For Christmas this year I made three quilts, one for each of my nephews and my niece. For each one I thought and planned out the pattern, the fabric, and the quilting to match their personalities the best I could.
Over the next three posts I will give you the details of each one, I hope you like them! Today is my youngest nephew L’s quilt.
L’s quilt is a variation of a log cabin pattern. I used a charm pack for the squares, and a jelly roll for the strips.
The fabric is Moda’s Shirtings 1875-1900. It has sweet bicycles, baseball bats, cuff-links, and other small patterns on it.
I don’t know if it is because I spent so much time with this quilt, but these colours just really made me think of L. He is a level headed kid (the blues, creams), with just a streak of…trouble (red).
The quilting is Wind Swirls, done with Laura’s Statler Stitcher. I bound it in red, because I thought that gave a really good framing contrast.
I pieced the back to use more of the awesome fabrics, and to make it more interesting.
I think it was a hit, because he slipped away from the table at dinner and was over playing with it in the living room. Folding it up and looking at it. That is a pretty big thank you from a 7 year old.
Each of the three quilts had one thing that was my favourite, and in this case it was definitely the fabrics. I think TJ kinda wanted to keep this one – I am definitely going to have to make him one soon.