoughts . . .