Tuesday, June 21, 2011

My son's new quilt!

My son's quilt is done. Judging by his reaction and huge smile, I think it's safe to say he loves it. When I showed him the bottom right corner stone - he was delighted to find that I had stitch-written "To Robert, Love Mom, 2011" between the lines of the swirl pattern.
I had decided to just make a pile of HST's out of left over yardage from some recent quilts, then used the navy to fill in the blanks. My only direction from DS was, "no flowers, or pink!" He helped with the layout and thought using my fancy design wall was "neat." My design wall is a dollar store flannel backed, vinyl tablecloth that is attached to the wall over a closet door - with bulletin board push pins. No expense spared there!! The best part is that it folds up and goes in the drawer when not in use.
He decided on the diamond pattern and decided what color would be in the center.

This shot is a bit blurry, but it's the only one that shows most of the quilt. Note the cornerstones, and the bottom where I used up "what I had."
Each row around the center medallion has a different pattern of quilting.
I'd say it's a hit!

The "QUILT MONSTER". After all, he is 10. And a boy. Standing still for a photo shoot - not on your life!
But he did run upstairs and put it on his bed as soon as we got back in the house :)
Now, what shall the next project be?


Debbie said...

Lovely quilt!

501 Quilt Blocks said...

I can see why your son loves it. It came out very nice (and not pink!).

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Great quilt and a fun story behind it as well.