Monday, September 1, 2014

All Boy

This is the quilt I made for my son. I used as many "boy" fabrics that I could find. I used dinosaurs, sharks, trucks, aliens, footballs, knights, dogs, animals, etc. I also used some bananas and oranges fabric that he picked out, and some shamrocks (Irish heritage), and some blue and yellow football helmets ( MSU Bobcats) and some orange polka dots. The pattern is called "Yellow Brick Road." I found it at Glacier Quilts in Kalispell, MT but I've also seen it online. 
Some of the fabrics are from my stash and of course have a story behind them. The animal fabric in the bottom two corners is from a quilt my brother Mark made at 4-H quilt camp. I was 14, so he would have been 9. The shark and shamrock fabrics were from some placemats I made him for Christmas. His nickname is Shark and he was born on St. Pats Day. The green sheep is from my stash. I used to have sheep in 4-H so I have a small collection of sheep fabric. Orange polka dots because my hubby's favorite color is orange. He also picked out the football fabric. 
Jackson loves his quilt. Even the way he says "kwiylt" is cute. I couldn't even take a picture of it without him. 
I guess I did manage one;) I used dinosaurs for the border, a pieced binding, and the back is pieced flannel. It's a mix of dark blue and a polar snow globe print. 
I'm really pleased with how this turned out. I wanted it just full of lots of boy fabric and kind of random. I hope it's one he'll use for many years to come. 

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